On May 5th, 1920, both men were arrested and interviewed about the murders of Fredrick Parmenter, and Alessandro Berardelli. After they had even shot, the robbers of the bank, drove away with $15,000. Both men were found guilty. Even though Vanzetti and Sacco had no criminal records, they believed they did it for a anarchist campaign.
Both men were sent to be executed on August 23rd, 1927. On the day of their execution, there were 250,000 people watching in silence. Many people were outraged and said that the trail wasn't fair. Many people confessed that they were part of the murder before, but authorities didn't listen.
"If it had not been for this thing, I might have lived out my life talking at street corners to scorning men. I might have died, unmarked, unknown, a failure. Now we are not a failure. This is our career and our triumph. Never in our full life can we hope to do such work for tolerance, justice, for man's understanding of man, as now we do by accident. Our words - our lives - our pains - nothing! The taking of our lives - lives of a good shoemaker and a poor fish peddler - all! That last moment belong to us - that agony is our triumph." - Bartolomeo Vanzetti