Murder and the Menendez Brothers Episode 3

Posted at 8:45 AM, July 7, 2020 and last updated 8:31 PM, July 17, 2023

Content Warning: This episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Listener discretion is advised.

Erik and Lyle Menendez were arrested for the brutal shotgun killing of their parents in March of 1990.  It took three years of legal wrangling before they stood before a jury of their peers, who would soon learn the details of the killings from the prosecution and the shocking explanation the brothers were prepared to give in their defense.

Murder and The Menendez Brothers: A Court TV Mystery – Episode 3 – The Trial

But it wasn’t just the members of the juries who would be seeing all of this. The entire country would have access due to gavel to gavel coverage on Court TV, amplifying the impact of the brother’s sensational story in ways no one could imagine at the time. For more Court TV and to see our coverage of the first Menendez trial on demand, go to

To see to the entire opening statements for Lyle Menendez, click here.

To see to the entire opening statements for Erik Menendez, click here.

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