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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Parricide
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: July 26, 1948
Date of birth: 1903
Victim profile: Thelma Ribail (his ex-wife)
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA
Status: Executed by asphyxiation-gas in Nevada on October 18, 1949

Eugene Leo Gambetta was executed in the Nevada State Prison on October 18, 1949. He was executed for the crime of murder.

Gambetta was convicted of killing his ex-wife Thelma Ribail when she would not come back to him.

Gambetta blamed the murder on his sister-in-law Lola La Pointe who he believed was keeping Thelma from him.

Gambetta was a native of Soledad, California and was 46 years old when he was executed.

He claimed that his sister-in-law kept his ex-wife dependent on her by plying her with narcotics and also Gambetta claimed by prostitution.

Gambetta kidnaped Thelma Ribail on July 26, 1948 at gun point in Reno. When she tried to escape Gambetta shot her and put her body in the trunk of his automobile. He then drove on to San Francisco where he was arrested.



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