Count Francesco Cenci, a 16th-century Roman nobleman, had a long record of cruel and violent behavior. In September of 1598, villagers found the count's body in a ravine at the bottom of his castle. His family claimed that he accidentally fell from the castle's balcony, but the inconsistencies in their stories led the villagers of La Petrella to believe that Francesco had not died by accident. Had Francesco's beautiful 21-year-old daughter Beatrice Cenci finally tire of her father's abuse and have him murdered?
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