Did Lizzie Borden really take an ax and give her mother 40 whacks?

Beem, Edgar Allen
August 1992
Yankee;Aug92, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p82
Looks at the evidence for and against Lizzie Borden's participation in the murder of her father Andrew Borden and her stepmother Abby Borden a century ago on August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts. Efforts of current Fall River residents to determine Borden's guilt or innocence; Details of case; Trial in 1893; Lizzie Borden's lifestyle before parents's death; Conspiracy theory about murders. INSET: Lizzie Borden's greatest hits (books and music about murders)..


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