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Lizzie Borden - American Folklore

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The courtroom erupted in wild cheering and thousands of well-wishers gathered to congratulate Lizzie on her acquittal. She soon took advantage of her newfound wealth to travel. She and Emma purchased a new home they called "Maplecroft." Not long after the trial, doubt began to grow in Fall River. People questioned whether Lizzie, now going by Lizbeth, had gotten away with murder.

By 1915 she was totally shunned by her community and estranged from her sister Emma, her most loyal defender. Lizzie Borden died in 1927 at the age of sixty-seven, from complications of pneumonia. She was buried, at her request, next to her father in the family plot at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River.

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