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The Menendez Murders

By Robert Rand


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An exclusive, in-depth look at the Menendez case from a journalist who covered it from the beginning.

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ISBN: 9781946885265

Publication Date: September 2018

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A successful entertainment executive making $2 million a year. His former beauty queen wife. Their two sons on the fast track to success. Until tragedy struck.

Married for twenty-six years, José and Kitty Menedez appeared to be a happy couple and proud parents. Twenty-one-year-old Lyle Menendez was enrolled at Princeton where he was a star on the tennis team. Eighteen-year-old Erik Menendez had just graduated from Beverly Hills High and was about to start college at UCLA. The Menendezes appeared to be living the American dream. 

But it was all a façade. 

The Menendez saga has captivated and fascinated people since 1989. The killing of José and Kitty Menendez on a quiet Sunday evening in Beverly Hills didn’t make the cover of People magazine until the arrest of their sons seven months after the murders, and the case developed an intense cult following. When the first Menendez trial began in July 1993, the public was convinced that Lyle and Erik—“the boys,” as they would become known—were a pair of greedy rich kids who had killed loving, devoted parents. 

But the real story remained buried beneath years of dark secrets. 

Until now. Journalist Robert Rand, who originally reported on the case for the Miami Herald, has followed the Menendez murders from the beginning and has continued investigating and interviewing important sources for twenty-seven years. With unprecedented access to the Menendez family and its history, including direct communication with Lyle, Rand has uncovered extraordinary details that certainly would have changed the fate of the brothers’ first-degree murder conviction and sentencing to life without parole. 

In The Menendez Murders: The Shocking Inside Story of an American Tragedy, Rand shares these intimate, never-before-revealed findings for the first time, including a deeply disturbing history of child abuse and sexual molestation in the Menendez family going back generations, and the startling confession O.J. Simpson made to Lyle Menendez when they were both inmates at the LA county jail.

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About the Author

Robert Rand

Robert Rand is an Emmy award–winning journalist who works in TV, print, and online media. He has covered stories including the Menendez brothers murder trials, the O.J. Simpson civil trial, the rape of a woman a Florida jury said deserved what she got for wearing a sheer mini-skirt, and the Virgin Mary speaking to 100,000 people through a teenage girl on a remote mountain in southern Ecuador. He began covering the Menendez story for the Miami Herald the day after the killings and is the only journalist who has interviewed the Menendez brothers both before and since their arrest. During both Menendez trials, he was in court daily and provided on–camera analysis for Court TVGood Morning America, and CBS’s This Morning. Rand covered the second Menendez trial for KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. 

Rand has appeared as the primary interview in several high–profile documentaries about the Menendez brothers case, including a documentary produced by the BBC, an episode of A & E’s Biography, an episode of Discovery ID’s True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, and The Reelz Channel’s Murder Made Me Famous. In January 2017, Rand was the featured interview in two documentaries produced by ABC’s 20/20 and CNN’s sister channel, HLN. HLN aired a third special following their documentary with Rand and CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewing Lyle Menendez in his first TV interview since 1994.

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Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781946885265

Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 in.

Weight: 1 lbs.

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

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