Lyle Menendez called 911 at 11:47 p.m. and emotionally told the operator that he had just come home and discovered his parents’ dead bodies. Erik could be heard screaming and crying in the background.
You can listen to the call here:
There are different transcripts of the 911 call floating online. In addition to the one in the video there are also: Los Angeles Times – https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-05-25-me-244-story.html
AP News – https://www.apnews.com/2de2369b73c4eb3833d811827ef15d65
Judges commonly instruct jurors that the tape recording itself is best evidence of the conversation, and the transcript is only to assist the jurors in listening to the tape, following along as the tape is being played.
Lyle Menendez speaks to NBC Dateline’s Keith Morrison about the 911 call: