Monday, February 26, 2024

Monsters: Netflix gives a face to brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez

Monsters: Netflix gives a face to brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez

The crime series will return to Netflix following the success of the season centered on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story showed, among other things, that a murderer, even a serial killer, can hide behind a very attractive figure. Which is why so many fell into his trap. The even more unsuspecting brothers are no less Lyle ed Eric Menendezto whom Ryan Murphy and the other producers of the hit anthology series by Netflixrenamed Monsters, they just gave a face and a body. It’s about Nicholas Alexander Chavezpredominantly seen on soap operas General Hospitale di Cooper Cooka few years ago in Power Book II: Ghost.

Lyle and Erik Menendez: Who are the brothers protagonists of season 2 of Monsters

Lyle (Chavez) and Erik (Koch) were 21 and 18 respectively when in August 1989 their millionaire parents, Josè Menendez and Louise Andersen, were shot and killed in their Beverly Hills mansion. It was the two brothers who called the police, claiming that they had returned from the cinema and found their parents dead. The agents thought at first that they were dealing with a mafia crime. But later, Lyle and Erik were arrested and charged with murder. To betray them were the huge expenses made after the death of their wealthy parents. They had begun touring the world, taking luxury vacations that made the police suspicious. However, the turning point came thanks to a psychologist, or rather, to his secretary. One of the two brothers confessed to the crime to the psychologist and, while the latter preferred not to tell the police fearing retaliation, his secretary did the opposite.

After the arrest, the two brothers initially spoke of self-defense, claiming that they had suffered physical, mental and sexual abuse from their father (and the conscious silence of their mother). After an inconclusive initial trial, in 1996 they were found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A case of crime, theirs, which “bewitched” the interest of an entire nation, considering the notoriety of the family and the good looks of the brothers.