Judith Beheading Holofernes (Detail), Caravaggio, ca. 1599, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

His confession “added or subtracted nothing” to the written report of submitted by the notary who had heard his confession. Mengho “persisted and persevered” in his confession when he repeated it before the court. The stolen goods were returned to their owner. Mengho was condemned to the gallows and hanged.