Lizzie Borden was bornon 19 July 1860 in American. Acquitted in one of the most mysterious murder cases in American history, Lizzie Borden was accused and tried for brutally stabbing her father and step-mother to death. Even after 120 years of her acquittal, the case of Lizzie Borden continues to be of intrigue to researchers and historians. A spinster at the age of 32, Lizzie allegedly had a ‘sour’ relationship with her step-mother and feared she would not be given her share of inheritance in her father’s property. She was the only suspect in the case and the jury believed that she had reasonable motives for the murder. The case aroused widespread controversy, public debates and in an era where the notion of women murderers was unheard of, Lizzie became a media sensation and the gruesome slaughters shocked the community in Fall River. Even after the jury declared Lizzie innocent, she was treated as an outcast and her neighbors often whispered denigrating remarks about her character. The house where the murder took place is now converted into a hotel called ‘Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast’ and centuries after the murder guests throng in large numbers to stay at the hotel and get a taste of the same breakfast menu that the Borden’s ate on the day of the murder! This unsolved case and its long dead suspect continues to interest people all over the world.
In 2012, a horror film titled ‘Lizzie’ was directed by David Dunn Jr
In 1975, a television movie based on the life of Lizzie Borden premiered on ABC network