Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lizzy Borden is Orphaned on This Day in 1892

Lucky for Lizzie Borden, forensic science wasn't as advanced as it is today. Unless she was innocent. Then her name would have been cleared and we wouldn't have this gruesome, sensational story to rehash forever after. It's been 123 years since Arthur and Abby Borden were brutally murdered by an ax to the face. Whoever killed them, whether Lizzie or an intruder, had to have been pretty twisted and/or pretty pissed. 

I can't imagine being so angry or so full of hate that I'd whale away on someone's face with an ax. Well, maybe in my younger PMS years! Just kidding, obviously those were only fantasies briefly entertained to burn off some inner steam and help me remain civil and even pleasant on the outside while seething with murderous rage on the outside.

Lizzie was also pretty lucky to have been tried before an all-male jury who probably couldn't comprehend the idea that a woman could possess the will, let alone the strength, to carry out such a violent act. Women were believed to be naturally compliant and genial in nature, especially well-bred banker's daughters like Lizzie. Of course, they found her not guilty.

Lucky for us, we can book a stay at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, the same house where the murders occurred in Fall River, Massachusetts. Maybe her ghost will show up and keep you company!

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