• Short Summary

    THE FRONT PAGES OF ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS OCTOBER 9 WERE LARGELY CONCERNED WITH WHAT THE ENTIRE COUNTRY WAS ALREADY DESCRIBING AS THE "CAIN AND ABEL CASE" - THE CASE CONCERNS TWO BROTHERS, SALVATORE GALLO, AGED 55, WHO HAS SERVED SEVEN YEARS OF A LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER, AND PAOLO - THEN AGED 51 - WHOM HE WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE MURDERED.

  • Description

    THE FRONT PAGES OF ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS OCTOBER 9 WERE LARGELY CONCERNED WITH WHAT THE ENTIRE COUNTRY WAS ALREADY DESCRIBING AS THE "CAIN AND ABEL CASE" - THE CASE CONCERNS TWO BROTHERS, SALVATORE GALLO, AGED 55, WHO HAS SERVED SEVEN YEARS OF A LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER, AND PAOLO - THEN AGED 51 - WHOM HE WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE MURDERED.

    ON OCTOBER 7 POLICE FOUND PAOLO ALIVE AND RELATIVELY WELL ABOUT 100 MILES FROM HIS HOME - HE WAS LIVING IN POOR CONDITIONS IN A GBP10-A-YEAR HUT. FILM SHOWS TELEVISION INTERVIEWS TAKING PLACE OCTOBER 8 WHEN PAOLO GALLO'S WIFE, DAUGHTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW WERE REUNITED WITH HIM AT RAGUSA; 25 MILES FROM THE SPOT WHERE HE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN MURDERED.

    SALVATORE GALLO WAS SENT TO PRISON FOR LIFE IN 1954 AFTER HIS BROTHER'S BLOODSTAINED BERET WAS FOUND ON HIS FARM. LATER POLICE FOUND A BLOODSTAINED SHIRT AND SHOES AT SALVATORE'S HOUSE. SALVATORE'S SON, SEBASTIANO, WAS CHARGED WITH COMPLICITY IN THE ALLEGED MURDER AND SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IMPRISONMENT - THEN THEY CANCELLED THIS SENTENCE FOR LACK OF EVIDENCE.

    IT WAS ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 10 THAT SALVATORE GALLO HAD BEEN RELEASED FROM THE ROCKY-ISLAND PRISON OF SANTO STEFANO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2XXD8E72L4DA672O3H5X5NND6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XXD8E72L4DA672O3H5X5NND6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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