Nicola 1891-1927; It. anarchist in the U.S.: together with Bartolomeo Vanzetti, charged with murder & payroll theft in 1920: their conviction & execution aroused international protest, being regarded by many as the result of political bias
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Italian-born American anarchist who with Bartolomeo Vanzetti was convicted of a double murder and sentenced to death (1921). Despite the circumstantial nature of the evidence against them and worldwide protest at the political overtones of the proceedings, the two were executed in 1927.