November 27, 1991 |
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.
February 27, 1992 |
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.
November 21, 1992 |
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 |
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.
November 7, 1991 |
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.
December 12, 1991 |
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.