Lizzie Borden & the infamous axe murders (1892)

Here's a news story about the Lizzie Borden double murder from just 5 days after the killings. Soon, this sensationally dramatic tale would rivet the nation.

lizzie borden

In case you didn't get enough of Christina Ricci in Lifetime's Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, the network recently debuted a new series, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. Now, you may have heard the disturbing children's rhyme, "Lizzie Borden took an ax /

Did Lizzie Borden Take An Axe?

Did Lizzie Borden Take An Axe? Or Was It All Just 40 Big Misunderstandings?

Lizzie Andrew Borden was an American woman who was tried and acquitted in the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. The case was a cause célèbre throughout the United States.

Unsolved Murders: The Lizzie Bordon Story

Unsolved Murders: The Lizzie Borden Story

Lizzie Borden: Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one.

On August 4, 1892, Abby Durfee Gray was hit nineteen times by a weapon that was in the similar fashion of a hatchet. This occurred on the second floor in the guest bed room. Andrew Borden had gone into Fall River to do his usual rounds at the bank and post office. He returned home at about 10:45 am While napping he was hit ten times with a similar weapon.

Lizzie Borden House Fall River, MA One bloody day in someone brutally murdered Andrew (above photo) and Abby Borden with an Axe. According to the gruesome nursery rhyme, their daughter Lizzie was the culprit:

Lizzie Borden: Forty Whacks to Infamy

Lizzie Borden: Forty Whacks to Infamy

The axe allegedly used by Lizzie Borden to whack her father and stepmother. Allegedly my ass!

Lizzie Borden house

After the trial the Borden sisters moved to a large, modern house at 306 French St. which Lizzie christened Maplecroft, where their staff included live-in maids, housekeeper and coachman (or later, chauffeur).

Photograph of the courtroom at the New Bedford Superior Court where the Lizzie Borden trial was held in June of 1893.

Photograph of the courtroom at the New Bedford Superior Court where the Lizzie Borden trial was held in June of

Lizzie Borden - Abby Borden's body.

Abbey Borden - Victim - one hatchet blow to the face - 19 more to the back of the head

The Unsolved DeFoor Family Murder of 1879

The Unsolved DeFoor Family Murder of 1879

The Murder Weapon

Lizzie Borden was an American woman who was tried and acquitted in 1893 for the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. The axe used to kill Andrew and Abby Borden.

Lizzie Borden house - living room where Mr. Borden's body was found

FALL RIVER, MA min) — The Lizzie Borden House St), site of the 1892 axe murders of Lizzie's father and stepmother.

Bridget Sullivan (1866-1948) is a crucial character in the Lizzie Borden story.

Bridget Sullivan is a crucial character in the Lizzie Borden story.

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