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Lizzie Borden Part 1, The Murder & Investigation

Season 2 Episode 11

Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And gave her mother forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Lizzie Borden Part 1

The Murder & Investigation

Actually,the Bordens received only 29 whacks, not the 81 suggested by the famous ditty, but the popularity of the above poem is a testament to the public’s fascination with the 1893 murder trial of Lizzie Borden. The source of that fascination might lie in the almost unimaginably brutal nature of the crime–given the gender, background, and age of the defendant-

 

Layout of the Borden house

 

 

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