Their mother, Kitty Menendez, was shot several times in her torso and face. When I do, I do it with a great sadness and a primal fear. Scott Peterson was sentenced to death in 2014 after being found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife Laci and their unborn son and dumping Laci's body in the San Francisco Bay. In 2017, the Associated Press reported that she had been living with and working for Patrick McKenna, her defense team's lead private investigator. But when Lyle was transferred in February, they were housed in different sections so they could not interact, Thornton said. Career. While some are still serving long prison sentences, others are leading pretty normal lives... Casey Anthony reportedly resorted to a life of seclusion after she was acquitted in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter in 2011. In an episode of Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals, the veteran journalist reported on a letter from Lyle to a cousin describing abuse at the hands of his father. She's also started an organization, Lorena's Red Wagon, which she says helps women and children who flee from abusive homes. She can't go out in public," Mason said. Lyle and Erik Menendez's cousin who testified about their sexual abuse speaks out for 1st time, What it was like to cover the Menendez murder trial: Reporter's notebook, Lyle Menendez on prison life, separation from his brother Erik Menendez. After his split from Eriksson, he married lawyer Rebecca Sneed in 2003 during ceremony in the maximum security facility visiting area. Their story began on Aug. 20, 1989, when Lyle, then 21, and Erik, then 18, opened fire on their wealthy parents inside the family’s Beverly Hills mansion, using shotguns they bought days before the murders. Miraculously, the Supreme Court of Italy overturned that conviction in 2015, finally setting Knox free after an eight-year-long headache. The Menendez brothers murders was an unforgettable saga that rocked courtrooms and screens in the '90s. "He didn't look depressed," Mullane described of Peterson's life inside prison, which included basketball games and jokes with inmates. That day in 1996, the brothers could see each other across prison a yard but couldn't talk to each other; they had hoped to be placed in the same prison but were put in separate vans, which took them to separate facilities, Rand told ABC News. That same year, she began working as a freelance reporter for the West Seattle Herald. In July 2017, Simpson, now 70 years old, was finally released on parole, although, perhaps unsurprisingly, his release has not been without controversy. In 1990, Abramson won the acquittal of Dr. Khalid Parwez, "a Pakistani-born gynecologist accused of strangling and dismembering his 11-year-old son", presenting an alibi for Parwez, and arguing that Parwez's brother, who had returned to Pakistan, was the likely culprit. Find the latest U.S. news stories, photos, and videos on NBCNews.com. Rand, who is still in touch with the Menendez family, said a family member told him that as guards led Lyle down a hallway to see Erik, Lyle "was surprised he wasn't feeling more emotional.". On April 4, Eric was transferred to Lyle's housing facility within that prison, and in that facility, all the inmates have the ability to interact with one another, she said. The following year, she was reported to be launching her own photography business, according to The Daily Mail. Two months later, in an interview with the Spanish-language television show Aqui y Ahora (via Vice), Zimmerman claimed he was homeless, suffering from PTST and was $2.5 million in debt. In 1997, O.J. First Menendez brothers trial. He and his brother Lyle are being retried for the 1989 murder of their parents in Beverly Hills, Calif. Erik, left, and Lyle Menendez are seen here as a young men in this undated family photo. He had his shirt off and his boxer shorts up. Lyle and Erik Menendez were retried in 1996. At trial, prosecutors alleged that the brothers, who lived a life of privilege, murdered their parents out of greed, hoping to get their hands on the family fortune. What's the latest? On March 7, 1942, 89-year-old Lucy Gonzales Parsons died in a house fire in Chicago. His height is 1.79m tall, and his weight is 67 kg. I can only be insanely grateful for that.". In 2017, new interest was created in the Laci Peterson murder case thanks to two docuseries that aired on ABC and A&E, respectively. Lyle met several women behind bars through correspondence. Their reunion began when Lyle was transferred from Northern California's Mule Creek State Prison to San Diego's R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in February 2018, corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton told ABC News. I break into a cold sweat. In 2017, People reported that Knox's engagement had ended and that she is currently dating and living with a new man, Christopher Robinson, in Seattle. The brothers … While in separate prisons, they couldn't talk on the phone, but they did write letters to each other and would play chess by sending moves to each other through snail mail, Rand said. By. In this file photo, brothers Erik Menendez and Lyle Menendez listen to a charge of murder conspiracy against them, Dec. 29, 1992, in Los Angeles. They can now see each other every day at meals and in the exercise yard, Rand said. Simpson and the Menendez Brothers Has Us … Bobbitt sat for an interview with Steve Harvey in 2015, saying, "I have a new life now and I just want to focus on what is positive and I surrounded myself with positive people." In 2015, she became engaged to musician Colin Sutherland, whom she first met in middle school, according to People. Nov 17, 2020. A new California law states that anyone who wasn't allowed to present evidence of abuse may apply for a retrial. "This case captured the public's attention like nothing before it as it examined taboo issues such as patricide and matricide in gruesome detail, all against a backdrop of privilege and wealth. And Erik had also talked about how much he missed Lyle. Being born on 27 November 1970, Erik Menendez is 50 years old as of today’s date 20th February 2021. "They just hugged each other for a few minutes without saying any words to each other," Rand said. Simpson—who was found not guilty in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1995—was ordered to pay upwards of $33.5 million to the family members of Brown and Goldman after being found responsible for their deaths in a wrongful death civil trial. "She has to live constantly on guard. "You can kiss when you come in to the visiting room and when you leave. Read breaking headlines covering politics, economics, pop culture, and more. Erik had been at this San Diego facility since July 2013, she said. The Menendez brothers' murder case was infamous for its brutality as well as its posh nature. We haven't heard much about the Menendez brothers in recent years. After spending over 20 years separated behind bars, brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, convicted of killing their parents after notorious trials in the 1990s, are finally being housed at the same prison -- and their reunion was an emotional one. Knox, who was the subject of a Netflix documentary released in 2016, also said she no longer worried about going back to prison. "Now I have normal-person fears — fears of failure, of not being smart enough or strong enough or kind enough," she said. Jose and Kitty Menendez are seen here in this undated family photo. An Oct. 31, 2016 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Erik Menendez (L) and a Feb. 22, 2018 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Lyle Menendez. She also spoke about starting a family one day, admitting, "I look forward to that part of my life that I had always taken for granted growing up and then had to let go of in prison, and then [I] suddenly find myself with that as an actual opportunity again. Their father, Jose Menendez, a successful Cuban-American business executive, was shot point-blank in the head. ` Jose and Kitty Menendez The shotgun murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez in Beverly Hills at the hands of their two privileged sons dominated the airwaves from the night their bodies were discovered to the conviction of their progeny seven years later. The Menendez brothers, who were convicted of killing their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion nearly three decades ago, have been reunited in the Southern California prison San Diego's R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility. It wasn't until Erik reportedly confessed the killings to his psychologist that the brothers' scheme began to unravel. "We've been talking with Dick [Wolff, Law & Order creator] about how to create an event series coming out of the Law & Order ripped-from-the-headlines brand," NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said. Crime Feed reports that the Menendez brothers may actually be eligible for a retrial. ", Erik got down on one knee during a visit, and the pair married in a telephone ceremony in a prison visiting room in 1998. They received so much mail that the brothers actually found love through their letters. The Menendez brothers' first trial was Court TV's first big hit, with the brothers' attorney, Leslie Abramson, gaining notoriety for her theatrical performance in the courtroom. Zimmerman resurfaced in May 2016 when reports claimed he was planning to auction off the gun he used to shot Trayvon Martin to raise money to help fight against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. A year later, the pair became engaged, but People reports that a judge put the kibosh on the wedding. Bobbitt, who was acquitted on charges, has since married her second husband, Dave Bellinger, with whom they have a daughter in Virginia, according to Us Weekly. He wasn't ripped, but he looked healthy.". He was granted parole in 2013 for good behavior; however, at the time, he was still ordered to remain in jail for four more years because his sentences were ordered to run consecutively, according to the NY Post. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, FILE. Lyle and Erik Menendez shot and killed their parents Jose Menendez… When former inmate Eugene L. Weems told Sneed her husband was gay, she became "hysterical," he said. In fact, sources say the brothers spent close to $1 million in just their first six months as orphans. The letter was ruled inadmissible in court. Until this week, the last time Lyle and Erik Menendez saw each other was Sept. 10, 1996, said Robert Rand, a journalist who has covered the case since 1989 and was a consultant for NBC's 2017 TV series on the brothers. In terms of inmates, the Menendez brothers were appealing because they were handsome, rich, and infamous. Lyle threatened the psychologist, whose mistress overheard the conversation and reported everything to the police. MENENDEZ (1993) Brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez are on trial for the August 1989 shotgun murders of their parents in their family's Beverly Hills mansion. According to People, Knox graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in creative writing. An undated image from Google Maps shows the San Diego's R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The brothers pled innocent to the new indictment which dropped the original charge that they killed their parents for money. The AP also reported that "reminders of her daughter are everywhere" in her house. Erik and Lyle Menendez, then 18 and 21, allegedly murdered their parents, entertainment executive Jose Menendez and Mary Ruth "Kitty" Menendez, on August 20, 1989. Sometime between August 20, 1989, when they murdered their parents in Beverly Hills, CA and their arrest on March 8, 1990, Lyle and Erik Menendez attended this game at Madison Square Garden in which this image of Jackson was snapped. allegedly pointing a shotgun at his then-girlfriend. Watch Menendez Blood Brothers on Lifetime Movie Club. Anthony resurfaced in 2015 amid reports that she had purchased a 2,000 square-foot home in West Palm Beach. The Menendez trial In this file photo, Lyle Menendez looks back at the spectators in the courtroom during final arguments in the second murder trial of Lyle and his brother Erik in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, Feb. 22, 1996. George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin in 2013, was subsequently arrested in January 2015 "on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon," according to CNN. Erik and Lyle received massive amounts of letters in prison from ladies who thought they were just misunderstood. The New York Daily News subsequently reported that, because the death penalty was banned in the state of California in 2014, Peterson's sentence could be reduced to life in prison. Jordan Zakarin. "[We're used to] holding hands, and when you're taking pictures you can have physical contact," she says. According to the Chicago Tribune, the brothers were granted a mistrial in 1996 after two juries were deadlocked. "There were so many witnesses that saw her walking in the neighborhood after I left," he said (via Fox News). 4 The Menendez Brothers: Erik Tells All (2017) This mini-series features commentary from Erik Menendez, one-half of the infamous duo that was found guilty of murdering their parents, Jose and Kitty, in 1989. This Wednesday, after decades apart, the brothers finally came face to face at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego. As for John, whom Bobbitt accused of abusing her frequently during their marriage, Bobbitt says he tried to reach out to her on "numerous occasions" but that she deleted his number after each attempt. Kitty tried to flee and was shot multiple times, leaving her corpse almost unrecognizable. Erik Menendez gestures during lengthy testimony in Van Nuys courthouse in Los Angeles, Jan. 4, 1996, in this file photo. The Spanish colonization of the Americas began under the Crown of Castile and spearheaded by the Spanish conquistadors.The Americas were invaded and incorporated into the Spanish Empire, with the exception of Brazil, British America, and some small regions in South America and the Caribbean.The crown created civil and religious structures to administer this vast territory. The brothers were both found guilty and sentenced to consecutive life sentences in separate prisons. Lorena Bobbitt has moved on considerably in the 20-plus years since she infamously cut off her husband John's, uh, Johnson and stood trial for her actions. The defense argued the brothers’ acted in self-defense after years enduring their parents’ abuse. Authorities arrested the brothers in 1990 after their psychologist’s girlfriend went to police claiming Erik had confessed the murders to the psychologist during a session and Lyle had threatened the doctor’s life, thus voiding doctor-patient privilege. Lyle also gave some grisly testimony describing abuse that wasn't presented in court during the second trial. However, Inside Edition reports they were eventually married in 1996 and divorced in 2001. In the latter special, Scott appeared via a phone call he gave from prison that year, during which he insisted he "wasn't the last one to see Laci that day." Amanda Knox's life has been filled with many legal twists and turns after an Italian court convicted her and her now ex-boyfriend of murdering Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher. We will re-create the cultural and societal surroundings of both the murders and trials when people were not only obsessed with the case but examining how and why these brothers committed these heinous crimes.". From left: Twenty-year-old Lyle, a student at Princeton University; parents Kitty and Jose; and seventeen-year-old Erik. Judge Stanley Weisberg (who tried them first in 1993) presided and banned cameras from the courtroom. What The Menendez Brothers Have Been Up To All These Years, Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals, purchased a 2,000 square-foot home in West Palm Beach. A clip from the latter is featured above. News.com.au reports that many women who write to men behind bars, including the Menendez brothers, want to "mother" their pen pals. Erik and Lyle Menendez are now both in the same San Diego prison. Things only got weirder in May when Zimmerman was shot by a motorist said to be involved in an ongoing dispute with Zimmerman at the time. sentenced to a maximum of 33 years in prison. As of 2014, Anthony was living in an undisclosed location in Florida, her trial lawyer, Cheney Mason, revealed to CNN. For the second time in as many days, final arguments prompted a motion for mistrial based on the prosecutor's suggestion there wasn't enough evidence to show the brothers were abused by their parents. The charges came after Zimmerman allegedly threw a wine bottle at his then-girlfriend. Then, in a shocking twist, the verdict was reinstated after she was convicted in a second appeals trial in 2014, according to People. But it was the correspondence that he became a really good friend of mine and understood what I was going through and I understood what he was going through...after I met him, things...got more and more intense. On this anniversary of her death and in honor of Women’s History Month, we share this essay about her life by William Loren Katz, author of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage. Lyle wasn't lonely for long. By Rachel Chang. Now, more than three decades later, people are wondering whether the Menendez brothers benefited from their parent’s money. But once the guard opened the door and Lyle saw his brother, both Lyle and Erik "burst into tears immediately," Rand said. Peterson's team filed an appeal in 2012. One of them was Anna Eriksson, pictured here, a former Playboy playmate, who began writing to Lyle in 1995. Since 1994 we've broadcast uncompromising and innovative music out of our East London heartland. The brothers initially denied involvement in the murders, but their subsequent behavior was suspect: Vanity Fair reports that the young men began spending their parents' fortunes lavishly, buying Rolexes, Porsches, properties, even businesses. The Menendez brothers, despite being convicted murderers, were apparently a real catch for lonely women. So this is just an overwhelming, emotional, happy moment for not only the brothers but their entire family. In this file photo, brothers Erik Menendez and Lyle Menendez listen to a charge of murder conspiracy against them, Dec. 29, 1992, in Los Angeles. "Then the prison officials let them spend an hour together in a room.". Lyle and Sneed's marriage may not be the happiest of unions. Watch the full story in the two-hour special, "Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers," TONIGHT at 9 p.m. on ABC. ... the truth behind the 6-year-old girl’s killing remains a mystery to this day. The brothers' legal team accused their father, Jose, of physical and sexual abuse, claiming that the murders were a result of years of living in fear; they accused Kitty of being a drug addict who enabled Jose's abuse. She told Dan Abrams of MSNBC in 2005, "We did get very close through letters and then you know the relationship moved forward when I did meet him. It's so frightening I just haven't come to terms with it.". Knox's guilty verdict was overturned in a court of appeals in 2011. "She was talking about divorcing him, and he told her I was lying. The Menendez brothers were arrested in March 1990, and their trial began in 1993. That incident was just the latest relationship hiccup for Zimmerman, who was arrested in 2013 after allegedly pointing a shotgun at his then-girlfriend. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? And while behind bars both brothers found wives: Erik has been married for 20 years and Lyle for 14, Rand said. The National Enquirer (via Radar Online) reports that Lyle has a boyfriend named Chino in prison and that Sneed isn't thrilled about it. Throughout this ordeal, Knox made numerous attempts to get her own life back on track. In addition to work, Anthony reportedly spends much of her time reading, taking pictures of nature and hanging out with various friends, with whom she occasionally goes to bars and clubs in and around West Palm Beach, Fla. "I don't give a s*** about what anyone thinks about me," Anthony, who claims she is living a normal life today, told the Associated Press. "I'm OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night.". ", Tammi admitted that since Erik isn't allowed conjugal visits, actually consummating their marriage may be impossible, but that they're still allowed to be physically affectionate. ", Variety reported in April 2016 that a new true crime series is in development, aptly named Law & Order: True Crime. Anthony, who filed for bankruptcy in 2013, also lost all relationships with her blood relatives, including her parents, after the trial, Mason said. Now that you're up to speed on these infamous brothers, keep reading for an update on the current lives of some of America's other most infamous alleged criminals. ", 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. The first installment of the series will be based on the Menendez brothers case. Follow the life of convicted killer Lyle Menendez, who, along with his brother Erik, killed his parents in 1989. After Spending More Than 20 Years Apart, the Menendez Brothers Reunite in Prison The Odd Connection Between O.J. Erik Menendez, 47, has moved into the same housing unit as his 50-year-old brother, Lyle Menendez, the California corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. The Menendez brothers' attorney told Walters that he's confident he can get them a retrial before the 2020 deadline. Jose was shot one time from point blank range in the back of the head. Erik met wife Tammi Menendez (nee Saccoman) through letters in prison. It won't be the first time the brothers inspired television crime shows: The pair had a CBS miniseries based on the case, Menendez: A Killing In Beverly Hills (1994), as well as a Fox TV movie, Honor Thy Father And Mother: The True Story Of The Menendez Murders (1994). The indictment was returned nearly three years after Joseph and Kitty Menendez were found slain in their home. Like Perry Mason, it occurred during a highly publicized trial broadcast live on television. Their first trials ended in mistrials, but at the end of a second trial in 1996, the brothers were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of parole. Erik and Lyle Menendez were convicted of killing their parents in their Beverly Hills home in 1989. Rand said the last few years Lyle told him that he "missed his brother so much. The Menendez brothers' murder case was infamous for its brutality as well as its posh nature. The Menendez family in 1988, one year before the double murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez at their mansion in Beverly Hills, California. Simpson made national headlines again a little over 10 years later after he was sentenced to a maximum of 33 years in prison for confronting and robbing sports memorabilia collectors at gunpoint inside a Las Vegas Hotel. "He looked like someone you'd see on the street playing basketball. Erik told People, "Tammi is what gets me through. 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