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Luciano and Maria's sons, Paolo and Biagio, will be part of the same as Bernardo and Antonino, associates of "the abductor," Giuseppe "Rapanzino" Castro.
Bernardo and Antonino's first cousin, Vincenzo Maida, is a soldier.
In police records, Antonino is described as having an oval face with pocks and a scar on his chin, "cerulean" blue eyes, short stature, "regular" physique, and chestnut hair.
By 1834, Rapanzino and at least one other associate are named as murderers by the governor, and may be killed by anyone with impunity.
The Church census, the stato delle anime, is usually compiled early in the year. In 1834, Giuseppe has died. His widow, Pietra Agata Palumbo, 60 (b. 1774), lives with her children Maria, 22 (b. 1812), Vincenzo, 17 (b. 1817), Bernardo, 32, and Antonio, 24, in the strada di Maestro Paolo Gallo. One of their close neighbors is Paolo Jannazzo.
Antonio does not marry.
Bernardo and Antonino are guillotined in Palermo in December 1835, according to eyewitnesses. However, their deaths are not recorded, and they may have escaped to Tunis.
On 8 July 1836, Rapanzino and another band member, Leoluca Mondello, are killed. By this time, most of the bandits have been captured or killed.
Baptism of Antoninu Palumbo, 18 December 1808
Family of Pietra Agata Palumbo, 1834 stato delle anime
Real Segreteria di Stato presso il Luogotenente Generale in Sicilia Ripartimento Polizia Repertorio anno 1836. Available online at http://archiviodistatodipalermo.it/files/inventari/file/1263903377anno1836.pdf. Accessed online 6 August 2015.
Leggende popolari siciliane in poesia raccolte. By Salvatore Salomone-Marino. Published 1880. Accessed online 5 April 2015.
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