A recent trip to the New Bedford courthouse where Lizzie was acquitted in June of 1893 revealed the old court room to be much the same as it was during her famous trial there. Tables, benches, light fixtures remain the same, and just perhaps Lizzie herself still walks up and down the wooden staircase where she once tread with anxiety and trepidation! A digital photo of the prisoner’s staircase to the second floor of the building where the court room is located revealed a very large pale orb floating up the staircase. To the left of the judge’s bench is a handsome portrait of the prosecutor, Hosea Knowlton who seems destined to haunt the place, even if Lizzie does make a return trip from time to time!
Lizzie in court in June 1893