Lizzie Borden is arrested for the murder of her father, Andrew, and stepmother, Abby, on August 11, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts. Following a grand jury indictment, Lizzie Borden went on trial for the murders in June of 1893. Although acquitted of the charges against her, the question of whether Lizzie Borden committed the murders remains to this day. Read more about it!
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|August 4, 1892||Andrew and Abby Borden are murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts.|
|August 11, 1892||Lizzie Borden is arrested in Fall River for the murder of her father and stepmother.|
|June 5, 1893||The trial begins in New Bedford, Massachusetts.|
|June 20, 1893||Lizzie Borden is found not guilty and acquitted.|