Lizzie Borden(redirected from Lizzy Borden)
|Lizzie Andrew Borden|
|Birthplace||Fall 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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