|Family|| Lyle Menendez (brother)|
Jose Menendez (father; deceased)
Kitty Menendez (mother; deceased)
|First Appearance||"True Crime: Episode 1"|
|Last Appearance||"True Crime: Episode 8"|
Erik Menendez is a murderer who, along with his brother Lyle, murdered his parents Jose and Kitty in 1989. His crime and court case became a nationwide media story.
Raised all his life by abusive parents, Erik and his brother Lyle snapped and murdered their mother and father, but denied it to the police. During a psychologist meeting, both Erik and his brother Lyle confessed that they were repeatedly abused by their parents. Their lawyer Leslie Abramson used this as a defense move to try and avoid imprisonment. However, after several jury deadlocks and suspicion of corrupt court officials, a jury found Erik and his brother guilty of murder, therefore sending them to prison.