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Lizzie Borden Had an Axe...

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Lizzie Borden's court case was labeled 'The Trial of the Century" by reputable newspapers and the yellow press, which competed to see who could come up with the most lurid headlines. Upon her father and stepmother's death, Lizzie inherited their wealth and used it to hire a formidable group of defense attorneys, which included a former governor of Massachusetts. They claimed that Lizzie was a victim herself with the tragic loss of her parents while prosecutors presented a picture of an angry, vengeful daughter who was determined to keep her father's wealth at any price. This film recreates the brutal crime based on two different scenarios: the prosecuting attorneys' and Lizzie's story of a 'mysterious stranger' committing the murders. Viewers will be able to reach their own conclusion by the end of the program. Did Lizzie Borden get away with murder or are the brutal axe murder of Andrew and Abby Borden still an unsolved mystery?

2004, 50 min

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