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Jan. 15th, 2009 | 06:23 pm

Today is the anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Short, also known as the Black Dahlia. What real-life murder story are you most fascinated by?


The Boy in the Box.
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enigmaticae

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from: enigmaticae
date: Jan. 15th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
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The Lizzy Borden case always gave me chills as a child. Some stupid librarian at my grade school read us a short story about the case and in that short story was a nursery rhyme of sorts about the case . . . well, I got that damned thing stuck in my head and couldn't get it out.

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no memory of where i've been

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from: rivetangel
date: Jan. 16th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
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Hahah I remember that rhyme!!
Last thing I read about that, I think they had come to the conclusion there
was no way she could have done it??

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enigmaticae

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from: enigmaticae
date: Jan. 16th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
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gah . . . there are so many theories out there. Personally, I don't think she did it . . . kinda much for a woman in a corset but what do I know.

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no memory of where i've been

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from: rivetangel
date: Jan. 16th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Haha I can't wear a corset for more than 2-3 hourse beofre I get fussy.
God forbid wearing one for 10 hours and murdering multiple people in a more physically involved way, say vs. poison....

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Ashley

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from: ashgrove
date: Jan. 16th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
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(Sorry to barge in. I come from the Writer's Block page.)

They came to that conclusion, (rumor has it) because she was a woman. The Wikipedia entry, while not the most reliable of sources, says that a lot of the problem lay in how the crime was investigated. Like a lot of small town crimes, the police force was overwhelmed. There is no concrete evidence that she committed the crimes, though plenty of circumstantial. She was acquitted and spent her remaining days in that house... that is now actually a Bed and Breakfast. :D

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no memory of where i've been

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from: rivetangel
date: Jan. 16th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
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no problem. I've known about the B&B for a bit now...
I agree with enigmaticae and don't think she did it.
there are just too many loose ends and lack of serious concrete evidence that she did.

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enigmaticae

here's that rhyme

from: enigmaticae
date: Jan. 15th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
And when she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.

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