Tonight is the finale for this Betty Broderick series. Betty is locked up in prison preparing to meet her fate. All the fan letters will surely bring her comfort, if only up until the trial. This will not be a good Betty’s finest hour. It’s only fitting this episode is on tonight. I hate that this is the last Betty Broderick recap. It was such a good show.
Tomorrow is the IRS tax deadline for 2019. One might think I would have worked on my taxes during the three month extension and I did, until I didn’t. The crazy I had under control by joining the old folks center, came back with a vengeance.So, I’ve spent hours a day, subtracting line 12b from line 9c and cubing the sum and adding to line 12c. I have have my best guesses ready to send to Uncle Sam and Georgia. I’m going to let them take it or send me a bill. So tomorrow, I have to figure out how to send my 2019 payments and half a year of tax for 2020. Amex is always trying to offer me a credit increase and I keep thinking,”there is no way I will spend that much money in a month.” That was probably a mistake. But, YAY! SKYMILES!
What Took Her So Long?
But enough about my trauma, let’s talk about poor Betty Broderick. Can we just send her a cake with a file baked in it or something? Enough is enough! But really aren’t we all in jail now? I mean the saner ones who read here. Not the ones like the moron 30 somethings who are going to COVID parties and dying. Le sigh. We start in court. Wow, was the prosecutor really a woman? She’s a bitch. Betty is getting through the trial by reading fan mail. The first jury was hungry. The some jurors actually seemed to side with her, even male ones. Or perhaps especially male ones. Women are the worst at supporting women.
Now, Betty totally still has her hopes up. The prosecution is impaneling another jury for a second bite at the apple though. And her attorney cautions here not to get her hopes up. Betty jokes with her lawyer that she should have eaten her victims because Jeffery Dahmer got bail (he could not possibly make) and she didn’t.
I kind of love that Betty pranked called her “friends” saying she had escaped and she needed them to come get her. Her “friends” suck. Betty is and has been legally “temporarily insane” due to her circumstances for weeks. Her lawyer advises her not to do interviews with People, etc. She ignores him and that was a mistake.
The Second Trial
Betty is still manic when her boys arrive for a visit that was clearly arranged by her lawyer because they do not want to be there and they rightfully seem afraid of her. The same prosecutor retries the case. All of her “friends” testify. Most of them are bitches. I can’t imagine the children having to testify. Betty said the plan was to kill herself. We get a commercial for Love Fraud in Showtime as it is supposed to fill the hole this show left. And another commercial make me look up the Oxygen channel. They have a new Snapped series about Betty Broderick and I set it to record. It starts at 11pm right after this show ends. I’m kind of obsessed.
The prosecutor tips Betty up a lot more this time. She was going to kill herself on, but she took the gun to Dan’s place at five a.m. to make him listen to her and if he didn’t she planned to kill herself there. I am way behind because I keep backing up so I don’t miss anything while typing. Betty says she doesn’t remember pulling the trigger at all. Betty talks to much on the witness chair. I would have found her guilty of premeditated murder. However, if there were some sort of temporary insanity, crime of passion, etc. I would have gone with that. Her letters from jail and interviews with journalists are what did her in.
“I Don’t Know If She Can Get Well. I Think She Just Needs To Get Old…”
Wow. It seems the jury had the option of involuntary manslaugher, or manslaugher. Am I hearing this wrong? Or was it just that if they felt that was the crime they could not convict her on the options they had? It looks like they had several options and met in the middle on second degree, for both. One juror threatened to hang the jury if they all went for first degree murder. The one holdout juror thought that meant Betty would be out in four or five years. Jurors are not privy to that information. She says she would have hung the jury again if she knew that. But, she trusts the judge not to do that. Betty basically got 30 years to life. Her daughter hugged her in the courtroom.
And that there ladies and gentlemen, is why I never got married. Straight men are assholes. Off to watch Snapped. And every time my parole came up, I’d say, “Nope not sorry. He needed killin. I did Linda a favor.”