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Lizzie Borden Case Did she whack her stepmother and father with an axe in the head multiple times? Well im here to explain everything you need to know.
The Crime On August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Andrew J. Borden, 70, and his wife, Abby D. Borden, 65, were brutally murdered in their home at 92 Second Street. They were found brutally beaten with an axe. Abby was found upstairs in her room who was struck almost 20 times, while Andrew was found downstairs on the couch who was struck just ten times.
The Investigation During the time of the murder, it was said that Lizzie Borden, Andrew’s daughter, and their maid, Bridget Sullivan was present. When the investigators, confronted Lizzie about what happened her explanations weren't adding up and during her four hour examination, Lizzie gave confused and contradictory answers. So, they decided to lock her up for further examination.
The trial Evidence that was presented in court Eli Bence, a clerk at a drug store told police that Lizzie visited the store the day before the murder and attempted to purchase prussic acid, a deadly poison. Alice Russell, told grand jurors that she had witnessed Lizzie Borden burning a blue dress in a kitchen fire because Lizzie told her that it was covered with "old paint.“ Bridget Sullivan said that Lizzie was wearing a blue dress on the morning of the murders. They found a axe in the basement of the Borden home, but the blade was clean and the handle was broken. They tried to explain that Lizzie used it to kill her parents. Defense & Verdict Lizzie explained that during the murder she was outside in the yard picking iron, and she didn’t hear or notice anything. Lizzie Borden was then found not guilty, because they didn’t have enough evidence to prove that she did it. The jurors couldn’t tie anything to Lizzie, and how could she get rid of all the evidence in a hour.
The aftermath After the trial ended Lizzie Borden returned to Fall River where she and her sister Emma purchased an impressive home on "the Hill" which they called "Maplecroft." When Emma moved out, Lizzie continued to live in Maplecroft until her death at age 67 in 1927. She was buried near her parents in Fall River's Oak Grove Cemetery.
I think the verdict was correct. Lizzie Borden should have been found non guilty. From what I have learned that her relationships with her dad and stepmother were no where near any hatred or dislike. I think that Lizzie knows who did it, because of her explanations of where she was during the time of the murder and her burning the dress. There is no way she could've been right out in the backyard and didn’t hear anything or notice any strange things. When I was reading some witnesses did notice a manly figure outside of the house that night. Lizzie Borden didn’t deserve being accused of killing her own dad and stepmother, but I don’t blame them for accusing her because she was the only one that everything was pointing to.