Betty Broderick
Convicted murderer
Betty Broderick
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.
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Double murderer Betty Broderick up for parole
LATimes - about 2 months
For the second time since her double-murder conviction, former San Diego socialite Elizabeth “Betty” Broderick will appear Wednesday before a parole board after spending decades in prison. Broderick, who is now 69, was convicted of second-degree murder for the 1989 shooting deaths of her ex-husband,...
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'Your heart is still bitter,' infamous killer Betty Broderick is told in parole denial
LATimes - 7 months
In a case that captivated and polarized the nation more than two decades ago, socialite Elisabeth “Betty” Broderick was unable to convince a jury or state appellate courts that she was not guilty of murdering her ex-husband and his new wife in their bedroom. This week, Broderick, now 62, could...
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Jennifer Boudinot: Lifetime Movie Review: We're All Tall Hot Blondes on the Internet
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When I heard that Courteney Cox had directed Lifetime's latest "danger on the World Wide Web" movie, I was concerned. Jennifer Aniston's Lifetime movie was practically unwatchable, and it was only 15 minutes long. They are former stars of the same show, and BFFs! What if Courteney's movie didn't have the right combination of crazy, TV-PG sex, and naiveté necessary to pull of an Internet-deception Lifetime movie? To my surprise, Court really came through. Tall Hot Blonde (or "Talhotblond," as it appears on the interwebs) was actually much more watchable than most Lifetime movies in terms of dialogue, pace and even a convincingly suspenseful score by Sasha Baron Cohen's brother Erran. Luckily, it was still completely ridiculous and awful, as all Lifetime movies should be. Thomas Montgomery is a middle-aged steel worker who's married and has two children with Carol, played by Laura San Giacomo from Just Shoot Me. They're the perfect married couple, except Thomas is secretly ...
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Casey Anthony Trial: Odds of Acquittal, Mistrial, Conviction - DBKP - Death By 1000 Papercuts
Google News - over 5 years
In two former high profile murder trials–socialite Betty Broderick and famed music producer Phil Spector–the juries in the retrials found Broderick and Spector guilty, years after they committed their crimes. Casey Anthony faces charges of first-degree
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BACKSTAGE: La Jolla Playhouse, S.D. Botanic Garden team up for site-specific play - North County Times
Google News - over 5 years
Betty Broderick, the former La Jolla socialite who went to prison 10 years ago for shooting to death her ex-husband, lawyer Dan Broderick, and his new wife, is the focus of a crime series episode airing this evening on the digital cable channel
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TV Trials Give Professor Added Teaching Time - Connecticut Law Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The first trial she covered as a part-time employee for the network was that of Elizabeth “Betty” Broderick, a wealthy California socialite who in 1991was convicted for murdering her ex-husband and his second wife. Jordan has taught a course at
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Toonzone Interviews Michael Gross & Meredith Baxter on Returning to "Dan Vs." - Toon Zone
Google News - over 5 years
After Family Ties ended, Baxter began producing and starring in TV films, earning another Emmy nomination for her role in A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story. Baxter also created a line of skin-care products called Meredith Baxter Simple Works,
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Betty Broderick Picture and News - Zimbio
Google News - over 5 years
Betty Broderick was a San Diego socialite who murdered her ex-husband and his new wife in 1989. Her name is back in the news this week because she was interviewed by Oprah back in 1992 and the episode is now considered one of the talk show maven's most
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Local women reflect on what Oprah Winfrey has meant to them as her show ends - Enterprise News
Google News - almost 6 years
I Killed My Ex and His Wife: Betty Broderick (March 2, 1992) Oprah was nominated for a best supporting actress Academy Award for her role in ``The Color Purple.'' In 2001, Oprah was ranked No. 1 on Forbes' Power Celebrity list Oprah's production
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Sitcom moms: WATN - New York Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
The actress: After playing Elyse from 1982-1989, Meredith Baxter has directed and starred in a string of TV movies, including 'A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story', for which she nabbed an Emmy nom. She played Michael J. Fox's mom again in a
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Jury finds boxing coach Mark Anthony Diaz guilty of murder - Examiner.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Wells is known in judicial circles as the prosecutor who on her second attempt sent socialite murderer Betty Broderick to prison for 32 years to life for the murder of her former husband and his fiance in 1990. Witness #15 The Defense's third and final
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Meredith Baxter to join Pride as grand marshal - LGBT Weekly
Google News - almost 6 years
She later took on darker, more serious characters in several films, such as a psychotic kidnapper in The Kissing Place (1990) and a murderer in A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992). This year's Pride weekend features a political rally on
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Betty Broderick Blasts Justice System In Letter To 10News
Channel 10 News - San Diego, CA - almost 7 years
Convicted killer <a class="fplink fp-30041" href="/Betty+Broderick+1">Betty Broderick</a> expressed her feelings about her parole hearing last month that ended in denial in a letter written from prison to 10News reporter Steve Fiorina.
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Roy Boe, 79, Owned 2 Teams but Sold Dr. J
NYTimes - over 7 years
Roy L. M. Boe, whose simultaneous stewardship of two New York area sports franchises, the Nets and the Islanders, brought championships, controversy and financial struggles, died Sunday in Bridgeport, Conn. He was 79 and lived in Fairfield, Conn. The cause was heart failure, his daughter Amanda Faulkner said. Boe had survived esophageal cancer and
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Public &amp; Private; The Out-Of-Work Wife
NYTimes - over 22 years
It so happened that in the hours before Lady Diana Spencer was to become the Princess of Wales in 1981, I was working on a story on Eighth Avenue, hanging out with a group of prostitutes. At daybreak I intended to go home and watch the royal wedding, my companions to get some sleep. But before we parted they gave an unforgettable valediction to the
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GOING FOR THE LION'S SHARE; JUDITH REGAN
NYTimes - over 22 years
"Judith Regan," SHE SAYS IN HER CLIPPED VOICE, returning my first phone call from her office at Simon &amp; Schuster in November. "Judith, hi. How are you?" I ask. "Crazy. Howard's calling me 'Judas Limbaugh the Betrayer' on the air 'cause Rush's book is No. 1. . . . I'm going through a divorce from hell, you shouldn't get married. Are you married? No?
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THE YEAR IN THE ARTS: TELEVISION/1992; 'Sinatra' Scores, 'Bridge' Buckles, And Dennehy Does It Again (and Again)
NYTimes - about 24 years
The Sound of Music -- Blockbuster ratings for CBS's "Sinatra" and ABC's "Jacksons" get the mini-series dancing again. Wildest and Craziest Fact-Fiction Debate -- J. Danforth Quayle versus "Murphy Brown." Hey, a Waxworks "Stalin" Can Happen to Anybody -- Home Box Office made up for its costly blooper with several outstanding docudramas: "Citizen
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Critic's Notebook; With a Nip and a Tuck, TV Imitates Life
NYTimes - over 24 years
Based-on-fact movies have become a television hazard, generating a legal mini-industry skilled at scouring headlines and securing exclusive story rights. Apart from the moral questions of sometimes rewarding criminals with lucrative contracts, the genre has encouraged artistic laziness. Creativity has given way to paint-by-the-numbers reality
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TV Weekend; 2 Familiar Faces Return, but the Star Is Murder
NYTimes - over 24 years
With the new season failing to tickle the ratings so far, two networks are falling back on familiar faces this weekend. NBC is once again wheeling out Raymond Burr as Perry Mason for a two-hour movie: "The Case of the Heartbroken Bride" can be seen at 8 tonight. On Sunday at 9 P.M., CBS is offering the return of Meredith Baxter as Elisabeth
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TV Weekend; Romance Takes a Holiday, of Sorts
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Love, your magic spell is everywhere. Well, not exactly. Certainly not on television this weekend, as various dramas -- tapping into past, present and futuristic -- explore betrayals that are less than magical and passions that can turn downright murderous. In contrast, the romantic entanglements on a new horror series seem curiously tame. Sunday
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Betty Broderick
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 63
    She was denied parole again in November 2011
    More Details Hide Details An article about Broderick's case, by Amy Wallace, in the LA Times magazine, led to the production of a television film called (Part 1) A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, and (Part 2) Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, The Last Chapter (1992). Meredith Baxter received an Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Broderick. The murder was also dramatized in the season 4 episode of Deadly Women "Till Death Do us Part". Both before and after Broderick's trials, her story was dramatized across the United States. Broderick granted numerous television and magazine interviews. She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show twice, Hard Copy, 20/20, and Headliners and Legends. At least three books were written about her story (Until the Twelfth of Never: The Deadly Divorce of Dan and Betty Broderick, 1993, by Bella Stumbo; Until the Twelfth of Never - Should Betty Broderick ever be free? Edition, 2013, by Bella Stumbo; Forsaking All Others: The Real Betty Broderick Story, 1993, by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel; Hell Hath No Fury, 1992, by Bryna Taubman), and Broderick was interviewed by Ladies Home Journal and countless other magazines.
  • 2010
    Age 62
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 41
    The murders occurred at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 1989—two days before Betty's 42nd birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Two bullets hit Linda in the head and chest, killing her instantly; one bullet hit Dan in the chest as he apparently was reaching for a phone; one bullet hit the wall; and one bullet hit a nightstand. Dan was 44; Linda was 28. Evidence that worked against her at trial was the fact that Betty Broderick removed a phone/answering machine from Dan Broderick's bedroom, so that he could not call for help. Medical evidence indicated that Dan had not died right away, and Betty admitted that he had spoken to her after she had shot him. Dan's last words were, "Okay, you shot me. I'm dead." After contacting her daughter Lee and Lee's boyfriend, Broderick turned herself in to police, never denying that she had indeed pulled the trigger five times. Broderick's explanation at both trials was that she had never planned to kill Dan and Linda and that her crime was not premeditated. Her account of the murders at her second trial was that she was startled by Linda's screaming, "Call the police!" and immediately fired the gun.
    On April 22, 1989, ten days after what would have been Dan and Betty's 20th anniversary, Dan and Linda were married.
    More Details Hide Details Eight months after buying a Smith & Wesson revolver and seven months after Dan and Linda were married, Betty Broderick drove to Dan's house at 1041 Cypress Avenue in the Marston Hills neighborhood of San Diego. Using her daughter Lee's key to enter the house while the couple was asleep, Betty shot and killed them.
    The long, drawn-out Broderick divorce was finalized in 1989, four years after Dan filed for it.
    More Details Hide Details Betty's behaviour became increasingly more violent and irrational. He retained custody of the children, though this was for non-financial reasons; he had been looking after them for some time. During this time Betty left hundreds of obscene and profanity-laden messages on Dan's answering machine, ignored countless restraining orders forbidding her from setting foot on Dan's property, vandalized his new home and even drove her car into the front door of his home despite the fact that their children were inside the house at the time.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 37
    Eventually the marriage broke down, and against Betty's wishes, Dan Broderick moved out in February 1985.
    More Details Hide Details He bought a house of his own, and eventually took custody of their children, after Betty dumped the children on Dan's doorstep one by one. Dan confessed to Betty that she had been right all along: he had been having an affair with Linda Kolkena since January 1983. Afterwards, a long drawn out and very hostile divorce proceeded. Broderick vs. Broderick became one of the more famous divorce cases in the United States, not least because of certain legal issues involving women who had worked while putting their husbands through graduate and professional school.
  • 1983
    Age 35
    As early as October 1983 Betty Broderick suspected an affair and accused her husband of cheating on her.
    More Details Hide Details He denied engaging in extra-marital sexual relations with Linda Kolkena, telling Betty that she was "crazy."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Betty returned from her honeymoon pregnant with her first child, daughter Kim. She gave birth to four more children: daughter Lee, two sons named Daniel and Rhett, and an unnamed boy, who died two days after birth. After Kim's birth, and after completing his medical degree at Cornell University, Dan announced his intention to combine his medical expertise with a law degree. He enrolled at Harvard Law School. Betty became the main provider for the family, working to support the family while Dan attended law school with the help of a student loan. Dan, an attractive prospect for many firms having backgrounds in medicine and law, was quickly hired by a law firm in San Diego, California, and moved his family to the nearby community of Coral Reef. He began to specialize in medical malpractice cases. Betty was able at this point to become a stay at home mother and focused on caring for the children, and on being a housewife. In the fall of 1983 Dan hired an attractive 21-year-old woman named Linda Kolkena, a former Delta Airlines flight attendant who had been fired by Delta for inappropriate behavior. She had been a receptionist in his building and Dan soon promoted her to his legal assistant, although she held no credentials other than a high school diploma. Linda Kolkena was of Dutch descent, and came from a large close knit family.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on November 7, 1947.
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