Lizzie Borden Took an Axe and Gave Her Mother Forty Whacks

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The infamous double murder that inspired elementary school rhymes is a controversial one: Partially because of the insidious nature and grossness of the crime and on the other hand because some people still believe the defendant is innocent. There are many reasons to believe why Lizzie killed both her parents with an axe, and there are some that could be used to argue that she didn’t.

In this guide, you will learn about her background, what may have been the motive for the murders, the most important details of the trial, and much more. You will find out about what happened to Lizzie after the trial and how it has impacted American Culture.

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  • Opening Credits

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  • Lizzie borden table of contents

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  • Lizzie borden chapter 1

    Duration: 14min
  • Lizzie borden chapter 2

    Duration: 18min
  • Lizzie borden chapter 3

    Duration: 04min
  • Lizzie borden chapter 4

    Duration: 06min
  • Lizzie borden chapter 5

    Duration: 04min
  • Ending Credits

    Duration: 19s