Linda Kolkena is a victim of a serious murder after marrying the love of her life. No one thought that Linda Kolkena would pass away this soon that too in a brutal murder. The killer is no other than the ex-wife of her husband is Betty Broderick. Marriages are worst when there is a past or an ex-mate who is sought to seek revenge. Linda Kolkena life came to end even before it started.
This crime of passion damaged three lives on the whole. The cheating and divorce by Dan Broderick did not put him on good terms with his ex-wife Betty. Due to this, Betty Broderick seeks both the life of her ex-husband and his wife Linda Kolkena. Let us see how Linda Kolkena marriage with Dan Broderick put her life at stake.
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The past of Dan Broderick that follows Linda Kolkena
Before seeing Linda, Dan Broderick was married to Betty in his early 20’s. The couple even has four children from the course of the marriage. Betty did her job as a responsible wife taking care of her husband and children. However, one day Dan after finding success in his career starts having an affair with Linda Kolkena. This affair infuriates Betty but she did not have any control over her marriage.
After this, Dan parts his way with Betty. However, after the divorce, Dan gets custody of his four children which tears Betty apart. Due to this betrayal by her ex-husband, she now seeks revenge. Betty Broderick thinks to shatter Dan’s new family. After trying many days to harm Dan and Linda she executes her plan. One night she breaks into Dan’s home shooting both him and Linda at their bed.
The blossoming relationship of Linda and revengeful Betty
Dan Broderick did not have a smooth career until his wife Betty stood by him as his support system. She gave him resources and other support for him to see success in his career. It is with Betty’s help did Dan get his law degree from a top university. After graduating in law Dan escalates his career by opening a legal firm.
Dan and Linda first meet at his law firm when he hires her as a paralegal assistant. However, Linda Kolkena did not have any qualifications to work as a paralegal. It was no problem for Dan as he loved the attractive young Linda offering her the job with a 30 thousand dollar salary.
The marital issues in Dan and Betty’s life started a long way before he saw Linda. The love between Linda and Dan sparked the life of Betty tears apart. Also, Betty did grow jealous of her partner’s affair. She says in the trial that Linda did not help Dan in any way.
A toxic marriage that pose danger to the new marriage life
In 1985 Dan Broderick divorces his wife Betty and moves on with his new life. Dan’s friend during the case trial says that his relationship with Betty was only physical. Dan loved Betty’s beauty only. Further, Dan did not want to continue his relationship with Betty after she became less attractive in his eyes. Also, some of the friends even say that Linda was a younger version of Betty. Plus, Linda Kolkena was more humorous and Dan loved as he is much quieter.
Dan and Linda marry each other in 1989. However, Dan and Linda had the fear of his toxic ex-marriage affecting their new life. Linda’s dream to marry and have a family did come true. Even Dan he saw it as a new beginning. Friends of Dan and Linda say that they were head over heels. The couple were beaming at their marriage.
Still, they had to take precautions to prevent any danger at their wedding. They had tight security to stay away from Betty or any plans from her to harm them. Nothing bad happened as Linda thought. However, this did not put Betty out of the picture. Betty was waiting for the right chance to enter their lives and destroy them forever.
Threats and blackmails by Betty to Linda Kolkena
Linda and Dan move to a new house post their marriage. One time Betty breaks into the couple’s new home and spray paints some threading words. After this incident, Dan quickly files a restraining order. The eye of the cops was on Betty to stop her from doing terrible things. Even after this Betty did not stop threatening the couple she leaves an angry message to the couple on voicemail.
After a few years of marriage with Linda, Dan also gets custody of his four children. This puts Betty at odds with her ex-husband. Her plans to seek revenge were clear after Dan takes away Betty’s precious children. After this event, Betty appears with a knife around Dan’s new house and sends her to prison.
The night of the murder that kills Linda Kolkena and Dan Broderick
In 1989 Betty Broderick executes her murder plan to kill both Linda Kolkena and Dan Broderick. Betty finds a way to break into Dan’s house to finish them off. Eight months earlier Betty purchases 38 calibers and sneaks into their bedroom. When seeing Betty in their bedroom Linda screams in fear. Betty to silence Linda shoots her in the chest and head putting her to death.
Now Betty aims for Dan to be put to him death. She shoots him in the lungs one time before dying his last words are you finally shot me. After fleeing from the murder scene Betty was found by the cops within hours. In her defence, Betty says to the cops that she went to Dan’s house to shoot herself in front of the couple. She says that instead, she shoots Linda due to her screaming. However, the case of trial proves otherwise.
There is a statement of Betty Broderick threatening the couple about putting them to death on their Voicemail. Betty Broderick was found guilty in the eye of the law she experiences 30 years of prison for her crime. After the arrest of Betty Broderick, there was a funeral for Linda Kolkena and Dan with 600 attendees. The life of Linda Kolkena did not end well due to Dan’s past relationship.