Before there was O.J. Simpson, there was another “trial of the century.” It was the case of the Menendez Brothers, the subject of NBC’s “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” which premieres on NBC Tuesday at Sept. 26 at 10/9c and on Oxygen as an encore on Oct. 2 at 8/7c.
In 1994, the nation watched as brothers Lyle and Erik were sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 1989 killing of their parents, Jose and Mary “Kitty.” The Menendez trial had it all: affluence, greed and murder. Here’s seven facts you should know about the Menendez Brothers.
Rags to Riches
The Menendez Brothers grew up in the lap of luxury from New Jersey and later, Beverly Hills. It was all possible because of their father Jose. A refuge from Cuba, he was the quintessential rags-to-riches tale, working his way