Thursday, January 21, 2010

Parole Denied for Inmate Elizabeth “Betty” Broderick

CORONA – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) today denied parole for convicted killer Elizabeth “Betty” Broderick during a hearing at the California Institution for Women (CIW). Broderick was sentenced in 1992 to a 32-years-to-life term for two convictions of Second-Degree Murder.

Broderick, 62, who was up for her initial BPH parole consideration, appeared before the panel and the Board returned a 15-year consideration period. She may petition the Board every three years for another life parole consideration hearing. Today’s decision was the result of Broderick’s initial parole board consideration hearing.

Broderick has been serving life in prison for her involvement in the 1989 murders in San Diego of her ex-husband, Dan Broderick and his wife, Linda Kolkena Broderick. Her former husband, a prominent San Diego attorney, had gained custody of their children during contentious divorce proceedings.