Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story premieres on Tuesday, June 2. The USA network limited series tells the true-crime story of Betty Broderick, who was convicted of murdering her ex-husband and his wife Linda.
Betty Broderick was born on November 7, 1947, which means she is currently 72 years old. She killed Dan and Linda Broderick when she was 41 years old on November 5, 1989, two days before her 42nd birthday.
According to IMDb, Broderick, who was born Elisabeth Anne Bisceglia, is 5′ 10 1/2″ tall.
Broderick Will Be Eligible For Parole When She Is 84 Years Old
Broderick was sentenced to 32 years-to-life, on two counts of second-degree murder in 1992. Each count was a 15-to-life sentence term, plus she was given an additional 2 years for the illegal use of a firearm.
According to Us Weekly, Broderick’s next opportunity to appeal for parole is not until 2032. She will be 84 years old.
Broderick has requested parole 3 times since her sentencing but was denied all three times.
Broderick last requested parole in 2017, when she was 69 years old. In a letter, Broderick wrote, “I have no one to speak for me. This was a case of domestic abuse: a pattern of coercive control that lasted throughout our marriage until the day I killed them. I have met all criteria for parole and my release date was 2010. Now I am only a political prisoner. They have no reason to deny my parole.”
The Los Angeles Times Deputy District Attorney Richard Sachs explained that the request was denied because “Betty Broderick is an unrepentant woman.” He continued, adding, “She has no remorse and zero insight into the killings. She just basically said, ‘They drove me to do this.'”
‘Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story’ Preview
The Betty Broderick Story is based on socialite Betty Broderick, who went on trial for the double murder of her ex-husband Dan Broderick and his wife Linda. It stars Amanda Peet, Christian Slater, and Rachel Keller. Tiera Dyck-Skovbye was cast as young Betty and Chris Mason plays young Dan. Emily Bergl, Missi Pyle, and Andy Buckley are also attached to the project in significant roles.
The USA network show dramatizes Betty Broderick’s youth and narrates her life from the time when she met Dan in the 1960s through her murder trial in 1989.
Episodes 1 and 2 air on June 2 for the season’s 2-hour premiere. The official synopsis for episode 1, entitled “No Fault,” reads, “Betty thinks she can’t be divorced by her rich lawyer husband without her consent.” USA’s description for episode 2, “The Turtle and the Alligator,” teases, “Through medical school, law school and many pregnancies, Betty supports Dan until he hits it big.”
As companion material for the series (and to help the audience get to know the true story of Betty Broderick), USA released an 8-minute long documentary highlights the details of Betty and Dan Broderick’s divorce-turned-murder case. That video can be watched here. L.A Times Studio released a 3-episode podcast series called Dirty John Season 2: The Podcast. According to USA, “Featuring cast and creator interviews, the podcast sheds light on the making of the second installment in the Dirty John series while exploring the show’s major themes and storylines.”
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story airs on Tuesday nights at 9/8c on USA, beginning on June 2.