Lizzie Borden: Lizzie Borden & New Details

March 15, 2012 by staff 

Lizzie Borden: Lizzie Borden & New Details, About 120 years ago, Lizzie Borden was a name frequently mentioned in the time’s newspapers. Now a century later, Lizzie Borden’s case is back in the spotlight after investigators seem to be one step closer to solving the mystery.

In 1890, Lizzie Borden, a wealthy New England woman was accused of killing her father and stepmother. The case made all the front page of the time’s newspapers and the cruel details of the killing appalled people back then. Reports of the time pointed out that the person that killed the father and stepmother butchered the victims using a “handless hatchet”.

Initially, Lizzie Borden spent 10 months in a prison in Massachusetts, but was acquitted in 1982. For more than a century the case remained cold, as nobody found evidence that would point to another suspect or the killer himself. However, new evidence might bring investigators closer to an answer.

Andrew Jackon Jennings was Lizzie Borden’s attorney. He kept all the evidence related to the case as well as two diaries that eventually ended up in the possession of the Fall River Historical Society. Members of the society’s staff noticed two notebooks that contained newspaper clippings, interview notes and observations made by Jennings.

Curator Michael Martins explained ABC News the content of the notebooks: “A number of the people Jennings spoke to were people he knew intimately, on a social or business level, so many of them were perhaps more candid with him than they would have been otherwise”.

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