The Case Of Lizzie Borden

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The gruesome crime was the word going around town on August 4, 1892. The unexpected murder of Mr. and Mrs. Borden was the big talk around town for days and even years after the incident. On August 4, 1892, Mr. and Mrs. Borden were found hacked by an ax in their own home. There were two people home at the time; Lizzie Borden, one of the daughters, and Bridget Sullivan, the servant. Lizzie Borden is not guilty. I have done enough research to know that there are three reasons why Lizzie didn’t commit this hideous crime. There were other people home at the time of the murder. The night before the murder John Morse, the uncle, showed up unexpectedly. In her statement to the police, Lizzie was outside at the time of the murder, so she wasn’t in the …show more content…

The night before the murder John showed up at the Bordens' claiming to visit a sick friend. The weird thing about this is he brought no luggage at all (The New York Herald 3). If John was visiting a friend why wouldn’t he bring any luggage? He lived quite a few hours away from where he visited. Why would John just unexpectedly show up at the Borden house without letting them know in advance? Mr. Borden and John once owned a casket-making business with each other. The business broke apart after John moved (“Suspect in the Borden Case,” John V Morse). The most simple answer to why this has anything to do with murder is jealousy. After the casket business, Mr. Borden became a little bit more wealthy than John, that would've been enough motive to want to murder …show more content…

Lizzie claimed to be in the barn looking for stuff for a trip she was planning on taking (Inquest Begun 2). Investigators checked the barn and found that there was no dust covering the lower part of the barn. This means that someone was in the barn because if there wasn’t anyone in there then the dust would have been covering the floor. Lizzie’s alibi checks out. Bridget claimed to be upstairs cleaning windows around the time of the murder (The New York Herald 3). It’s kind of weird because she told the police she didn’t hear anything, not even the sound of a fall by Mrs. Borden. Mrs. Borden’s body was found upstairs in the guest room. Guess what? Bridget was also upstairs. What a

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