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Think of where you would be on a warm day in the middle of summer Children are playing outside birds are chirping and Lizzie Borden is killing her father and step-mom The then thirty-two year old Lizzie became known as a murderer in 1892 Lizzie Borden and her sister Emma both lived in a large country house with their wealthy father and stepmother One day while Lizzies father and sister were out and the maid was in the garden Lizzie went up to her step-moms room and murdered her with an axe Later when her dad got home and the maid was upstairs sleeping Lizzie brutally whacked her father with an axe while he was resting Why would sweet Lizzie ever do such a thing Her motive was plain and simple money At the event of her parents death Lizzie would be rewarded with 175000 Her motive was obviously money and who wouldnt want it After a thorough investigation of the murders and crime scene it was concluded that Lizzie committed a few part I offenses Lack of proof would be the best words to describe her trial The dress that people testified as the one Lizzie was wearing on the day of the murder caused much confusion She apparently switched dresses in-between murders and burned the one with the bloodstains The axe she used also showed no signs of blood or use The plain fact that in 1892 a woman just wasnt capable of murder and a sweet innocent smile assured the jury that Lizzie could not have been the killer She was acquitted and free from the charge of murder Later Lizzie moved into a nice large house in Fall River where she lived a happy as can be until she died on June 1st 1927 Maybe she didnt leave this world with a jail sentence but she did leave us this legendary poem Lizzie Borden took an axe Gave her
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