Lizzie Borden Case Study

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Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of weird! Surely everyone has heard the rhyme about Lizzie Borden. Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41. But how much do you really know about the Lizzie Borden case? August 4th, 1892 at the residence of 92 Second Street, Fall River, Massachusetts 9:30 am It 's a rather hot summer morning , and all is peaceful at the Borden house...or so it seems. Andrew Borden, the head of the house, is out running errands in town. The maid, Bridget , is outside washing the windows while Abby Borden, Mr. Borden 's second wife, is upstairs making the bed in the guest room. Where is Lizzie? She should be doing this. The guest room is her and…show more content…
Abby Borden, killed first, was struck with an axe or hatchet-like object 19 times, and Andrew Borden was struck 10 or 11 times. The first blow would have been enough to kill both victims. The main suspect was Andrew 's youngest daughter Lizzie. During questioning Lizzie gave confusing or contradicting answers as to her alibi. However, she had been given doses of morphine to help calm her nerves after the murders of her father and his wife. Lizzie was seen burning a dress shortly after, claiming it was an old one that had been ruined with paint. Lizzie Borden was arrested on August 11, 1892 for the double homicide. Her trial began nearly a year later on June 5, 1893. The mangled skulls of Mr. and Mrs. Borden were unveiled in the courtroom as evidence, thus causing such a shock that Lizzie fainted at the sight of them. Lizzie never took the stand during her trial. No evidence could directly link Lizzie to the murders. On June 20, 1893, after only an hour and a half of consideration, the jury decided Lizzie Borden was not guilty. She was therefore acquitted of the crimes. After inheriting quite a large sum, the Borden sisters bought a house in the high society part of town where they lived together for many years. In 1905 Emma Borden suddenly moves away and the sisters never see each other ever again. Lizzie Borden lives out her years in Fall River estranged

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