Gravesite of Lizzie Borden, father and stepmother she was acquitted of killing, vandalized

The final resting place of Lizzie Borden and the father and stepmother she was accused of killing has been vandalized.

The director of Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River says the Borden family burial monument was defaced with black and green paint.

Tony Eaton tells The Herald News ( ) the vandalism likely occurred Sunday night. It's not the first time it has happened, but it irks him anytime a grave site in vandalized. Police have been notified.

Eaton says the graffiti may be related to increased fascination with Borden due to the Lifetime miniseries "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles."

Borden was charged with killing her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892. Although she was acquitted, her innocence is questioned even today.


Information from: The (Fall River, Mass.) Herald News,