Another trial for Mary Surratt

Mary Surratt, executed for her role in the conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln, will get two more chances to try and prove her innocence in Illinois this fall:

The historic retrial of Mary Surratt will involve well known Illinois attorneys and the same judge who oversaw the Blagojevich trial.

Surratt ran a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others plotted the Ford’s Theater assassination. She will be portrayed by an actress to be determined, and she’ll actually get two retrials. The re-enactments are courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission.

The first retrial will be Sept. 23 at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library. The second is set for Oct. 3 at the Lincoln Museum in Springfield.

More details here.

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