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A lot of people can get away with murder because the evidence that isshown is against them but the defense can make the evidence be in thedefended favor At the same time as the evidence is shown to the jurythey can see it as the defendant is ignorant Even though Lizzie Bordenmade generous contributions to the Society for the Prevention of Crueltyto Animals invited actors and actresses of the itinerant troupes thatplayed Fall River to stay at Maplecroft and was a churchgoing spinster There was many evidences saying that Lizzie Borden committed themurders of her father and stepmother What the policedetectives foundwhat she told her friends and how she acted at home and her buyingprussic acid all pointed towards the murders of the father andstepmotherFor instance Lizzies father Andrew J Borden was a rich Yankee butnot an industrialist Although Bordens were among the founders of FallRiver Andrew was from a lesser branch of the family When Lizziesmother Sarah died in 1862 when Lizzie was 2 and her sister Emma was12 and three years later Andrew took a new wife a quiet childless womennamed Abby Durfee Gray From the outset Lizzie and Emma viewed theirstepmother as an interloper The familys dressmaker later recalledthat Lizzie would not and did not dine at the same table with herfather and stepmother Lizzie referred to Abby as a horrid oldthing Since Sarah died when Lizzie was still young she did not knowhow to accept her new mother I believe this is how most people feelwhen they get a stepmother They see the stepmother as a person buttingin where heshe is not wanted The child will try everything they canto push the stepmother out of their lives For example not dining withthe stepmother being disrespectful and playing pranks so thestepmother will be out of the child life forever When both daughtersgot older Emma was resigned to her lot
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