Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders comes to Nine

Nine is fast tracking  Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders which premiered in the US yesterday.

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders is the dramatic retelling of the sensational trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez for the brutal murder of their parents.

This enthralling series produced by Dick Wolf, creator of the powerhouse Law & Order franchise, delves into the double murder and the media circus that surrounded the trial of the Menendez brothers. The trial became an American obsession by being shown live on television.

The Menendez Murders stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, The Sopranos) as tenacious defence attorney, Leslie Abramson; Miles Gaston Villanueva as Lyle Menendez; Gus Halper as his brother Erik; Lolita Davidovich as their mother Kitty; and Carlos Gomez as their father Jose. The thrilling series features an outstanding support cast including Heather Graham (The Hangover), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Julianne Nicholson (Eyewitness), Anthony Edwards (ER)and Elizabeth Reaser (The Good Wife).

The Menendez Murders unveils the distressing, shocking and often spine-tingling truths that surfaced when the cameras stopped rolling in the court room. Being born into a world of privilege, the mystery behind the case doesn’t lie within how the brothers did it, but why they committed such a shocking crime.

8:50pm Monday on Nine.