Nicola Sacco

Executed in an electric chair because of murder!

Interesting Facts

  • Sacco was an Italian shoemaker
  • Came to the United States at the age of 17
  • Was an Anarchist
  • Worked with Vanzelli
  • Convicted of murder

Information of the Murder

Sacco met Vanzetti here in the United States. They were both Italian Anarchists. Both men were found guilty of murdering two men in a shoe store in the U.S. in 1920. Many people believed they weren't guilty and protested on their behalf. They went to trial again and on July 14th, 1921 were convicted of first degree murder. They were executed in an electric chair shortly after the conviction.