Talk:Betty Broderick

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I may be wrong, but I don't believe that Betty Broderick earned a nursing degree at her Catholic college. I believe that she studied either Early Childhood Education or Child Psychology and that she taught for a bit after completing her degree. I admit that I'm reaching back to my reading of Bella Stumbo's "Until the Twelfth of Never," but I feel quite certain that Broderick never earned nursing qualifications and that she was never an RN or an LPN. (talk) 23:06, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I agree..Betty was a teacher not a nurse... this info is stated in the book "until the twelvth of never" by Bella Stumbo....I have the book. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Justnana (talkcontribs) 00:40, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

I thought that by now, someone would have removed the references to "nursing," but since no one else had done it, I have. I think Broderick held more than one type of job after her marriage, while her husband was completing medical school and then law school. Teaching, perhaps, and then restaurant hostessing for a bit? I don't own a copy of Stumbo's book. Someone who does needs to add this information.Lolliapaulina51 (talk) 22:38, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Sections on the Betty Broderick Page which I propose to be deleted[edit]

I suggest that the sections on Psychology and Criminal History be entirely deleted. The section on Criminal History makes reference to an undiagnosed personality disorder (or disputed,) and the list of court cases could just as easily be attributed to Dan Broderick; in any contentious divorce, even those that don't end up in murder, the court case history is usually quite long. If these are to stay in, there should be any resolution provided as well, but I propose that it be deleted entirely.

As for the Psychology section, each "diagnosis" is countered by the opposite side of the courtroom, and the decision rendered was based on the facts of the case, not on speculation as to the whys and wherefores. The court did not present a finding of X or Y mental illness or personality disorder. Moreover, especially under current HIPPA regulations, it is a violation of privacy to present diagnoses.

Wiki is about neutral fact; the continued presence of these two sections is clearly non-neutral. The article as written is biased, and Wiki is not the proper place for that. Perhaps the message board of one of the television shows that portray this would be the best place to discuss those two sections, but Wiki is not. PR (talk) 18:20, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Marriage breakdown[edit]

In this section she apparently owes him three quarters of a million dollars in Epsteins and cash. What's an Epstein? Typo? -- (talk) 01:12, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Mowster (talk) 02:03, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Release date - source?[edit]

What is the source for writing "Broderick is due to be released in 2021" in the Trials section? As I understand it, unless the governor commutes her sentence, or the parole board grants her release, Broderick is never going to leave prison alive.

Harper41 (talk) 11:56, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Why do you say that "Broderick is never going to leave prison alive"? She received "only" a 32-year prison sentence. She did not receive a life sentence or a life-without-parole sentence. The year 1989 (when she went to prison) plus 32 years = 2021. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 21:58, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect. She did not receive a sentence of 32 years. She received a sentence of 32 years to life in prison. That is a life sentence. She does not have a set release date, and there is no guarantee she will ever leave prison alive. Harper41 (talk) 18:54, 25 April 2013 (UTC)


I find:

>Her account of the murders at her second trial was that she was startled by Linda's screaming, "Call the police!" and immediately fired the gun.

The article has already said that Linda was hit by 2 bullets and was killed instantly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:08, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

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