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? 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.
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:
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).