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Jurors Say Menendez Brothers Served Long Enough

The Menendez brothers were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on July 2, 1996. Over 20 years after the trial, the ninth juror, Hazel Thornton, believes the brothers have served long enough.

“My blood went cold because I had never seen a killer before,” said Thornton after seeing the brothers for the first time in court. “That was my first jury experience.”

The cold that she felt 21 years ago has warmed up in present day, along with alternate juror Betty Burke Oldfield. Oldfield originally believed the Menendez brothers were “rich spoiled kids that killed their parents.”

“There is no way I would think that today,” she admitted.

‘I Did Not Want to Discuss It With Anyone’

From Mule Creek Prison, Lyle Menendez talks about the confession tape that would ultimately lead to his arrest for the murder of his parents. 

(Published Wednesday, Oct.

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After Two Decades, the Menendez Brothers Case Returns in “Law & Order True Crime”

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Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ is the first installment to the new ‘True Crime’ series. PHOTO/ NBC

By Bianca Cange

Published: October 4th, 2017

The longest running crime show in television,Law Order,” brings the Menendez brothers’ names back into the headlines after almost two decades.  The “Law Order” franchise is already known for its series, “Criminal Intent,” “Special Victims Unit,” “Trial By Jury” and “LA.” Now they have added a new series called “True Crime,” and their first installment, “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” is focused on the famous Menendez crime of 1989. Joseph Lyle Menendez and Erik Galen Menendez were accused and sentenced to a life without parole for the brutal murders of their parents José and Mary “Kitty” Menendez.

The events that have occurred in previous “Law

Read more at: http://bcexcelsior.com/after-two-decades-the-menendez-brothers-case-returns-in-law-order-true-crime/

After Two Decades, the Menendez Brothers Case Returns in “Law …

Law Order True Crime 2
Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ is the first installment to the new ‘True Crime’ series. PHOTO/ NBC

By Bianca Cange

Published: October 4th, 2017

The longest running crime show in television,Law Order,” brings the Menendez brothers’ names back into the headlines after almost two decades.  The “Law Order” franchise is already known for its series, “Criminal Intent,” “Special Victims Unit,” “Trial By Jury” and “LA.” Now they have added a new series called “True Crime,” and their first installment, “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” is focused on the famous Menendez crime of 1989. Joseph Lyle Menendez and Erik Galen Menendez were accused and sentenced to a life without parole for the brutal murders of their parents José and Mary “Kitty” Menendez.

The events that have occurred in previous “Law

Read more at: http://bcexcelsior.com/after-two-decades-the-menendez-brothers-case-returns-in-law-order-true-crime/

Son admits killing his mom and two brothers with a crossbow because he feared they’d expose his lies about having a …

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html

Brett Ryan, 35, of Toronto, admitted to killing mother and two brothers in 2016

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html

Toronto man admits to killing mom and two brothers | Daily Mail Online

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html

UPDATE: HEMET: Teen brothers, 14 and 16, stabbed by older brother, survive harrowing ordeal

UPDATE: Tuesday, June 27 1:45 a.m.

Numerous emergency first responders rushed to the scene of a double stabbing involving three brothers. Timothy Franzese photo
Numerous emergency first responders rushed to the scene of a double stabbing involving three brothers. Timothy Franzese photo

HEMET —  Two teenage brothers, ages 14 and 16, who were both stabbed by their 19-year-old brother are expected to survive and fully recover from their injuries, according to police officials. The 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck and his 16-year-old brother was stabbed in the shoulder. The incident happened on the 300 block of Gilia Street in Hemet.

This incident comes on the heals of another bizarre and violent incident that happened just four days ago, where two men, one armed with a sword and the other armed with a crowbar, were both seriously injured in what officers at the scene called a “mutual

Read more at: http://myvalleynews.com/local/update-hemet-teen-brothers-14-and-16-stabbed-by-older-brother-survive-harrowing-ordeal/

UPDATE: HEMET: Teen brothers, 14 and 16, stabbed by older …

UPDATE: Tuesday, June 27 1:45 a.m.

Numerous emergency first responders rushed to the scene of a double stabbing involving three brothers. Timothy Franzese photo
Numerous emergency first responders rushed to the scene of a double stabbing involving three brothers. Timothy Franzese photo

HEMET —  Two teenage brothers, ages 14 and 16, who were both stabbed by their 19-year-old brother are expected to survive and fully recover from their injuries, according to police officials. The 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck and his 16-year-old brother was stabbed in the shoulder. The incident happened on the 300 block of Gilia Street in Hemet.

This incident comes on the heals of another bizarre and violent incident that happened just four days ago, where two men, one armed with a sword and the other armed with a crowbar, were both seriously injured in what officers at the scene called a “mutual

Read more at: http://myvalleynews.com/local/update-hemet-teen-brothers-14-and-16-stabbed-by-older-brother-survive-harrowing-ordeal/