Lizzie Borden Took an Ax is scheduled to premiere on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime and stars Christina Ricci as Lizzie Borden.
Lizzie Borden was an alleged ax murderess who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1892. She was tried and acquitted of the murders. The story of the murders and trial were sensationalized by the contemporary press making Lizzie Borden a household name. To this date the mystery of who actually committed the murders remains unsolved.
Lizzie Borden took an axe
gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.