Mary Surratt Death Penalty

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The Penalty of Mary Surratt How would you discipline someone who took part in a murder? Would you give them a death sentence, maybe a life sentence in prison? Mary Surratt was charged with death for her involvement in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Although she may not have known about the murder, she was already going to aide in the kidnapping of the president. Therefore, Mary Surratt deserved her death penalty due to her actions in the murderous plan of Abraham Lincoln. Ms. Surratt helped with supplies that ended up killing the president. One of her boarders, Louis Weichmann, bore a testimony stating that John W. Booth had conversed with Mary about delivering shooting irons and binoculars. She later helped deliver

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