Dirty John is a crime-based show that focuses on the true events for each season. The first season of the dirty john franchise depicted the harrowing true story of John Mehan, a man who tricked his wife Debra and abused her emotionally.
It received great appreciation from the public who said that it was the most impactful show and is a must-watch for women all over the globe.
The dirty john season two focused on the story of Betty Broderic, the true crazy crime enthusiasts have binged watch the whole season and it all comes down to what happened to Betty Broderic at the end? The dirty John season 2 is adopted and imitated like the 1989 murder case of Dan and Linda Broderick.
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story Ending Explained
The season is 8 episodes long and some of the characters and the scenes have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. The killer was Betty Broderic the ex-wife of Dan Broderick who murdered Dan and his wife Linda and is still in prison today.
In the eighth and the final episode of Betty Broderick titled “perception is reality” we see that Betty Broderick goes on trial for the double murder. She had shot and killed not only her ex-husband but also his new wife. On being confronted by the jury Betty did not deny committing the murders. The prosecutor argued that she had pre-planned the murders.
The first trial ends with a hung jury. Betty was receiving hundreds of letters from the woman across the world standing in her favor. She remained confident that the outcome of her second trial would lead to the same as the first one.
At the second trial, the prosecutor brought her former friends to the stand who explained the anger of the housewife and her obsession with Dan and Linda. On the stand, Betty claimed that she had no idea how she ended up committing murders as she was planning to go to the beach and kill herself, she also claimed that she pulled the trigger on the revolver 5 times because she had “tensed up”.
The prosecution argued that the pulling of the trigger was deliberate as she would have had to change the aim to kill Dan after Linda, also Dan and Linda were left helpless as Betty had also unplugged their phones.
The jury pronounces her guilty of murder on double counts and sentences her to 35 to life years in prison.
The end of the episode shows Betty looking over all the key points in Betty and Dan’s relationship while sitting in her prison cell where she could see adult Dan and Linda smiling at each other.
Today Betty Broderic, now 72 has been denied parole 3 times and has no chances of getting another parole hearing till January 2032.