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Glossary: L
First Air Date: September 26th, 2017
Last Air Date: November 14th, 2017
Created By: René Balcer
Star Casts: Edie Falco, Gus Halper, Miles Gaston Villanueva
Aired On: NBC
Episode Runtime: 43 minutes
Total Seasons: 1 Season
Total Episodes: 8 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Canceled
Homepage: NBC - Law & Order True Crime

Last Updated: Sat, 11 Nov 2023 22:30:36 +0000

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Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

An anthology series that delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

Seasons and Episodes

The Menendez Murders (8 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2017-09-26

When Lyle and Erik Menendez become prime suspects in the murder of their parents Kitty and Jose, tenacious defense attorney Leslie Abramson to take an interest in their case.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2017-10-03

Erik makes a shocking confession to his psychiatrist, Dr. Jerome Oziel, whose mistress, Judalon Smyth, gives the police a pivotal tip. Leslie makes a move to represent the Menendez brothers.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2017-10-10

Leslie Abramson and Jill Lansing struggle to understand the brothers' motives, and the DA puts Judalon Smyth on the stand as the trial gets underway, sending the media into a frenzy.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2017-10-17

After Erik and Lyle confess, Leslie and Jill seek hard evidence to support the brothers' claims of abuse at the hands of their parents; Leslie tries to get Dr. Oziel's tapes thrown out of court.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2017-10-24

Judge Weisberg allows the trial to be broadcast on TV; Dr. Oziel's credibility is challenged when he takes the stand; Leslie struggles to make her defense of the Lyle and Erik understood, as she and her husband more forward with their adoption plans.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2017-10-31

The brothers testify about their years of abuse; Judge Weisberg agrees to unseal the tape of Lyle and Erik's confession to Dr. Oziel; after closing arguments, the jury begins deliberation; Leslie and her husband welcome their adopted son.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2017-11-07

As Lyle and Erik's juries struggle to reach unanimous verdicts, the possibility of mistrial has Leslie hopeful for a deal with the DA's office.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2017-11-14

After the first trial results in a hung jury, Barry Levin joins the defense; Judge Weisberg cracks down during the Menendez brothers' second trial. Season finale.