“Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” Details the Day-by-Day Battles of the Trial

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19 September 2017
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Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
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“Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”
Premieres Tuesday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/PT on NBC
 
          Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Edie Falco (“The Sopranos,” “Nurse Jackie”), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse “Law & Order” franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.
 

          After Jose and Kitty Menendez (Carlos Gomez and Lolita Davidovich) are found murdered in their upscale Beverly Hills home, their eldest son, Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva), maintains a stoic appearance while his younger brother, Erik (Gus Helper), struggles to deal with overwhelming grief. As detectives Les Zoeller (Sam Jaeger) and Tom Linehan (Cliff Chamberlain) search for the killers, evidence begins to suggest that Lyle and Erik may be the prime suspects. Meanwhile, a tenacious and energetic defense attorney, Leslie Abramson (Falco), takes an interest in the case. Josh Charles, Heather Graham, Anthony Edwards, Elizabeth Reaser, Chris Bauer and Constance Marie also star.
 

 
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