The Sacco and Vanzetti Case.
The Evidence in their defence
· Evidence from the 61 prosecution witnesses often disagreed in important details. Some witnesses had changed their stories by the time the trial started
· 107 people confirmed to two men’s alibi. However, many of these were recently arrived Italian immigrants whose English was poor.
· Several other men confessed to the crime
· The two men said they lied because they feared that they would be discriminated against because of their support for anarchism
· Vanzetti refused to take the stand because panicked that his political activities would be the major focus and that he would be found guilty of these rather than the murder.