Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||After Jose and Kitty Menendez (Carlos Gomez and Lolita Davidovich) are found murdered in their upscale Beverly Hills home, their eldest son, Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva), maintains a stoic appearance while his younger brother, Erik (Gus Helper), struggles to deal with overwhelming grief. As detectives Les Zoeller (Sam Jaeger) and Tom Linehan (Cliff Chamberlain) search for the killers, evidence begins to suggest that Lyle and Erik may be the prime suspects. Meanwhile, a tenacious and energetic defense attorney, Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco), takes an interest in the case.||42:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||Seemingly innocuous comments Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) previously made about his parents come back to haunt him when detectives Zoeller (Sam Jaeger) and Linehan (Cliff Chamberlain) begin to interview the brothers' friends and acquaintances. Erik (Gus Halper), overcome by guilt, makes a shocking confession to his psychologist, Dr. Jerome Oziel (Josh Charles). Having overheard a therapy session with Lyle and Erik, Oziel's mentally unhinged mistress Judalon Smyth (Heather Graham) goes to the police with a pivotal tip after Oziel tries to cut ties with her to protect his family. As attorney Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco) learns more about the Menendez family dynamics, she makes a move to represent the brothers.||44:27||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3||With Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) and Erik (Gus Halper) in custody for suspicion of murder, defense attorney Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco) works tirelessly alongside Jill Lansing (Julianne Nicholson) to understand the motive that could drive two young men to commit such a heinous crime. Meanwhile, the prosecution puts Judalon Smyth (Heather Graham) on the stand to make a case for releasing Dr. Oziel's (Josh Charles) audio notes and tapes from his sessions with Lyle and Erik, despite standard doctor patient privilege. The ensuing media circus fueled by leaks from the District Attorney's office creates further complications for the defense and places the extended Menendez family at odds with one another.||41:33||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4||After admitting to the murders, Erik (Gus Halper) and Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) begin to divulge details of the psychological and sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of their parents. However, a lack of tangible evidence to corroborate the claims leaves Leslie (Edie Falco) and Jill (Julianne Nicholson) to wonder how they will convince a jury that the boys truly feared for their lives given the family's picture perfect public persona. Meanwhile, Leslie makes a case for Dr. Oziel's tapes to be thrown out of court and Pam Ferrero (Elizabeth Reaser) faces increased pressure from the District Attorney's office in the shadow of Ira Reiner's re election campaign and the polarizing decision to acquit the police in the Rodney King case.||42:22||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5||Before the trial begins, Judge Stan Weisberg (Anthony Edwards) grants a petition allowing the court proceedings to be broadcast on television, bringing a heightened level of public scrutiny to the case as the prosecution and defense present their arguments. When the prosecution's star witness, Dr. Oziel (Josh Charles), takes the stand, his questionable ethics and motives threaten to destroy his credibility. Meanwhile, the defense faces an uphill battle in getting Judge Weisberg to understand the relevance of Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) and Erik's (Gus Halper) complicated upbringing. With the trial reaching a pivotal juncture, Leslie (Edie Falco) struggles with personal demons while she and her husband also move forward in the adoption process.||42:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6||The jury hears from Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) and Erik (Gus Halper) for the first time when the brothers testify in court, recounting in detail the years of sexual abuse that led them to fear for their lives. Leslie (Edie Falco) makes a surprising move after Judge Weisberg (Anthony Edwards) approves the prosecution's request to unseal the tape of the brothers' confession to Dr. Oziel (Josh Charles). After closing arguments are made, the jury is left to determine a verdict. Meanwhile, Leslie finds a renewed purpose after she and her husband welcome their adopted son into their home.||42:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 7||With Lyle and Erik's juries both struggling to reach a unanimous decision, the possibility of a mistrial leaves Leslie (Edie Falco) hopeful for the opportunity to work out a deal with the District Attorney's office. Meanwhile, District Attorney Gil Garcetti (Mark Moses) takes action to counteract the declining public perception of the justice system. Judge Weisberg's (Anthony Edwards) performance in the trial comes under intense media scrutiny given his record of hung juries and controversial verdicts. With the trial having garnered national attention, Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) uses Norma as a switchboard to connect him with female supporters.||42:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 8||After the first trial ends with a hung jury and the District Attorney refuses to offer the defense a deal, a second trial gets underway with Barry Levin (Harry Hamlin) joining the defense team. Political collusion between the District Attorney's office and Judge Weisberg (Anthony Edwards) reaches an apex as Garcetti (Mark Moses) fights to repair the office's reputation following a string of high visibility losses. When Judge Weisberg disallows Lyle and Erik's family members to testify, it's up to Erik to once again recount the stories of abuse before the jury determines a verdict. As the trial comes to a close, Leslie learns revealing information about Jose and Kitty's childhoods.||42:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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