Before there was a trial for O.J. Simpson, Jodi Arias, or Amanda Knox, there was Erik and Lyle Menendez. It was the first trial that was televised and America couldn't get enough. They wanted all the gory details of the murders and as far as the public were concerned, the juicer the better.
The Menendez brothers were rich teens that claimed that their father physically, emotionally, and sexually abused them. To end the abuse, they decide to kill both parents, by slaughtering them with a shotgun.
The parents' death was a horrifying scene. Jose Menendez died almost instantly. Kitty, however, wasn't as lucky. The boys missed when they aimed at her, and they had to reload their gun which took a few minutes. Imagine how scared she must have been waiting for her own children to come back to kill her?
The big question in the Menendez brother's trial was not, did they commit the crime. They admitted they killed their parents early in the investigation. The big question was always "What was the Truth and Lies in Beverly Hills?"