The Menendez Brothers: Villains or Victims?

Source: Rolling Stone Magazine

Let’s Talk Menendez

José and Kitty Menendez were the epitome of the “American Dream.” Both started at the bottom and worked their way up into a wealthy and elite life for themselves and their two sons, Lyle and Erik. Their lives were picture perfect which made it even harder to believe that José and Kitty became the victims of a brutal and unexplainable attack resulting in the loss of both of their lives. The murders that occurred on August 20th, 1989 shocked Los Angeles. There was no apparent rhyme or reason for the attacks, and yet that did not stop the media frenzy of sensational narratives that the murders were the result of a drug deal gone wrong or the possibility of mob involvement… The truth would be far more outlandish. That truth being that Erik and Lyle Menendez murdered their own parents. 

There are multiple sides to every story and this case is no different. Were the brothers the real victims in this case after facing years of alleged abuse? Or were they heartless, greedy sons who killed their parents solely for money? Follow us as we explore the narratives spun by modern media which tell the story of Erik and Lyle Menendez. Are they the true victims or just plain villains?

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Menendez: Blood Brothers

Based on the true story, the movie explores the inner lives and motivation behind the murders of entertainment executive José Menendez and his wife Kitty at the hands of their sons Lyle and Erik in 1989. The movie will also reveal new details about the extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father’s hands, all while their mother looked the other way.

Available on: Amazon Prime and the Lifetime Movie App

Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers

ABC News looks back at the Menendez brothers case to determine whether the motive was greed and fear of being financially cut off from their lavish lifestyle, or a violent payback for the years of unspeakable abuse at the hands of their parents.

Available on: Amazon Prime, AppleTV, and

The Menendez Brothers: Killers or Victims?

True Crime YouTube sensation Kendall Rae takes another look at the well known case of the Menendez brothers. After the case regained popularity thanks to the app known as TikTok, more and more questions about the case began surfacing and TikTokers even began pointing out holes in the prosecution’s argument. Kendall Rae explores all aspects of this case including new theories and arguments made by the crime junkies of today.

Available on: YouTube (Channel: Kendall Rae)