Socialite Betty Broderick denied parole in murders
Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10:40 p.m.
CHINO, Calif.-- One-time San Diego socialite Betty Broderick has been denied parole for fatally shooting her ex-husband and his new wife more than 20 years ago.
The two-person parole panel said Thursday that the 62-year-old Broderick was unrepentant, had no insight into what she had done and would be a danger to society if she were released. The denial was for the longest term possible — 15 years — although she could reapply in three years if she makes progress.
Broderick was convicted in 1991 of second-degree murder and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for the slayings.
Broderick's story became the subject of a book and two TV movies. She has maintained she was driven to kill by a bitter divorce and custody battle.
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