Who could have guessed there would be a resurgence of interest in this case almost 3 decades later?
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Miracle #1: The Reveal
On August 3, 2017, Dick Wolf revealed his point of view for Law & Order True Crime. by publicly stating that he thought the Menendez brothers received too harsh a punishment, and that there was collusion in the second trial between the judge and the DA to ensure murder convictions. The series itself was a revelation to many watchers who had only previously been exposed to the prosecution-biased media.
Miracle #2: The Reunion
Lyle & Erik were reunited on April 4, 2018. (See News below.)
Miracle #3: The Release
Erik & Lyle walking free after 28 years? Why not? Miracles happen every day!
- After a cruel, unnecessary 22-year separation, 6 years of petitioning, and 28 years behind bars, Erik & Lyle were reunited on April 4, 2018 at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego. They are now living on the same yard (link to Echo Yard article) and they get to see each other every day. I call it Miracle #2.
- July 12: Repeat performance of Oasis Albuquerque multi-media presentation (at La Vida Llena)
- June 28: 25th anniversary of first day of 1st Menendez trial jury selection
- July 20: 25th anniversary of 1st Menendez trial opening statements
- Sept 4: Book launch of Menendez Murders, by investigative journalist Robert Rand. Pre-order it today on Amazon! His manuscript was the source material for the 2017 Law & Order True Crime series. Click here to learn more about The Juror & The Journalist
Q: Did you base your book on your courtroom notes?
A: No. Although they did let us keep our courtroom notebooks at the end, we had to turn them in at the end of each day during the trial. It was because the judge admonished us on a daily basis to not talk to anyone about the trial that I went home each evening and wrote about what I’d seen and heard. Just the highlights and the things that impressed me one way or another. To relieve the stress of the trial. So I could sleep at night. The diary is the diary. No more and no less. The first publisher wanted me to add gory details, and gossip about my fellow jurors. I said no, I don’t care if you want it or not. But if you do want it, you have to take it as it is. (Plus commentaries, prefaces, postscripts, chronologies, etc.)
NOTE: This is just a start. If you have a question, please contact me.