Where are the Menendez brothers today and how old are they?
LYLE and Erik Menendez have spent more than half their lives in prison for the murder of their parents.
They claimed they were being abused by their father – but they were found guilty and are serving life sentences.
Where are the Menendez brothers today?
The brothers were housed in different prisons for many years, but are both are currently incarcerated at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.
Older brother Lyle and Erik did not see each other from 1996 until 2018 because they were in different prisons.
Lyle had previously been serving his sentence at Mule Creek State Prison in California.
"They just hugged each other for a few minutes without saying any words to each other," journalist Robert Rand told ABC News in 2018, referring to the brothers' reunion.
"Then the prison officials let them spend an hour together in a room."
How old are the Menendez brothers?
Lyle was 21 and Erik was 18 when they fatally shot Jose and Kitty Menendez on August 20, 1989, in the family's Beverly Hills home.
They used shotguns to shoot Jose Menendez in the head and Kitty in the face and stomach.
They were initially tried separately, but both juries were deadlocked.
"I think it was the emotional pull of the defense that caused a mistrial," Deputy District Attorney Pamela Bozanich, who prosecuted Lyle, told The New York Times.
"It was similar to a situation where you have pro-life and pro-choice people and put them in an argument together."
The brothers were later tried together and found guilty of murder in 1996.
Now 53 and 50, Lyle and Erik are serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The legal team for Lyle and Erik argued that they were sexually abused by their father.
The brothers, featured on ABC's 20/20 in April of 2021, have a new generation of defenders – on Instagram and TikTok.
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