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August 31, 2022: A new documentary is being released on Tubi, a streaming service owned by Fox Entertainment, on September 28, 2022.
SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE: THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS – They appeared to be the perfect family, but below the facade lurked a darkness that caused two brothers to brutally murder their parents, Kitty and Jose Menendez, in cold blood. Now, 30 years later, we’re looking back at the case that shook the nation in this second installment of the SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE series. Some say nothing’s changed, but today a new generation sees the Menendez Brothers’ actions through a much different prism of abuse and justified self-defense.

August 13, 2022: The Sun – How two brothers brutally murdered their own parents with 12-gauge shotguns – but they insist it was ‘kill or be killed’ (ARTICLE)

May 18, 2022: Investigation Discovery and Discovery+ announce they’ll release a documentary about the Menendez brothers. It will premiere sometime in August 2022 on Discovery+
Here is ID/discovery+’s complete description:
MENENDEZ BROTHERS: MISJUDGED?
August
Thirty years ago, the nation watched every moment of the Menendez Brothers’ dramatic trial in real time on Court TV. Now, thanks to TikTok and social media, an entirely new generation is learning their story for the very first time. Details of the murder were seared into our collective memory: the 911 call, the crime scene photos, the Rolexes. The media narrative – that two Beverly Hill boys killed their parents out of greed and allegedly concocted a fantastic account to get out of it – remains a national punchline. But now, three decades later, as Gen Z discovers the case, they see the story of two boys who suffered horrific abuse at the hands of their mother, father… and the media. Did we get it all wrong?

November 27, 2021: The Telegraph publishes a lengthy article, “The Menendez brothers – cold-blooded killers or misunderstood victims?”
The article (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/11/27/menendez-brothers-murder-2021-lyle-interview/) is behind a paywall but can be accessed for free via the Wayback Machine.

September 30, 2021: FOX 11 Los Angeles – True Crime Files: New images show the Menendez family during happier times (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

August 20, 2021: Inside Edition – Menendez Brothers, Convicted of Killing Their Parents in 1996, Find Support From Young Fans on TikTok (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

July 8, 2021: Playboy July 1995: Menendez Confidential (ARTICLE)
Robert Rand posts his 1995 Playboy magazine article on his website. The magazine itself has always been easily purchasable on eBay but this marks the article’s first appearance online.

May 18, 2021: Los Angeles Magazine – A Faction on TikTok Has Taken an Unlikely Interest in the Menendez Brothers (ARTICLE)

May 12, 2021: FOX 11 Los Angeles – Group of TikTok users leading push to free Menendez Brothers (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

April 2, 2021: ABC – Inside the Menendez Movement
This is mainly the same documentary ABC aired in 2017 with about 5 minutes of new footage.

April 2, 2021: New York Post – How TikTok put the Menendez brothers back in the spotlight (ARTICLE)

March 31, 2021: ABC News – The Menendez brothers are back in the zeitgeist thanks to teens on TikTok (ARTICLE)

March 18, 2021: Playboy March 1991: The Killing of Jose Menendez (ARTICLE)
Robert Rand posts his 1991 Playboy magazine article on his website. The magazine itself has always been easily purchasable on eBay but this marks the article’s first appearance online.

February 9, 2021: New York Times – The New Menendez Defenders (ARTICLE)

January 28, 2021: Court TV – The Menendez Mistrial 27 Years Later with Juror Hazel Thornton (VIDEO)
On the 27th Anniversary of the two deadlocked first-trial juries, Vinnie Politan interviews juror Hazel Thornton and journalist Robert Rand on Court TV Live.

December 2, 2020: ID Investigation Discovery – The Crimes That Changed Us – The Menendez Brothers (VIDEO)

November 24, 2020: Court TV – Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield: CA v. Lyle & Erik Menendez (VIDEO)

November 15, 2020: Nassau Weekly – Thirty-One Years in the Making: The Story of the Menendez Brothers (ARTICLE)

July 27, 2020: Robert Rand Talks Menendez Brothers Case with Court TV (VIDEO)

June, 2020: Court TV uploads the complete first trial courtroom video footage to their website. It is separated into 121 segments.