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Lizzie Borden

Posted in Oak Grove Cemetery with tags on June 28, 2014 by Cade

borden1July 19, 1860 – June 01, 1927

In one of the most infamous “unsolved” murders in American history, Lizzie Andrew Borden became the late-19th century version of every present-day why-exactly-is-CNN-covering-this-trial/famous-only-for-doing-something-terrible “celebrity” we now see all the time. The facts were these: Lizzie’s father, Andrew, and step-mother, Abby, were brutally murdered in their Fall River, MA home by a hatchet wielding killer. Lizzie was accused of said wielding. Lizzie was acquitted. Lizzie lived out the rest of her life defiantly in the little community that was now – verdict aside – pretty terrified of her. Continue reading