Defendant (Lizzie Borden)

You are the defendant, Lizzie Borden.  You have been charged with the murders of your father, Andrew Borden and your stepmother, Abby Borden.  The trial date has been set.  You will need to do all you can help your attorneys prove that you are innocent.  To do this you must follow these steps.

STEP 1: Researching Trial Procedures
The first thing you need to do is find information on trial procedures.  You will need to find information on questioning witnesses, defendant's rights, objections and courtroom etiquette. You may use the links that I have set up for you on the main page and/or other resources that you may wish to use, i.e. books, magazines, other web sites etc.

STEP 2: Researching the Case
The next thing you will need to do is to find out as much about Lizzie Borden and her family as you can.  This will be very important in creating your defense.

STEP 3:  Preparing for the Witness Stand
You will be called up to the witness stand by your lawyers to defend your innocence.  Your lawyers have prepared a list of questions that they will be asking you.


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