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ROSINA CHIEFFO

New York, May 11, 1900 – Because she would not marry the man her uncle had selected, Rosina Chieffo, a pretty, fair-haired Italian, lies at the point of death today. There are ugly pistol wounds in her left shoulder and above the heart. Her uncle, Domenico Arena, who shot her twice for her refusal, is a fugitive from justice. The Chieffos live on the fourth floor of the tenement at 22 Broome Street. There is the father, Filippo, and another daughter, Vincenza. The mother is still in Rome. Rosina came to this country three weeks ago, and as she is a perfect blonde (more)

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