Was she part of a plot? Her trial and execution

Charlotte Corday was immediately arrested, and held in the house by Marat’s associates. Members of the Comité de Sûreté [Committee of Security] arrived at the end of the first interrogation, which was held on site. Imprisoned that very evening, she was taken to the Conciergerie on the morning of 16th July 1793 to be interrogated once again by the Tribunal Criminel Révolutionnaire [Revolutionary Tribunal], which was convinced that this young girl could only be part of a larger plot. The Public Prosecutor was Fouquier-Tinville, and the barrister Chaveau-Lagarde. The accused remained perfectly calm throughout.

On 17th July 1793, year II of the Republic, at half past six in the evening, sentence was passed. Before being buried in the Parisian cemetery of La Madeleine, rue d’Anjou-Saint-Honoré, a post mortem was carried out on her decapitated body to try and find any traces of libertinage: a move aimed at disgracing her, but also a continuing refusal to believe that a woman could have carried out this act (a dream for other people) all alone without the pressure of a lover - the killing of the monster Marat.