It's 226 years too late to restore her head to her body but the Swiss have decided to restore the good name of convicted witch Anna Goeldi, the Independent reports. Goeldi, the last person in Europe to be executed for witchcraft, was tortured and killed after being accused of casting spells to make a young girl convulse and spit pins.
The government of a Swiss canton voted unanimously to exonerate Goeldi—despite opposition from church authorities—and deemed her a victim of "judicial murder." A local journalist had pushed to clear Goeldi's name after discovering that the alleged enchantress was apparently a victim of a conspiracy between authorities and her wealthy employer, who plotted to cover up his affair with her. Thousands of women were killed as witches in Europe.