In what became one of America’s most infamous murder cases, Erik and Lyle Menendez fatally shot their parents in 1989, and the ensuing trial would dominate the headlines and captivate the nation for years to come. In the two-hour “Snapped: Notorious – The Menendez Brothers,” premiering Sunday, October 2nd at 9PM ET/PT, Oxygen Media will take an unflinching look at the Menendez Brothers’ case, from their privileged upbringing, to the shocking details of their savage crime, to the ongoing debate that asks: Are the brothers monsters? Or are they victims of parental abuse?
The Menendez Brothers created a media frenzy as one of the most watched trials in American history, turning these privileged, handsome brothers from Beverly Hills into overnight sensations. “Snapped: Notorious” takes a deep dive into the case, investigating the shocking details of the trial through exclusive expert interviews with former Beverly Hills Police Captain and murder scene investigator, Russ Olson, and Forensic Psychiatrist for the defense, Dr. William Vicary, as well as insider commentary from Menendez friends Noel Nedli, Lev Shvarts and former girlfriend of Erik Menendez, Tracey McEnaney.
The special two-hour “Snapped” will also examine the brothers’ entitled upbringing, controversial family life, prison marriages, surprising heartthrob status and sex scandals while also revealing a surprise final twist that could potentially bring this case to light yet again.