Learn more about Erik and Lyle Menendez, the notorious brothers convicted of brutally murdering their rich parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, in their Beverly Hills home in 1989. It was later proven that the Menendez brothers had planned the killings for weeks. At trial, Erik and Lyle unsuccessfully claimed self-defense and abuse, and were sentenced to life in prison in 1996. Get the details of the case, and peruse our biographies and videos, only at Biography.com.
Erik and Lyle Menendez have been reunited in a Southern California prison. The brothers -- who are serving life sentences without parole for killing their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion in 1989 -- moved into the same housing unit and will participate in rehabilitation programs.