Dan was 44 (17 days shy of his 45th birthday); Linda was 28. Elisabeth Anne Broderick (née Bisceglia; born November 7, 1947) is an American woman who was convicted of killing her ex-husband, Daniel T. Broderick III, and his second wife, Linda (Kolkena) Broderick, on November 5, 1989. The first trial ended in a hung jury and a mistrial, but the second convicted her for second-degree murder. I didn’t, which I’ll probably regret for the rest of my life.". She also maintained, "I bought into a 1950s ‘Leave It to Beaver’ marriage...and he stole my whole life.” She added, “This was a desperate act of self-defense." Guest star Shirley Knight was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. True crime fans will be hearing the name Betty Broderick a whole lot this summer. According to Bryna Taubman’s book about Betty Broderick and the murders, titled “Hell Hath No Fury: A True Story of Wealth and Passion, Love and Envy, and a Woman Driven to the Ultimate Revenge,” Rhett Broderick was actually Betty’s eighth pregnancy since her wedding, two of which ended in miscarriages, one of which Betty terminated, and one where a baby boy was born who died shortly after birth. 2014-04-11T02:30:58Z. During the divorce, Daniel got protective orders to keep her away from the house, which she regularly disregarded. “[Dan] promised me the moon. Experts say the ruling means children can still be disinherited, but any parents wishing to do so must explain why and demonstrate what connection they … Medical evidence indicated that Dan had not died right away, and Betty admitted that he had spoken to her after she had shot him. Lee (now going by Kathy) and Rhett thought their mother should be paroled. Rhett went to live with his uncle, Gerald Bisceglia, Betty’s brother, in St. Louis. [11], In 1965, Broderick met her future husband, Dan Broderick (1944–1989),[12] at the University of Notre Dame. Everyone here would like her … if they spoke with her on any topic other than my dad. “She indicated to me they were surprised by the ex-wife in the house one night. Broderick granted numerous television and magazine interviews. At a second trial on December 11, 1991, she was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and later sentenced to 32-years-to-life in prison. Dan made it extremely difficult for Betty to find a lawyer willing to represent her in the divorce, which she believed put her at a distinct disadvantage. Her mother was Irish American and her father was Italian American. [2] Baxter received an Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Broderick. Kim and Daniel disagreed, which is in line with what happened at the original trial. In the fall of 1982, Dan hired 21-year-old Linda Kolkena (1961–1989), a former Delta Air Lines flight attendant,[13] to be his legal assistant. degree. A mistrial was declared by Judge Thomas J. Whelan. The LA Times also reported that at Betty’s first trial, which ended in a hung jury, a gynecologist testified that the Brodericks tried to have Betty’s tubal ligation (getting her “tubes tied”) reversed in 1984, one year after Daniel began his affair with Linda Kolkena, in order for Betty to try to have more children. After Broderick was murdered in 1989, he was survived by his children Kim, Rhett, Daniel, and Lee. Desperation...Death, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Betty_Broderick&oldid=986175176, People with histrionic personality disorder, People with narcissistic personality disorder, Prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment by California, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles lacking reliable references from June 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 07:29. Wells portrayed Broderick as a murderer who planned and schemed to kill her ex-husband and argued to the jury that Broderick was not a battered woman. She would become pregnant one more time after Rhett was born, in 1980, but, according to the book, after her doctor “warned that her varicose veins and other complications endangered her life, she decided to have an abortion and the surgery that would ensure she would not be pregnant again.”, During the trial, Judge Thomas Whelan ruled that Betty’s attorney, Jack Earley, could not mention the nine pregnancies, nor the miscarriages and abortions that ended four of them. Wells was successful the second time around; the jury returned a verdict of two counts of second-degree murder. The real-life case of Betty Broderick, whose true story inspired 'Dirty John' season two. Keeping her in prison isn’t really helping her. That’s a lot of hormonal changes.”. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Dr. Park Dietz, for the prosecution, used the analysis of Dr. Melvin Goldzband, who previously worked on the case for the prosecution. “Nobody would want to disobey him or make him mad when he was home from work,” said Kathy Lee. Betty Broderick's daughter releases book The daughter of local notorious murderer Betty Broderick is telling her story in a new book. She will not be eligible again until January 2032. Daniel used his legal connections and skills to immediately retain custody of the children and obtain court orders sealing their divorce records. On July 15, 2020, Oxygen aired a special episode of Snapped devoted to the Betty Broderick case. [19] She was denied parole in November 2011[20] and again in January 2017. Betty called it "putting a housewife in the ring with Muhammad Ali.". Attorney Jack Early represented Broderick at trial. We were from the same kind of background. Her account of the murders at her second trial was that she was startled by Kolkena screaming "Call the police!" Played Amanda Peet, Betty Broderick is still in prison for the murders. The case received extensive media attention and was extremely controversial. Betty Broderick 30 years later: Dan and Betty's daughters testify at murder trial in October 1990Betty Broderick first went on trial in October 1990 in San Diego for the murders of her ex-husband Dan and his second wife Linda.

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