What happens to Betty Eady in the end?

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The last time Easy Rawlins mentions Betty, he says that she was put on the witness stand, where she was made to look "like a whore who had beguiled Albert Cain." In reality, Albert had raped her and was the father of her children. Though Easy says that the trial...

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The last time Easy Rawlins mentions Betty, he says that she was put on the witness stand, where she was made to look "like a whore who had beguiled Albert Cain." In reality, Albert had raped her and was the father of her children. Though Easy says that the trial broke her, there is a strong suggestion that she was already broken by the events in the story.

In chapter 38, Easy finally finds out where Betty is living. He half expects to find her dead and is relieved to see she is still alive. When he tells her what happened to Gwendolyn, however, Betty flies into a rage. She punches Felix and begins to wildly tear off her clothes. When Rawlins finally manages to calm her down, he leads her to her bedroom and starts to ask her questions.

Easy tells Betty that they need to find out who killed her children, because the killers might go after her next. Betty says to him that without her children, she's dead already. The only information she can give is that she saw Arthur walking away from the house after Albert had been murdered. She doesn't know for sure, but she says that she thinks Albert lives in Santa Monica.

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