Witch Burning Suspects Charged; Could Face Death Penalty

Two people were charged on Monday by police in Papua New Guinea for the disturbing killing of a woman who was tortured and burned alive in front of hundreds of spectators because of accusations she practiced witchcraft.

Accused Witch Burned Alive in Papua New Guinea, Hundreds of Witnesses Watched

A horrid scene unfolded Wednesday in Papua New Guinea that resembled a scene out of the Salem Witch Trials when a mob of villagers bounded and burned a 20-year-old woman accused of witch craft, the Associated Press reports.

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