The court judged Maria and Albrekt guilty of incest and sentenced them to death in keeping with the penalty prescribed for the offense in verse 11 chapter 20, of the biblical Book of Leviticus. According to the law of religion, founded on the words of the Bible , it did not matter that they were in fact not blood relatives; relations by marriage were counted as equivalent to relations by blood, and therefore, Maria and Albrekt were to be judged as if they were biologically mother and son. Hidden categories: Articles lacking in-text citations from July All articles lacking in-text citations Articles with Swedish-language sources sv. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. She did not wish to answer, but finally, he managed to make her admit that the father was her former stepson. In the 18th century people were still executed for incest even when they were not related by blood, because relations by marriage were considered by religious criteria to be equivalent to blood relatives. The priest then forced her to repeat her confession ; first to her relatives, and then in front of three other witnesses, before the child was baptized.