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Il Giorno Della Civetta - Section 10, pp. 108-120 Summary & Analysis

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Section 10, pp. 108-120 Summary

In the following days, the murder case gets a lot of news coverage. By the time the government gets involved, and all of Italy knows about it, Don Arena's powerful friends have stepped in to protect him. Doctor Baccarella, who has a spotless reputation, swears that Marchica was helping him in his garden on the morning of the murder, and several of Baccarella's neighbors back him up. Marchica claims that he only confessed because he was so angry about Pizzuco's confession, and Pizzuco claims much the same thing. Soon, Marchica and Pizzuco are walking free, as is Don Arena. The newspapers ask why Captain Bellodi did not further investigate the rumors that Nicolosi's wife had a lover. Soon, Mrs. Nicolosi and her lover are charged with murdering Nicolosi.

Disheartened, Captain Bellodi takes a leave of absence and goes to Parma, his hometown in...

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