The Lizzie Borden Sourcebook

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David Kent, Robert A. Flynn
Branden Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 355 pages
Presents information on the axe murders of Andrew and Abby Borden in 1892, a crime for which their daughter Lizzie went to trial, featuring reproductions of articles from forty-one newspapers across the U.S., official correspondence and transcripts, and discussion of the plays, opera, and ballet inspired by the crimes.
 

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Page 86 - No, sir; not that I know of. Q. You never had any business transactions with any man by the name of McNally? A. No, sir. Q. Or correspondence with any man by the name of McNally? A. I don't think I did. By Chairman Lexow: Q. Don't you know whether you did or not? A. I don't think I did. Q. Will you swear you did not?
Page 198 - Lightfoot then and there instantly died, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do say, that the said David Beckett, the said John Lightfoot, in manner and form aforesaid, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did kill and murder...
Page 198 - Parkman then and there instantly died. — And so the Jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do say, that the said John W. Webster, him the said George Parkman, in manner and form aforesaid, then and there feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did kill and murder...
Page 28 - Lizzie is of a repellant disposition, and, after an unsuccessful passage with her father, would become sulky and refuse to speak to him for days at a time. She moved in the best society in Fall River, was a member of the Congregational church, and is a brilliant conversationalist. She thought she ought to entertain as others did, and felt that, with her father's wealth she -was.
Page 263 - ... determine the law and the fact. SEC. 8. No person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense without due process of law; and no person, for the same offense shall be put twice in jeopardy of punishment, nor again be put upon trial for the same offense after having been once acquitted by a jury, nor shall be compelled, in any criminal cause, to be a witness against himself.
Page 70 - I don't know whether Mrs. Borden is out or in; I wish you would see if she is in her room." Q. You supposed she was out at the time? A. I understood so; I did not suppose anything about it. Q. Did she tell you where she was going? A. No sir. Q. Did she tell you who the note was from? A. No sir. Q. Did you ever see the note? A. No sir. Q. Do you know where it is now? A. No sir. Q. She said she was going out that morning? A. Yes sir.
Page 346 - Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Page 25 - The thing that hath been is that which shall be ; and that which is done is that which shall be done ; and there is no new thing under the sun.
Page 66 - A. I don't know. Q. You remember, Miss Borden, I will call your attention to it, so as to see if I have any misunderstanding, not for the purpose of confusing you ; you remember that you told me several times that you were downstairs, and not upstairs when your father came home? You have forgotten perhaps? A. I don't know what I have said.

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