The "Lizzie Borden" murders took place in Fall River, Massachusetts in early August of 1892. Lizzie Borden is believed to have brutally killed her father and stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden, with multiple hatchet-blows to their heads. A few pictures (click to resize):
Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the crime, but the evidence points to her responsibility. She died in 1927 at the age of 67, but her ghost is still said to haunt the house where her grisly crime took place.