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The Hosea Knowlton room has a full size bed and shares a bathroom (shower only) with Bridget Sullivan and Andrew Jennings.
Hosea Morrill Knowlton (1847-1902) was the district attorney for the Southern District of Massachusetts and as such led the prosecution team at the trial against Lizzie.
He was assigned the case by Mass. Attorney General Albert E. Pillsbury. From the time he was assigned to the Borden case, Knowlton believed he would never be able to obtain a conviction. Knowlton personally questioned the witnesses at the preliminary hearing held between August 25 and September 1, 1892.
In his summary at Lizzie's criminal trial, Knowlton stressed the brutality of the crimes and Lizzie's hatred for Abby. He also reminded the jury that neither a sick friend nor a note to Abby had ever been located. Due to the facts that Lizzie & Abby had been alone in the house, that the dress worn on the morning of the murders was not the dress she turned over to the Fall River police, and that she suspiciously burned a dress in the kitchen stove on Sunday morning, three days after the crime she was informed that she was the prime suspect.
Even though he lost his most famous trial, he was well respected and garnered praise from many in public and private life. Six months after the trial, he succeeded Pillsbury as Attorney General of Massachusetts, an office to which he was re-elected a total of five times.
Hosea Knowlton died in 1902 at his summer home in Marion, Massachusetts.
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