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SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE, ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER, the Boston Herald (MA) dated Jun 21, 1893.
ONE of the BEST display newspaper I have seen to date with coverage of the climax of the MURDER TRIAL of LIZZIE BORDEN, the "Not Guilty" verdict by a jury in New Bedford, MASSACHUSETTS. This has a prominent front page headlines: "LIZZIE BORDEN NOT GUILTY / It Took The Jury Only a Litle Over an Hour to decide her Fate." This headline "says what you want it to say". There are also front page and inside page woodcut engraved pictures of LIZZIE BORDEN herself, as well as the end of the trial in New Bedford, MA.
The Boston newspapers (The Boston Herald and Boston Post) were the closest big city newspapers to Fall River, MASSACUSETTS where the murders took place; thus the Boston Herald is in essence the LOCAL newspaper thta covered the Lizzie Borden case as a LOCAL story and had the means to produce woodcut engravings of the trial !!
This begs to be framed and hung in a Fall River, MASSACHUSETTS home or museum !!
The Lizzie Borden murders and trial of 1892-1893 are essentially the 19th Century version of the Casey Anthony murder trial- with the same verdict- NOT GUILTY !!
Lizzie Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927) was a woman in New England who allegedly killed her father and stepmother with a hatchet on August 4, 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts, in the United States. The murders, subsequent trial, and ensuing trial by media became a cause célèbre. Although Lizzie Borden was acquitted, no one else was ever arrested or tried and she has remained a notorious figure in American folklore. Dispute over the identity of the killer or killers continues to this day. The fame of the incident has endured in American pop culture and criminology,
On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden had gone into Fall River to do his usual rounds at the bank and post office. He returned home at about 10:45 a.m.; Lizzie Borden claimed that she found his body about 30 minutes later.
During the murder trial, the Bordens' twenty-six year old maid, Bridget Sullivan, testified that she was lying down in her room on the third floor of the house shortly after 11:00 a.m. when she heard Lizzie call to her, saying someone had killed her father; his body was found slumped on a couch in the downstairs sitting room. Andrew Borden's face was turned to the right hand side, apparently at ease, as if he was asleep.
Shortly thereafter, while Lizzie was being tended by neighbors and the family doctor, Sullivan discovered the body of Abby Borden in the guest bedroom located upstairs. Both Andrew and Abby Borden had been killed by crushing blows to their skulls from a hatchet. Andrew Borden's left eyeball was cleanly split in two.
Lizzie Borden was arrested and jailed on August 11, 1892; a grand jury began hearings on November 7, 1892. After evidence was presented, a bill of indictment for murder was delivered on December 2, 1892. Her murder trial at New Bedford, Massachusetts was not until June 1893. She was defended by former Massachusetts governor George D. Robinson, Andrew V. Jennings., and Melvin O. Adams. One of the prosecutors in the trial was William H. Moody, a future United States Attorney General and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
During the police investigation, a hatchet was found in the basement and was assumed to be the murder weapon. Though it was clean, most of its handle was missing and the prosecution stated that it had been broken off because it was covered with blood. Police officer Michael Mullaly testified that he found the head of the hatchet next to a hatchet handle; Deputy Marshall John Fleet contradicted this testimony. Later, a forensics expert said there was no time for the hatchet to be cleaned after the murder. The prosecution was hampered by the fact that the Fall River police did not put credence in the then-new forensic technology of fingerprinting, and refused to take prints from the hatchet.
No blood-soaked clothing was found as evidence by police. A few days after the murder, Lizzie tore apart and burned a blue dress in the kitchen stove, claiming she had brushed against fresh baseboard paint that had smeared on it.
Despite incriminating evidence and testimony presented by the prosecution, Lizzie was acquitted on June 20, 1893, after the jury deliberated only an hour and a half. The fact that no murder weapon was found and no blood evidence was noted just a few minutes after the second murder pointed to reasonable doubt. Her entire original inquest testimony was barred from the trial. Also excluded was testimony regarding her attempt to purchase prussic acid. Adding to the doubt was another axe murder which took place shortly before the trial and was perpetrated by a man named José Correira. While many of the details in both murders were similar, Correira was proven to be out of the country when the Borden murder took place.
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