Betty Broderick: Murder, Trial and Jail

Key Times articles about the case of La Jolla Socialite Betty Broderick, convicted of murdering her ex-husband and his new wife in 1989.

  • San Diego Killings Make Bitter Divorce Final

    Two months ago, a frightened Linda Broderick confided to a friend that a bad situation was growing worse. The second wife of well-known attorney and doctor Daniel T. Broderick III, Linda had become accustomed to the constant, intrusive role Elisabeth Broderick, Daniel's first wife, played in her...

  • Broderick Tells of Rage at Slain Ex-Husband

    Crime: Charged with the murder of Daniel T. Broderick III and his new wife, Betty Broderick says she was the victim--of "overt emotional terrorism."

  • Betty Broderick Confesses to S.D. Slayings

    Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick on Tuesday confessed to killing her ex-husband and his new young wife last November, describing the slayings as a "desperate act of self-defense" against a man who wanted "to control me totally." In an interview with The Times, the 42-year-old mother of four said...

  • Hung Jury: Broderick Case Ends in Mistrial

    Courts: Jurors split, 10 to 2, over whether or not the La Jolla socialite meant to kill her ex-husband and his new wife.

  • Till Murder Do Us Part

    Dan and Betty Broderick's Divorce, Played Out Over Five Vicious Years, Was the Talk of La Jolla. Betty Finally Put an End to It All--With a .38-Caliber Revolver.