Hell Hath No Fury. A True Story of Wealth and Passion, Love by Bryna Taubman

By Bryna Taubman

Dan Broderick used to be considered one of California's such a lot profitable legal professionals; his spouse, Betty, a gorgeous socialite. but if Betty came upon Dan's hidden existence, the façade of LaJolla's golden couple was once shattered. What was once a vicious five-year conflict that eventually resulted in a stunning double-murder.

A Harvard legislations university graduate, Dan manipulated the legislation to strip Betty of every little thing she enjoyed: her domestic, her friends--even her kids. while she frantically attempted to struggle again, he had her dedicated to a psychological medical institution. His new spouse, Linda, even despatched the once-beautiful Betty wrinkle cream advertisements and weight reduction pamphlets.

Consumed by way of hatred and suggestions of revenge, Betty's rage exploded at the evening of November five, 1989. earlier than the solar rose the following day, Dan Broderick and his lovely new spouse have been dead--their bullet-riddled our bodies wrapped within the blood-soaked sheets in their bed.

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She said she fired a gun. It was dark and she didn’t know whether she hit anybody… “The concept of her going over there and having committed anything over there, whether it was just to confront Dan, was so shocking to me, I didn’t believe it. ” Black wanted to know where Betty was calling from but her friend could provide only the vaguest clues to her whereabouts: “She thought it was Clairemont. I asked specifically and she couldn’t tell me. I asked her to look around and identify the building, the restaurants and gas stations.

She returned to her apartment again, this time with a police escort, to find a message from her mother on the answering machine. The young woman told the jury how she listened to the message with a detective who then confiscated the tape. She heard it again in court when it was played for the jury: “It’s 11:05. I have an appointment with an attorney at eleven-thirty. We’re going there. Don’t worry, sweetie. Everything will be okay. ” The detective also picked up Betty Broderick’s big leather purse, left in Lee’s apartment.

THE OLDEST CITY IN THE STATE, SITTING ON A NATURAL harbor and blessed with perfect weather, according to its residents, San Diego seems to be populated with all of the most flamboyant aspects of California’s cowboy-biker-surfer mentality, toughened further by the military, represented by active and retired sailors, pilots, Coast Guard, and Marines. Brash, bright, ambitious, Dan Broderick fit right in. The Brodericks arrived as San Diego was undergoing an enormous boom. Surrounded by several major military bases and fueled by the Vietnam War, the local economy was expanding briskly.

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