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In(famous) Murder Cases

Posted by Library Blog on 04/14/2016 at 03:21 PM

If you are not a native of Southern New England, you may not be familiar with the details of the Lizzie Borden case. Lizzie Borden allegedly murdered her parents in 1892. A trial, in which Lizzie was acquitted, followed soon thereafter. Lizzie Borden is commemorated by a nursery rhyme, albeit a bloody one:

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

The crime, and her alleged part in it, have been featured in songs, television shows, movies, books, plays, video games, and graphic novels. There is even a Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum.

The book display currently featured in the library contains books about the Lizzie Borden trial as well as other books and e-books in our collection about murder, homicide, and manslaughter trials. Information about the titles in the display can be found on our LawGuide or on our Pinterest page.

If you are looking to further study what happens during a trial, consider LexisNexis Courtroom Cast, a resource available through the Law Library. To create your free student account, click here and then proceed to the “Sign Up” link at the top of the screen. Courtroom Cast provides easy access to footage of real trials, audio files of selected significant opinions, and video clips to help students learn evidence, trial practice and oral advocacy. Signing up for and using Courtroom Cast is easy.

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