10 Little-Known Facts About Lizzie Borden

She looms large in the annals of American crime lore. But how well do you truly know Lizzie Borden?

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1. Abby Borden was Lizzie’s stepmother, not her mother

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  • Abby Borden

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2. Andrew Borden was not a well-liked man

3. The Borden family maid was in the house when the murders took place …

4. The jump-rope rhyme got the number of whacks wrong

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5. Lizzie tried to buy poison the day before the murders took place

6. There was no blood spatter on Lizzie when the police arrived at the home

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7. There was no physical evidence tying Lizzie to the crime

8. Lizzie was not a reclusive or antisocial person prior to the murders

9. The jury acquitted Lizzie after deliberating for just an hour and a half

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  • A depiction of Lizzie Borden during the trial

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10. Lizzie was shunned after the trial, even though she was acquitted