Betty Broderick

Convicted Murderer
Born Nov 7, 1947

Elisabeth Anne "Betty" Broderick is a former American suburban housewife convicted of the November 5, 1989 murders of her former husband Daniel T. Broderick III and his second wife, Linda Kolkena. After a second trial, she was convicted on December 11, 1991 of two counts of second-degree murder, and later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on November 7, 1947.


1965 17 Years Old In 1965, Broderick met her future husband, Dan Broderick at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Dan Broderick was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the eldest son of a large Catholic family akin to the Bisceglias, and both his parents were descended from Irish immigrants. The couple was married on April 12, 1969, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Eastchester. … Read More


1983 35 Years Old As early as October 1983 Betty Broderick suspected an affair and accused her husband of cheating on her. … Read More
1985 37 Years Old Eventually the marriage broke down, and against Betty's wishes, Dan Broderick moved out in February 1985. … Read More


The long, drawn-out Broderick divorce was finalized in 1989, four years after Dan filed for it. … Read More


2010 62 Years Old Broderick is serving out her sentence at the California Institution for Women (CIW), in Chino, California. In January 2010, her first request for parole was denied by the Board of Parole Hearings because she did not show remorse and did not acknowledge wrongdoing.
2011 63 Years Old She was denied parole again in November 2011 … Read More
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