The Menendez Brothers; Backstory


As you may already know, years ago, boys, Lyle & Erik Menendez killed their parents, getting prison for life.

But, do you know the true backstory, why they did it? It’s actually quite sad indeed.

Anyways, it turns out that they killed their parents because they were emotionally, physically, and sexually abusive.

Their father would sexually assault Erik beginning from when he was at the age of 6.

He wouldn’t stop, their parents were too powerful & rich that they believed they couldn’t do anything about it either.

When they were younger as well, one of the boys brought home a pet rabbit from school, wanting to keep the rabbit.

The dad primarily didn’t like that, in which he is said to have strangled the rabbit to death, having the brothers find it in the trash can, being very upset.

The brothers we continuously degraded all their lives and harmed, being shown no mercy.

In which Lyle, later on, went away, to college, in which during that time, the dad did not stop abusing Erik.

Lyle and his brother were quite protective of one another, so when Lyle came back, he attempted to stick up to their father, concluding in the father getting a knife and shoving it in his throat, terrifying them even more, having them feel as if they are in danger.

With the mother just standing by and letting this happen, even doing some things sexually herself and degrading them as well, in which she did have depression and suicidal thoughts.

Leading the brothers to want to run away.

But, they knew that if they tried, wherever they went, their parents were so powerful and they would find them.

They then decided to kill their parents, believing they had no better choice.

They showed up at their house with a gun and shot them.

Concluding in Lyle, then calling the cops saying someone killed their parents, with them being in the clear for a while, spending their parent’s fortune.

But then, Lyle told his psychologist the truth, concluding in him telling the cops, having the 2 go through several trials, being accused of killing their parents due to wanting their money, the judge barely listened to what the parents did.

They were sentenced to life and put in separate prisons from one another in 1996.

With them over 20 years later, in 2018, finally reuniting and being put together in prison.

Lyle, now,  in prison is in a group against sexual assault, they are also helping paint a moral, being quite good people in prison.

Now, why is this being brought up recently if it was years ago?

Well, recently tons of teens on TikTok have been demanding a retrial, wanting them out and saved, in which the wish is said to possibly be granted due to new evidence.

Many people believe this was primarily a case of self-defense.

Now never is murder ok, but in this case, even I believe it can be declared as self-defense due to the years of suffering they have gone through.

They did get several years of prison for their actions like they deserved yes, for killing.

But, I guess the truth will later reveal itself, in which they get a possible retrial.

For more information on this matter, you can watch their trials, documentaries & even news articles online.