‘Law & Order: The Menendez Murders’ (Oct. 17): Erik and Lyle Divulge Details of the Abuse They’ve Suffered

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‘Law & Order: The Menendez Murders’ (Oct. 17): Erik and Lyle Divulge Details of the Abuse They’ve Suffered

“Episode 4” (10/17/17) – 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.

Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Edie Falco (“The Sopranos,” “Nurse Jackie”), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse “Law & Order” franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever.

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.

Rene Balcer will write and executive produce. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct and executive produce. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney also executive produce. “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.

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