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Griselio Torresola

Born: 1925
Birthplace: Jayuya, Puerto Rico
Died: 1-Nov-1950
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Justifiable Homicide

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Assassin

Nationality: Puerto Rico
Executive summary: Attempted assassin of Truman

Puerto Rican nationalist. After a failed revolt in Puerto Rico in late October, in which both his brother and sister participated, Torresola and Oscar Collazo were inspired to their plot to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. The pair stormed the temporary presidential residence at Blair House on 1 November 1950; Torresola shot two guards during the attempt, killing one, but was himself shot and killed during the attempt.

Brother: Elio (nationalist)
Sister: Angelina (nationalist)
Sister: Doris (nationalist)
Wife: (div.)
Wife: (div., two children)

    Murder shot Pvt. Leslie Coffelt (1-Nov-1950)
    Attempted Murder shot Officer Joseph Downs in the knee (1-Nov-1950)
    Shot by Police head, by Leslie Coffelt (1-Nov-1950)
    Attempted Murder of President Harry S. Truman (1-Nov-1950)
    Puerto Rican Nationalist Party



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