He also didn’t believe that the average person could perform such powerful magical acts without any training or experience. Winthrop attributed witchcraft as a case of community pathology, a way to single out people who didn’t fit societal norms.
In the end, Garlick was found not guilty. While the townspeople were still suspicious of her, they left her alone for the most part, and the Garlicks were able to resume their lives.
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