An odd thing about famous crimes is what details enter pop culture and stay there. People who know nothing about the circumstances surrounding the murder of JonBenét Ramsey, for instance, might well recognize the famous photos of her in full pageant regalia. Those who know little about Charles Manson's behaviors may still quickly think of the Manson Family when asked about cults. As for me, I've always known about Lizzie Borden, it seems, but only because of the grisly nursery rhyme I must have come across in some book years and years ago: Lizzie Borden took an ax, / Gave her mother forty whacks, / When she saw what she had done, / She gave her father forty-one. In fact, whoever gave Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother those real whacks didn't...
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'The Trial Of Lizzie Borden' Adds Fodder To The Murder Case's Mystery