On August 20th, 1989, privileged brothers 21-year-old Lyle and 18-year-old Erik Menendez gunned down their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion. Entertainment executive Jose Menendez was shot in the head at point-blank range. Their mother, Kitty, was shot multiple times while trying to escape.
They admitted to having committed the murders, but claimed to have been victims of abuse. The jury thought otherwise, and eventually found them guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Nicknamed "the Black Dahlia," Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Los Angeles in 1947, her body cut in half and severely mutilated. The Black Dahlia's killer was never found, making her murder one of the oldest cold case files in L.A. to date, and the city's most famous.
In the Los Angeles area between August 8th and 10th, 1969, a small group of Charles Manson's followers brutally murdered five people at the Benedict Canyon home of director Roman Polanski.
The night after, Manson, displeased at the sloppiness of the previous night's murders, joined his followers for a second night of murder and mayhem at the home of grocery store owner Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, in the Los Feliz area of L.A.
These are just three of the numerous crimes in the area surrounding Beverly Hills California.
Some say that those who live in the mansions that dot the landscape are part of an exclusive club.
However, we will look at another exclusive club.
The Beverly Hills Murder Club.