Abby Borden, Lizzie’s stepmother, had 19 blows to her head with a hatchet. Her father, Andrew Borden, (who was killed a good hour an a half later) sustained 10 blows to the face and head – also with a hatchet. Some say that was overkill. Certainly it was, er, uh, unnecessary force.
If Lizzie were a woman of contemporary times with proper credentials and specialized training, she would have other outlets and instruments of means in which to release her pent up rage. She undoubtedly would not have messed with something so mundane as a hatchet. Something like this, for example.
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