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(On This Day In History) June 20, 1893 - Lizzie Borden Is Acquitted of Double Murder
Crime Library ^ | June 20, 2007

Posted on 06/20/2007 8:29:59 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Lizzie Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927) was a New England spinster and central figure in the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother on August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Although acquitted on June 20, 1893, no one else was ever tried, and she has remained notorious in American folklore. The slayings, trial, and the following trial by media became a cause célèbre; and the fame of the incident has endured in American pop culture and criminology.

Dispute over the identity of the killer or killers continues to this day.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: crime; crimeofthecentury; folklore; homosexualagenda; infamous; lizzieborden; murder; notorious; whodunnit
I understand that like O.J. Simpson, Lizzie is STILL searching for the real killers!
1 posted on 06/20/2007 8:30:07 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 06/20/2007 8:30:29 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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This thread would not be complete without the nursery rhyme...

Lizzie Borden took an axe

And gave her mother forty whacks.

And when she saw what she had done,

She gave her father forty-one.

3 posted on 06/20/2007 8:31:54 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Lizzie was quoted as saying,”If you axes me it was an axident!”


4 posted on 06/20/2007 8:33:05 AM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt." (or since these things are so!))
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To: DogByte6RER
I never realized it was her step-mother.....hmm that is interesting.
5 posted on 06/20/2007 8:34:28 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: DogByte6RER

My favorite theory is that Lizzie was having an affair with the maid and when caught in the clutches, chased her step mother to the bedroom and chopped her up. She then waited for her father to come home and chopped him up. The ax handle and the clothes she was wearing were burned in the kitchen stove and the ax was dropped into the privy in the basement. She knew that the step mother was going to tell her father and that she, Lizzie, would have been kicked out of the home and disinherited.


6 posted on 06/20/2007 8:35:30 AM PDT by Mercat
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O.J. Simpson...STILL searhing for the real killers. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
7 posted on 06/20/2007 8:38:42 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Mercat

Yeah...

I’ve heard or read something similar.

This thread just earned a “HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA” topic.


8 posted on 06/20/2007 8:40:37 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Mercat

There was a novel in which this was the plot some years back.


9 posted on 06/20/2007 8:46:22 AM PDT by nyconse
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To: Mercat

Good theory, as Lizzie carried on a Lesbian affair with an actress named Nance O’Neill.


10 posted on 06/20/2007 8:47:26 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DogByte6RER

She looks nuts too me....


11 posted on 06/20/2007 8:47:47 AM PDT by Badeye ("In 2 weeks, I join the list of UNEMPLOYED". ...Goldi-Lox (karma comes around))
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To: nyconse

I think she hated her step-mother and killed her. She killed her father because he betrayed her in someway because of the step-mother. Something big had happened in this family bacause you would have to be enraged to do something like that.


12 posted on 06/20/2007 8:48:56 AM PDT by nyconse
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To: DogByte6RER

Neither Lizzie Bordon nor Jack the Ripper ever owned a gun between them. That strikes me as interesting somehow or other...


13 posted on 06/20/2007 8:53:25 AM PDT by jeddavis
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To: DogByte6RER

Middle row, far right.

14 posted on 06/20/2007 8:57:18 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: stinkerpot65

... ooof. That is one ugly broad.


15 posted on 06/20/2007 9:54:52 AM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: jeddavis

Strictly speaking, we actually don’t know if Jack The Ripper owned a gun or not.


16 posted on 06/20/2007 10:03:42 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: Oztrich Boy

If he did he clearly viewed it as unsportsmanlike to use it for murdering people....


17 posted on 06/20/2007 10:51:30 AM PDT by jeddavis
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To: DogByte6RER

Need a picture of Elizabeth Montgomery....


18 posted on 06/20/2007 10:53:40 AM PDT by dakine
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To: DogByte6RER

Lizzie was the most famous Fall Riverite until Emerile Legasse.


19 posted on 06/20/2007 10:55:21 AM PDT by AU72
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To: DogByte6RER

Thanks to the internet and posting pics, we can remedy history and say GUILTY!


20 posted on 06/20/2007 10:58:08 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dakine

Here ya go!


21 posted on 06/20/2007 11:03:58 AM PDT by acad1228 (Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: acad1228

That’s the Lizzie Borden I remember....


22 posted on 06/20/2007 11:06:16 AM PDT by dakine
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To: DogByte6RER; Mercat
I read the trial transcript a while back and came away convinced she did it, but I probably would have voted for acquittal because the state couldn’t prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.
23 posted on 06/20/2007 11:15:22 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: DogByte6RER

“I understand that like O.J. Simpson, Lizzie is STILL searching for the real killers!”

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And followed OJ Simpson’s act.
When she saw what she had done,
She said, “I’ll find the guilty one.”


24 posted on 06/20/2007 11:17:38 AM PDT by gcruse
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To: stylecouncilor

I always thought she was guilty.


25 posted on 06/20/2007 1:35:55 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: DogByte6RER
I think she's guilty, but not necessarily the person who actually wielded the hatchet. I'm more inclined to believe the family (sister and uncle) were in on it. They all stood to lose.

She was 5 feet and around 100 lbs., the size of an 11-year old girl. Hacking someone 19 times...that takes more physical strength and endurance that someone of that size could do.

26 posted on 01/30/2008 10:19:21 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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