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Did Lizzie Borden murder her father and mother ?

The History channel stated that lizzie had a brother by the name of William Borden .The History channel stated he murder his parent it was over a $5,000.00 will....and Lizzie was not include in the will ,she had something to do with the murder. that mean she was not ,converted of her parent murder she knew her brother murder there parent because Lizzie brother and father were arguing over the will......

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  • 1 decade ago
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    We don't know for sure but just about everybody thinks she did for her fathers wealth.

    On the morning of August 4, 1892, Borden's father, Andrew Jackson Borden, and her stepmother, Abby Borden, were murdered in the family home. The only other people present at the residence at the time were Lizzie and the family maid, Bridget Sullivan. The Borden sisters' uncle, John V. Morse, brother of Andrew Borden's first wife, was visiting at the time, but was away from the house during the time of the murders.[1] Emma Borden, her sister, was also away from home.[1]

    That day, Andrew Borden had gone into town to do his usual rounds at the bank and post office. He returned home at about 10:45. About a half-hour later, Lizzie Borden found his body. According to Sullivan's testimony, she was lying down in her room on the third floor of the house shortly after 11:00 am when she heard Lizzie call to her, saying someone had killed her father, whose body was found slumped on a couch in the downstairs sitting room. Andrew Borden's face was turned to the right hand side, apparently at ease as if he were asleep.[2]

    Shortly thereafter, while Lizzie Borden being tended by neighbors and the family doctor, Sullivan discovered the body of Mrs. Borden upstairs, in the guest bedroom. Mr. and Mrs. Borden had both been killed by blows from a hatchet, which in the case of Andrew Borden, not only crushed his skull but cleanly split his left eyeball.[3]

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  • 1 decade ago

    The evidence that Lizzie murdered her father and stepmother is overwhelming, her behaviour after the murder clearly showed that she was trying to destroy evidence, burning her dress etc. She probably got off because the jury was unwilling to believe that a respectable lady like her could have done something so unladylike as chopping her parents up with an axe.

    I understand her brother was nowhere near the place when the murders were committed. her sister was away from home staying with friends. Only Lizzie was at home.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lizzie was tried and acquitted. One theory is that their German maid murdered the parents for unknown reasons. Otherwise, why would she have an attorney represent her at Lizzie's trial. Immediately after the trial, the maid went back to Germany.

  • 1 decade ago

    Lizzie didnt do it, a properly empanelled jury said so...However she probably really did cause it to happen, the maid probably did it, most likely to a "special" relationship between her and Lizzie. Or someone she and the maid persuaded to do it for them.either way she got rid of the oppressive parents, got half their money, and live quite well for the rest of her life.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nobody knows for a fact that she did. Whether she did or not has yet to be found out for certain. I don't think there's enough evidence to prove it without a doubt. Back then, they didn't have the technology that we have today. It was more difficult.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    not guilty myth . another myth oswald was charged with murder jfk. he was not ever charged , he was charged murder of dallas police officer . went to museam with cousin who seen combat . gun oswald ysed would not have reached car . both men spent whole life military . they could not have made shot . with moderen weapons .

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    She may or may not have done the deed but she was not convicted!

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