A lesser-known but equally fascinating murder case involving an axe is the Villisca case of 1912. Follow this link http://docublogger.typepad.com/villiscamystery/ to an excellent blog about the case and the film based on the case, and also some features and comparisons about the Borden murders. The blogger has interviewed the late Florence Brigham back in 1994 and promises to be publishing the interview in upcoming blog installments. There is also a great photo of John Vinnicum Morse’s tombstone at the blogsite.
Another site not to be missed is the Villisca Murders website at http://www.villiscaiowa.com/