The Menendez brothers, Lyle and Erik, were convicted of murdering their parents 30 years ago. This resulted in them being given life sentences. Both have prison wives who support them and help keep their prison marriages strong.
Having being imprisoned in the 90’s, the Menendez Brothers can barely relate to the changes that have occurred in society in the last 30 years. But, they both agree that their wives help make life in prison bearable.
The Prison Marriages of the Menendez Brothers
It is quite hard to understand how these two men, serving life sentences in two different prisons, are still married in 2017. Both credit their prison wives with keeping them sane and helping them stay afloat.
1. Lyle Menendez & Prison Wife Rebecca Sneed-Menedez
Lyle married Rebecca Sneed, an attorney, in 2003 after his 2001 divorce from the model Anna Eriksson. They have been married for 14 years.
He told People magazine that his prison marriage with Rebecca is what “helps sustain” him. His prison wife actually brings him a great deal of joy and peace.
2. Erik Menendez & Prison Wife Tammi Saccoman-Menendez
Erik only married once. Tammi Saccoman and Erik have been married 18 years. Tammi was married before with a teenage daughter and a 9 month old child. She and Erik did write to each other while he was imprisoned.
In 1996, her husband died and she turned to Erik for comfort. They were later married in 1999.
Tammi went ahead to write a book about their prison marriage entitled: They Said We’d Never Make It: My Life With Erik Menendez.
This book must be the most well-written title, with the most awesome content a prison wife has ever written. It costs $452.83 on Amazon. You have GOT TO check it out!
The Challenges of These Prison Marriages
They both explain that their marriages to these beautiful prison wives have brought them a lot of joy and peace.
It is unfortunate that these couples cannot have children. Yes, Lyle and Erik cannot become parents. This is because conjugal visits are denied to inmates who are serving life sentences in the state of California (CDCR).
The Menendez couples do not let the lack of sexual intimacy drive a wedge through their relationships. Their prison wives are still always there for them and help them through their prison journeys.