After two decades apart, Erik and Lyle Menendez were reunited one year ago today

After two decades apart, Erik and Lyle Menendez were reunited one year ago today

The Menendez brothers were reunited a year ago today, after not having seen each other for almost 22 years.

The brothers were reunited at the R. J. Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego.

The last time they’d been together was in 1996, two months after they were sentenced to life without parole following their first-degree murder conviction.

The day of the sentencing, the Beverly Hills Police filed a motion asked the judge to place the brothers in separate prisons because they had been co-conspirators in committing a crime.

The judge agreed.

Canadian reader Darknoir likes it, she really really likes it!

Canadian reader Darknoir likes it, she really really likes it!

I want to express my thanks to everybody who has taken the time to read or listen to my book, The Menendez Murders, since it was released last Fall.

I was recently contacted by a reader who posted a review on Amazon Canada that can’t be easily seen on Amazon U.S. or any of the other foreign Amazon sites.

Darknoir has written an insightful, concise overview of the Menendez Brothers story. I appreciate her kind words:

The Menendez Brothers make their first court appearance (video)

The Menendez Brothers make their first court appearance (video)

On Monday, March 12, 1990, Erik and Lyle Menendez – who were being held without bail – were arraigned at Beverly Hills Municipal Court.

The charges against the brothers were read to a packed courtroom that included many supportive family members.  

Erik Menendez looked exhausted because he hadn’t slept since his voluntary surrender and return from Israel a day before.

It was the beginning of the end the lives the boys once knew.

I was a guest on ‘Good Day L.A.’ (video)

I was a guest on ‘Good Day L.A.’ (video)

I was a guest on GDLA – the local morning show on Fox 11 in Los Angeles – with co-hosts Megan Colarossi and Elex Michaelson where we discussed was how different the media is today with the Internet, the 24-hour news cycle and social media compared to 1993 when the first Menendez trial took place.

If the trial were held today, I believe the verdict would have been manslaughter – not a murder.

In the current era of #MeToo, #MenToo, and the report by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office about abuse in the Catholic Church, people are more open and willing today to believe that boys as well as girls can be abuse victims.

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