The three immigrants accused of murdering Francesco Nitti on July 29, 1922.
Sabella Nitti: Barese immigrant who speaks neither English nor Italian. Terrified.
Peter Crudele: Recent Barese immigrant. Farmhand on Nitti family's small vegetable farm.
Charley Nitti: Sabella's sixteen-year-old son. Accused of helping his mother and Peter kill his father.
The men obsessed with Sabella Nitti.
Michael Romano: Prosecuting attorney. Recent law graduate of Northwestern University.
Milton Smith: Prosecuting attorney, rising star, future politician.
Judge Joseph David: Longtime Chicago judge.
Deputy Sheriff Paul Dasso: A Chicago born Italian with a bias against Sabella. A man with a dark history, he led the charge against Sabella.
The Ladies of the Gun
The Women in Jail Alongside Sabella.
Beulah Annan: Accused of shooting her secret boyfriend while her husband was at work. Inspired the character "Roxy Hart" in the play "Chicago."
Kitty "Malm": Accused of shooting a security guard during a botched robbery.
Belva Gaertner: Accused of shooting her married lover in his car while drunk. Inspired the character "Velma Kelly" in the play "Chicago."
The Team of Six
The Italian-American defense team who picked up Sabella and Peter's case on appeal.
Helen Cirese: Young, beautiful, and female, Cirese was initially shut out from the legal community.
Rocco DeStefano: The "dean" of Italian American lawyers in Chicago.
Alberto Gualano: Attorney and the first Italian American judge in the state.
Frank Allegretti: Handsome Chicago attorney whose good looks flustered a witness for the prosecution.
Nuncio Bonelli: Chicago attorney who later became a judge. His wife Margaret helped Cirese beautify Sabella.
Charlie Molinelli: Chicago attorney.