The 1st murderer condemned on Maine soil was convicted with supernatural evidence

From Bangor Daily News

BY Troy R. Bennett

Before the year was out, Cornish’s wife would be tried, convicted and hanged for the killing in the first government-sponsored execution on Maine soil. There was no physical evidence against her, nor did she confess her guilt. Instead, she was condemned on the basis of a supernatural investigative method from the Middle Ages known as “trial by touch.”

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