Connecticut lawmakers absolve accused colonial-era witches, apologize for “miscarriage of justice”
By The Associated Press - | May 26, 2023
FILE — Beth Caruso, author and co-founder of the CT Witch Trial Exoneration Project, which was created to clear the names of the accused, stands on the Palisado Green in Windsor, Conn., Jan. 24, 2023. With distant family members looking on, Connecticut senators voted Thursday, May 25, 2023, to absolve the 12 women and men convicted of witchcraft -- 11 of whom were executed — more than 370 years ago and apologize for the “miscarriage of justice” that occurred over a dark 15-year-period of the state's colonial history. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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