You can only push a person so far. Not in anyway condoning murder, but scumbag husband and his woman made Betty's life a living hell. She spent all those years supporting him while he was in school,working, having his children and pumping him up. And when he found a younger hotter girl he threw her away like trash and took everything from her. She got no justice in the courts because he was a well known lawyer, and if I remember correctly no decent lawyer would represent her bc of him. He took her children, hid his assets, gaslighted her by denying his affair for a long time, and then when he and Linda did go public they taunted her and enjoyed it.
Should she have just let it go? Yes. These things happen all the time. But if you're any kind of a decent human there are ways to make the split a little kinder. He said all she cared about was money but he's the one who had plenty and wanted to keep it from her.
I agree with poster above that the acting is pretty bad here, except for Christain Slater. He is so smug I just wanted to slap that smile off his face.
The real victims here are the kids. Those little boys really loved their mom and now their fathers dead and she's in prison. She should have thought about that before she pulled the trigger.