Who is Lyle Menendez?

LYLE Menendez and his brother Erik have been thrust back into the spotlight following a movement on TikTok.

The pair were convicted in 1996 for the murders of their parents, José Menéndez and his wife, Mary ("Kitty").

Who is Lyle Menendez?

Joseph Lyle Menéndez was born on January 10, 1968 in new York City.

His father José Enrique Menéndez was born Cuba and moved to the States at 16 Lyle's mother Mary Louise "Kitty" Andersen.

Lyle enrolled at Princeton University; however, during his freshman year.

However, he was placed on academic probation for low grades and poor attendance, and was eventually suspended.

How long has Lyle Menendez been in prison?

Lyle has been in prison since 1996 after he was tried with his brother and found guilty.

The brothers were initially tried separately, but both juries were deadlocked.

Lyle was 21 and Erik was 18 at the time of the double murder.

You can catch up on the story with "The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All” which is available on Hulu.

Why did Lyle Menendez kill his parents?

Lyle and Erik used shotguns to shoot Jose Menendez in the head and Kitty in the face and stomach.

The legal team for Lyle and Erik Menendez argued that they were sexually abused by their father.

The brothers claimed the fatal shooting of Jose and Kitty Menendez in their Beverly Hills home was a form of "imperfect self-defense," according to The New York Times.

They believed, "honestly though mistakenly," according to the newspaper, that their parents were going to kill them if they did not act.

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