Erik Menendez is one of the much known Menendez brothers who hit the headlines in 1989 after murdering their wealthy parents using shotguns. Together with his brother Lyle they were convicted in 1996 for killing Jose Menendez, who was an executive at Live Entertainment and his wife, Mary “Kitty” Menendez. During the trial, the brothers said they killed their parents because they were emotionally and sexually abusing them. They were sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
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Early Life & Biography
He was born Erik Galen Menendez on 27 November 1970 to the late Jose and Mary Menendez. He was born in Blackwood, New Jersey as the second child of the couple. His mother was a former teacher, and she left her job after getting her first child. Erik started schooling at Princeton Day School. His family later moved to Calabasas, California, and after a year he started education at a high school in Calabasas. He earned an average grade, but his talent in tennis was remarkable. He even ranked 44th in the national under 18-and-under players list.
Erik is a married man, and he is married to Tammi Ruth. They got married on 12 June 1999, in a prison waiting room at the Folsom State Prison. In an interview with ABC News in October 2005, Tammi stated that she had dreamed of such a relationship with Erik for a very long time, and it was very special to her.
She has also published a book called “They Said We’d Never Make It- My Life With Erik Menendez. In an interview with the People Magazine in 2005, she stated that not having sex in her marriage was very difficult, but she is emotionally attached to Erik. She also said that she drives 150 miles every weekend with her daughter to visit Erik in prison.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 27 November 1970, Erik Menendez is 50 years old as of today’s date 4th May 2021. His height is 1.79m tall, and his weight is 67 kg.
Erik and his brother Lyle committed the crime of killing their parents Jose and Mary Menendez, on the evening of 20 August 1989. The crime took place in their home in Beverly Hills, and the brothers used shotguns to execute their crimes.
The brothers were said to execute the crime, and then they went out for movies at the theatre where they wanted to see Batman, and then they also watched “Taste of L.A” at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. After the movies, they went for drinks with their friends, and later when they got home, they called 9-1-1, claiming someone had killed their parents.
Initially, the brothers were not suspects, but a few months after the murders, they began spending money lavishly, and this raised suspicion of their involvement in the murders. Erik hired a tennis coach full-time, and he also competed in several tournaments in Israel. He also moved from the family mansion and lived into an adjoining condo in Marina del Rey. He also dined expensively and went on trips to London and also the Caribbean.
The police wanted to confirm their suspicions on the brothers, and in an attempt to get a confession from Erik, they used his close friend and tennis buddy Craig Cignarelli. He did not get a confession, but he later confessed to his psychologist Jerome Oziel. After Lyle realizing that Erik had confessed to Jerome, he started threatening him, and out of fear, he confided in his mistress Judalon Smyth. She was the one who reported to the police. Erik turned himself in just three days after his brother was arrested on 8 March 1990.
During the trial, the brothers said that they killed their parents because they had been molesting them, especially their father, who was sexually abusing them. Erik and his brother were convicted of murder, and they were sentenced to a life sentence with no possibility of parole. The brothers were detained separately, but in February 2018, they were reunited after Lyle was a move to where Erik was detained.
Awards & Achievements
Erik is a criminal, and he has therefore never won an award or nominations. However, there have several movies, television series, and some episodes in various series whose themes are either directly or loosely based on the Menendez Brothers case.
Net Worth & Salary of Erik Menendez in 2021
As of May 2021, The net worth of Erik Menendez is estimated to be $2 million, which is probably from what he inherited from his parents. Prior to his arrest, he had a very luxurious life and lived very lavishly, which led to police suspecting him.
Erik hit the headlines together with his brother Lyle after they murdered their parents Jose and Mary Menendez, in 1989. They later stated during the trial that they did this because they were mentally and sexually abused by their parents. Erik is now facing a life sentence without the possibility of parole. For sure, crime does not pay.