Coacci was slated for deportation on April 15,the day of the Braintree holdup, but telephoned with the excuse that his wife was ill. Testimony suggested that Sacco's gun had been treated with little care, and frequently disassembled for inspection.
When confronted with this contradiction between her uncertainty a month after her observation and her certainty more than a year after her observation; she first took refuge in a claim of inaccuracy in the transcript of the stenographer's minutes.
Charged with the crime of murder on May 5, Sacco and Vanzetti were indicted on September 14,and put on trial May 21,at Dedham, Norfolk County. I seen everything happen about that time, about in a minute. The prosecution matched bullets fired through the gun to those taken from one of the slain men.
She testified that the two defendants followed her to the house on the opposite side of the street, and when, after telephoning, she reappeared they followed her back.
Sacco and Vanzetti spoke very broken English and their testimony shows how often they misunderstood the questions put to them. He seemed to. On the night of May 5, Boda and three other Italians did in fact call.
What is for sure, however, is that they were Italian immigrants and anarchists, two groups that were subject to extreme suspicion at the time.