Next Episode of Law & Order: True Crime is
Season 1 / Episode 1 and airs on 26 September 2017 22:00
The first eight-episode installment of the NBC anthology series will be Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders. It will center on Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of murdering their parents and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in 1996. The brothers, who were 21 and 18 years old, respectively, at the time of the 1989 murders, were tried separately but eventually convicted in a third trial after no verdicts were rendered in the first two trials because of hung juries.
After Jose and Kitty Menendez are found murdered in their upscale Beverly Hills home, their eldest son, Lyle, maintains a stoic appearance while his younger brother, Erik, struggles to deal with overwhelming grief. As detectives Les Zoeller and Tom Linehan 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, takes an interest in the case.
Seemingly innocuous comments Lyle previously made about his parents come back to haunt him when detectives Zoeller and Linehan begin to interview the brothers' friends and acquaintances. Erik, overcome by guilt, makes a shocking confession to his psychologist, Dr. Jerome Oziel. Having overheard a therapy session with Lyle and Erik, Oziel's mentally unhinged mistress Judalon Smyth goes to the police with a pivotal tip after Oziel tries to cut ties with her to protect his family. As attorney Leslie Abramson learns more about the Menendez family dynamics, she makes a move to represent the brothers.
With Lyle and Erik in custody for suspicion of murder, defense attorney Leslie Abramson works tirelessly alongside Jill Lansing to understand the motive that could drive two young men to commit such a heinous crime. Meanwhile, the prosecution puts Judalon Smyth on the stand to make a case for releasing Dr. Oziel's 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.
Elizabeth Reaser(Deputy District Attorney Pam Bozanich)
Sterling Beaumon(Glenn Stevens)
Carlos Gomez(Jose Menendez)
Larry Cedar(Milton Anderson)
Molly Hagan(Joan Vandermolen)
Lolita Davidovich(Kitty Menendez)
Miles Gaston Villanueva(Lyle Menendez)
Dominic Flores(Henry Llano)
Mark Moses(L.A. County District Attorney Gil Garcetti)
Heather Graham(Judalon Smyth)
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