An 80 year old grandmother goes on trial as a witch, and CBS reporters await the verdict.
Might this all be a plot to over throw the government? Is the sanctity of religion in danger? Are these women a real nuisance to society? CBS reporters interview key players in the situation to find out these answers, and raise more questions about the trial.
Crazy reports of flying women, and giving the evil eye are mentioned. Testimony resumes, and girls claim that they have been harmed by the old woman. Dramatic outbursts punctuate the proceedings. One witness after another brings slanderous testimony that paint a bleak picture for the defendant. Is there substance to the charges, or just a bunch of catty women trying to get back at each other?
Despite how this court chooses for this case, there are about 150 more women yet to go before the judge. Before the verdict is arrived at, reporters make a visit to the jail where others are held. We learn how some of these charges came about, and what it was like in a jail at the time. The jury returns, and the verdict given, but not everybody agrees with the findings.