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June 3, 1990 | Amy Wallace, Amy Wallace is a reporter for the San Diego edition of The Times.
EVERYBODY IN LA JOLLA knew the Brodericks. Daniel T. Broderick III and his wife, Betty, seemed to have a classic society-page marriage. Dan was a celebrity in local legal circles. Armed with degrees from both Harvard Law School and Cornell School of Medicine, the prominent malpractice attorney was aggressive, persuasive and cunning--a $1-million-a-year lawyer at the top of his game.
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February 23, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than three years have passed since Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick shot and killed her ex-husband and his new wife as they lay in bed in their Georgian-style mansion. Convicted of second-degree murder, Broderick, 45, is serving 32 years to life in the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. She cannot be paroled until 2010.
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February 23, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than three years have passed since Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick shot and killed her ex-husband and his new wife as they lay in bed in their Georgian-style mansion. Convicted of second-degree murder, Broderick, 45, is serving 32 years to life in the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. She cannot be paroled until 2010.
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November 21, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A lawsuit filed by Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick--stemming from an altercation with jail deputies that was videotaped and shown on television--was dismissed Friday. San Diego County Superior Court Judge J. Richard Haden dismissed Broderick's lawsuit, which was filed against attorney James Cunningham and Sheriff's Deputy Michele St. Clair. Haden ruled that the lawsuit lacked merit. Haden dismissed a similar lawsuit against the county last week.
NEWS
November 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A prominent psychiatrist testified that Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick, a former La Jolla socialite accused of killing her ex-husband and his new wife, suffered from personality disorders and that her behavior was characterized by wild exaggeration, petty vindictiveness and homicidal rage. But Dr. Park Elliott Dietz testified for the prosecution that Broderick was neither insane nor mentally ill. Broderick, 44, is accused of killing her ex-husband, Daniel T.
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February 27, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick, convicted in December of two counts of second-degree murder, was moved from a county jail facility here Wednesday to begin serving a prison sentence of 32 years to life. For the next four to six weeks, Broderick will be housed in the California Institution for Women in Frontera, 45 miles east of Los Angeles. She could remain in Frontera or be transferred to Madera or Stockton, a spokesman for the prison said Wednesday.
NEWS
November 21, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A lawsuit filed by Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick--stemming from an altercation with jail deputies that was videotaped and shown on television--was dismissed Friday. San Diego County Superior Court Judge J. Richard Haden dismissed Broderick's lawsuit, which was filed against attorney James Cunningham and Sheriff's Deputy Michele St. Clair. Haden ruled that the lawsuit lacked merit. Haden dismissed a similar lawsuit against the county last week.
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November 1, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The woman whom Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick is accused of killing entered the defendant's La Jolla home twice "without permission" and took personal documents from her bedroom, Broderick's former housekeeper testified Thursday. In the first full day of testimony from defense witnesses in Broderick's murder trial, housekeeper Maria Montez said the incidents occurred in the spring of 1989, several months before Daniel T.
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November 7, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick testified Wednesday that her husband "never really meant" to hit her during their marriage, but did--on several occasions. Under cross-examination from Deputy Dist. Atty. Kerry Wells, Broderick softened comments made earlier in the week, in which she said her then-husband, Daniel T. Broderick III, often hit her so hard that she was left with a black eye, a sprained ankle, a broken sternum and other injuries.
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December 12, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after she was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder, Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick said Wednesday that killing her ex-husband and his second wife was "the will of God," as was the verdict and the prison sentence yet to come. Broderick, 44, whose case attracted national attention, said in a telephone interview with The Times that visualizing prison, where she could spend from 17 years to life, is all but impossible. "It's a total unknown," she said.
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February 29, 1992 | KEVIN BRASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At least, Betty Broderick says, the producers of a made-for-television movie about her life chose Meredith Baxter to portray her. "It could have been Roseanne," Broderick said from the Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility, where she is serving time for murder. The La Jolla socialite-turned-killer was not involved in the production of "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story," the CBS movie airing Sunday at 9 p.m.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick, convicted in December of two counts of second-degree murder, was moved from a county jail facility here Wednesday to begin serving a prison sentence of 32 years to life. For the next four to six weeks, Broderick will be housed in the California Institution for Women in Frontera, 45 miles east of Los Angeles. She could remain in Frontera or be transferred to Madera or Stockton, a spokesman for the prison said Wednesday.
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February 8, 1992 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick was sentenced Friday to the maximum term possible--32 years to life in prison--closing a murder case that sparked national interest as a symbol of the rage that fuels many divorcing couples. Saying that the time had come to set aside the rancor that marked Broderick's divorce and murder trials and "start the healing," San Diego Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Whelan said Broderick deserved to be sentenced for the Nov.
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December 12, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after she was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder, Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick said Wednesday that killing her ex-husband and his second wife was "the will of God," as was the verdict and the prison sentence yet to come. Broderick, 44, whose case attracted national attention, said in a telephone interview with The Times that visualizing prison, where she could spend from 17 years to life, is all but impossible. "It's a total unknown," she said.
NEWS
December 11, 1991 | By TOM GORMAN and LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As they began their discussion, members of the jury that sealed Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick's fate Tuesday were badly divided by the turbulent emotions of the infamous murder case. Four days later--four days of arguments and Snickers bars, of compromises and pretzels--the jurors cemented their second-degree murder verdict during a final lunch break. They gave vent to their sympathies for the victims, Daniel T.
NEWS
December 11, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick was convicted Tuesday on two counts of second-degree murder, 25 months and two trials after she shot her ex-husband and his new wife to death in their bed. Broderick, who had said she was emotionally abused by her ex-husband, Daniel T. Broderick III, a prominent San Diego malpractice attorney, became a symbol of the rage--and desire for revenge--felt by many divorcing couples.
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November 15, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick testified Thursday that she was in an "altered state of consciousness" on Nov. 5, 1989, and does not remember pulling the trigger of the .38-caliber revolver that killed her ex-husband and his new wife. When confronted with the photographs of the bodies of Daniel T.
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November 1, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying she intended to kill herself because she "had no life left," La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick testified Wednesday that she crept into her ex-husband's house, stole into his bedroom and fired the shots that killed him and his new wife. Sobbing as she recounted the shootings, Betty Broderick said she planned only to talk to her ex-husband, Daniel T. Broderick, and to kill herself, "to splash my brains all over his . . .
NEWS
December 5, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who killed her ex-husband and his new wife should be convicted of murder because her actions were "intentional, calculated, deliberate and incredibly cold," a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments in the second trial of Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick. Defense attorney Jack Earley countered that Broderick should be held accountable but that she was driven to the double homicide by years of emotional abuse from her ex-husband, Daniel T.
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December 3, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly seven weeks of testimony in the second murder trial of Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick ended Monday with that of a San Diego County sheriff's deputy who said the former La Jolla socialite never showed remorse over the killings of her ex-husband and his new wife. Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Whelan told jurors not to come to court today and said closing arguments will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The case is expected to go to the jury by the end of the week.
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