Human history is spotted with murder. Murder has influenced and guided some significant worldly events throughout every culture.
As if simple death wasn’t enough, death brought on by a fellow human’s hand is usually spurred on by some malicious tipping point of controversy.
Brothers killing brothers, kings being killed for power, assassinations, and mass slaughters; we’re just the kind of beings that are highly motivated when our mortality is put on the line.
But all those famous, historical murders are still happening. They’re just not as well-known because, in many cases, the killers are still alive.
Betty Broderick is one of those killers. Her crime happened back in 1991, but it became a historic moment for the nation.
It was highly publicized, led to books and movies, and we’re still talking about it now, with a recently aired mini-series entirely focused on her life, her side of the story, and in the end, her murder.
She’s still alive and has multiple children who still live with the legacy of being the spawn of a killer. Her target? Her ex-husband. And her reasoning? As classic as any historic murder – she killed him out of jealousy, of course.
10 /10 Betty Is Born
Betty was born in 1947 as Elisabeth Anne Bisceglia in her early life. She grew up in Bronxville, New York, and was the third of six children in a Catholic family.
Her family life was rigorous, and she was expected to be a housewife ever since she was a child.
9 /10 Making A Family
In 1965 when she was just 18, she met Dan Broderick. Four years later, they got married, and just shortly after, they were already pregnant with the first of their four children.
In 1970, she gave birth to Kim. Then, a year later, she had her second daughter Lee. Five years later came Daniel Jr., then three years later for Rhett. She had a fifth child who, unfortunately, died only days later without even a name.