August 4, 2017 all-day
Aug 4, 1892. In a grisly scene, Andrew Jackson Borden, a wealthy area merchant, was found hacked to death in the parlor of his Fall River, MA, home. The body of his second wife, Abby Durfee Borden, lay upstairs. Lizzie Andrew Borden, home at the time, had discovered her fathers lifeless form. She was arrested and tried for the murders, but the lack of solid evidence against her led to Bordens eventual acquittal. Debate over her guilt, innocence and motive has raged ever since.