According to History.com, the rhyme about Lizzie Borden and the murder of her parents is: “Lizzie Borden took an axe, and delivered her mother forty blows; when she realised what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.”
On August 4, 1892, the bodies of Lizzie Borden’s parents were discovered in their Fall River, Massachusetts, home. The bodies of Andrew and Abby Borden were dismembered with a hatchet. Lizzie became the leading suspect after purchasing an axe prior to the murders and torching a dress afterward. Due to a lack of evidence, Lizzie was acquitted of the murders of her parents. No other suspects were charged with the murders.
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