WATCH: First Trailer for the Menéndez Brothers Documentary Released
The first trailer for ABC’s upcoming documentary Truth and Lies: The Menéndez Brothers – American Sons, American Murderers was released Monday (Dec. 19, 2016), and remembering the true crime story still gives us the shivers.
The two-hour special centers on the brutal murders of entertainment executive Jose Menéndez and his wife, Mary “Kitty” Menéndez in their Beverly Hills home on Aug. 20, 1989, and the eventual arrest, trial and conviction of the two who killed them – their sons, Lyle and Erik Menéndez .
The murders were initially pinned to a possible mafia hit, but investigators became suspicious when the boys, who were in their 20s at the time, went on a lavish spending spree right after their parents’ deaths. Both are now serving life sentences without chance of parole.
The documentary will air never-before-seen home movies and photos and “the testimony from members of the Menéndez inner circle,” according to the press release. The special even features a jailhouse phone interview with Lyle Menéndez. Watch above!
Truth and Lies: The Menéndez Brothers — American Sons, American Murderers premieres Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at 9 p.m. on ABC.