Did Lizzie Borden Get Away with Murder? “Lizzie Borden took an axe / And gave her mother forty whacks / When she saw what she had done / She gave her father forty-one” (Linder). In today’s time, many children know this nursery rhyme as a scary story similar to other chants like Bloody Mary.
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.
Not only did Lizzie have motive to kill her stepmother, she had motive to kill her father. It is said that Andrew Borden and his daughters did not have a usual relationship. According to Lizzie Borden took an Axe, Luongo, January 27, 2014, “The relationship between Lizzie and her father is clearly more than just the typical father-daughter relationship.” Lizzie and her father not having a good relationship might be motive for her to kill him. Also considering that Lizzie could have the same motive to kill that her stepmother had to marry, she could have killed her father over money.
Have you ever killed some one? Over a 100 years ago Lizzie's parents were brutally murdered by someone and the only person they focused on was the daughter lizzie borden. Lizzie Borden was the axe murderer no doubt about it because all the signs pointed to no other than Lizzie herself. The reason I think Lizzie killed her parents was because she didn't like her stepmother and thought if she didn't kill her father her father would think its her. Lizzie is a true mastermind to have gotten away with murder because there is no other explanation to Lizzie's parents brutal death.
Lizzie Borden took an ax, And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. The famous rhyme of Lizzie Borden giving her mother 40 whacks and then her father 41. Most people assume she committed the crime, of killing her parents, and that she planned the whole thing though there are some holes in the case. Everybody thinks she committed the crime though no one is sure, one thing is certain there are holes in the case and these holes make me believe that Lizzie did not do the crime. There are so many holes that no one is certain who did the crime.
However, the question also has a very different answer, which is shown in the last part of the speech “To me, this is the saddest and most painful question that people ask, because we victims know something you usually don 't: It 's incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser. Because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is kill her” (lines 103-105). Steiner tells us that 70 percent of the domestic violence murders happen after the victim has gotten
Introduction On October 19th 1992 witnesses believed they saw twenty three year old Laura Houghteling leave her Bethesda home, not knowing in fact that it was Hadden Clark, a part time gardner who worked for the Houghteling family. What would follow this sighting, and the subsequent missing persons report of Laura Houghteling would be a fascinating murder investigation which would lead to a precedent setting conviction and the capture of a serial killer. This report will investigate the method of Mitochondrial DNA analysis through the DNA typing method of RFLP or Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism. The report will explore the mechanisms of the technique itself along with the benefits and limitations of the technique. This case is
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The question we all ask ourselves is, Why did Jack the ripper only kill woman? Well, according to Cornwell's theory, Walter Sickert went through rough times when he was a kid. He had to go through a series of painful operations for a fistula of the penis. All of this had scarred him for life and emotionally left him with a hatred towards women. What he went through as a kid can link to the reasons why Jack the ripper had such an obsession with killing woman who were prostitutes.
To err is human but when it comes to errors in investigations of criminal cases, they can lead to fatal conclusions. There are thousands of people suffering in prisons just because of errors of personal inquiry including inaccurate observation, overgeneralization, selective observation, illogical reasoning or other ideological and political factors. According to Police Chief Magazine, these errors in investigative thinking can be subdivided into further categories like cognitive biases, organizational traps, probability errors, etc In July 1992, a 23 year old attractive woman was murdered. Police found her body stabbed 49 times and her throat was cut. The police did not try to make any connection with the previous such incidents and focused
Lizzie kept changing her story every time she was interviewed for her family's murder. Despite the evidence, Lizzie was set free. There are many theories about what might had happened. Andrew Borden was a rich man, but was very unpopular. Lizzie, Emma, sister of Lizzie, John Morse, uncle of the two girls, and the family maid were all suspects of the murder of Andrew Borden.
In an attempt to influence the jury, the prosecution and defense of the Lizzie Borden trial utilized female stereotypes in intricate ways. Understandably, the defense applied the public labels for women to convince the jury that Lizzie Borden could not possibly commit murder, let alone kill her own father and stepmother. The defense’s main goal became proving that Lizzie Borden’s actions and attitudes fit the stereotypical description of a Victorian Era woman. Throughout the trial, the defense provided seemingly indirect remarks regarding Lizzie Borden’s feminine nature to intentionally develop the idea of her innocence in the minds of jury members (Carlson). The defense often referred to Lizzie as “’a little girl’”
In the early 20th century women were not considered to be murders. This changed in 1982 when Lizzie Borden became publically known for killing her stepmother and father in their home located in Fall River, Massachusetts. Many people believed this murder was the most notorious murder in America due to the abundance of press. Countless people were not so much surprised at the crime committed, but at the person that did the crime. The article Forty Whacks, Forty Whicks stated, “This murder was so significant because of the brutality of the crime and the fact a woman was accused of it, most people do not associate this kind of bloody crime with a woman”(HittJ,1).
Murder is one of the hardest crimes to commit and get away with due to all of the technology used today to solve crimes. The only problem with this case is that it was committed in the 1890’s. Murderers were able to easily escape during these times due to the little evidence that could be found. This caused crime and murder rates to increase rapidly. Lizzie Borden was an example of a murderer that escaped all of the charges against her.
Lizzie Bordens case left the world shocked and confused. People didn't know what to believe since there was lack of forensic evidence making it harder for police to convict her of the murder. In court, A.V. Jennings (Lizzie Borden's Defense) argued, “there is not one particle of direct evidence in this case from beginning to end against Lizzie A. Borden. There is not a spot of blood, there is not a weapon they have connected with her in any way, shape or fashion.” Some people still believed she was guilty and never accepted her in the community.