publication date: Monday, October 19, 1998 (part of Round II)

category: Crime

clue: You didn't have to be crazy to hatchet your parents in 1892... But history says you were.

explanation: Borden is famous for being accused of killing her parents with a hatchet in the late nineteenth century. But in truth, she was never convicted of the crime, and all evidence that points to her is circumstantial. more…

solved by: Matthew Preston, Kelly Hardie, Jason Peter Fedorow, and Erik Nelson

trivia: This historical goo came out of left field, but proved to be popular.


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