Elisabeth Anne "Betty" Broderick (born November 7, 1947) is an American former suburban housewife convicted of the November 5, 1989 murders of her former husband, Daniel T. Broderick III, and his second wife, Linda Kolkena. After a second trial, she was convicted on December 11, 1991 of two counts of second-degree murder and later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. Broderick was eager to get her story out, and the case received considerable media attention. Sympathizers often portrayed her as a feminist heroine, who fought back against her husband's infidelity and unfair treatment under biased divorce laws. A two-part television movie chronicled her marriage and the murders.