Descendants want justice for Connecticut witches

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RNS HartfordFAVS photo by Ann Marie Somma

RNS HartfordFAVS photo by Ann Marie Somma

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HARTFORD, Conn. (RNS) Connecticut was executing suspected witches some 40 years before Salem, Mass. Scores of others were put on trial until witchcraft was no longer listed as a capital crime in 1715. But unlike other states, Connecticut has yet to acknowledge those sent to the gallows. And descendants are trying to change that. By Ann Marie Somma.

  • Anselm

    So, some folks who profess to be witches (i.e., the members of the Connecticut Wiccan and Pagan Network), want some other folks cleared of charges of being witches? Do they know they weren’t witches? I guess it takes one to know one, right? Or, takes one to know one isn’t one? It gets hard to tell which witch is which (or isn’t).

  • Gorgor

    Anselm, you’re an idiot.