Today marks the day in 1892 that Andrew Borden and his wife, Abby Durfee Borden were murdered, allegedly at the hands of their daughter, Lizzie Andrew Borden.
It was a violent murder which inspired the childhood rhyme still known today....
Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And gave her mother forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
The rhyme is exaggerated, of course, with the autopsy reports describing 18 and 10 wounds respectively.
The crime timeline for August 4, 1892 is as follows:
7 a.m. Andrew and Abby Durfee Borden have breakfast with Mr. John Vinnicum Morse (the brother of Lizzie and Emma's late mother, Andrew Borden's first wife.)
8:45 a.m. Mr. Morse leaves the house and returns at 11:30 a.m.
8:50 a.m. Lizzie comes down for breakfast by herself.
9:15 a.m. Mr. Borden leaves.
9:30 a.m. Mrs. Borden is murdered in the second floor guest bedroom.
10:45 a.m. Mr. Borden returns and is murdered in the first floor sitting room.
Did Lizzie do it? Or did someone else?
No one really knows, though reasons and theories abound.
Of course, I have my own theory.
Read about it in.... LIZZIE BORDEN, ZOMBIE HUNTER
** Coming out Sept. 13! (which is Andrew Borden's Birthday!)
Every family has its secrets…
One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?
Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.