Murderous Legacy: Unraveling the Menendez Brothers' Saga on Netflix

Renewal and Focus

Following the success of "Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story," Netflix renewed the show for a second season, focusing on the Menendez brothers' murder case.

The Crime

Lyle and Erik Menendez were convicted of murdering their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, in their Beverly Hills mansion in 1989.

Initial Non-Suspects

Initially, the brothers were not considered suspects in the crime, which was revealed in a 911 call made by Lyle Menendez on the night of the murders.

Confession and Investigation

The investigation into the brothers started after Erik's psychologist disclosed Erik's confession of the crime to the police.

Trial and Defense

During their trial, the Menendez brothers pleaded guilty, claiming that they acted in self-defense due to sexual abuse by their father.


Both Lyle and Erik Menendez were tried together and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Current Status

As of now, the Menendez brothers are serving their sentences at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Southern California.

Age of the Brothers

Currently, Lyle Menendez is 55 years old, and Erik Menendez is 52 years old.

Casting Speculations

There has been speculation about the casting for "Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story," particularly regarding actors portraying the Menendez brothers.

Release Date

The exact release date for "Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story" has not been announced yet, but it's anticipated to be sometime in 2024.