Lead: The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti has continued to spark controversy long after their execution.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: This much is certain. On April 15, 1920 a payroll clerk and his guard were robbed and killed in South Braintree, Massachusetts. There were three involved and two more in the getaway car, a Buick. Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants, friends involved in anarchist politics, were arrested after trying to pick up a similar car from a local garage. Harassed by the mechanic, they fled in a suspicious manner. After that the case is powerful but largely circumstantial.