Ryan Murphy has announced the latest instalment of his and Ian Brennan’s Monster anthology series: Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story is slated to arrive in 2024.
Brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez were convicted of the murders of their parents Jose and Kitty Menendez at their Beverly Hills mansion.
Their father Jose, who was a successful Cuban-American business executive. Before the wealthy family moved to Beverly Hills, the Menendez brothers grew up in an affluent neighborhood of Princeton, New Jersey.
Erik and his brother Lyle claimed they killed their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, in self-defense after they allegedly endured years of abuse at home. Their first murder trial ended on Jan. 13, 1994 in a mistrial. The Menendez brothers went to trial a second time in 1995.
Murder – Lyle and Erik Menendez
According to Wikipedia: “On the evening of August 20, 1989, José and Kitty were standing in the den of their Beverly Hills mansion when Lyle and Erik entered the den carrying shotguns. José was shot 6 times, including the fatal shot in the back of the head with a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun. Kitty was shot 10 times in total. Before the fatal shot to her cheek, she was on the ground, slowly crawling and moaning. Lyle then ran to his car to reload, and then fired the fatal shot to her face.
“Immediately after the killings, both brothers remained in the house, expecting the police to respond due to the noise of the gunshots. When the police arrived, the brothers told them that the killings had occurred while they were out at a movie theater seeing Batman and attending the “Taste of L.A.” festival at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The police did not seek gunshot residue tests from the brothers, which would have indicated whether they had recently discharged a firearm.
“In the months after the killings, the brothers began to spend extravagantly on luxury items, businesses, and travel.”
It seems after the record breaking success of DAHMER, which reached 1 billion views in its first 60 days, the streaming service has a taste for the dark side of worst criminal and murderous minds.
they were interviewed by Barbara Walters in 1999.
Here is Netflix’s trailer for Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story.