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Wenseslao Moguel

Wenseslao MoguelBiography, Mexican man captured on suspicion of taking part in the Mexican Revolution

Mexican man captured on suspicion of taking part in the Mexican Revolution
Wenseslao Moguel
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Intro Mexican man captured on suspicion of taking part in the Mexican Revolution
From United States of America Mexico
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Moguel, circa 1940 (age 50).

Wenceslao Moguel (c. 1890 – c. 1975) was a Mexican man who was captured on March 18, 1915, suspected of taking part in the Mexican Revolution. He was sentenced to death without a trial, and was shot 8–9 times by a firing squad in the body, and received the "coup de grâce", or one final shot to the head point-blank range to ensure death. Stories differ as to how he survived. Some sources suggest that he was rescued:

"The next day Moguel was found unconscious among the dead bodies of his comrades. He was given medical attention and recovered."

Others state that he:

"...crawled away to the church of St. James Apostle three blocks away where a church member found him and took him home until he recuperated."

Moguel appeared on the Ripley's Believe it or Not radio show on July 16, 1937.

The British group Chumbawamba wrote a song telling Wenceslao's story.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 16 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://mexicomystic.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/the-firing-squad/
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=PZE8UkGerEcC&dat=19350628&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=9fRKRCJz75UC&dat=19370716&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
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