this day in crime history: august 23, 1927

On this date in 1927, Ferdinando Nicola Sacco (above right) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (above left) were executed in the Massachusetts electric chair for an armed robbery that resulted in the deaths of a paymaster and a security guard. Controversy still rages to this day as to the guilt of the men, but their convictions have yet to be overturned.

Further reading:

The Sacco-Vanzetti Case

Wikipedia – Sacco and Vanzetti

One thought on “this day in crime history: august 23, 1927

  1. John D.:
    Another story that hearkens back to the days of REAL justice.
    No life sentence crap…you kill…you get executed. Period!

    (and it’ supposedly a pretty good movie that no one seems to show…not even TCM, and it as considered one of the best films of that year.)

    Roll safe out there.

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