Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story continues with its third episode on June 9. The true-crime limited series tells the story of convicted murderer Betty Broderick, played by Amanda Peets. Christian Slater played Broderick’s ex-husband Dan Broderick, whom she killed in 1989.
The real house where Betty Broderick murdered Dan and his wife Linda is located in a San Diego neighborhood known as Marston Hills. When Betty and Dan were married, they lived with their kids in La Jolla; however, that house was sold when they divorced.
Dan & Linda’s Home, Where They Were Shot & Killed by Betty, Is Worth Over $2 Million
According to Refinery 29, the infamous house where Betty killed Dan and Linda is located at 1041 Cypress Ave and valued at over $2.3 million.
Zillow‘s “Home Details” description of the house says “Country living in unique, Urban San Diego locale! This Historically designated and MILLS ACT FUNDED residence is situated on an expansive lot measuring over HALF AN ACRE with nearly 100 of rear VIEW frontage overlooking Marston Canyon. Rich in history, this residence was designed by Master Architect Ralph Frank and has been home to many an influential name in San Diego history.”
The 3,312 square foot home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and features a pool, a spa, and gorgeous views overlooking Marston Canyon. The current owner of the home purchased it in 2018 for $2.2 million.
Before she broke into the house and killed Dan and Linda in 1989, Refinery 29 reports that Dan filed multiple restraining orders to prevent Betty from entering their property; nevertheless, prior to their murder, she vandalized the couple’s new home and even drove her car into the house’s front door. Those dramatic events are featured in Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story‘s narrative.
Dan Claimed He Bought a $650k House for Betty After Their Divorce
According to documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Dan Broderick claimed that in addition to month alimony paid to Betty after their 1985 divorce, he wrote her additional checks of significant sums of money. One of those payments was as much as $127,784 after they sold their La Jolla home. That amount was half of their net proceeds from the house’s sale, plus an additional $40,000 for her to put toward remodeling her new home. He also purchased Betty a $650,000 house in La Jolla to live in after they divorced.
San Diego County Homes reports that Dan Broderick purchased his Marston Hills home for $400,000. One year after his death, the house sold for $1.1 million in 1990.
Production of Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story did not use the real scene of the crime as their characters’ house in the show, but an Instagram post shared by director Maggie Kiley during filming suggests that they filmed in Chatworth in Los Angeles, staying true to the story with a southern California setting.
Betty Broderick was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison on two counts of second-degree murder in 1992. She is currently serving time for the murders of Dan and Linda Broderick.
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