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Silence Broken: A Menendez Brother Speaks

'No river of tears has changed that': Lyle Menendez on killing parents with younger brother Erik in 1989

(Newser) - In 1989, two young brothers from Beverly Hills shocked the nation by shooting their parents to death. Now, 27 years later, Lyle and Erik Menendez remain incarcerated in different prisons—each received two consecutive life sentences with no parole—and Lyle, now 48, recently spoke to ABC News for a... More »

New Law & Order Series Features Menendez Case

Notorious '90s case will be back in the spotlight

(Newser) - The sensational trials of the '90s have rolled back around faster than some of the era's fashions. Parent-killing rich kids Lyle and Erik Menendez will be in the spotlight once again in a new Law & Order series that the Los Angeles Times describes as NBC's attempt... More »

Rich Kids Who Went Terribly Wrong

From John Hinckley to Abdulmutallab, sometimes privilege corrupts

(Newser) - Being born with a silver spoon doesn't automatically make you a golden child—or adult. Newsweek takes a look at children of privilege who took an extremely sharp turn away from very-well-to-do families and toward lives of terrorism and murder:
  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab: The son of one of the wealthiest
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