Legal Chronology

AUG. 4, 1892 Murders of Andrew and Abby Borden

AUG. 6 Graveside Service

AUG. 6 Accusation Made By Mayor- Lizzie “suspect”

AUG. 8 Warrant Issued- not served

AUG. 9-11 INQUEST

AUG. 11 Lizzie Borden Arrested

AUG. 12 Arraigned- “probable cause”- pleaded “not guilty” – sent to Taunton

AUG. 25-SEPT. 1 PRELIMINARY HEARING

NOV. 7-21 GRAND JURY- Taunton (also heard other cases)

DEC. 1 GRAND JURY- reconvened (Alice Russell testimony)

DEC. 2 INDICTED

MAY 8, 1893 Arraigned- Superior Court- New Bedford

JUNE 5-20 TRIAL- acquittal