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Rosario Giordano

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Re: Rosario Giordano

Posted: 19 Mar 2012 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
The New Orleans Times Picayune article of 13 Jun 1899, page 11, took up almost four full columns. It says there were five people murdered on 10 Jul 1895 - three men, a woman and an infant, while two others, a little girl of about 11 years and another of 13, were dangerously wounded.

The article says "Rosario had an interesting family, a wife, Rosalia Calaveria Giordano, a daughter 13 years of age, named Manuella, another little daughter, Rosalina, and the baby, 2 months old, named Pepino".

Frank Nosca fired a shotgun through the doorway of Rosario's house while the family was at the supper table. Rosalia died on the spot, Rosario and Pepino were mortally wounded and died in a hospital in New Orleans, Manuella was shot in the abdomen and little Rosalia had buckshot through the head. Manuella went back to Italy before the trial of Frank Nosca took place in June of 1899. Rosalina stayed in this country and testified against Nosca at the trial.

Nosca left the house and met Benedetto Giordano, a cousin or brother of Rosario, hurrying towards Rosario's house, and shot him with a revolver, killing him instantly. Nosca then met Vincente Vanzano, also hurrying to Rosario's house to see what had happened, and shot Vanzano and Vanzano fell.

The article describes the five people killed as Sicilians. Frank Nosca was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging.
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