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March 2, 2023

Ep. 122: Lizzie Borden, Pt. 1 - 40 Whacks

Ep. 122: Lizzie Borden, Pt. 1 - 40 Whacks

Axe Murder March is back, and this time, the ladies are doing it for themselves!

That's right, after our fan-favorite series last year covering the Axeman of New Orleans, the Villisca Axe Murders, and the Man from the Train, we're heading back to the chopping block with stories of women who, well...took matters into their own hands.

First up is one of the biggies in American history: the story of Lizzie Borden, who may or may not have taken an axe, given her mother 40 whacks, and when she saw what she had done, may or may not have given her father 41.

Was 32-year-old Lizzie the psychopath behind the brutal axe slayings that took the lives of her wealthy father, Andrew Borden, and her stepmother, Abby? Or was she just a gentle-spirited Massachusetts spinster caught in the middle of a horrible crime, a frustrated police investigation, and a riled-up town looking for answers?

In this first part of our 2-episode look at the infamous double homicide, Carrie takes us a trip back in time to Fall River, MA in 1892, and establishes the complicated family dynamics at play in the Borden home, and the lead-up to and morning of the horrific murders that rocked the Bordens' lives and the town of Fall River to this very day.


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