ITALY: Executioner

The police took official credit for the job, but it was not they who had killed famed Bandit Giuliano. The machine-gun fire which Italy's carabinieri last July pumped into the glamorous outlaw who had terrorized and fascinated Sicily for seven years (TIME, July 17) was aimed at a man they knew to be already dead. The police shots were a blind to cover the real executioner. Last week, on trial in Viterbo for an assortment of killings and other acts of banditry, Giuliano's former lieutenant and confidant, Gaspare Pisciotta, confessed that he...

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