Season 3 Episode 2: The Menendez Murders

Jose Menendez moved from Cuba to the United States in the late 1950s in pursuit of the American Dream. He moved to Illinois where he met his wife, Kitty, then moved to the East Coast where he began a career in business. Jose and Kitty raised two boys, Lyle and Erik, and moved their family out to Beverly Hills when Jose became a Hollywood Exec. But this story of success has a tragic ending. On August 20th, 1989, Jose and Kitty and laying together on their living room couch, watching TV and eating ice cream. Their two boys, Lyle and Erik, enter the living room wielding shotguns, which they use against their parents, killing them both. What possessed two young adults to murder their own parents? Listen to this episode of Killer Astrology to find out.

Lyle Menendez
January 10th, 1968 at 12:10pm
New York, NY

Erik Menendez
November 27th, 1970 at 11:23PM
Livingston, NJ


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