3.12.2014

DAN BRODERICK DISINHERITED DAUGHTER

Dan and Betty's son Dan Broderick Jr and his wife...

Dan & Betty Broderick's Children

Daniel Broderick Kim Broderick

Rhett Broderick Son

Lee Broderick bottom left  Daughter

As you can read in the information below...Betty wasn't the only punitive person involved in this case.. Betty claimed that Dan Broderick was "gaslighting" her and punishing her for trivial matters in order to remain "in control". Seems a bit petty for this very wealthy man to no longer care for his youngest child in such a public punishment as disinheriting her.

Perhaps Betty was being antagonized in the manner in which she described in her court testimony.  Doesn't clear her for murder...but Dan Broderick may have pushed her over the edge with his control tactics...in my opinion only...


Betty's children suffered more than anyone involved. They were torn between defending their only surviving parent and turning on the mother who murdered their father. Her eldest two, Kim and Dan, made every attempt to do what was morally right and they refused to support Betty emotionally at all.

Daniel Broderick, 44, and his second wife, Linda Kolkena Broderick, 28, were found dead in the master bedroom of their Hillcrest home Nov. 5. That same day, Elisabeth Broderick, Daniel's first wife, was booked on suspicion of murder. Elisabeth, 42, is scheduled to be arraigned today.

The original will, written after Daniel Broderick had filed for divorce from Elisabeth, was witnessed by Linda Kolkena. In it, he provided for Elisabeth to collect her interest in their community property "without probate administration or court order." The rest of his belongings, however, were to be divided among all of his and Elisabeth's children.

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But two years later, after the divorce was official, he amended his will to exclude Lee Broderick, who now lives in Pacific Beach. The will contains no explanation for the change. The amendment, which listed Broderick as "unmarried," also omitted all reference to Elisabeth.

According to a search warrant affidavit filed by police, Elisabeth Broderick went to Lee's apartment the morning that Daniel and Linda were killed. She gave Lee her purse, in which police later found a .38-caliber revolver police believe was used in the shootings.

The will dictates that the Broderick estate be divided equally among the three other children, who will receive half of the principal of their trusts at age 25 and the remaining half at age 30. Larry Broderick, Daniel's brother, is the executor of the estate.


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113 comments:

  1. Lee testified that her father had cut her out of his will because she had drug problems. This is a common reason for parents to cut their kids out of their estates. They are afraid that if their kid gets the money, they'll use it to indulge in drugs which will either kill them or land them in prison. Dan had mentioned his concern to friends on numerous occasions.

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    1. Well instead of"mentioning" Lee's supposed drug problem to friends, he should've attempted to get help for her. He didn't want to have anything to do with Betty right? Ok then why not reach out to the many judges & other attorneys that he talked to & saw everyday? Lee was 17 at the time, something could've been done.Remember he cared about it sooo much..Doubt it! Betty did in fact attempt to get some help for Lee's marijuana use...Lee was cut from that will because she refused to give up on her mom, simple as that! As far as his "new wife", she was a young girl who was okay with being with somebody else's husband.. No I guess that they didn't deserve to be murdered, but had Linda not been screwing Betty's husband from the get go, just a cpl of months after meeting him mind you, then maybe her life wouldn't have been cut short. She should've never gotten involved. Sleep around with these married men once things are resolved with the life they had before you!! I guess the money & prestige was too tempting!! Oh well.... Things in that marriage should've been handled differently. Instead of Dan belittling & making Betty out to be the crazy wife, he should've gotten her mental treatment. He knew she was losing her way...They really f**** their kids up!! But now it's time to let Betty go, keeping her there isn't going to bring those "lovebirds" back...Oh and Dan cut Lee out and his brother and that lawyer, his friend took all of his money anyway in the end, ha imagine that??? Oh & let's not forget the x sister n law got a good amt as well!!! Damn....

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    2. I was thinking the same exact thing CRIME OF PASSION..see where adultery and infidelity led?

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    3. Of course she had drug problems. Look at the parenting. Both sides!

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    4. Of course she uses drugs. Look at the parenting on both sides. My gosh.. Had the father left before he had an affair from obviously not being happy and had he offered a realistic amount of an allowance, the Mother may have been ok and the kids could have had a normal life.

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    5. Nah. Betty was crazy and evil. No excuses.

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    6. Nothing like blaming the victims. I have some compassion for what Betty went thru too but there was no way of knowing she would take it this far...AND FYI, you can't force someone to stop using drugs, you can force a 17 yr old into treatment but you can't force them to work the program if they're not ready and you can't force an unstable ex spouse to get a mental health evaluation. Yes, Dan and Linda should have handled their relationship differently but come on, they didn't deserve to die. Betty will probably never be released from prison if she doesn't take responsibility for what she did.

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    7. Very few have said that they "deserved to die." However, they certainly were both a couple of jerks-to-the-core. In fact, I think that the dad was a monster.

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  2. The girls are the older children, the younger boys were the custody dispute. The dispute over Lee was who had to take her, I think she was 17 and wild . Dan was being cruel under the guise of doing the right thing. He could have put conditions on a trust fund, hes a lawyer. Better shes broke in the streets than has money on drugs? Hes a lawyer using courts to punish everyone, not fix anything. He should have used those courts to force his minor daughter into treatment. He left that up to the mom he was tormenting . Im not impressed with his barroom conversations with his buddies, either. I care so much I am here drinking with my buddies, he was garbage.

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    1. Finally, a voice of REASON!!!
      I am with the person who said it best, ":WHAT TOOK HER SO LONG?

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    2. It is so hard to believe that there is still so much widespread ignorance with drug addiction and family court in this day and age.
      No one can MAKE anyone get clean. When anyone is forced into treatment they will almost always flee. If they stay, instead of picking up the tools for recovery they will pick up the skills to worsen their addiction; come in smoking pot, leave smoking crack, come in taking Vicodan, go out and shoot heroin. In treatment you hear only what you WANT to hear. Instead of hearing WHY someone's life went off the rails they will hear HOW to further numb your brain.
      Families, especially wealthy families should never be co-dependant or bank roll bad behavior. Would you like to have your childs overdose on your conscience?? I think not. This is something even the richest of the rich families have learned this. I have seen everyone from the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich cut their children off while in active addiction. If an heir to the DuPont fortune can enter detox homeless and on a county bed, much to the families credit, then why the judgement over a Broderick child?
      Furthermore, the same judge who presides over a divorce or custody issue will be the same judge who hears every last motion or ex parte hearing. Every judge has seen it all. One petioner or respondent does not have to be a doctor, lawyer or president of anything for a judge to learn who has a valid claim. Want to get on the wrong side of any judge and never recovery? Make a false claim! Simply put, judges are not idiots. They can spot a wingnut a mile away!

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    3. I agree--Dan and Stinky were garbage. They deserved what they got. Go Betty!

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    4. I am wholeheartedly behind Betty. Dan though of himself and his "new love" and nobody else. He didnt care about feelings and hurt. He walked all over that and that is what you get if you scorn a woman. The court hardly lissens to your feelings, only your deeds count.

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    5. Maybe if this man knew his life would soon be over, he might have done more to help his daughter. The exclusion from the will could have been a message to her to get clean or you get nothing. Yes cheating is wrong, but it's crazy to say Betty is justified for killing them. There were other ways to get back at them.

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    6. With some of the comments on this page, it's no wonder this country is a f#cked up as it is.

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    7. I totally agree, WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU PEOPLE? This women killed two people, nothing gives her that right, I am the parent of 3 and no matter how we as parents try to guide our kids they will do what they want to do, just because you have money doesnt mean that it is easy for you to make choices for them, may be he was a cheat maybe she was a gold digger, but they deserved to die? Our morals have gone away, there is no such thing as values, you people need to wake up and put the blame for MURDER on the MURDERER

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    8. The bottom line is....WHAT TOOK HER SO LONG?....Betty was provoked and deserves to be released. Dan and his Ho got what they deserved.

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    9. The bottom line is.....WHAT TOOK HER SO LONG? Dan and his Ho got what they deserved. Release Betty!

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    10. Let her out of prison!!!!! The bastard she killed had no soul why in gods name hold her accountable for is evil selfish deeds.

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    11. Im so Angry .
      Betty I have no idea if she's still alive.why They Ever locked her up like they did .The Prosecuting Attorneys. They need to Go threw what betty did .A 20 year old Girl entering into her Marriage. THE GIRL got just what she deserved.
      These younger Girls praying on Married men.What the Bible all the Harlots
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      Drove poor Betty into A killing t




      I know it just killed poor Be/ty

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    12. the world is full of stupid people, as evidenced by a lot of these comments. SHE IS A MURDERER. She should die in prison. Newsflash: if your husband cheats on you, you GET A DIVORCE. You take care of your children (she didn't). You DO NOT get to kill anyone, ever. She planned it. She lied repeatedly. She is a horrible heinous person who should rot in jail.

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    13. I totally agree,speaking from a married womans point of view i can simpathize with betty but fact remains 2 people lost there life if Dan wanted to move on that was his right she had NO RIGHT UNDER ANY CIRCUNSTANCES to end somebody life because you hurt. Betty should not be released because Dan and Linda will never live again she shouldnt either she didnt care about her kids anyone she fixed her life around Dan and linda became obssessed with this stalking threatning them she even said she would kill them this was pre meditated well thought about she should never be released her kids are better off without her.

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    14. "Better shes broke in the streets than has money on drugs?"

      YES! And I saw that as a recovering addict.

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    15. 'Yes, giving money to someone who is able bodied enough to get clean and get a job, is ENABLING.

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  5. They deserved what they got!

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  6. I had a drug problem when my father died, heroin, and in his will, the money and such was divided evenly between my siblings. Do I wish there was a provision for me, yes I do, but addicts are good at lying..I think he's wrong for taking her out of the will but could have had a stated provision for her to be clean a year. I also see this as beings a way to control his children who sufffered immensely from the divorce. As far as him and his new wife getting what they deserve, well, no one really gets what they deserve, thank God, we'd all be extremely punished.

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  7. Dan was evil and Linda was a gold digger. They got what was coming to them both. Betty was a mess and may still be, but I can surely understand why she lost it. The way he f'd her over in the divorce with his Epstein credits just added insult to injury. I wonder what went through his mind while he was laying there dying?

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    1. I get a little pleasure thinking of that!

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    2. No respect for human life you are as crazy as Linda!!!!!

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    3. You are sick, wondering what he mighthave been thinking while he was lying there dying..... Really??

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  8. No one deserves to be slaughtered especially while their resting peacefully in the comfort and privacy of their own home. My wish for Bets is that she would have gotten some help that could have aided her with pulling her self together. I don't have a strong dislike or any ill feelings against her because in short of all of her irrational behavior, she was what most women are; a homemaker, a great mother, and apparently a great friend to many. However in this country you can not allow your actions to dictate the fate of others. Dan and Linda did NOT deserve to be slaughtered. The world truly lost a very good individual when Dan left this world. And Linda definitely didn't deserve to be a victim of Betty's instability. May they both rest in peace. This is a primary example of how instability is a thin line between love and murder!

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    1. I solely agree with you 100% I couldn't have said it better myself.

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    2. You sound as if you may have known "Bets". Though I agree that two lives gone is horrific, I constantly ask myself what I would have done, being harassed every single day of my life, no where to turn because of the good Ole boys having their own agendas, and her so called friends seemed to have all but left her in the heaping mess she was in. Those "socialites" couldn't smear their posh reputations with the likes of Betty! My God, she was no longer of the wealthy crowd, now was she??

      I can only say that had she had REAL friends, not the fake snobs who were only around after, for their own 5 minutes of fame, and had they insisted on her getting help and seeing to it (with all their connections), there may be two people still alive and one not in prison. That goes for her dysfunctional parents as well!

      I do believe Betty was pushed to the edge by many involved in her life. And again, I'm very sorry two people (though I feel they were both evil) are dead, I feel just as bad that Betty had no help and nowhere to EVER turn.

      The wealthy crowd never seems to be able to see their own faults. But no problem, because the rest of world does see them and pretty much points fingers back at you. Shame on you all.

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  9. The youngest daughter smoked pot. It was not like she was down in the street on skid row. Now people get "prescriptions" and they are not treated like she was.. as the BAD person. That is why she was written out of the Will. It was her mother that tried to put her into treatment, not her father. When she was told she was written out of the will, her response, I have a job at Chucks (Chuck's Steak House"... and I can take care of myself. No anger over being cut out, money was not a concern to her. She could have been in the Will proceeds if the other recipients wanted to split the proceeds equally-no matter what the Will stated. That never happened

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  10. Did anyone know that after the homicides, Larry Broderick's EX wife was the one who took care of the minor boys for a while-then the boys were split up ? I learned about this listening to one of the boys interview on the net. It was odd in that Dan and Betty had large families that could have taken care of the boys. I do not think for one second they would have accepted money to do this. I think if anything they would have banked it for the kids when they got older.

    The lawyer that paid monthly support for the kids paid it to a non-relative and Larry Broderick' s EX wife. Larry was already divorced from his wife at this time.

    The sum was very high. That lawyer became a "very close friend of the ex-wife" . It took legal steps to notify the lawyer that it was a conflict of interest to give the monthly (support) money for the boys to the ex-wife. Also that is was improper for the lawyer to visit the ex-wife of Larry for more than a few days at a time. The visit was not to visit the boys.

    This sad tale took a life of it's own. None of the four kids were a priority-just the money until the open wallets seem to stop. Shame on all of the adults who took over when their parents had died and the other incarcerated. Maybe their lives from that tragic day on could have been a whole lot better today and I do not mean financially. I just listened to a online video clip of the adult children talking at their mother's parole hearing. It breaks my heart to hear the grown children divided and to know the different path's their lives took from the day of the homicides.

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    1. And good ole Uncle Larry took, took and took some more from the boys money.
      He and anyone else taking care of the boys were living the high life on the boys dime.
      Larry never could make it on his own. He always depended on Dan for support. And when that cash cow died, he stole from innocents. Pathetic! He should be in jail.
      Seems all of Dan's family were just as bad as him.

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  11. one idiots selfish motives...destroyed an entire family. And I don't mean Betty........and that two,cent Hooker Linda didn't help,the situation either.

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    1. So all selfish idiots should be murdered? Get a clue, maybe you deserve to be murdered!!!!

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    2. Couldn't have said it better myself..

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    3. IF you think that way, and anyone that does, may be a potential murderer. There are a lot of psychopaths walking among us.

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  12. Dan was a cruel cruel man,and linda was a homewrecking woman that didnt care wbo she hurt to get the rich husband. She helped contribute to the breakup.of betty's marriage.

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  13. It's amazing how many comments about the homewrecker and the bad person. It could have been Dan had mentally left the marriage long before Linda came into the picture. If I had to go home to arguments everyday I would have left too. Linda probably helped him to finally make the decision to leave. All of us have been in relationships that didn't work out. You don't harrass someone for five years to try and make them come back to you that is ludicrous. You move on. Neither one of them deserved to be killed because Betty couldn't move on. There are always going to be other people to meet. May both Linda and Dan rest in peace. God bless.

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    1. Very well put. If I honestly thought I was making my own husband happy 1st I would try to sort it out or leave, Betty did neither she was only interested in the bucks. She hopefully will be kept away from the majority of decent human beings.

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    2. No one deserved to die. As far as moving on that was the issue. Betty could never move on. Dan was still controlling everything through the court system. That is what finally broke her. Normal couples split and you do have an opportunity to heal, but Betty's wound never got a chance to even scab over because this thing would never die with Dan masterfully pulling the strings.

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  14. And what a hypocrit Dan was!! He had more than one instance of drunk driving and may even have been some arrests.
    Betty alluded to this in a letter she wrote him.
    Yes, Betty was off her rocker. But this was only said to him and not to other people. Plus, seemed something she was trying to keep under wraps, as even she was ashamed of it. So I believe her about that.
    So he disinherited his daughter due to drugs and he is drunk pretty much nightly and driving.
    First of all, he had so much money and could have hired a driver.
    And secondly, wonder where Lee got the addiction gene from?
    He was definitely an alcoholic and a true Ba$tard!!
    Cannot believe they still give a scholarship in his name, based on his integrity!
    Integrity? This is a man who drove drunk regularly, left his wife for a woman barely legal, cheated& hid joint money from wife and committed adultery right in front of his young children.
    San Diego must be so upside down in their thinking.

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    1. He took Lee out of his Will because she supported her mother and would sneak away to see her when he forbid her to. He wanted Betty to go through sheer hell and he made sure she did. No wonder the first jury said they didn't know what took her so long.

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    2. betty was driven to kill her husband. she sacrificed everything. then, he becomes rich and left her for a younger version. wow, sickening. the kids that do not support their mother should be ashamed. it's so obvious he drove her over the edge. I seriously would of killed them earlier. betty will go to heaven and her time there will be so wonderful that it will essentially make up for the hell this country put her through. I am a TRUE FAN OF BETTYs, ps: I am far from alone in my opinion. the second jury got this all wrong. she was married to a scum and linda was a home wrecker.

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    3. Agreed! I truly believe that Dan was a sociopath. Even his cronies agreed he had zero empathy for anyone, including his kids!

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    4. So what if he was a sociopath. So what if Linda had a relationship with him. Strong women don't let a man destroy their mentality and drive them to kill. She was weak and a coward. Sneaking into a bedroom while they slept and shot them. Coward actions. You supporting her shows your character.

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    5. I wonder how many people in this blog has gone through what betty did. I certainly did. And if I could have gotten a gun I would do the same thing

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  15. The ONLY reason Betty is still serving time are ALL political reasons and the good ol' boy network. She has served her time - LET HER GO! Send letters to the Governor for clemency.

    Shame on Kim and Danny - shameful. God bless Lee and Rhett ... your mother's pride and joy.

    LET HER GO ALREADY! She has served years beyond her sentence!

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    1. SHAME ON KIM AND DANIEL.

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    2. she has done her sentence and dan & linda got what they Deserved rest in Hell

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    3. I agree , Betty has done her time , even though Dan was a hypocrtic A**, a prominent by of the Good ol boy network to boot Linda was all gold digger who knew how to tool him and his personal affairs.
      It's a shame there wasn't a mandated outsourced mediator from another county to intervine. FREE BETTY

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  16. I do believe Dan did what Betty said, with that being said, she will never be remorseful for her actions.

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  17. That snotnosed tramp got what she deserved! Their marriage and family didnt inbolve her, she put herself in it!

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  18. Betty may have been alot of things but she did not deserve her marriage to end the way it did. Dan was selfish, messy, a cheater and sloppy.. plain and simple. He and Linda were committing adultery . How on Earth can you be happy while hurting someone else in the process? Their union was no blessing that's for sure.

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  19. I guess we'll never know the truth about this story , but if that Dan dude really put her through all of this shit , which I do not condone , he did deserve Karma to strike him but still she shouldn't have killed him... She could have been way smarter by trying to get over his crap and taking care of her children thus she'd have gained their love and respect and regained control of her life...However , I think that she might be mentally messed up too because she abused her kids which is just so totally fucked up. Thus , the one conclusion I personnally came out with is : mentally ill , selfish and immature people made horrible decisions that destroyed 4 innocent kids' lives , especially Lee...I feel so sorry for her. If Dan genuinely cared for her he would have taken her to some detox center and gotten her out of drugs instead of leaving her out of his will...

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    1. she was a scary woman. She drove her car thru their front door for god's sake. Anyone who agrees with her is someone to also fear.

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  20. Men get screwed over too, like myself. I wish I had the courage Betty had to drive the car through the front door. And to trash the place. The umbrella through the window was good but I wanted to use the chainsaw and yell timber. Love you Betty

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    1. Ok, then you are a sociopath too.

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  21. Men get screwed too just like me. Wish I had Betty's courage to drive through the front door and trash the place. I wanted to grab the chainsaw yell timber and watch it all crash, Love you Betty

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  22. I hope they are both burning in Hell!
    The Pervert and the slut!

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  23. What is amazing to me is that this story lives on and there are posts that defend both sides 25 years after the incident.

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  24. I agree....Its ALLL political reasons stemming from Dan's Good-Ol'- Boy Club is why Betty IS STILL IN & Denied Parole Each Time She has a chance!!!
    Those kids should understand The Psychological Warfare Dan had on their mother Before running to HIS defense so quickly

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  25. I will never condone what Betty did. However, knowing what I do about the case, I understand why she did it. Anyone who is even marginally acquainted with the facts knows that the "Dan Broderick Integrity Award" or whatever it is called is an absolute joke. Yes, he had so much integrity as an attorney, he stood by while the mother of his children, who was, as he claimed loudly and often, was so mentally unstable she could not be trusted to have custody of said children, to *represent herself* in their divorce proceedings. Dan Broderick was so full of integrity, he greased palms in the San Diego courts so their divorce proceedings were not public. Dan Broderick had so much integrity, he did not seek custody of his troubled daughter Lee, and did not object when Lee was handed to Betty by the judge; you know, Betty, who was supposedly a lunatic? Dan Broderick had so much professional integrity, he permitted his clients to avail themselves of the services of a high school graduate with next to no legal or professional training, simply by virtue of the fact that he was screwing her.

    I could go on.

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  26. I am glad betty killed them.. supported him an the household while he went to school. An as soon as he is rich he wants a 21 yr old slut... enjoy the richness in hell ... am sorry betty is still locked up..... she should have a statue in honour of her

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    1. what is wrong with you people? are you all just a bunch of sick lonely people who think murder is a normal thing? betty is nothing more than a spoiled selfish killer, she is were she belongs, she has a life more than she gave to the people she murdered

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  27. I am glad betty killed them.. supported him an the household while he went to school. An as soon as he is rich he wants a 21 yr old slut... enjoy the richness in hell ... am sorry betty is still locked up..... she should have a statue in honour of her

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  28. Well I have to say that Murder is never the solution unless you raped or physically harmed my wife or kids then it's on, but as far as what happened in this situation many years ago and still happens today is so F-ed up, the fact that she did everything possible to put all her needs aside to support him while he went to school and not to mention had his children which became a full time job for her at home where she was unable to further any type of career to make a name for herself, so as far as I could get out of it she was proud to take on the role of homemaker and supported her husband and his career, so as he screwed her over so badly and to go to extremes to make sure he screws her over, and I'm sure Linda had supported and most likely wanted him to give her zero support, we'll in all Fairness he should have been legally ordered to pay her even more then she asked for, Cmon 2 million a year, n she was sidelined supporting him to become who he became and raise his children, Wow she got so screwed and he flaunted it and ruined her life through friends and all due to his legal status and his influence which was very powerful in that Town, sad people will side with the one who has the money and power, sadly been the way things roll from the dawn of time, so nobody can say bad about his Betty unless you were in her shoes and sacrificed all that she did only to have the rug and everything else along with it pulled from under her feet, and for Linda it's obvious she had her eyes on the jackpot, since money has been around so have gold diggers.

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  30. I'm watching the movie now and I googled is she still in jail I will never condone somebody killing anyone but for Betty to still be in prison is unbelievable . FREE BETTY B.

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  31. I m watching movie now didn't know she was still in jail Free Betty B.

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  32. After reading these posts I'm stunned by the tacit approval of her crimes. To say you don't condone the shooting "but..." is ridiculous. And to those who outright support the murders, frankly you scare me. We weren't there. We don't know everything that happened, but one thing is clear, BB cared about herself only. Yes DB had an affair and lied about it, but people get divorced every day. It happens. To suggest that two people somehow deserve to die and four innocent kids deserve to be orphaned is nuts.

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    1. That right I do agree with you.The ten commandments stated "thou shalt not kill" so with that said I hope she asked God for forgiveness and own up to what she did. We can write about what should have been done,what I would have done and how things should have went. The problem steel remains she showed no remorse to what she did,not thinking of there kids threw all of this that's what really mattered and nobody has said this.No matter what went on those children was put threw pure hell. They had to watch all of this going on. I couldn't fathom how the must have felt. I would smoke pot to,hell maybe if the parents smoked they wouldn't have been threw all this. Nothing I say will change anything but I do believe she has done her time but there needs to be stipulations on her if she ever does get freedom. Both of them are guilty of child abuse and neglect. I'm out peace,love and happiness ✌

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  33. Free Betty!!! She was pushed too far. Let her go so she can spend the rest of her life in peace. I would have killed them too.

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  34. Let Betty go, enough is enough. In her shoes I would have killed them too. He removed his child from his will because she used pot? He was a cruel and selfish man who did not care who gets hurt. Well you play with someone's feelings, you might end up dead. And Linda was just ad bad as he.

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  35. Did Uncle Larry ever give back the money he stole from the Broderick boys including the outlandish amount that was paid to his ex wife for "caring" for them?

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  36. We all know he deserved what he got and the young girl was easily led by him even though we know she knew it was wrong. And yes she was a gold digger.
    but can't you just imagine the pitch he put on her ! She fell for it hook line and sinker and i know...she wanted too. That poonany was what was driving his boat. Well he got it all right and unfortunately her program had a little more serious consequences that I'm sure she didn't bargain for.
    Well at this point Betty needs to be freed to live what she can find in the way of scraps of her life & we all need to move on.

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  37. I agree FREE BETTY
    There are people who have committed the same crime murder and they served their time and are out. Why not Betty?

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  38. Just read Bettys Book Telling On Myself
    Great Book

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  39. Read Bettys book Telling on Myself
    Great Book.

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  40. Dan was as low as they come and Linda what can you say about a stewardess fired for having sex in the bathroom of an airplane with a passenger she just met!! Everyone that worked for dan said Linda stunk because of a feminine odor problem, they used to call her linda vagina. her sister was crying who will remember Linda, well you sure didn't you didn't even show up at the parole hearing to defend stinky. On her sisters facebook there is a picture of Linda on her wedding day and all they talk about is how they are wearing her emerald earrings, wow thats love. Dan is lucky he was not my dad because he would not have gotten of so easy. I look at like this Betty real did them a favor the way the dan and linda slept around (fact 1 month before the wedding linda was having sex with her x boyfriend!) dan and linda probably would have gotten aids so betty did them a favor go Betty!!!

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  41. Wow, I can't believe I am actually going to leave a comment on this. I just watched a "Reminder" Crime Show of this story. I have read all the comments, and left the page upset, angry, .... and here I am. Back to leave a comment. I was in the States when this happened, and during the trial. I don't live in the states now. The reason I bring that up is because I myself know what it is like to go in front of a Judge that seems byest, or in favor of the party that has all the money, or fancy lawyer etc. so please believe me when I tell you, it DOES happen. But I cannot excuse "Murder" as a way out. I have no doubt in my mind that Betty was driven to "the edge", and you ALL know, she is not the only one, neither will she BE the only one to say "I'll KILL you", male or female, but....the difference is we don't act on that emotion. The difficult thing here is, there are no winners, but this is a situation that EVERYONE can relate to, one way or another. Even the statement made by that Jurior, "I would have killed them sooner"!! This is the mentality we are dealing with when it comes to human emotions. Now the kids are torn with their loyalty, and people question THEIR loyalty. It is simply not right. I don't condone what Dan did, or Linda. She is a woman's, a MARRIED woman's worst nightmare. Single, beautiful, and carefree. Having NO idea that being so young, socially immature, yes, perhaps using her attributes to get what she wants, but, she was single, yes no morals in her carefree immature mind, but Dan WAS married, with children, older, educated and for goodness sake "Knew better"! But ..... he wanted his cake and eat it too. We can all sit here with our own opinions of what WE would do if it was us, or "HooRah" for Betty, but the bottom line is, those are all just opinions. Most hypercritical, because, truth of the matter, you DON'T know what you would do in that situation until you ARE in that situation. And importantly, you are out HERE, giving your opinion, and she, Betty is in there, jail. You simply CANNOT take another persons life because they wronged you, and get away with it scot free. If you think about it, if Betty could just take two minutes to seriously think about this situation, she could have gotten out of jail on probation. Probably. Accept the responsibility of what you have done, sincerely (if that is possible), and learn to build your life again. Betty, you were given a LIFE LINE for goodness sake! Most people that commit murder in the states, get the death penalty, or life, MEANING life! You took TWO lives, amd yet, you were thrown a life line. YES, your husband did you wrong, and then you did something awful because "you were pushed", but now, you have had time to reflect, come to terms with everything, make peace, yet you took that position during your parole hearing. It is NOW, I start to lose sympathy in your plight. Does this perhaps make you a danger to society?? Does this mean that every situation you encounter, life's dealings, you will react in a manner NOT acceptable by society. You are now making me wonder about who you "truly" are. Your person. That's it really, ..... You were given a lifeline, and .... well.....

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  42. Ah yes,the wife who supports her husband while he betters himself, then once he's achieved his goals, BAM! He leaves the supportive wife for a younger woman. I lived this story with my own parents. Sadly my father still lives. Cruel, cruel, man.

    Betty needed to go to jail, OF COURSE she did, but I tell ya, sometimes you can kind of understand why someone might commit an act such as this...

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  43. A lot of people seem to miss the point. This wasn't a case of a marriage slowly falling apart or a man who simply cheated. He psychologically tortured Betty for years. When she suspected him of cheating he would tell her that she was crazy; that she was imagining things and was sick. He told her she was fat and ugly. Her rational senses told her he was lying but he continually told her she was making it all up. Then one day he told her he wanted a divorce and, just like that, his years of denials were gone. Now instead of Betty being 'crazy' for accusing him of cheating Betty was 'crazy' for being angry about his affair. He was a piece of shit. He and Linda both continued to rub their relationship in Betty's face after he left her. To add insult to injury, the cheater was unwilling to financially help the woman who had happily supported him. He was a sociopath and he and Linda absolutely pushed Betty too far. Actions have consequences. Shame on her children for betraying her. Why should she feel sorry about killing people who were abusing her?

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    1. Just curious...Did you know Dan and Betty Brodrick personally? You can't always believe everything just because you saw the lifetime movie.
      Just saying. ..

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  44. beautiful pictures are shared above ,I like it

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  45. Bottom Line? Doesn't matter what who or how....you don't 'murder' people, period!
    Truly inconceivable how many more lives were effected by this tragedy than is ever imaginable. Including mine.

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  46. Wow!! These comments are scary! NO ONE has the right to kill anyone except for self defense! Go Betty?? Really? She wasn't defending herself! He was still the father of her kids regardless! She could have put her big girl panties on, grew up and been an adult. So the courts didn't give you what you wanted/deserved? Get over it, continue to fight the courts or move on. No amount of money/property is worth jail time and losing your kids!!! Did any of you hear the actuall phone calls she made? About him? To her kids? Just horrible!

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  47. This was a crime of passion and Betty is long overdue to be released. She has done her time. the end.

    ps. Dan taunted Betty about her weight, sold the family home w/o speaking to Betty about it and then admitted she was right, he was having an affair w/his secretary, being discarded after YOU have put a man thru law school and bore his children.

    FREE Betty

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  48. Watched the movie this morning & read the comments. Surprised by team Betty fans. Actually murder is a single! Betty need help. To me, the movie depleted Dan and Linda being the victim.I agree with someone who said, Betty should have put her big draws on and moved on. That may have been the best revenge if Dan was such a manipulated. After all how long was this young, vibrant girl was going to be faithful before she wakes up and say,DAMN he's old and getting unattractive, now I got a piece of the pie & security, it's time to get a young buck." Guess where old broken hearted would have end back up with?...Betty right! Then the story would have been Betty & Daniel getting revenge back on Linda for taking what they both worked so hard for. Remember Betty, you get more flies with honey, and more blessings with prayer.Then, you would have been free forever and your children may have been made to feel secure in life.Side note, Yes, I do understand how she may have felt..But do agree with her taking any ones life. Vengeance is mind said the Lord. Justhe my opinion.

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  49. Watched the movie this morning & read the comments. Surprised by team Betty fans. Actually murder is a single! Betty need help. To me, the movie depleted Dan and Linda being the victim.I agree with someone who said, Betty should have put her big draws on and moved on. That may have been the best revenge if Dan was such a manipulated. After all how long was this young, vibrant girl was going to be faithful before she wakes up and say,DAMN he's old and getting unattractive, now I got a piece of the pie & security, it's time to get a young buck." Guess where old broken hearted would have end back up with?...Betty right! Then the story would have been Betty & Daniel getting revenge back on Linda for taking what they both worked so hard for. Remember Betty, you get more flies with honey, and more blessings with prayer.Then, you would have been free forever and your children may have been made to feel secure in life.Side note, Yes, I do understand how she may have felt..But do agree with her taking any ones life. Vengeance is mind said the Lord. Justhe my opinion.

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  50. Watched the movie this morning & read the comments. Surprised by team Betty fans. Actually murder is a sin! Betty need help. To me, the movie depleted Dan and Linda being the victims.I agree with someone who said, Betty should have put her big draws on and moved on. That may have been the best revenge if Dan was such a manipulator. After all, how long was this young, vibrant girl was going to be faithful before she wakes up and say,DAMN he's old and getting unattractive, now I got a piece of the pie & security, it's time to get a young buck." Guess where old broken hearted would have end back up with?...Betty right! Then the story would have been Betty & Daniel getting revenge back on Linda for taking what they both worked so hard for. Remember Betty, you get more flies with honey, and more blessings with prayer.Then, you would have been free forever and your children may have been made to feel secure in life.Side note, Yes, I do understand how she may have felt..But do not agree with her taking any ones life. Vengeance is mind said the Lord. Just my opinion. REPOSTING THE CORRECTIVE NOTE)

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  51. Betty's marriage was an investment. Everything they did from the time they got together was an investment. His clothing, his plastic surgery, Betty the perfect wife. (Ever hear about birth control in med school Dan) The supportive wife. She did his effing SCHOOLWORK. She brought in he income to support him through two degrees. She was a knock out when they met and fit into Dan's projected image of himself. He traded her in like a used car. And sold her home out from under her.

    She should have been given half of the profit from his law firm. Without her he wouldn't have gotten so far so fast. If she had left him in the first semester of his law school year he would have been SCREWED! No San Diego, stuck in Massachusetts, school debt, child support up the ying yang and alimony to boot. Her devotion to him made his dream come true.

    She should have gotten the house and half the business. He was a complete asshole. Taking his 17 yr old daughter out of the will because of marijuana??? Ever hear of a trust fund asswipe? That was pure punishment.

    Betty should have gotten herself psychiatric help.

    I wish Linda had lived. So she could find out what a t**t her husband was to leave her NOTHING in the will. All to three pawns ... oh I'm sorry, kids. He didn't protect his precious new wife. No alarm on the house? This guy was a delusional narcissistic prick who thought he had all the power and control and thought nothing could touch him.

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  52. Free Betty!!!! Enough is enough! This women reacted the way the bible said she would . Hell hath no fury like a women's scorn. Men do not provoke your wives ! Thou shalt no commit Adultry , thou shall not fornicate , thou shall not covet thy neighbor! Since no one paid attention to any of these rules especially the gold digger ! " THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH!" Read your bible ! Betty's paid for her crime . I'm 1000% in her corner and always will be . I love you Betty and always praying for you.

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  53. The father cutting his daughter from the will speaks volumes. He could have easily put Lees portion into a trust administered by his more responsible kids...you know, the ones who were on his side. I'm sure it was a coincidence that she was the only one supportive of her mother. You've got to be one cold SOB to cut your 19 yr-old out of your will. Read the testimony of this other 3 kids that supported him. They all said he was a tyrant who they were literally afraid of.

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  54. Am watching the movie as I write this. (Actually the sequel, watched the original earlier this morning) I think what happened is that Betty felt that Dan had taken HER life. After struggling for years and her supporting him through school, they had finally achieved success. He was the breadwinner, she was the homemaker, they had four beautiful, healthy children, lovely home, plenty of money, jewels, rich friends. She thought she was set for life. Then Dan dumps her for a younger woman, takes the kids, the house, the friends, the social standing...in other words, her life. And she has to watch another woman live the life she worked so hard for. And this woman didn't have to do any of the work. Betty didn't have the resiliancy to start over and she snapped. I understand that. But that being said, murder was not the answer. Oftentimes life isn't fair. Her actions were immature, irresponsible and reprehensible. She must be held accountable for both murders. Dan and Linda were both wrong for the way they behaved. But they didn't deserve to die.

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  55. Am watching the movie as I write this. (Actually the sequel, watched the original earlier this morning) I think what happened is that Betty felt that Dan had taken HER life. After struggling for years and her supporting him through school, they had finally achieved success. He was the breadwinner, she was the homemaker, they had four beautiful, healthy children, lovely home, plenty of money, jewels, rich friends. She thought she was set for life. Then Dan dumps her for a younger woman, takes the kids, the house, the friends, the social standing...in other words, her life. And she has to watch another woman live the life she worked so hard for. And this woman didn't have to do any of the work. Betty didn't have the resiliancy to start over and she snapped. I understand that. But that being said, murder was not the answer. Oftentimes life isn't fair. Her actions were immature, irresponsible and reprehensible. She must be held accountable for both murders. Dan and Linda were both wrong for the way they behaved. But they didn't deserve to die.

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    1. I agree with you compketely! It's like he plucked betty out of their lives and replaced her with linda. I can understand completely why she snapped and did what she did. Yes it was wrong killing them but I understand how she felt!

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  56. Ok so I don't condone murder and with that being said, Dan and linda had something coming. The way Betty was treated was disgusting. She was basically kicked outa her own life and replaced with some young home wrecking hussy. Smh. Everything that was done to betty, it's no dam wonder she snapped. There's only so much a person can take before they go off the dip end. He had all control over her and he wasn't even with her anymore. All because he was the lawyer. After she did everything to get him there then he leaves her and has an affair. Terrible. All I'm saying is I completely understand how she felt and why she snapped.

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  57. Are 90% of the commenters on here high? Vengeful? Or just stupid? I love how people moralize in sometimes explicitly Christian terms about how sinful Dan and Linda were, and then somehow come up with the conclusion that the justified solution is murder. That's just hypocritical, un-Christian, and illogical.

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  58. The extent of her crime was the extent of the hurt she was experiencing. A little compassion needs to be shown.

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  59. Dan and Linda Broderick deserve what they got. Dan Broderick is a cheating dead scum bag. LINDA Kolkena is a young dead homewrecking WHORE...A DEAD WHORE LOL. I'm glad she killed them. They deserved to be shot for what they did to Betty.

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  60. Dan and Linda Broderick deserve what they got. Dan Broderick is a cheating dead scum bag. LINDA Kolkena is a young dead homewrecking WHORE...A DEAD WHORE LOL. I'm glad she killed them. They deserved to be shot for what they did to Betty.

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  61. No way in hell do they deserve what they got. Dan had every right to leave his crazy wife and marry someone else, it happens everyday. People are not possesions, Betty did not own him. Betty needs to stay in prison the rest of her life, she is dangerous.

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  62. Dan Broadrick was a fucken pussy. He went home to his wife for five years and acted like nothing, he was asked numerous times if he was having an affair and he told Betty no. what kind of human being can go home to his wife every day and pretend she was the only one, only a sick son of a bitch, to do that to someone for five years, you selfish bastard. If Dan would of not had money, Linda would of never looked his way. Get real people, it was sad, the whole story is sad but the reality is he played a lot of mind games and he got his. Betty stood up to the piece of shit and wanted answers and did not lay down and allow him to run her over, yes, she was crazy, he drove her crazy, telling her she was crazy and he was not having an affair. Sorry he was dead, but he was not a smart man at all, because he made enough money to leave her everything and buy everything ten times more for he had the money, and he could of been honest from the beginning. He was not that smart, he thought he could treat her like a piece of shit, the way he sold the family home right under her nose and then tells her, he sold the family home????????? I would of killed that bastard also. What kind of a man would do something like that, there were two hung jury's for a reason.......... I heard Jur's say, how did she last so long. The parole board is all about politics and some people are to stupid to know better. Dan was not smart at all, he dug his own grave because of his selfishness and for the way he treated people and now he thought that he can just feed Betty to the wolfs. as far as the children, Judges children have problems and there is no divorce so what is the big deal? Thank you.....

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