Menendez Brothers Found Guilty

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LOS ANGELES: A Los Angeles jury found Erik and Lyle Menendez guilty of first degree murder for killing their parents in their Beverly Hills home seven years ago. The case that gripped the nation with tales of power and wealth gone awry has finally come to a close after two trials and one hung jury. The brothers were convicted of brutally murdering their parents, Jose and Mary Louise "Kitty" Menedez on August 20, 1989. The brothers first accused the Mafia of the crime, claiming they were at the movies at the time. Following the murder, Eric and Lyle spent six months spending the fortune their Cuban immigrant father worked years to build. When they were charged with their parents' murder, the Menendez brothers told a bizarre tale of murder, incest, sexual abuse and torture. Claiming they feared for their lives, Eric and Lyle said that they believed they had no choice but to kill their tormentors.