In 1892, the quiet life of the town of Fall River in the US state of Massachusetts was shaken by the news of a gruesome crime. Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were found dead – brutally murdered – hacked to death with an axe. At first, the police did not suspect who could be the most likely culprit of the murder, but soon suspicions fell on Andrew’s daughter, 32-year-old Lizzie Borden.
The unmarried Sunday school teacher from a well-to-do family looked the least like the person who could have committed the gruesome double murder, but the authorities were unable to find another suspect, and they simply could not help but notice that Lizzie’s alibi was constantly changing, according to All That’s Interesting.
Be that as it may, the woman never confessed to the murders, but the trial in 1893 captured the attention of almost the whole country. Despite the fact that Lizzie was acquitted, it was this final court verdict that only deepened the mystery surrounding this extraordinary act of cruelty.
Thus, fundamental questions remain open. First, did Lizzie Borden kill her father and stepmother? And secondly, if it wasn’t her, then who?
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