Lizzie Andrew Borden

Borden, Lizzie Andrew, 1860–1927, American woman accused of killing her father and her step-mother, b. Fall River, Mass. The elder Bordens were hacked to death with an ax on Aug. 4, 1892. Although Lizzie Borden claimed that she was out in the barn at the time, she was accused of the murders and tried. The trial, which aroused great public interest, ended with a verdict of not guilty. The case was never solved.

See E. D. Radin, Lizzie Borden: The Untold Story (1961); V. Lincoln, Private Disgrace (1967); R. Sullivan, Goodbye Lizzie Borden (1974).

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