Preliminary Hearing Transcript

For a complete FREE transcript of the Preliminary Hearing simply post a comment below stating how you got interested in Lizzie and why you would like a copy.  This is not a contest – you’ll get one.  I just like to keep track of why people want to read it.  Thank you!




112 responses to “Preliminary Hearing Transcript

  1. Luann Joly

    August 19, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Thank you so much for sending the transcript to me! I know I’ll enjoy it very much as I’m doing a lot of research for a book I’m writing. Hugs!

  2. Anonymous

    January 25, 2016 at 3:25 AM

    Thanks so much for emailing the transcript to me, it’s a huge addition to the research for my book.
    Best wishes,

  3. Debs

    January 25, 2016 at 3:28 AM

    Thank you so much for emailing the transcript to me, it’s a huge addition to the research for my book.
    Best wishes, Debbie

  4. greta lee davidson

    January 25, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Thank u so much. This is wonderful! You r very generous to do this. You rock!

  5. Hawk

    February 15, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    I would love to have a copy of the Preliminary Hearings to compare what was said at the Inquest and Trial testimony.

  6. Gregory Williams

    February 20, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    I have begun consulting your blog, and see your offer of a copy of the transcript of the Lizzie Borden preliminary (probable-cause) hearing. I would like to take you up on that generous offer. I have spoken here on Cape Cod on the Webster/Parkman and Sacco and Vanzetti cases, and will be presenting a talk on Lizzie Borden on a couple of occasions coming up. . . .

    Thank you for your kindness in this matter.

    Gregory Williams

    • phayemuss

      February 20, 2016 at 1:02 PM

      I think I sent it twice – my mailer was hic-cupping. Let me know you got it okay.

      • Jean Rightley

        February 23, 2016 at 11:24 PM

        Thanks ahead of time for sending the transcript. I’m interested in her childhood in particular and it’s comparability to current sociopathic youth.

  7. Tashira

    February 24, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    i would like one for a research paper.

  8. Richard O Jones

    February 24, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    I am an author of True Crime history and a podcaster of the same. I would like to explore this document for the possibility of doing a podcast about the case.

    • phayemuss

      February 26, 2016 at 12:52 PM

      Emailed it today. 🙂

  9. Vicki Kramer

    February 26, 2016 at 7:29 AM

    I am a new blogger and hope to be an author of a published work in the future regarding the Borden murders. I have always been interested in true crime but the Borden murders fascinate me the most. I would like a copy of the transcript to use in my research for my posts. Thank you in advance.

    • Anonymous

      March 1, 2016 at 5:03 PM

      Received my transcript today as promised! Thank you!

  10. Luisa

    March 5, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Some years ago I printed your Preliminary Hearing, but now, because of a lack of space, I woul like to have it recorded in my computer. Why? I do not know. I am fond of Lizzie. She is in my heart.
    Many thank and Best regards,

  11. Rebecca F. Pittman

    March 7, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    I appreciate your efforts in providing this transcript. I recently finished reading the full trial transcript from the summer of 1893. I would like to compare the prelim to see how certain witnesses’ stories changed. I have a new book coming out this year on the “tragedy.”
    Thank you so much.

    • phayemuss

      March 8, 2016 at 2:38 AM

      Rebecca, your email did not work so I sent it to wonderland at the…be watching for it. And thank you.

      • Kerri Larkin

        September 24, 2018 at 10:26 PM

        ok it said to reply to transcript or for do I give my home adress?? txs Kerri 🙂

      • phayemuss

        September 26, 2018 at 11:08 AM

        No, it will be sent electronically as a PDF file. But you do need to tell me why you want a copy of the Preliminary Hearing. Elaborate on your interest and motivation to read this document. Thank you!

  12. Luisa

    March 8, 2016 at 3:20 AM

    I have just received your e-mail and the Preliminary Hearing file. I thank you for your kindness.
    And thank you for giving us so much knowledge for nothing.


  13. Margaret Meideros

    March 10, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    I would like a copy of the preliminary transcript because I am very much interested in the case and have several books on it but none give the complete transcript. thank you.

  14. Alex Taylor

    March 10, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    I’m writing a play and your Preliminary Hearing transcript would be beneficial.
    -Alex Taylor

  15. donnie G. - Fall River, MA.

    March 10, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    When I was 9 I watched Legend of Lizzie Borden and have never seen it many times since. That’s how it started but I’ve done lots of research since. I would very much appreciate your Preliminary Hearing. Very nice thing to do.

  16. christina williams

    March 13, 2016 at 1:32 AM

    When I was a teenager I watched Legend of Lizzie on a VHS tape on a sleepover. It really creeped us girls out and I wanted to learn more about what happened to her. I have been reading books ever since. I have been watching documentaries ever since. Last year I read the Witness Statements. I would very much like to have the Preliminary Hearing. Thank you, Ms. Musselman.

  17. LisaCFirst

    March 15, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    I like to look up photos of (possibly) real characters and read about them as I watch films. I was watching the new Lizzie Borden stories on Netflix, did the searches and followed links around. I know you flamed the series, but really, don’t we all know it’s fiction with little nuggets of possible truth sprinkled about?

    Why are the theories about incest, or being discovered self-pleasuring, or any other exotic motives for the murders – why are these stories advanced lately (ie the 90’s onward) by self-identified experts more legitimate than the outright fictions of the new series? Where’s the foundation?? Even back in her time, how does anyone know the prurient stuff wasn’t just creepy gossip?

    Sure, this rotten stuff happened in life, but where’s the proof it happened in Lizbeth Borden’s life? So, it’s better to read the source material, not just the summaries, just can’t always get to them. I still have to finish reading your posts, maybe you’ve already debunked this stuff, but I thank you.

  18. LisaCFirst

    March 16, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Thank you for sharing your scholarship, this is incredibly generous!

    Sorry if I’ve offended anyone by scoffing at the more lurid theories.

  19. LisaCFirst

    March 16, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Thank you for the fast mailing of the transcript. It’s generous of you to share your scholarship with us!

  20. Jess

    March 31, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Hi! Your site is one of a kind!! =) I lived in Fall River briefly when I went to visit a friend who moved there from CT. and I ended up staying a while. We were walking distance from Lizzie’s house, and her church was across the street from where we were staying. However I’ve been fascinated by her since childhood. Growing up in New England, my mother told me the tale and even as a young’un, the macabre had a hold on me. I feel for Lizzie and feel a connection with her. I would very much like to have a preliminary. Thank you!!

    • Anonymous

      April 4, 2016 at 8:00 AM

      Thank you for emailing me the Preliminary Hearing. I greatly look forward to reading it at my desk, while pretending to do office work. =) Thanks again, greatly appreciated. I will continue to visit your page for sure!

  21. Anonymous

    April 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM

    School project

  22. Doris

    April 21, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    I’ve been reading everything on Lizzie Borden and her case. The transcript I’m sure has lots of information.

  23. Kevin

    April 23, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    I’m just interested in the case and want to learn all the facts.

  24. Anonymous

    May 20, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    pls send me a copy its for a school mock tail

    • phayemuss

      May 21, 2016 at 9:26 PM

      I will need your real name and email address. Thank you.

  25. Anonymous

    June 6, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    I am wondering if you have a transcript that would be good for a monologue for my college class. I have been searching everywhere to try and find a monologue transcript where I am lizzie.

    • phayemuss

      June 6, 2016 at 1:43 PM

      Oh my dear. Surely you can create one yourself. You’re in college, right?

  26. mburgan

    June 9, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Doing a book on the trial for kids and would like as many primary sources as possible.

  27. Christine Verstraete

    June 10, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    I have a book coming out with a different take on Lizzie, yes, it’s Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. You knew it would come to that, right? 😉

    • phayemuss

      June 11, 2016 at 9:45 AM

      OMG. No, I’m not the least bit surprised. If it’s any good, you just might get offers to buy the rights.

  28. Greg Marques

    June 19, 2016 at 4:19 AM

    I am developing a curriculum for an elective class on Lizzie Borden. The transcript would be a valuable asset.

  29. Melissa

    June 24, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Hello, I would like to request a copy of the transcript for a costume research project; I’m attempting to recreate the Bedford cord according to eyewitness accounts and popular fashions for that year. Thank you.

  30. Leah N

    July 11, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Hi! I would like a copy for a research paper please! Thank you so much for your valuable information, time and help!

  31. Gretchen Hill

    July 15, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    I am a sociologist, and have always been interested in American history, especially social history and American law. I remember the Lizzie Borden story from my youth and have read about it from time to time.

  32. Pam Arleta

    July 24, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    I love, love love your blog. I spend hrs at a time reading it. You have so much content with amazing information. I would definitely like to know exacdtly what was said at the preliminary hearing. Could you please send me one? thank you.

    Pam Arleta
    Chicago, Ill.

  33. Laura

    August 4, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Hello, I have been reading and researching on Lizzie for about 20 years now. As a Victorian and women’s history buff, her story was fascinating to me and it sparked my current career as a professional speaker and consultant on the Victorian era. I would very much like a copy of the preliminary hearing transcript. . have enjoyed your blog for some time now. Many thanks for your scholarship on Lizzie! Laura Loew, lostinthepast

  34. Laura

    August 5, 2016 at 7:32 AM

    Thank you so much Faye! I can’t wait to read it.

  35. Casey Michaels

    August 12, 2016 at 2:23 AM

    Have always found this a fascinating story, very interested to read the transcript

  36. Jeanne Mead

    September 14, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    I would love a copy of this! Went to Fall River over the summer for a stay in a lighthouse and then took a tour of the house where the murders were. Now I am taking a forensic Science class and am writing my paper on Lizzy’s case! PLEASE, send me a copy of the transcript! Thank you!

  37. Michelle F Hatzberger

    October 19, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    I have always been fascinated with this crime, I am not really sure why. But now that I work at TSH I am even more interested in figures who “stayed” here.

  38. Barb McGee

    November 3, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    I have been fascinated by the Borden murders ever since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was a kid. I would really appreciate a copy. Thank you so much for your generosity!

  39. Mike Schepp

    November 11, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    I have had an interest in the case since I did a persuasive essay over the case and would like to read further into the case. I want to see what the specific points made are and inquire on my own about the verdict.

  40. Gale Finlayson

    December 6, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    I would appreciate a copy of the transcript. A relative of my Fall River Grandfather’s (a Lubinsky who could hardly speak English) is said to have testified at the Trial–for the Defense. He claimed that he saw Lizzie walking calmly back to the house from the “barn.” One book says that this unnamed witness was an ice cream man. I wonder if my relative sold ice cream for a living in a country where he was ESL. We only learned of this connection in the 21st century, when my mother’s Durfee High School class was planning its 50th reunion. Thank you in advance for your help!

  41. bookandcoffeelover

    January 13, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    I would love of copy of this. Lizzie has intrigued since I read Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock many many years ago. I’m very interested in reading the transcripts to get a better understanding of the people and the time.


    January 19, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    I’ve been collecting books on borden case over 20 years and have never found the preliminary hearing. Would appreciate one being sent to me. Note my email. thanks a lot.

  43. Kate Lavender

    January 24, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    What is the difference between the Inquest Hearing and a Preliminary Hearing….are they the same thing? That’s why I would appreciate your email….thank you.

    • phayemuss

      February 1, 2017 at 1:27 AM

      YOU look it up. Write me back stating the difference, then I’ll send you a copy of the Preliminary Hearing. I’m shocked you should even ask. Shocked I tell you. lol

      • lavender011

        February 2, 2018 at 3:23 PM

        OMG! That was 3 weeks into my research on Lizzie. Total Rookie Mistake! But I stuck with it day & night and I’m still in love with it a year later. I am finishing up recording the Witness Statements at a local radio station. When that’s been edited I hope to begin rehearsals for the intense Inquest showdown between Lizzie & Knowlton. Wow! Hang on to your granny chair girls; it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Can’t wait to send you the finished product. Kate Lavender, Portland, Oregon.

  44. Peggy Reinhardt

    February 13, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    I’m writing a screenplay on the Borden case and would appreciate a copy of the preliminary hearing. thank you.

    • jess

      March 30, 2017 at 7:42 PM

      I am trying to read the preliminary and the inquest hearings as I have an interest with the case scenario I was around 12 years old. Thank you for your site as I have been reading a lot things in which I have forgotten and things I never knew. Your hard work is appreciated.

    • lavender011

      February 2, 2018 at 3:32 PM

      Hi Peggy! How’s that screenplay coming? I wrote one too and I took it to the Writer’s Convention in August 2017 and they said,”Nobody wants another Lizzie Borden movie.” They are so wrong! Nobody wants another Fictionalized movie like the new “Lizzie” out Jan 18, 2018. My advice to you is “don’t pitch your movie to a male producer.” So I’m recording the primary source documents portrayed by voice actors at a local radio station. You can follow my exploits on Facebook. Kate Lavender, Lizzie Borden Screenwriter, Portland, Oregon.

  45. sinorscream

    April 26, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    I would love a copy of this! Me and my sis are obsessed with trying to figure out what really happened! Thank you!

  46. Dianne

    May 7, 2017 at 10:56 PM

    Hi, I appreciate your interest and web site and was also interested when I saw Parallel Lives. I just love history. That wasnt very long ago! Thank uou in advance for the transcript

    • Deborah

      May 10, 2017 at 9:13 AM

      I would like a copy to see if I notice anything others haven’t yet, possibly. What can I say, I’m a female Holmes and have been all my life!

  47. Robin Fiola

    May 20, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    I am a longtime ‘Bordenologist’ and love to browse this site; this is my #1 fav hobby; trying to solve this crime! I have ALWAYS wanted to read the preliminary hearings, but it’s hard to find them for free. Thank you so much! -girl sleuth

  48. The Pamburglar

    May 24, 2017 at 9:48 PM

    I’m trying to write a play involving Lizzie Borden and I’d love to read the transcript to get some more insight into the whole thing. Plus, I’m a major historical true crime fan and I’ve been wanting to read it for ages. Thanks so much!

    • deriklbradshaw

      May 28, 2017 at 10:33 AM

      I just got back two weeks ago from spending a night in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum in Fall River. Was the best bucket list check-off ever! Slept in John Morse’s room…a copy of the transcript would be great as I just cannot get enough of this infamous case.

    • deriklbradshaw

      May 28, 2017 at 1:55 PM

      Thank uou so much for the quick delivery of the transcript! 👍🏼✌🏼

  49. Mike

    May 30, 2017 at 5:42 AM

    Since this is the only time that Lizzie Borden speaks about the murders publicly I an interested in what she says.

  50. zefyr

    June 7, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    hey there! firstly, thank you so much for the work you did in translating/transcribing this. i’m working on a collection of poems abt the borden case, femme erasure, & violences of whiteness—i’m trying to accrue as many primary documents as possible,and the preliminary hearings seem like they’d be key towards what i’m working towards! thanks so much in advance 🙂

  51. XTJohn

    July 11, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    I’ve been an addict of the case since visiting Fall River and The Lizzie Borden B&B 3 years ago.

  52. Sloane Meyer

    August 10, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    I don’t remember a time that I was not intrigued with Lizzie Borden. I would like a copy of the preliminary transcript to verify information from as original a source as possible.

  53. Jeanne Anders

    August 15, 2017 at 4:39 AM

    If the free offer is still available, I would appreciate receiving one. I’ve been an avid reader since the age of 4.Anytime I I come across the opportunity to confirm the facts of true stories, I leap at it. Curiosity plain and simple. I also like to form my own opinion of the “true” stories.

  54. Karla

    September 11, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    I would love a copy of the preliminary hearing transcript. I have been reading about the case and now I am hooked!!! Just ordered parallel Lives. Would like to visit the B & B someday. So disappointed that Maplecroft won’t be opening to the public. Love this site!

  55. Lynne Perez

    December 30, 2017 at 1:25 AM

    I would love a copy of the transcript, Lizzie Borden is a collateral line relative through the Durfee line.

  56. Evelyn

    December 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Thank you for the PH! What a gift!!!!!!!

  57. David R.

    December 31, 2017 at 2:22 AM

    Received the Hearing as requested. Wonderful! Bless you for making this free to us, Miss Faye.

    David-Somerville, MA.

  58. S B

    February 6, 2018 at 8:29 AM

    I would really love a copy of the preliminary hearing as I think that it is extremely important to read it in order to study better the case. I am so obsessed with the Bordens . Thank you in advance !

  59. S B

    February 13, 2018 at 2:22 AM

    THANK you sooo much , I thought it would take longer but received it yesterday. I am so excited , can’t wait to read it. Really appreciate it 🙂

  60. george

    February 20, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    I am doing a writing assignment on her and would like to see the preliminary hearing

  61. george

    February 21, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    I am doing a writing assignment on lizzie borden and I want all the resources possible.


    March 16, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    Hi there! I’m going to be directing a production of Lizzie the Musical at the end of the year and I would like to read the transcript for myself.


      March 16, 2018 at 11:03 AM

      WOW – thank you so much for getting this to be in just couple of hours. I can’t wait to check it out!

  63. M R

    March 20, 2018 at 11:53 AM

    I visited the Borden House a few days ago. I find the whole story so interesting and have since got library books for more information. I would love to read the preliminary hearing, thanks.

  64. M R

    March 21, 2018 at 7:38 AM

    I got it. Thank you so much!! 🙂

  65. Michele Johnson

    May 27, 2018 at 8:39 PM

    I’m one of the many people still obsessed with Lizzie. I’ve stayed at the B&B for two nights and this further fueled my obsession. I would love to have the transcript. Thank you in advance.

  66. Kate Lavender

    June 24, 2018 at 4:28 PM

    Dear Lizzie Lovers! Thanks to Faye Musselman’s generosity I will be recording podcasts of the Preliminary Trial as well as filming it for my Facebook blog. Thanks so much for your digital copy. It is much appreciated!

    • phayemuss

      June 24, 2018 at 6:07 PM

      You’re welcome. Enjoy and good luck on your project, Kate!

  67. maureen e rossi

    August 5, 2018 at 5:26 AM

    May I please have a copy as I am fascinated with this famous cold case

  68. Marianne Donley

    August 30, 2018 at 8:07 AM

    I would love a copy of the hearing proceedings. We use the case in our forensic science course.

  69. S. Wagner

    September 8, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Interesting comments in this blog. Interested in this case since it was made into a movie and portrayed by Elizabeth Montgomery. Thank you.

  70. Peter Markham

    September 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    I study law and trial procedures. I would love to have a copy of the transcript of one of the famous trials of the nineteenth century.

  71. Michelle

    September 11, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Discovered the story for the first time last week and there are so many contradictions it intrigues me.

    • Lisa

      November 17, 2018 at 3:27 PM

      Hi- my family is from Fall River and I have always been fascinating this case. I’m reading a historical fiction book about Lizzie Borden and i would like to read the actual transcripts. Thank you!

  72. Richard

    January 18, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    I stayed in the Borden home and have been fascinated with the case since childhood.

  73. Laci

    January 19, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    I have always been so interested in the specifics and in depth details of this case!

  74. kimbra eberly

    January 20, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    would love to have a copy. Been to the house 4 times, was lead prosecutor for 2 mock trials, been on 2 paranormal investigations and finishing up my book called, “Inadmissible -The case of Lizzie Borden and Murderous women” which will be out this Spring. Thank you

  75. Dawne-Marie Haralambou

    February 5, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    I am fascinated by the case and, if Lizzie Borden truly wasn’t a killer, then she is owed a voice – and the right to be exonerated.

  76. Kim Mewborn

    March 14, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    I got interested in this case when I saw the movie with Elizabeth Montgo

  77. Chuck Bellack

    May 21, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    I first became aware of Lizzie when I was like 13 years old. I honestly began hearing the famous verse in my head but it was incomplete. A call to our local Library opened a whole new world to me. I believe in past lives and while I can’t say I was Lizzie Borden, I do beludve I lived at that time and may have even known Lizzie. Been to Fall River 3 times and stayed at the House twice, both times in Lizzie’s room. Never have read the Hearing and looking forward to it!

  78. Randall Evans

    June 10, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Hi Faye. I first got interested in the Lizzie case when I read Victoria Lincoln’s A PRIVATE DISGRACE not too long after it was published (I was living in New Orleans, now I’m in NYC). Over the years I’ve acquired many of the main books on the subject though not all. Cara Robertson got me interested all over again when I read her recent book, sending me back to the floor plans of the Borden house; then I re-read A PRIVATE DISGRACE! enjoying it as much the second time all these years later. I first visited Fall River in 1972 and returned several times after that, finally getting to tour the B&B about 1998 (a true thrill after all my reading, as you can imagine). I hope to stay overnight there one of these days. I also attended the 1992 centenary of the crime, though not the seminar part of it. I was in seventh heaven mixing with all those Borden enthusiasts milling about. Thanks in advance if you send me the pdf transcript!

  79. Hen

    July 2, 2019 at 5:03 AM

    Just found this, heading to Fall River today from Cape. Great Job!!

  80. Hen

    July 2, 2019 at 5:47 AM

    I never have before now, but, honestly, I find myself feeling awfully sad for the life they lived. Reading that letter from the next generation cousins about the party and the costumes, reading further that they had probably passed maple…house coming or going, the events surrounding the excising of each sister from their life’s , their mother’s death, the fact that, from what I’m reading, being a “Borden” in Fall River carried a significant cache that Lizzie nor Emma ever had, despite name. I have nieces now grown, who lost mother in their teens, and witnessed the breadth of heartbreak and impact that brings teenage girls. I think Emma must have been so depressed, and not knowing much about the father, only knowing the era, it must have been hell for Emma, , and worse yet, to be usurped of all her”work, responsibilities, identification, “ when Abbie suddenly arrived. Emma was mid late teens, that must have tore her heart up on so many levels. It
    Replaces the mother Emma knew, and I have never read their relationship health, but I’m assuming Emma must have loved her mom. Then Abbie is there, Lizzie has absolutely no memory of her mother. I imagine Emma hated Abbie, and I do not like that word, but how could she not. Abbie made little effort in rebuilding a decimated family. Abbie did Abbie, and no, she didn’t deserve an ax in her skull!
    Abbie was said to be unattractive, overweight , “older woman, unmarried spinster,” who, although came from a “ good “ family name, it had fallen on hard times. When she understood THE ANDREW BORDEN might be seeking her skills, I can’t imagine there wasn’t a person she didn’t run down to get that marriage over and done. and did everything she could to make something permanent.
    Emma also lost a sister and Lizzie was her sole connection, literally, to a mother gone too soon. Lizzie knew only Abbie, interesting the suspect was the sister “ raised” by her step mom. I would like to think that Lizzie had a great sense of humor and understood the ridiculous in others, but I have no idea. She was left by that town as a pariah. She stopped going to the center church, and she began to think people were whispering about her. Something kept her inFallRiver, which for the life of me, I will never understand lt could be that she wouldn’t leave because of what she had done? Emma finally got out of Dodge, and even in her will, her wording for Lizzie is evocative of meaning, not just a transaction( how I read it) and Lizzie’s Stipulation on Emma in her will was completely devoid of anything That would have illustrated the generosity Emma had given to Lizzie her whole life. The split between the two, I think was a reckoning of responsibility, and Emma left, still loving her sister, but, could
    no longer be a quiet chaperone to her current and past acts. I do think Lizzie killed them both. I have absolutely no idea how she had the steel to pull it off as quickly as she did, and I believe it was an act of ragefull injustice. I’m not an expert, I’m not a Lizzie scholar, I am absolutely fascinated by her, and cannot believe I just wrote War and Peace….sorry, got me interested!!,

  81. Elise Stone

    August 27, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    I’m writing a historical mystery set in the same time period, and am very interested in accurate source material. Of course, I thought of the Lizzie Borden trial right away.

  82. Lisa

    August 28, 2019 at 12:56 AM

    I’ve been interested in her life for years and want to ke more about her.

  83. Deandra Ribar

    October 1, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    I’m writing a speech on the trial of her for my college class.

  84. James Lawson

    October 7, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    I’ve been intrigued by Lizzie Borden since I was a child. O er the years I’ve collected lots of documents, but never this. Thank you so much for sharing!

  85. Eduardo

    November 9, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    I am doing my Master Thesis on the Lizzie case. I decided to do so after watching a Documental about the Fall River murders, here in Spain.
    Thank you.

  86. Russell Peppe

    January 14, 2020 at 5:42 PM

    I would like to see a transcript of the Preliminary Hearing to compare it to the Inquest and to try to understand better the sequence of events on Aug 4. Thanks in advance for your work and for sending it.

  87. Jersey

    March 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM

    Would LOVE to read this, if you are still emailing it??
    I’ve been reading on the case for years, still plowing through Parallel Lives,
    and am fascinated by not only Lizzie – but Bridget Sullivan, Emma Borden,
    and John Morse, of course.
    Thank you in advance if you are still send it!

  88. Jersey

    March 12, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    WOW – Thank You ever so much for this great file!!
    I’m going to really enjoy going through this on the weekend,
    when I have some time to concentrate.
    This definitely makes me wonder what the outcome would have been if the murders happened today??
    Thanks Again, much appreciated!!

    • Rusty Judd

      March 17, 2020 at 5:28 PM

      When you hace a moment, i would love to read this Thanks

      • Rusty Judd

        March 18, 2020 at 2:45 PM

        Thank you looking forward to reading it later this evening

  89. Debbie Paiz

    May 5, 2020 at 2:33 PM

    I would love to read the file you have on Lizzie Borden. I have always wondered about Lizzie and all that she had endured in her life.


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