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Myles Winter plays the ghost of the Rebecca Cornell during a dress rehearsal Monday night for "The Ghostly Witness" at the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy. The other actors are (from left) Richard Schmidt as John Briggs, Maria Schmidt as Patience Coggeshall, Doug Smith as John Russill and John Brennan as the coroner.

Portsmouth theater group stages historic murder trial

Portsmouth theater group stages historic murder trial

PORTSMOUTH — Did Thomas Cornell kill his mother one winter’s evening in Portsmouth 340 years ago, or was he brought to trial merely because he was a neglectful son? You’ll be the jury in Portsmouth Community Theater’s (PCT) latest production, “The Ghostly Witness,” which explores the trial that followed the “untimely and uncertain” death of Rebecca

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