Brynn Hartman (April 11th, 1958 – May 28th, 1998) was the third wife of actor Phil Hartman, as well as the perpetrator of the couple's murder-suicide.
Born Vicki Jo Omdahl, Brynn married Phil Hartman in November 1987, which was early in Phil's tenure as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and had two children--Sean and Birgen--as a result of the marriage. The marriage became strained due to Brynn's drug use, and it was reported that in her final months, Brynn fell off the wagon after a decade of near sobriety. It was also uncovered that Brynn--a model and aspiring actress--harbored some jealousy of Phil's success.
On the evening of May 27, 1998, Brynn and Phil had a heated argument over the former's drug use, with Phil threatening to leave her if she did not clean up her act. After taking cocaine, Brynn turned heel at close to 3AM on the following day, when she shot Phil to death while he was asleep; firing three shots at her husband (two in the head and one on his right side). She used a .38 caliber handgun in the murder, and after killing her husband, Brynn drove to the home of her friend, Ron Douglas, and confessed to her actions to Douglas and another friend. Hours later, Brynn returned to her home with Douglas and committed suicide; firing a single gunshot to her head.