10.02.2013

SCORNED HOUSEWIFE BETTY BRODERICK DENIED PAROLE


CHINO, Calif. — One-time San Diego socialite Betty Broderick on Thursday was denied parole for fatally shooting her ex-husband and his new wife more than 20 years ago, with a two-person panel saying she remains angry and unrepentant over her crime.


The decision came after a dramatic five-hour hearing in which Broderick's own four children were divided on whether she should win her freedom. Two believed she should remain behind bars.

Board of Prison Terms Commissioner Robert Doyle, who delivered the decision to Broderick, told her he had never seen an inmate who had made so little progress in acknowledging what she had done.


"Your heart is still bitter, and you are still angry," he said. "You show no significant progress in evolving. You are still back 20 years ago in that same mode. You've got to move on."

Broderick, 62, was convicted in 1991 of second-degree murder and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for the slayings. Her story became the subject of a book and two TV movies. She has maintained she was driven to kill by a bitter divorce and custody battle. FULL STORY IN HUFFINGTON POST

64 comments:

  1. She's NOT sorry, which I personally find rather awesome. You never saw two people more hell-bent on driving a woman crazy than Dan Broderick and Linda "Stinky" Kolkena (look up why I call her that). They succeeded in doing so. Betty shot and killed them both. End of story. No one should be surprised, and I'm not sure that anyone should expect Betty to feign sorry and remorse. She's resolute about what she did. That's pretty hardcore.

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    1. I tried looking up Linda Stinky Kolkena and even Linda Smelly Kolkena and came up with zip.:-) . . just kidding I read the Bella Strumbo book. Betty's hatred of those two unsavory characters is more than understandable. But I wish she could have taken the high ground, and gone to Law school herself and killed Dan Broderick in court instead. She has spoiled her own life in that she has been in jail for decades. Her kids were greatly traumatized by the divorce to begin with, with the killing of their father making it so much worse..I think the old boy's network is what prevented her parole. She may never be released from prison. Those two skanks were just not worth it.

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    2. I see no reason to punish her in prison any longer. She is not a danger to society - the two who drove her over the edge are gone now, so she won't hurt anyone else... and a Dan Broderick Award for Ethics, huh? Well, now, that's just rich...

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    3. her behavior after the divorce was horrible, she destroyed her kids by her sick phone calls. they were divorced b/c of their marriage not another woman she came after. Betty was a miserable woman. she criticized everything Dan did , she will never feel remorse, she needs to before she can be paroled

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    4. I find it so sad that you all think she was justified. she was a horrible woman she was mean to Dan she criticized everything he did for her and the family. she was miserable and she didn't love him. her thinking he owed her , so he was supposed to stay w/ her forever? she won't deserve parole until she is remorseful for the murders. Dan didn't have anything to do w/ Linda until after he left Betty.

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    5. Why is it always poor her when it comes to a woman. Its the law people and we should try, convict, sentence all the same. We always make it out to be the mans fault. Sorry but she killed two people. Any man would have gotten life. She lucky at what she got and as far as I am concerned she should be locked up for life.

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    6. She was horrible. Burned his clothes ,trashed his house several times. She gave him the kids,she just dropped them off at his place and bragged about it to her friend! she is one selfish piece of work!!

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    7. Bitch Betty is the stinky one, Dan and Linda married and had a life that just began, they had a right to live and be happy Bitch Betty is going to spend the rest of her live in prison

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    8. I AGREE, JUST DON;T KNOW HOW IT TOOK HER AS LONG AS IT DID. ROT IN HELL
      DANIEL AND SKANK!

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  2. Agreed. And I can't believe she didn't kill them sooner.

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  3. Would you believe there's a Dan Broderick Award for ethics and integrity given to a lawyer in San Diego every year? Is that a hoot or what? Also, I found out that Linda Kolkena didn't bathe often and neglected washing her coochie. She also got fired from Delta Airlines for screwing customers, cussing at them, and stealing. Dan and Linda were quite the disgusting pair, weren't they?

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    1. Pretty sick... condoning the murder of two innocent human beings. I don't care if they weren't the most moral people in the world, murder is sick... just like Betty and anyone who gives any merit to that bipolar narcissist. It amazes me how anyone in their right mind condone murder!!!

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    2. No one said it was ok to commit murder but karma is a bit when you rattle someone's chain when the helped you to get where as is at

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  4. Friends of Betty no doubt or could this be Betty still bitter after all these years.

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    1. I know. Pretty sick huh? No one deserves to be murdered.

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    2. for sure it's that selfish bitch betty trolling.

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  5. Being cast aside after supporting ones husband for years is a terrible unfairness, however his abandonment does not justify murder. Betty knew what she was doing and allowed her anger to drive her actions. She continues to feel justified in committing this act. This is a person who would feel no guilt in murdering any other person she feels is wronging her, once released. She is mentally bent and unfit to ever be released into society.

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  6. she did what every woman would like to.... and most of us don't. not that it's right to kill, but her husband was worse than a scumbag to her at the end. i have one of those scumbag ex's. however, i in my sane mind, moved on because i wanted to raise my daughter, not him. and that's exactly what i did. life couldn't be better now but believe me after almost 30 years i still wish i could spit in his face. the moral of the story? life goes on and time has a way of healing if not fully.

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  7. She lost everything before she committed the murders and lost again all these years in prison. Sad that 2 people lost their lives but would being remorseful change the way most think of her? No one would believe her so it's kind of damn if you do and damn if you don't. Bad situation

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  8. All of the players in this game sound crazy. The children did nothing to any of these crazy people, and yet, they are the only true victims, from what I am able to ascertain. Nobody should take a life and nobody deserves to have their life taken, but the children suffered more than dan, linda or betty.

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  9. true ...the children got the shaft

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  10. I feel for betty but he bought her a house and gave her
    plenty o f money so sh should have moved on now shes inprision for ever she scrswed up period!!!

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    1. In total he only gave her 30k and she deserved MORE since she put him through law school and worked five jobs! Then he made MULTI MILLIONS!! She deserved half of that!! As for Linda she was fired from Delta Airlines for screwing customers and she rarely bathed and he was a complete ASS!

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    2. In total he only gave her 30k and she deserved MORE since she put him through law school and worked five jobs! Then he made MULTI MILLIONS!! She deserved half of that!! As for Linda she was fired from Delta Airlines for screwing customers and she rarely bathed and he was a complete ASS!

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  11. I am shocked at the response of people who havent studied this case. So if two people do you wrong thats reason enough to kill? Give me a break. If thats the case, everyone would be killing. She is an vile, sick individually filled with rage and bitterness over something she couldnt control. Until she admits that, she needs to stay locked up.

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    1. Leave her ass in prison. Some women are too bitter and it gives us all a bad look. You push a man away and then when he leaves and moves on to a happy life you regret it?! She dropped her kids off just to be petty and then cried that she misses them and they won't let her see them. She is a jealous, vindictive, ugly murderer. She didn't miss what she had until another woman was in her place...she is crazy. Do the crime pay the time. Old hag...I hate jealous stupid women!!!!!! Just get over it and move on.

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    2. Ive been left broke and hungry and on welfare with 3 kids, but never in my mind would I allow so much anger for my ex husband and father to my children to MURDER HIM in cold blood! NEVER! and my ex husband left me and took everything from me he beat me multiple times and never once got arrested..every one was on his side,including my own family..I now live in a 1 bedroom apartment with my 3 children I recieve foodstamps and work part time as a sales clerk..I receive very little child support due to my ex husband also paying child support to his previous wife before me and their 2 children and not to mention his now girlfriend is pregnant with his child! His new girlfriend harrasess me constantly and my ex husband repeatedly screams how he is gonna take my kids from me, claiming im unfit and can't support them which is all a ploy to get out of the child support payments he is order to pay me which isnt much anyway....my ex is the worse of them all..he is currently cheating on his pregnant girlfriend with my co workers sister...so basically what I'm trying to say is with all the drama my ex husband is putting me through which is ten times worse than what Ms. Rich fancy socialite betty Broderick went thru is no grounds or excuse for MURDER.. I cant explain the anount of rage I have for my ex husband and his slutty pregnant girlfriend, but NEVER would I choose to go murder to human beings in cold blood..my ex is scum no dening that but he is still father to my children and murder is never the solution to ANGER..She deserves prison..she let her anger get out of control and she know exactly what she was doing and she had no care concern for the people and others that she hurt and she still don't to thiis day!

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    3. Sad story some people can endure being a mat for a srry person that contributes little to his children and yet it is okay....to be a part of society

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  12. He left her penniless. My brother has been a divorce lawyer for 30 years. This woman was robbed in every way. He murdered her character, her reputation, her finances, he demonized her to the children, he did every destructive action possible. She is better off in jail as he left her homeless and broke in every way!

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    1. He bought her a house. She received Hal of the the old house. He paid her alimony in the amount of $16,000 a month. I wish I could be so homeless and penniless.

      Betty Broderick is a narcissist in EVERY sense of the word.

      If she did get out I think it would hurt those children even as grown adults. What if she thought they should have done more to help her. Or if she thought the money from their fathers estate should be her own? Would she then kill them because she was once again a jaded woman? She thinks everyone is out to get her.

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    2. He left this crazy woman in a 650,000 dollar house. He left her with 3 cars. He left her with alimony that in 2015 would amount to $300,000/year. If that is YOUR idea of homeless and penniless I truly hope for your sake that you never have to join the real world. This is a woman who thinks everyone should cater to her slightest whim and when that doesn't happen then by God she'll show 'em. I just can't figure out how they only found her guilty of SECOND degree murder because she obviously planned to do this.

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    3. Pennyless? She got $16,000 A MONTH!

      Betty had a choice, she chose to murder.

      Surprised she didn't get the gas chamber.

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    4. Pennyless? She got $16,000 A MONTH!

      Betty had a choice, she chose to murder.

      Surprised she didn't get the gas chamber.

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  13. She has no one else to blame but herself. Her piss poor, negative attitude drove her husband to divorce, Her continual harassment of Dan and her children, just proved how selfish she truly is. She planned this murder, no if and or buts about it, she is true evil in flesh and blood, and twenty years later absolutely not one attitude change. Just listen to her. She is to blame for everything that has happened to her in her life.

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  14. she deserves to sit in jail and rot..ANGER is one of the seven deadly sins! there have been women that have been beaten, tormented and left penniless by the spouses but that's not a cause for murder! she drove this man away and when he found happiness and moved on she became jealous anger and bitter...im appauld on how she dragged her children through her anger and bitterness and cause so much pain to those innocent children...I can understand her being angry, but she allowed her anger to get way outta control!!but I'm glad that parole denied her because she lie so much and twist her story so many different times..she is in full denial..she has not asked God for forgiveness nor has she taken responsibility for her actions..! God sees this and until she does she will not be freed spiritually nor physically!

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  15. She had no right to murder 2 people while they slept in their house not hers. Broderick stole her daughters keys broke into their house and fired a gun into 2 unarmed people. She had a home , 3 cars and 16,000 a month in alimony and a boyfriend living with her. I think she's fucked up and she's where she belongs and let's hope she stays there forever and never gets released from prison

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  16. She did have alot compare t most woman after divorce she should have just moved on.killimg her ex an his new wife really didnt get her anywhere but prision. how sad.

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  17. I too was scorned by my ex but simply walked away empty handed. I lost much more than Betty B.. Thankfully I had a wonderful family that convinced me that I need not fight a legal battle with the dishonorable person that he was: he would surely. get what was coming to him if I left things be. It wasn't easy I admit. During the time lapse before justice became obvious, I did much soul searching. I realized that I was no innocent either. His behavior was always consistent:before & after we fell out. I had been like him at some point. Some years after I moved on to a happy marriage I got word that my ex in spite of his vast wealth that Alan Broderick would envy was murdered. I have been blessed over the years. I learned that though I was poor as a child and lost a fortune of a lifetime I never need be concerned with the behavior of others. Betty B. Did not have to murder those people. If they were guilty of wrongs against her they would surely have paid the consequences for them. Time and the truth from Bible teaching have both helped me to minimize perceived wrongs against me and lead a life of contentment. I hope Betty B. Will one day come to a peaceful resolution within herself.

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  18. What Dan Broderick did was simply commit adultery and for that the court system should have rewarded Betty everything that she would have requested. I if I were the judge I would have given her all the assets for what he did was and is unforgivable. But make no mistake her response to the whole ordeal by killing two people was also very wrong and she deserves to spend the rest of her life in prison. I can only imagine what it felt being in what she thought was a successful marriage, a popular socialite, but eventually a scorned unwanted unloved woman. Her anger an outrage was understandable but her actions because of it is what led to her prison sentence. Dan Broderick will have to go before God and answer for is adultery for which he will pay for. But Betty will also have to answer to commiting murder for which she too will have to pay for. Her feeling that she had no other option and she was left to do nothing but that is ludacris and anybody anyone especially women you feel what she did was all she could have done is as loony she is. End of story.

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  19. betty was a crazy woman, she burn dan's clothes and went at his office embarrassing him, the marriage was already gone before linda came in the mix. Betty should have moved on and get a job, or join a church or something. No one is entitled to a husband or wife for life, and besides if the marriage was not going happy, why would betty want to hold on to a man she ill treated, yes Dan was cruel for taking back the cars, and stop paying the rent on the beach house, but I think the beach house belong to betty, but betty was too jealous of linda, because linda was everything betty was not. Didnt betty had a boyfriend living in her house? Dan was naive to believe betty would not hurt him,and give his house keys to his daughter,I watch the case, and she was growling and making those evil smiles. Dan tried with her but she was evil , jealous and didnt want to move forward and get her own life.

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  20. They were all crazy and the children had to suffer, if you kill someone then you go to prison, end of story, she is right where she should be and should be there for life!

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    1. I agree, that they all were crazy. Dan was wrong, Linda was bold and Betty was nuts but the kids were overlooked through all of their selfish acts. No one truly considered those kids. Reason for murder, no! Reason to cheat with the young legal assistance, no but two wrongs don't make it right. Should she rot in prison. ..? She should face reality and see that she was wrong for killing her kids dad. Another human and for what? In the end she ended up with nothing!

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    2. I agree, that they all were crazy. Dan was wrong, Linda was bold and Betty was nuts but the kids were overlooked through all of their selfish acts. No one truly considered those kids. Reason for murder, no! Reason to cheat with the young legal assistance, no but two wrongs don't make it right. Should she rot in prison. ..? She should face reality and see that she was wrong for killing her kids dad. Another human and for what? In the end she ended up with nothing!

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  21. I really do wonder how she got such a small sentence for murdering two people??? Is this just how California deals with murder? Remind me never to move there!!

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  22. I hope they never let her out she's crazy...she got it good .. I helped my ex start his business after I had my cleaning business running good.... I took every dollar I made and put in to a hose we was building. .. when I find out he had about 20 or more girls off if the computer calling him some lived in the same town... we was married for over 12 years and every morning he would ask how much do you love me and I would say forever until the day I die and I would ask him he would say I don't know what tomorrow will bring well 1 morning I gave him his answer and he told me to get the Fu*k out and font come back do I did... I put up with him calling me fat when I left him I was almost 30 and I was in a size 8 in Lil kids I was 82 lbs I'm 5ft.2 u couldn't hardly walk if the wind was blowing .. I let him have the house the land of and I closed my cleaning company the yr b4 b/c the house was done and he didn't want me to clean any other man's house... I would take my 3 kids everywhere he wouldn't never keep them and alway through I was sleeping with some guy REALLY WITH MY 3 KIDS WITH ME .. he lied on his income tax so I only got 113 a week for 3 kids when he would pay it ... I went out and moved away from him b/c if he saw me even with the kids in my car he would run me of the road telling he was going to kill me with his new girl friend sitting by side him saying if I can't have you no one else will... so I moved out if state he didn't have much to do with the kids any ways and I couldn't take it my doctor told me I need to move or die I got down under 60lbs a size 5 in Lil kids was to big on me I was smaller then my kids... but I never would of murder him ... he later married her and when I kids did go to his house she talked so much shut about me.. but I didn't care I made a life for my kids I got a good job and worked my a*s off to give them a good life.... my girls all know they don't need a man to make it in life... we lived in a new house and they got everything they needed and wanted without their dad's help...
    I think Betty should never get out if they let her out what says she would kill her kids she told her oldest they she was next... I think Their kids need to live a happy life they gave to be messed uphow could you not be when your mom kills your father and new wife...

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  23. I understand why Betty did what she did, her world was turned upside-down by a man who she thought loved her. She shouldn't have killed them, but I think she just snapped. Someday I hope she can find a way to come to terms with what she did and find forgiveness with her children. After all, she took their father from them. But in doing so, they lost their mother as well. I wish she hadn't gone this far, but I do understand it, although I don't condone it. I feel for the families of all involved. Betty was driven to doing something drastic by the way she was treated. I realize her and Dan's marriage was strained, but he had no right to turn on her the way he did! It was truly disgusting. Betty, if you're reading this, be well and try to understand why what you did was wrong. You really do need to know the hurt you caused for so many people. If you can't be sorry for your actions, at least be sorry for the people who've suffered because of your actions. I wish you well and I have always felt you were given a raw deal. In the divorce I mean. Read your bible and put your faith in God, pray for guidance, he will help you cope with all this.

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  24. All you that are taking the side of a murderer, are the ones that are insane. She was a psycho and still is, and she deserves to die in prison.

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  25. She should spend the rest of her life in prison with NO more parole hearings. They are just a waste of time. Simply put, she is a piece of garbage who is a danger to others. Keep her locked up until she dies, PERIOD.

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    1. You are an idiot. She was pissed off and she got even, which causes her to lose control induce something that was stupid. He's been in jail for over 20 years and she's paid her debt to society. You should put yourself in her shoes. What if your husband or wife left you in the time you guys should be living it up in your golden years together?... and then to top it off leave you for someone that was 20 years his senior? So upon that revelation I wonder how tight your brain would be wrapped. Don't get me wrong I don't think murder is justified, but crack with children, dealers, bank robbers, rapist and politicians get second chances. So until you walked a mile in her shoes don't be so quick to judge!

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  26. Betty was not the first woman this has happened to but other women did not set out to murder two sleeping, defenseless people. Betty is a coward. It was obvious the way she testified that she is overbearing nagging person. No wonder the husband divorced her. Betty had no sense of herself, her low self esteem would not accept that Dan did not want her anymore. She should have lost weight, had a face lift, gone to school and found herself a young boytoy. That wouldn't have chad her overbearing personality. But maybe her confidence would have soared and she wouldn't be in prison right now

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  27. There are so many unhappy and bitter divorced people out there, not just the high and mighty Better Broderick. They don't go around killing each other because of hating your ex! They show some control and move on! Murder of course is not the answer and has its punishment no matter who you are!

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  28. She was wrong killing both of them.But some of us women react differently. He was on her face all the time rubbing his new life onto to her face. I'm sorry for Betty. She need it all the help that would have helped her move on. Real tragedy for almost r use involved. She must to have gone in sane and lost track of reality. She deserves to be released.

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  29. First off, Betty was wrong in taking the lives of two individuals regardless of how despicable they may have been. However the court should have offered her a reasonable plea deal seeing how her case was a crime of passion not a calculated or premeditated murder. In Georgia (the South) where laws are more stringent than anywhere in the U.S., I have observed several cases similar to hers and none of them resulted in the amount of time Mrs. Broderick got. I actually met a man who served only 7 years for killing his adulterous wife and her lover. Met another man who served 20 years for killing his wife under similar circumstance. Her son should be ashamed for sealing her fate. She poses no threat whatsoever. She is a woman stripped of everything by a cheating spouse. On top of that she's spent over a decade for her crime of passion. That's enough. Hopefully she can show remorse at her next hearing even if she fakes it. Because at this point her lack of remorse seems to be the bone of contention for the corrupted parole board and her desensitized family. V.R. 2016. Facebook bbi America with Atl Falcons logo.

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  30. Wasn't it "determined" that she is narcissistic which would explain the inability to show remorse for actions, if narcissistic, she wouldn't acknowledge were her fault?

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  31. Didn't she also previously drive her car into their house?

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  32. Let her out. She hurt those who were evil to her. She never intentionally hurt anyone else. Most who "snap" serve little or no jail time. She lost everything she loved and worked so hard for. This was so sad for the children especially. I could feel her pain. She needed help before she lost total control.

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  33. If anything Betty said it true, I can understand (somewhat) she felt pushed. However, she had a lot more after the divorce than many people! Anger is not a reason for murder! I don't care how horrible Dan & Linda were before or after their marriage, she was bitter & hateful. She chose to carry those feelings with her. She chose to commit murder. If she is still bitter, hateful, vengeful, I fear for anyone if she gets out. If she refuses or simply is so mentally ill she can't see what she's done, she needs to stay in prison. The real victims of all of this, are the children! Betty dropped them off? To me, shows she didn't want/love them enough to keep them and put them before herself. No matter what the kids have to deal with this all their lives, it's not something they can ever forget. It's a wonder if they have sane productive lives now.

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  34. I cannot imagine what these four kids have had to deal with and endure over these many, many years. They are they innocent victims in all of this. As for Betty, I think she felt she had invested so many years of sacrifices, working and having children, so Dan could pursue many, many years of schooling and degrees. She probably felt that she had dis all the hard work, investing in "their" future, only to be dumped once he made it big. Also how he used his legal expertise and connections to make sure she got as little as she did in the end. I know most people hear $16k per month alimony and don't feel bad for her a bit. BUT, keep in mind what her was bringing in monetarily each month. And it was her sacrifices that enabled him to earn as much as he did. So I get the anger, and bitterness she ended up being consumed by. This does NOT mean I condone the murders in any way. At all. But I do believe she systematically, over many years of this, really lost it and snapped. Yes, she has paid her debt, as far as what her sentence was/is. But she really needs mental help at this point rather than more jail time. I don't think she is a threat to anyone if she got out. This was a very specific murder, one that was in the making for years, as she was unraveling for years. A sad, sad story all around. But there is truly enough blame to go around on both sides. Cause and effect...

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  35. I can understand both sides but I would never condone murder. I agree that she should never be paroled. I feel so sorry for the children. They lost both of their parents and I can only imagine what they went through knowing their mother killed their father. No child should have to go through that. Shame on both parents to put them through so much before and after the murders.

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  36. seriously? Apparently, Dan had enough, which is why he moved on. Betty is truly the narcissist described by shrinks during her trial, blaming everyone and everything else for HER actions. She is where she belongs. She's not a threat to anyone since those who "drove her to do it" are no long alive?!? Who's to say she wouldn't kill again if someone else pissed her off?

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