It was the end of an era, yet the continuation of a never-solved mystery: Did 32-year-old Lizzie Borden hack her father, Andrew Borden, and stepmother, Abby Durfee Borden to death on August 4, 1892?
Lizzie was acquitted of the crimes after a two-week trial that garnered coverage from across the country. Sadly, we still don't know the full truth about what really happened that day.
Many, of course, say she committed the murders for the oldest of reasons, greed, jealousy, anger. Did she want more in life after taking her Grand Tour trip to Europe?
She certainly wasted no time after the murders, moving to a grand house up on "The Hill," the more prestigious part of town. That home, which she dubbed "Maplecroft," will be opening soon as a new B&B (see inside photos and story) by the same owners of her original home, the murder house and now the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum on Second St. Stay tuned for more Lizzie news this month.
See another view of the murders in my books, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter and Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall.
Lizzie Borden Dates in June:
June 1, 1927 - Lizzie Borden dies.
June 5, 1893 - Trial begins at New Bedford.
June 10, 1927 - Emma Borden dies.
June 20, 1893 - Lizzie Borden found “Not Guilty.”