Lizzie Borden - Fayette, Iowa newspaper

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6/9/1893 - FOR HER LIFE, Mis* I.lKftte norden Placed on,...
FOR HER LIFE, Mis* I.lKftte norden Placed on, Trial—Sha la churged with the Morder of Her Vather and Stepmother, « NKW BEDFORD, Mass., June O .—The trial of Miss Lizzie A. Borden, charged with tho murder of her father and stepmother, stepmother, August 4,1802, was begun at 11 a. m. Monday. After nine hours of rigid examination a jury was secured.. The defendant was arraigned and pleaded not guilty. She manifested a coolness that approached indifference to the proceedings. LTho double murder of Andrew J. Borden and his wifo took place In this city shortly before noon on August*, 1892. The body of the old gentleman was found on a sofa in the parlor of tho houso and that of Mrs. Bordon In a bod chamber on the second floor. Death in both enfcos had been caused by repeated repeated blows of somo heavy, sharp instrument instrument on tho face, nock and head. Although Mr. Borden was worth half a million dollars, there is no evidence to Indicate that robbory had boon tho motive of the crime. No plate or money or any of tho valuables of the mansion wore mcsHlng, nor had a slnglo thing boen removed removed from tho bodtos. There wore so far as Is yet known, but two persons besides Uorden and his wifo on tho premises when tho murdor was committed. Theso were Bridgot Sullivan, a domestic and Lizzie Borden, tho younger of Mr. Bordon's two daughters. Tho first alarm was givon by Lizzie, who ran out into the yard and called for help. She was inspected inspected chiefly bocauso of certain discrepancies between hor statements to the polico as to the circumstances under which the bodies were found. A brother-in-law of Bordon named Harrington also testified that for ten years thero hnd been almost constant disputes between the daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Uorden. They had been allowed KU0 a year each, and had been given property worth in the aggregate about Sfl,00a They were dissatlsllod with this, Harrington said, and thought they ought to have more. Miss Uorden moved iu the best society, and wanted money to "hold her end up," as Harrington Harrington expressed it. • Thc theory of tho prosecution is that it was the purpose of Lizzie Bordon, by killing Borden and his wife, to inherit one-half of tho estate. Bearing on this point information wasfurnishod the police to the effect that Mr. Uorden was about to make a will, The police police consider the information reliable. No will has boen found since his death and he is believed to have died intes­ tate. It is said that Lizzie Borden knew he was about to make a wilL Before the tragedy Lizzie Borden llvod tho humdrum life of a small placo. She once taught a Sunday school clnss and was bright but sedate. Sho made an extended tour of Kuropo two or three years ago.1

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  1. Fayette County Leader,
  2. 09 Jun 1893, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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