Housewife-turned-killer Elizabeth ‘Angry Betty’ Broderick’s double murder is spotlighted tonight on REELZChannel’s Murder Made Me Famous.
The episode looks at what caused Broderick to go from soccer mom to murderer when she killed her former husband Daniel T. Broderick III and his second wife Linda (Kolkena) Broderick in November 1989.
She is currently serving a 32-years-to-life sentence at the California Institute for Women after being convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in December 1991.
A first trial had resulted in a hung jury after two of the jurors believed she should be convicted of manslaughter saying there had been a lack of intent.
Broderick shot 44-year-old Daniel and 28-year-old Linda in an execution-style killing while they were asleep at his home in San Diego’s Marson Hills neighborhood after driving to his house and letting herself in using her daughter’s keys.
She never denied shooting the pair, and handed herself into police — but always maintained that had been driven to do it after years of psychological abuse from Dan during their marriage, as well as during their divorce and the custody battle over their kids.
She had been married to Dan for 17 years and the pair had four kids together before he told her he wanted a divorce, before marrying his younger secretary Linda.
She had a request for parole denied in January 2010 due to the fact that she didn’t show any remorse and didn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing.
Tonight’s episode of Made Me Famous is followed by an episode of Scandal Made Me Famous, which looks at the case of Amanda Knox.
Murder Made Me Famous airs tonight at 8ET/PT on REELZChannel.