Erik (L) and Lyle (R) Menendez are chatting in the courtroom during a hearing in Los Angeles in this file picture dated February 2, 1995. They are accused of murdering their parents in 1989.
Lyle and Erik Menendez are serving their life sentences in prison together in California today. The Menendez brothers were each married in prison and will remain married in 2021.
Erik Menendez is now 50 years old and Lyle Menendez is 53 years old. The Menendez brothers were at the center of the sensational murder of their parents Jose and Mary « Kitty » Menendez in 1989. The gruesome murder made them unrecognizable, and the brothers’ allegations that they had suffered serious sexual abuse by their father led to this that each of them had a jury during their first separate trials, Biography reported.
Decades later, a new generation is questioning the guilt of Erik and Lyle Menendez, who were later convicted and sentenced to life without parole. TikTok users inundated the social media platform with videos, saying they believe the Menendez brothers are innocent. ABC 20/20 covers the case with an episode that will air at 9 p.m. Eastern Time Friday, April 2, 2021. The episode features a new, exclusive interview with Lyle Menendez.
The Menendez brothers were separated in different California prisons for decades, but that changed three years ago when the California Department of Justice split up agreed to accommodate them together. They are both serving a life in prison with no parole from the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, according to the California Department of Justice inmate.
The brothers worked for years to get into the same facility. On Valentine’s Day 2018, Lyle Menendez announced on a Facebook page that they would be reunited.
As most of you know, my brother and I have been separated for almost 22 years – so tragically captured in the & regulation. We have worked for the past 6 years to bring the proofreading department together. I asked to be transferred to San Diego to be with Erik. It’s been a long ordeal, but I’ve never felt hopeless.
I am very grateful to be able to inform you that the application was finally approved on Monday. Erik and I will reunite in the near future. We will keep you updated!
I would like to thank the large number of people across the country who firmly believed that my brother and I should be together and who took the time to pray for this result and wish us all the best. p> TONIGHT: Is the social media movement « Cancel Culture » trying to cancel the Menendez brothers’ prison sentences? New interviews now, including a new prison interview with Lyle Menendez.
Both Lyle and Erik Menendez found wives in prison and will remain married in 2021. Lyle Menendez married his first wife, Anna Eriksson, in 1996. They divorced five years later. He married Rebecca Sneed in 2003 and spoke to People about their relationship.
« Our interactions tend to be very distraction-free and we likely have more intimate conversations than most married spouses who are distracted by the events of life, » he said . « We try to make phone calls every day, sometimes several times a day, » he said. “I have a very solid, committed marriage that helps keep me going and brings a lot of peace and joy. It is the opposite of the unpredictable, very stressful environment here. «
Erik Menendez also spoke to people about his marriage. He has been married to Tammi Menendez since 1999.
» Tammi’s love was an important step in my choice of life, « he said. who loves you unconditionally, with whom you can be completely open, is good for everyone – to know that this person loves me for who I am. «
» I want to wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day. I adore my wife today more than ever after so many years together. She was with me during this long journey and will be when we go on a new journey, « he wrote.
Family and friends are monitoring on behalf of Lyle Menendez a Facebook page that focuses on raising awareness of child sexual abuse. Lyle Menendez does not have internet access but sometimes asks loved ones to post on the account.
« The purpose is to provide a safe place for people to where they talk about similar experiences and comfort in others who have suffered the same way in silence, « Lyle Menendez wrote in an attached post. “Those of us who have suffered abuse understand the healing power of sharing our experiences. The platform on this site is directed against all forms of child abuse: physical, sexual and emotional abuse committed by anyone including, but not limited to, a parent, a teacher, a trainer, a priest and the government. We are also against all forms of domestic violence and sexual assault. “
The account also shares messages with relatives relevant to the Menendez case, interviews about their case, and posts about the effects of sexual abuse.