ON THIS DAY – May 11, 1936

MELBOURNE

Dominico Melito (42), an Italian, was sentenced by Justice Sir James MacFarland in the Criminal Court to-day to six years’ imprisonment for the manslaughter of Rosario Esposito (24) on May 11. Melito was originally charged with murder, but the jury found him guilty of manslaughter, and recommended him to mercy. Esposito was shot dead following a dispute over a girl.