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Another look at Lizzie, part 3


As we have seen, Andrew and Abby Borden were hacked to death by a hatchet in their Fall River, Massachusetts, home on August 4, 1892. Abby was killed first.

In the Borden home at the time of Abby Borden’s murder were her younger stepdaughter, Lizzie; a servant named Bridget “Maggie” Sullivan; and perhaps an unknown intruder.

Abby was in an upstairs bedroom making up a bed when she was attacked. A few minutes later, Andrew Borden returned home from taking a walk. He was attacked and killed while lying on a sofa in a downstairs parlor.

According to Sullivan, Lizzie was upstairs when he...

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