The Sacco and Vanzetti Case
· Two Italian labourers, Nicola Sacco and Bartolemo Vanzetti were arrested and charged for the murder of Fred Permenter (the paymaster of a factory in South Brasintree, Massachusetts)
· They were anarchists
· They were immigrants
· The trial began in May 1921 and lasted 45 days
The Evidence against Sacco and Vanzetti:
· Sacco and Vanzetti were carrying guns on the day they were arrested.
· Forensic evidence matched the pistol that killed the guard with the one carried by Sacco, nonetheless some believe that the evidence was rigged.
· Vanzetti refused to take stand at the trial.
· Both told lies in their statements to the police.