'Unrepentant' Betty Broderick Denied Parole

Jan 22, 2010 Read more: CBS 2 - KCAL 9 14

One-time San Diego socialite Betty Broderick has been denied parole for fatally shooting her ex-husband and his new wife more than 20 years ago.

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She is NUTS

Carnegie, PA

#1 Oct 26, 2010
She always was and will remain crazy
She is NUTS

Carnegie, PA

#2 Oct 26, 2010
20 years ago wow!
Anne

Washington, DC

#3 Dec 2, 2010
She should be in jail, because she murdered 2 people. Just the same, I have zero sympathy for her late ex because he should have treated her humanely even though he no longer wanted to be married to her. First, he tries to make her doubt her sanity when he calls her crazy for expressing her well-founded suspicions that he's having an affair. Then he wants to deny her any custody of her own children, and because he has money and power he can get his way. Then he and his young, naive second wife embark on a campaign of making fun of Betty because of her weight, actually sending mail in the form of taunts and weight loss ads.

Her ex comes across as having been a mean, petty, and emotionally arrested narcissist with a sense of entitlement. I feel sorry for the young wife, who got in over her head. If she had been my daughter, I would have been concerned enough to advise her to stay away from that man. Even more importantly, I would have advised her to try putting herself in the first wife's shoes, and I would have told her this man would have been capable of one day doing that to her.

At any rate, it seems likely that Betty Broderick might spend the rest of her life in jail. It's unfortunate for everyone involved that there wasn't a way for her and her ex to part company in a way that respected everyone's humanity and dignity,
aimee

Lancaster, CA

#4 Feb 5, 2011
I have mixed feelings about her. On one hand I think she took it a bit too far by killing them but getting 9k a month when he was making 300k was a slap in her face. She should have gotten half of everything. On the other hand I think he and that slut Linda deserved it.

Linda was a slut and Dan was a douche bag pervert that looked like Linda's father.

I don't know what I would do if my husband left me for a 20 yr old, took my kids and got 90% of the money after 20 years of marriage.

I think if he treated her fairly, he would still be alive. She couldn't even get a lawyer to take her case because of Dan. I think he pushed her against the wall.
Just Desserts

Berkeley, CA

#5 Mar 7, 2011
When a jerk leaves his wife and takes her identity children and dignity he got what he desetved.
Bravo Betty!
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#6 Mar 7, 2011
She still has snakes in her head.
deafkev

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Apr 1, 2011
@...Anne your nuts just like betty no one deserve to die @amie your nuts also @ dessert a top shelf nut what make you think murder is right I don't care if she was only getting 100.00 a month she had no right to take those two peoples life.
Anne

Washington, DC

#8 Apr 30, 2011
deafkev wrote:
@...Anne your nuts just like betty no one deserve to die @amie your nuts also @ dessert a top shelf nut what make you think murder is right I don't care if she was only getting 100.00 a month she had no right to take those two peoples life.
You sound like a 14-karat fool who posts before he reads. Nowhere in my post did I condone the murders. She was wrong to do that, which is why she should be in jail. At the same time, this is a cautionary tale about a man who got too big for his britches and decided that his wife was no longer good enough for him. He treated her shabbily when they could have parted company with mutual respect. What kind of man not only plays mind games with his wife when she rightly suspects him of infidelity, but also subjects her to the indignity of being denied custody of her own children? Then he and his young, stupid wife #2 added even more insult to injury by sending her hurtful messages about her weight. If I had been this girl's mother, I would have warned her that marrying him was a bad idea just based on the way he treated his first wife. No one in his or her right mind would condone murder, especially since she went to their house and killed them while they were asleep. You can call me and other posters nuts all you want to, but the fact is that the late Mr. Broderick set all of this in motion with his cruel, callous actions. He had a sense of entitlement which his wealth brought him, and it caused him to think it was okay to subject his wife to unjustified cruelty.
Pro-Sovereignty

Kittanning, PA

#9 Jan 16, 2012
"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,"

~Wm. Congreve in his play, "The Mourning Bride"

Re-quoted as thematic in Paula Maxwell, the story of a tragic romance.
Butterfly15862

Glasgow, UK

#10 Feb 25, 2013
All you people are commenting on a very biased programme "A Woman Scorned" Watch instead "Deadly Women" on the Crime Investigation Channel and you get the unbiased story not TV trash.
Dan Broderick cheated on Betty for years and she gave up all of her young life to support him. He had an affair with Linda and during that time THEY baraged Betty with abuse. The nasty Linda sent her countless leaflets on weight loss and age creams constantly and both her and Dan verbally abused her pushing her to the limit. Dan Broderick had NO interest in his children until he left Betty and he didnt want them but it was a game to him to take them away from Betty. ALSO unlike the biased stories the truth is Dan Broderick in 1985 was earning $1 million dollars a year and all Betty got for 20 years of marriage and struggle to support Dan through College was $30,000!!!! Betty was left with nothing FACT!!
They pushed Betty to the limit and expected to get away with it and although I dont condone murder this was clearly a woman pushed by an asshole of an ex and his bitch of a new wife to make her life a living hell which they most certainly did so you reap what you sow and Betty has more than served her time for this CRIME OF PASSION!!! It is trully awful that men think they can abuse a woman and expect to walk away with no consequence if he had treated Betty with respect and gave her a fair settlement for all her years of marriage to him and let her keep her children who she brought up as he didnt so a lesson learned. Treat people with respect and dignity if they had both done so they would still be alive!
Butterfly15862

Glasgow, UK

#11 Feb 25, 2013
Anne wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound like a 14-karat fool who posts before he reads. Nowhere in my post did I condone the murders. She was wrong to do that, which is why she should be in jail. At the same time, this is a cautionary tale about a man who got too big for his britches and decided that his wife was no longer good enough for him. He treated her shabbily when they could have parted company with mutual respect. What kind of man not only plays mind games with his wife when she rightly suspects him of infidelity, but also subjects her to the indignity of being denied custody of her own children? Then he and his young, stupid wife #2 added even more insult to injury by sending her hurtful messages about her weight. If I had been this girl's mother, I would have warned her that marrying him was a bad idea just based on the way he treated his first wife. No one in his or her right mind would condone murder, especially since she went to their house and killed them while they were asleep. You can call me and other posters nuts all you want to, but the fact is that the late Mr. Broderick set all of this in motion with his cruel, callous actions. He had a sense of entitlement which his wealth brought him, and it caused him to think it was okay to subject his wife to unjustified cruelty.
I agree 100% with you i typed my post before I read yours and it is clear we see the truth not what "A Woman Scorned" portrayed!! It is not the true story and you are so right!!! He was awful to her and his bitch of a wife too! They were a trully disgusting pair and like you i dont condone murder but they got what they asked for
Eye

Montréal, Canada

#12 Oct 18, 2013
Dan disgusts me.
Liz

Montréal, Canada

#13 Oct 18, 2013
She's not crazy at all. She's just a Scorpio.
Eye

Montréal, Canada

#14 Oct 18, 2013
I hate Dan.

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