Lizzie Borden Took An Axe, Sued

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Everyone wants a piece of Lizzie Borden. Two Massachusetts businesses are battling over the rights to the alleged axe-murderer's legacy: the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, where the 1892 double-murders took place, is suing a new museum in Salem to prevent its gift shop from using Borden's name, claiming it would infringe on his inn's trademark and take business away from the town. The former Sunday school teacher, never convicted of the hatchet murder of her father and stepmother, is Fall River's most famous daughter, and a major source of tourism. Who knew axe murdering was so lucrative? [USA Today]


@braak: That story is so creepy. Her father was an undertaker, right? And supposedly she hated her stepmother. They made a movie of it when I was young starring Elizabeth Montgomery, the star of "Bewitched." I never looked at Samantha the same again.