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Lizzie Borden Axe Murders & Trial Presentation + Quiz + Flashcards ~ 60 Slides

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Borden Lizzie Axe Murders & Trial Presentation + Quiz + Flashcards ~ Total of 60 Slides!

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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. They had one servant, a maid. Although the maid was forced to work by Abby Borden that day, despite being ill, she had no other motive to kill the Bordens and was never seriously considered a suspect.

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. Andrew also chose to live near his businesses rather than among the town’s other wealthiest people on “The Hill.”

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. Lizzie would have only had 8-13 minutes to clean herself and the axe plus dispose of any evidence as that’s how long it took for her father’s body to be discovered after his death. No other evidence was discovered by searching the property.

The state's case rested largely on the argument that it was impossible for anyone else to have committed the crime. Lizzie Borden's inquest testimony, full of contradictions and implausible claims, was ruled inadmissible at trial. Lizzie should have been warned, the judges said, that she had a right under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution to remain silent.

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 with this conundrum at the center of it.
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