Erik and Lyle Menendez killed their parents 30 years ago today – but it didn’t have to be that way

Erik and Lyle Menendez killed their parents 30 years ago today – but it didn’t have to be that way

This is a tragedy that destroyed a family. All four of them had remarkable strengths as well as terrible weaknesses and it did not have to be. If at any time over the course of the lives of the four Menendez family members some effective person could have intervened, everyone would still be alive and well and healing. All four of them needed help. And there never was any help for this family.
Defense Attorney Leslie Abramson, the day before sentencing

Chapter 44 | A Compelling Witness: “25 Years Ago Today . . .”

Chapter 44 | A Compelling Witness: “25 Years Ago Today . . .”

On Friday, September 10: “The defense calls Joseph Lyle Menendez,” announced attorney Jill Lansing at five minutes before two o’clock. Lyle, dressed in a navy crew-neck sweater, walked directly to Lansing.

Lansing was blunt:

“Did you love your parents?”

“Yes,” he choked out hoarsely.

And on August 20, 1989, did you and your brother kill your mom and dad?”

“Yes.”

I’m spreading the truth about ‘The Menendez Murders’ on iHeart Radio

I’m spreading the truth about ‘The Menendez Murders’ on iHeart Radio

Thanks to the iHeartRadio stations, I was able to share the Menendez brothers’ story in Chicago, Philly, San Diego, Minneapolis, St. Louis and more.

I’m grateful to be spreading the truth – one station at a time.

Here’s my iHeart interview with La Dona Harvey and Ted Garcia of KOGO radio in San Diego, the local station near the prison where the Lyle and Erik are now incarcerated.