Murder and the Menendez Brothers Episode 5

Posted at 8:49 AM, July 21, 2020 and last updated 8:31 PM, July 17, 2023

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

Long before Lyle and Eric Menendez admitted to the world they had killed their parents, they admitted it to someone else – their psychologist Jerome Oziel, who had recorded the brother’s confessions during a therapy session. After a years-long legal battle that went all the way to the California Supreme Court, parts of the confessional tapes were deemed admissible and played for the jurors.

Murder and The Menendez Brothers: A Court TV Mystery – Episode 5 – The Confession

The tapes opened the door for another drama to play out in the courtroom – that between Oziel and his former patient- turned-mistress Judalon Smyth, who returns to the Menendez saga as a witness for the defense.

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To see part one of Lyle and Erik’s confession tape admission into evidence, click here.

To see part one of Judalon Smyth’s three-part testimony, click here.

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