Milestones Apr. 1, 1996

CONVICTED. LYLE MENENDEZ, 28, and his brother ERIK, 25; of first-degree murder in the 1989 shotgun killings of parents Jose and Kitty; in Los Angeles. The first time, the brothers were tried in simultaneous courtroom proceedings with separate juries. Deliberations were deadlocked, and a mistrial was declared. This time, a single jury accepted the prosecution's argument that the pair executed their mother and father in order to tap into the family fortune, rejecting the defense's contention that the killings were a response to abuse.

SENTENCED. JOHN SALVI, 24; to life imprisonment without parole for the first-degree murder of two receptionists at...

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