Giles Corey was not hanged like many of the others. Instead, he was pressed to death with stones for refusing to answer to the charges of witchcraft. Corey had a criminal record prior to these witchcraft charges for stealing food and tobacco. He was also accused of setting fire to John Proctor's house, but nothing was proven. Like Proctor, Corey also had a hot temper. He often argued and fought with neighbors. He died on Spetember 19, 1692.




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