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‘The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All’ Gives Viewers A Whole New Perspective On The Case

You may think that you’ve already learned everything there is to know about the infamous Menendez Murders after watching the first season of the new Law Order spinoff, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. But although this fictional series covered many of the events surrounding the crime and the eventual trial, it was still a scripted drama that was free to interpret some events as the writers saw fit. The new AE documentary series, The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All, (airing Thursdays at 10 p.m.) seeks to sort through the rumors and speculation regarding the case to get down to the facts (at least the facts as Erik sees them). And Erik Menendez himself will speak out regarding the murders, in the most in-depth interview he has given since the trial.  

Erik and Lyle Menendez were the

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‘The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All’ Gives Viewers A Whole New …

You may think that you’ve already learned everything there is to know about the infamous Menendez Murders after watching the first season of the new Law Order spinoff, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. But although this fictional series covered many of the events surrounding the crime and the eventual trial, it was still a scripted drama that was free to interpret some events as the writers saw fit. The new AE documentary series, The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All, (airing Thursdays at 10 p.m.) seeks to sort through the rumors and speculation regarding the case to get down to the facts (at least the facts as Erik sees them). And Erik Menendez himself will speak out regarding the murders, in the most in-depth interview he has given since the trial.  

Erik and Lyle Menendez were the

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-menendez-murders-erik-tells-all-gives-viewers-a-whole-new-perspective-on-the-case-6745446

Erik Menendez Speaks Out: ‘I’m Telling My Story to You Now for the First Time’

By now, everyone knows the real story of Erik Menendez — or, he says, they think they do.

He and brother Lyle became household names nearly 30 years ago, after they shot and killed their parents, José and Kitty, on Aug. 20, 1989. The brothers fired on José at point-blank range and kept shooting at Kitty as she attempted to flee.

Prosecutors said the brutal slayings were part of a larger scheme to get the Menendez parents’ $14 million estate. But the brothers claimed, in detail, that they acted in self-defense after years of abuse. A jury disagreed and convicted them both of first-degree murder, sending them to prison for life.

But Erik, now 46, says that no one knows what really happened — and, he

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Lyle Menendez Explains Notorious 911 Call He Made After Murdering His Parents with His Brother

Lyle Menendez was sobbing hysterically as he spoke with 911 on Aug. 20, 1989, in a call to report the deaths of his parents, José and Kitty, who had been killed by shotgun fire.

“They shot and killed my parents!” he cried to the dispatcher.

But speaking out this year, more than two decades after he and his brother, Erik, were convicted as their parents’ murderers, Lyle says he wasn’t “grief-stricken” on that call at all.

“I think I was just absolutely broken down with stress,” he tells NBC News’ Keith Morrison in an exclusive clip from Friday’s Dateline, which re-examines the Menendez brothers case.

Both of us were just in such a state of trauma and I just — it didn’t pour through on that call,” Lyle says. “It made it very easy to make that call, really.”

The investigation showed that Lyle and Erik —

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The 7 Biggest Lies in ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

Dick Wolf has broken my heart with his first venture into true crime, “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” which ended on Tuesday night. The “LO” franchise has always been my favorite ever procedural series, but this mini-series takes the “true” out of true crime.

Yes, we are warned that characters and events may have been changed, but the creators should not be allowed to alter the facts of the crime. That defeats the purpose of revisiting a gruesome and puzzling double murder that captivated the country for years.

Working with Diane Sawyer, I was the lead producer of ABC News’ coverage of the case. I still have encyclopedic memory of so many details. The family ferret was named “Chipper” and the brother’s favorite stuffed animals were Cookie Monster One and Two. I also clearly recall how the lead prosecutor would look for “tells” if Leslie Abramson

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‘Menendez Murders’ Star ‘Not Surprised’ That Leslie Abramson …

“Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” actor Sam Jaeger is weighing in on defense attorney Leslie Abramson not being a fan of the NBC true-crime drama.

Before the Dick Wolf-created limited series premiered in September, Abramson told TheWrap she did not plan to watch the show that stars Edie Falco as Abramson, who represented Erik Menendez in two murder trials in the 1990s. Erik and his brother Lyle were charged with murdering their parents. The retired attorney did not give a reason for not wanting to watch.

“I still sense that if she ever did see it — if I were her, I’d be pretty flattered because I think they did paint her in a light that is far more positive than any other project before it,” Jaeger, who plays Detective Les Zoeller, told TheWrap. “Whether that should be the case or not, I guess I’m not at

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‘Menendez Murders’ Star Reacts to Leslie Abramson Not Being a Fan of ‘Law & Order’ Series

“Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” actor Sam Jaeger is weighing in on defense attorney Leslie Abramson not being a fan of the NBC true-crime drama.

Before the Dick Wolf-created limited series premiered in September, Abramson told TheWrap she did not plan to watch the show that stars Edie Falco as Abramson, who represented Erik Menendez in two murder trials in the 1990s. Erik and his brother Lyle were charged with murdering their parents. The retired attorney did not give a reason for not wanting to watch.

“I still sense that if she ever did see it — if I were her, I’d be pretty flattered because I think they did paint her in a light that is far more positive than any other project before it,” Jaeger, who plays Detective Les Zoeller, told TheWrap. “Whether that should be the case or not, I guess I’m not at

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What Happened To The Menendez Brothers? Everything To Know Before The ‘True Crime’ Finale

The first season of ‘Law Order True Crime’ has been all about the Menendez murders. So what happened to Erik and Lyle Menendez after their trials? Here’s a refresher before the Nov. 14 finale!

1. Both Erik and Lyle Menendez were convicted of murdering their parents and sent to prison. Specifically, they were convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Erik, now 46, and Lyle, now 49, brutally killed their parents, José and Kitty, in 1989. The brothers were sent to different prisons to serve their life sentences. They are not eligible for parole. Lyle is currently at Mule Creek State Prison in California, while Erik is about 500 miles away at Pleasant Valley State Prison.

2. They’ve both gotten married. Lyle married his first wife, Anna Eriksson, in 1997 after writing letters to each other for two years. They divorced in 2001

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TV Picks for Tuesday: ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

“Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

Series finale; a second trial gets underway with Barry Levin joining the defense team; political collusion reaches an apex; Judge Weisberg disallows Lyle and Erik’s family members to testify; Leslie learns revealing information about Jose and Kitty’s childhoods; 10 p.m. Tuesday on KING.

Also on Tuesday

“The Middle,” 8 p.m. (KOMO): The Hecks take a hectic road trip to Frankie’s sister’s house for Thanksgiving; the kids must decide which one of them will lose their job at Spudsy’s.

“Finding Your Roots,” 8 p.m. (KCTS): Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro learn about the political choices of their fathers.

“The Flash,” 8 p.m. (KSTW): When Native American artifact collectors are attacked by a meta who can bring inanimate objects to life, Barry turns to

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Judge in Menendez Trial Sends Jurors Home to ‘Clear Their Heads’

The New Jersey judge in Sen. Bob Menendez’s federal corruption trial sent the jury home to “clear their heads” Monday after jurors informed him they were deadlocked on a verdict.

The move was Judge William Walls’s latest attempt to restore order to a high-profile trial that has grown chaotic since a now-excused juror told reporters last Thursday that she thought prosecutors were “railroading” Menendez.

Menendez faces 12 corruption charges over accusations that he sold political access to Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen in exchange for nearly $1 million in trips and personal gifts. Menendez has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Evelyn Arroyo-Maultsby, formerly Juror No. 8, was excused from the jury on Thursday to take a previously planned vacation in the Bahamas. On her way out, however, she claimed she had been prevented from communicating with the judge and that other jurors had wanted to “wait her out” before issuing a

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