On this day in 1892, Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, is arrested for the brutal murder of her father and stepmother. While a Grand Jury later heard evidence and indicted her for the murders. Conflicting testimony and mostly circumstantial evidence led to her acquittal in June of 1893.
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.