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Lizzie Borden is best known for her arrest and trial for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother. She was acquitted in 1893.
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Lizzie Borden stood trial for the infamous murders of her father and stepmother that took place in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts. She was acquitted, but controversy still rages over the century-old double murder case.
In August 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were found murdered in their Massachusetts home. Andrew's daughter Lizzie would be tried for their murders and was acquitted of all charges.
The team does some metaphorical and metaphysical time traveling in an effort to rustle the spirit of Lizzie Borden and get her to confess once and for all to the murder of her father and stepmother.
Case Manager, Jordan tries to have a conversation with Abby Durfee Borden, stepmother and alleged victim of notorious psychopath Lizzie Borden. But Abby does seem to be up for a friendly chat.
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Her reputation was further tarnished when she was accused of shoplifting in 1897.
In 1905, Emma Borden abruptly moved out of the house that she shared with her sister. The two never spoke again. Emma may have been uncomfortable with Lizzie's close friendship with another woman, Nance O'Neil,
although her silence on the issue has fueled speculation that she learned new details about the murders of her father and stepmother. No member of the household staff ever offered additional information on the rift, even following Lizzie's death.
Lizzie Borden died of pneumonia in Fall River, Massachusetts, on June 1, 1927. Emma Borden died days later in Newmarket, New Hampshire.
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