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Andrew Borden’s estate was worth about half a million dollars at the time of his death. Andrew Borden had already transferred one home over to his wife and her sister and he may have been ready to transfer more property to his wife. She was not the mother of his daughters. Andrew had one illegitimate son but he had provided him with nothing. He also had no provision for him in his Will. Andrew had married Abby after Emma and Lizzie’s mother died, when Lizzie was 5 and Emma 12.
The two Bordens were misers with the girls. The house had no amenities. Andrew Borden would not even pay for an indoor toilet. Andrew’s money was seen as the main motive for the murders, if a stranger did not commit them.
The police found an axe but could not prove it was the murder weapon. The axe was clean. Lizzie’s clothes were untouched by blood or any other matter, both on her person or in her wardrobe.
The state's case rested largely on the argument that it was impossible for anyone else to have committed the crime.
The government's own timeline, which allowed from eight to thirteen minutes between Andrew Borden's murder and Lizzie's call to the maid, made it impossible to wash blood off one's person, clothes, and murder weapon and then also hide the clothing, murder weapon and other evidence. The crime really couldn’t be solved or proven with this conundrum at the center of it.