Martha Corey

Where was she executed?

Salem, Massachusetts

Why was she accused of witchcraft?

As the young girls of Salem were accusing community members of witchcraft, Corey spoke up and said they were lying. The girls immediately turned on her, too. They claimed she controlled their movements and invited Satan into the village.

Other Information:

  • Corey's husband, Giles was also accused. He refused to undergo trial and was pressed to death. His last words are reported to be, "More weight."

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