The Lizzie Edition

In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of America’s greatest murder mystery, True Crime Historian brings you “The Lizzie Edition,” and in-depth look at the murder of Andrew J. Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1892, and the trial of his daughter Lizzie Borden the following June.

Part I: Butchered in Broad Day

The town of Fall River, Massachusetts, reels when a prominent businessman and his wife are found brutally murdered in their own home. With no weapon and no obvious motive, police try to determine if the murderer was an intruder or a member of the household. August 4-8, 1892.

Part II: The Hunt Progresses

The surviving members of the Borden household are being held as prisoners in their own home, even while officials literally take it apart searching for clues. Yet they remain mum on the contents of the ongoing inquest, leaving ample room for speculation.

Part III: Lizzie Has Been Arrested

Still in the middle of the inquest, Fall River officials finally feel as though they have enough evidence to make an arrest for the murder of Andrew J. Borden. She is sent to the jail in Taunton, Mass., where the matron turns out to be an old family friend.


Theme music “My Ain Countrie” by Mary Lee Demarest, 1861, performed by Davide Severi with Plava Kuca on Violin.
Media Management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

Dedicated to Rachel Michelle Jones, whose enthusiasm for the case prompted this monumental treatment.


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Sunday Magazine #14

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

Episode 165

Murder by Dynamite

An explosion in the men’s room of a department store sets off a wave of copycats, including one plot to murder a young lawyer by boobytrapping his car with dynamite.

Terror in La Paz

Our first trip to South America in the story of a clever serial killer and master of disguise with his mind set on strangling as many pretty young girls as he can.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
“Transcendental Etudes: Harmonies du Soir” by Franz Liszt, performed by Andreas Xenopoulos; “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” by Franz Liszt performed by the U.S. Navy Band, courtesy
“Tinta Verde” by Augustin Bardi and “Cobade” by Antonio de Bassi performed by Bert Alink, and “Don Perez Freire” by Agustin Barrios Mangore performed by Edson Lopes, courtesy
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun


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