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Borden, Lizzie Andrew

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1927 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Felon, Murderer

1860 – Born on the 19th of July in Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S. Original name Lizzie Andrew Borden woman suspected of murdering her stepmother and father; her trial became a national sensation in the United States.


1892 – On a Thursday morning, on the 4th of August, Mr. Borden left home to conduct his business, leaving in the house, besides his wife, an Irish maid (Bridget Sullivan) and her.  She (according to her testimony) discovered her father dead, repeatedly struck in the head with a sharp instrument. Upstairs his wife’s body was found, even more brutally mutilated; examination proved that her death had preceded her husband’s by an hour or so.


1893 – Arrested and tried for both murders in June but was acquitted, given the circumstantial evidence.


1927 – Died on the 1st of June in Fall River, Massachusetts.