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Another look at Lizzie, part 4


The district attorney of Fall River, Massachusetts, charged Lizzie Borden with the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother. The jury in her trial, however, acquitted her of the crimes.

In the meantime, however, public opinion had turned against her as she told conflicting accounts of events surrounding the killings. Most observers – then and now – believe that she got away with murder.

Many people in Fall River were surprised that Lizzie Borden did not move away from her hometown once her trial was over – even though she was disliked and ostracized by most of her fellow townspeople....

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