The last witch beheaded in Europe has been absolved as a victim of “judicial murder” more than 200 years after her death. The parliament of the Swiss canton of Glarus decided unanimously to clear the name of Anna Goeldi, who was executed in 1782 for an alleged case of poisoning.
“I always said I wasn’t a witch,” said 248-year-old Anna. “Now if I can just have my head back I’ll be leaving. The parking charges on my broomstick must be unbelievable by now.”