This is a brief overview of a non-fiction book that I am currently researching and writing:
On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. The savage nature of the murders of this prominent local businessman and his wife shocked the local community, and suspicion soon fell on Lizzie Borden, the daughter of Andrew, and the step-daughter of Abby, as the most likely criminal perpetrator. On August 11, 1892, only a week after the murders, Lizzie was arrested and charged with both murders. Based largely on the circumstantial evidence presented by the prosecution, Lizzie Borden’s murder trial began on June 5, 1893, and lasted approximately two weeks. On June 20, 1893, the all-male jury rendered their verdict on Lizzie Borden’s guilt or innocence in the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden. The jury had taken an hour and a half, and had taken only one polling of the entire jury, to render a not guilty verdict.
Although the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden were committed over 125 years ago, many people remain fascinated with these particular murders. This may be explained in part by the fact that no other suspect was ever charged with the murders, and this criminal case technically remains unsolved. Based on a comprehensive review and analysis of available crime scene evidence, and criminal investigative processes utilized in the original murder investigation, a behavioral assessment and profile of the most likely suspect in the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden will be provided. The reader will be able to render their own verdict on whether or not Lizzie was rightfully accused and prosecuted for the murders of her father and step-mother, and whether justice was served by the original jury’s verdict.
This literary work has been pre-registered with the U.S. Copyright office. If you are interested, you can research it with that office under the Pre-registration Case # 1-6593332141.