Did this woman murder her parents with an axe... and get away with it?

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Did this woman murder her parents with an axe... and get away with it?

Post by Thorin on Fri May 05, 2017 12:10 pm

When a wealthy couple were butchered with an axe, it was their daughter who was tried for the crime. And more than 100 years later, Lizzie Borden still fascinates. Was she wrongly accused, or did she get away with murder? Sarah Schmidt has spent 10 years researching the case... and draws her own conclusion

I was in a second-hand bookstore when Lizzie Borden fell at my feet. While reaching for a book about women who kill, I managed to knock a slim volume about her case off the shelf. Curious, I began reading and learnt the following: On 4 August, 1892, a wealthy and respected elderly couple, Andrew and Abby Borden, were found murdered in their home at 92 Second Street, Fall River, Massachusetts. They had been hacked to death with an axe.

Earlier that morning, Andrew, Abby, and Bridget Sullivan, the housemaid, were all ill after eating a breakfast including overripe bananas and spoilt mutton broth, however Andrew’s younger daughter, 32-year-old Lizzie, and her maternal uncle John Morse, who was visiting at the time, were perfectly fine. Forty-two-year-old Emma Borden, Andrew’s elder daughter, had left the house two weeks earlier to stay with friends for a short holiday.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/05/truth-americas-worst-daughter-lizzie-borden-axe-murderer-innocent/

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Re: Did this woman murder her parents with an axe... and get away with it?

Post by nicko on Fri May 05, 2017 12:31 pm

Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her father 40 whacks,
when she saw what she had done,
she gave her Mother 41.

I had to write that a 100 times as punishment for letting off a stink bomb in the class room !
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Re: Did this woman murder her parents with an axe... and get away with it?

Post by Thorin on Fri May 05, 2017 12:36 pm

nicko wrote:Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her father 40 whacks,
when she saw what she had done,
she gave her Mother 41.

I had to write that a 100 times as punishment for letting off a stink bomb in the class room !


Showed it worked Nicko, as you remember it.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri May 05, 2017 5:15 pm

LIZZIE BORDEN
Chad Mitchell Trio

Yesterday in old Fall River, Mr. Andrew Borden died,
And they got his daughter Lizzie on a charge of homicide
Some folks say she didn't do it others say of course she did
But they all agree, Miss Lizzie B. was a problem kinda kid

Cho:
'Cause you can't chop your papa up in Massachusettes
Not even if it's planned as a surprise
No, you can't chop your papa up in Massachusettes
You know how neighbors love to criticize

Verse:
Well, she got him on the sofa where he'd gone to take a snooze,
And I hope he went to heaven, 'cause he wasn't wearing shoes
Lizzie kinda rearranged him with a hatchet so they say
Then she got her mother in that same old fashioned way

Cho:
But you can't chop your mama up in Massachusettes
Not even if you're tired of her cuisine
No can't chop your mama up in Massachusettes
You know it's almost sure to cause a scene

Verse etc:
Oh they really kept her hoppin on that busy afternoon
With both down and upstairs hoppin while she hummed a ragtime tune
They really made her hustle and when all was said and done
She removed her mother's bustle when she wasn't wearing one

Cho:
Now can't chop your mama up in Massachusettes
And then blame all the damage on the mice
No you can't chop your mama up in Massachusettes
That sort of thing just isn't very nice.

Now it wasn't done for pleasure and it wasn't done for spite
And it wasn't done because the lady wasn't very bright
She'd always done the slightest thing that mom and papa bid
They said, "Lizzie, cut it out!" so that's exactly what she did!

Cho:
But you can't chop your papa up in Massachusettes
And then get dressed and go out for a walk
No you can't chop your papa up in Massachusettes
Massachausettes is a far cry from New York

Added thoughts:
Shut the door and lock and latch it - here comes Lizzie with a brand new hatchet!

Such a snob I heard it said, she met her pa and cut him dead!

Jump like a fish - jump like a porpoise, all join hands and habeas corpus!

Massachauuuuuuuusetts is a faaaaar cry from New York!



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