‘Law and Order True Crime Menendez Murders’ TV Show: May Uncover Shocking New Facts About The Case You Never Knew


Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, a miniseries airing tonight about the Menendez brothers, may reveal new shocking information and facts about the case we didn’t already know. Just as FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson did in 2016, NBC’s Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders will provide a step-by-step account of the criminal investigation into the deaths of parents Jose and Kitty Menendez, a Beverly Hills couple who was gunned down in their mansion in August of 1989 by their own sons Lyle and Erik Menendez.


Judging by the trailer for Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,’ it has the hairstyles down to a tee. It’s also high on the drama as it replays the very moment California investigators arrived at the home to find Kitty and Jose Menendez dead. The true-crime based television series delves into the minds of the detectives and highlights the callous and calculating nature of the Menendez brothers. In real life, prosecutors alleged brothers Erik and Lyle Menendez wanted to get their greedy hands on the inheritance money, the house, and the beautiful cars.



Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders perfectly depicts the lack of concern the brothers had about their dead parents. The Menendez brothers say they killed their parents because Jose Menendez, a Havana, Cuba, immigrant, was controlling and abusive. They killed Kitty Menendez because she failed to protect them.



Truth be told, it’s a good idea for the Law and Order franchise to jump on the true-crime bandwagon. The hit television series has been in the crime game for a long time. Most of their prior shows took real cases, ripped them from the headlines, and used them as a basis to create unique stories for Law and Order episodes.


Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez brothers’ TV show, probably won’t embellish too much. The flow of the story will most likely stick to the details found in the documents, court records, and the Menendez police files.



Without a doubt, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders series is a true-crime lover’s dream. More compelling cases are sure to make their way into the Law and Order franchise. Some other stories for possible development are the JonBenet Ramsey, Charles Manson, and O.J. Simpson cases.



Produced by Wolf Films and Universal Television, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders airs on NBC tonight at 10/9 p.m. Central.

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Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as Examiner.com and Inquisitr.com. Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.