Lizzie Borden Murders
Lizzie Borden MurdersFor the past century, the Murders of Andrew J. Borden and his wife Abby Borden became one of America’s obsessions. From the towns’ people of Fall River Massachusetts to the rest of the country, the Borden murders became the topic of interest. The case shocked the nation as Lizzie Borden- a 32 year old school teacher- was put on trial for the murders of her parents.
On August 4, 1892, at 92 Second Street Fall River Massachusetts, Andrew Borden and Abby Borden were found murdered in their homes. Andrew Borden, the richest man in Fall River, was found dead by his daughter Lizzie Borden, on a couch in the sitting area. Lizzie called to the household maid, Bridget Sullivan, to come down from the attic to inform her that Mr. Borden was dead. When Bridget came down, she found Lizzie at the back door and told Bridget to go get Dr. Bowen, who lived across the street. Dr. Bowen wasn’t home so Bridget told Mrs. Bowen that Mr. Borden had been murdered. When Bridget arrived back at the house she was sent to get Lizzie’s friend, Miss Alice Russell. While Bridget was going to get Miss. Russell, another neighbor, Mrs. Adelaide Churchill saw some commotion at the Borden house and went over to check it out. When she arrived at the house Lizzie told her that her father had been killed. Mrs. Churchill asked where Lizzie’s mother was and Lizzie informed her that her mother received a note asking her to attend to a sick friend. Mrs. Churchill then sent her handyman to search for the Doctor, since Bridget was unable to find him and to contact the police. Mrs. Churchill and Bridget, in hopes Mrs. Borden had arrived home again, went upstairs to look for her, only to find her dead on the floor in her room.
The police received the call at 11:15 a.m., only about five minutes after Mr. Borden was found dead. At 11:30 a.m. Dr. Bowen, Bridget, and Miss. Russell arrived back at the house. Then, at 11:45 a.m. seven police officers, and the medical examiner, William Dolan, arrived at the...