Nearly 30 years after gunning down her ex-husband and his new wife in a murder that shocked the country — scorned wife, Elizabeth Betty Broderick, finally confesses and admits she is “sorry” for her evil deed, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
A vengeful Betty made national headlines in 1989 after using a .38-caliber revolver to pump bullets into her cheating ex, Dan, 44, and his new wife, Linda Kolkena, 28, as they lay in bed.
“I’m sorry for what my kids went through,” she said in prison emails sent to a friend and obtained exclusively by Radar.
“I am sorry I killed their Dad. I am sorry to all their friends and relatives. They were shocked beyond belief. So was I! They lost their brother, sister, friends.”
Betty, now 70, was convicted of the brutal killing in 1991 and sentenced to 32 years to life in the Chino, Calif., women’s prison — where she still remains after being denied parole for the second time last year (January 2017).
Her next chance for parole will be in 15 years — which she admits could be her death sentence.
“I am 70 (years) old now. I need to go home. If they keep me much longer I will refuse to leave because I won't be able to get back on my feet at this age,” she said in an emotional email alongside a sad face emoji.
Betty was a pretty 17-year-old San Diego socialite when she met brilliant Notre Dame student Daniel. Five years later, in 1969, they married, and she worked while he attended medical school and then Harvard Law School.
A dozen years later, they were wealthy, and Dan was one of the top lawyers in the California. But Betty’s happiness was short lived. Dan hired the stunning 22-year-old Linda as a legal secretary and in 1985 he moved out!
When their divorce became final in 1989, the millionaire lawyer got sole custody of their two youngest kids. Betty got $30,000 and no rights of visitation.
Dan claims a jealous angry Betty broke into his house, smashed mirrors and windows and spray painted the walls and furnishings. After he filed for divorce, he says she drove her car through his front door. He had her jailed twice!
Three months later, in April 1989, Dan and the former airline stewardess married. On Nov. 5, a distraught Betty crept into their home and slaughtered them.
The case had so many sensational twists, the first trial ended in a hung jury and become so controversial it was recreated in a TV movie starring Meredith Baxter and Stephen Collins.
Betty was denied parole in 2010 because as one board member put it: “Your heart is still bitter, and you are still angry.”
And despite her apology, Betty still seems resentful and incredibly continues to justify the murder by saying: “I just desperately needed them to let me live mine free from constant intimidation, threats, harassment, lawsuits, jail, fines, etc.”
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