Blore is referring to the story of Lizzie Borden (1860-1927), who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe on August 4, 1892, at the family's home in Fall River, Massachusetts. No other reasonable suspect was ever found; Lizzie had opportunity and a motive (a strained relationship with the two victims). Nevertheless, she was acquitted on June 20, 1893.
The story of Lizzie Borden gave birth to a popular American children's rhyme--similar to "Ten Little N_____s" in its macabre subject matter.
- 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 house where the murders occurred is now a bed and breakfast.
The video below documents the murders and contains images that may be disturbing to some.