American Justice The Menendez Murders DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
The murder of Jose Menendez and his wife Kitty by their two sons quickly became one of the more sensational cases of recent years. The prosecution claimed the brothers killed their parents to obtain a $14 million inheritance. The defense argued that they acted out of self-defense to end a lifelong pattern of abuse that had left them irrationally fearful for their lives.
AMERICAN JUSTICE® examines every detail of this shocking case, from the crime itself to the ultimate conviction of the brothers for first-degree murder. Detective Les Zoeller takes us inside the grisly crime scene, where the bodies of the victims had been torn apart by shotgun blasts. Dramatic footage captures the pivotal moments of the trials, including the brothers' breakdown upon hearing the verdict. And members of all three juries reveal their impressions of the case, as do attorneys from both sides.
It is an in-depth look at the landmark case that elevated the "abuse excuse" to national prominence.