For decades, the Menendez murders have fascinated the public. Now, they’re making it to the screen again in Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.
Lyle and Eric Menedez, were sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 1989 brutal murders of both of their biological parents, Jose’ and Kitty Menendez.
There are still stories to be revealed and many unanswered questions about what really happened on the eve of August 20, 1989.
There has been a recent Lifetime Movie release that did not garner too well of reviews from movie critics called Menendez Blood Brothers. However, the new NBC special series of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers makes many more promises of delivering unique substance to the public as never before portrayed or revealed.
Could we get more insight as to what exactly occurred when the Menendez brothers brutally murdered their parents in cold blood by watching the Law& Order special series surrounding the controversial, Menendez murders?
History of The Menendez Murders
What Fueled them To Brutally Murder Both Their Parents?
They look like one big happy family don’t they? But there was more than meets the eye with what seemed like the perfect couple and kids.
What some thought from the outside was ideal, others would soon discover there was something far more sinister occurring behind closed doors and open eyes. Something that would lead to a rampage of media attention, controversy, and that would found a legacy surrounding two brothers whom would go down in history as cold-blood murderers of their parents!
The Menendez brothers Eric and Lyle were raised in an affluent family, riddled with dysfunction, pain, and allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse spurred by their very controlling father, Jose and complacent mother, Kitty.
But this was only established upon the happening of their very controversial and highly publicated through the media, trials.
Even though there was precise evidence that demonstrated full motive (with a bit of mental handicap and insanity) on the part of the Menendez brothers slaying of their parents, both brothers were sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Although there have been appeals made for their freedoms and retrials have ensued, both brothers are serving their time for life in maximum security prisons:
- Lyle is housed at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, CA
- Erik is housed at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, CA
The brothers have never spoken out before, but most recently – Lyle was interviewed exclusively by ABC News about separation from his brother and his life in prison.
Read Interview Here (Lyle Menendez Speaks Out)
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. – NBC
Extra TV recently interviewed Edie Falco, who is starring in the upcoming series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, based on the true story of Erik and Lyle Menendez, who were convicted of the 1989 murders of their parents, Jose and Kitty.
Edie plays the brothers’ tough defense lawyer Leslie Abramson. She shared:
Her job was to defend them regardless of her beliefs about what they had done.
There’s a tremendous amount more to this story than most people realized.
That is EXACTLY what the public and media has been speculating for years… There was always more than the story that was conveyed through the media…
So will the Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders series on NBC bring us to new light into the depths and breadth of this horrific and legendary murder crime?
Let’s not hold our breath- but we can hold out hope that perhaps it could bring a whole new perspective to this horrific but monumentally historic crimes of the century!
Keep tuned in as Prison Ride Share brings you new reviews, information, news, and synopsis on this highly anticipated true crime series- set to come to audiences and air on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10/9 c.
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