Lizzie Borden

(redirected from Abby Durfee Gray Borden)
Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Andrew Borden
BirthplaceFall River, Massachusetts, U.S.
Known for Acquittal in murder of father and stepmother

Borden, Lizzie (Andrew)

(1860–1927) alleged murderess; born in Fall River, Mass. She was arrested and tried for the axe-murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. Acquitted in 1893, she was socially ostracized but remained in Fall River until her death.
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Borden, Lizzie (1860–1927)

woman accused of butchering father and stepmother with ax (1872). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 91]
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Borden and his second wife, Abby Durfee Gray Borden, were hacked to death with an ax.
The place is a college theatre in Fall River, Massachusetts, 50 miles south of Boston, the occasion a partial re-enactment of the trial of Lizzie Borden, presented 100 years to the day after that formidable lady did -- or did not -- dispatch her stepmother, Abby Durfee Gray Borden, and her wealthy, skinflint father, Andrew Jackson Borden, by means of a total of some 30 blows with a hatchet.