Life in the Borden household was very different from other aristocrats of the time. Andrew was a very rich banker who had a lot of money, however, he never over indulged like the inhabitants of the hill
The Borden Family consisted mainly of Andrew, Emma. Lissie, and Abby Borden. Abby was the stepmother to sisters Emma and Lissie. Abby was really the only one who reaped the benefits of Andrews finances. The girls aspired to live the hill lifestyle that their father would not allow.
The Borden family house itself was very strange as well. There were no hallways and every room was connected. Although that would mean a lot of family time, the Borden Family was somewhat disconnected . For example Lizzie resented both her father and stepmother for the fact she didn't have the hill lifestyle
The Borden's were also not very hygienic. They bought food one day and ate leftovers for the rest of the week. This is very important because it could have been relevant in the case due to reports of poisoning. Also the Borden had one made named Bridget whose testimony was key in their case.
Many things Lead up to the crime which occurred on August 4th. First Emma went out of town to visit friends, Uncle John comes over, and the Borden are all suffering from nausea.
On the day of the murders Abby and Bridget are cleaning the house and Andrew is at work. Lizzie is also home but there times that her whereabouts are unaccounted and her story changes multiple times during the trial.