The Juror & The Journalist

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Partners in (true) crime.

Hazel Thornton was Juror #9 on the first Erik Menendez trial, which ended in 1994 with a gender-split hung jury. She was known by the press as one of “Leslie’s Girls” and “Erik’s Women”. Her book, Hung Jury: The Diary of a Menendez Juror was updated in 2016 with new material.

Robert Rand is an investigative journalist who has covered the Menendez case for over 28 years. He was one of the first reporters to interview Hazel after the first trial was declared a mistrial. His book, The Menendez Murders, is being released in September 2018. Pre-order it today!

They reconnected in 2017 as a result of renewed media interest in the case, and have joined forces to educate the public about the truth.

They are committed to preparing the groundwork for a Menendez Miracle.

The Juror & The Journalist

Coming soon:

  • Busting the Top Menendez Myths (a yet-to-be-published, co-authored article)


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