Sunday, September 19, 2010

this happened in the 1600's but..........

if some people had their druthers, it would be happening (well they're doing everything they can to MAKE it happen) today too and on a national level

Witchcraft Trial Changed State's Law

Challenge To Woman's Conviction Led To A Stricter Standard

Connecticut is celebrating the 375th anniversary of its founding with special events all year. This is one of an occasional series looking back at the earliest chapters in the state's history.
Katherine Harrison didn't set out to change Connecticut law, but she did.
Until 1666, she appeared to live an ordinary life in Wethersfield, where she lived with her three daughters and her husband, the town crier.
But after her husband's death in 1666, her neighbors accused her of being a witch. She was accused of magically causing death, appearing with a spectral apparition and of using astrology to predict the future.................

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