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July 23, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are not the lawyers one typically sees in Juvenile Court. But then, neither are the defendants. In their efforts to defeat murder charges, the parents of a half-dozen mostly private-school-educated teenagers have hired a gaggle of private attorneys, including high-powered celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro, Death Row Records attorney David Kenner and well-known defense lawyer Jill Lansing, who represented Lyle Menendez during his first trial.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are not the lawyers one typically sees in Juvenile Court. But then, neither are the defendants. In their efforts to defeat murder charges, the parents of half a dozen mostly private school teenagers have hired a group of private attorneys, including high-powered celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro, Death Row Records attorney David Kenner and well-known defense lawyer Jill Lansing, who represented Lyle Menendez at his first trial.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are not the lawyers one typically sees in Juvenile Court. But then, neither are the defendants. In their efforts to defeat murder charges, the parents of half a dozen mostly private school teenagers have hired a group of private attorneys, including high-powered celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro, Death Row Records attorney David Kenner and well-known defense lawyer Jill Lansing, who represented Lyle Menendez at his first trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are not the lawyers one typically sees in Juvenile Court. But then, neither are the defendants. In their efforts to defeat murder charges, the parents of a half-dozen mostly private-school-educated teenagers have hired a gaggle of private attorneys, including high-powered celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro, Death Row Records attorney David Kenner and well-known defense lawyer Jill Lansing, who represented Lyle Menendez during his first trial.
NEWS
October 8, 1995
Few criminal defense lawyers doubt that there are lessons to be learned from the Simpson trial, but many are skeptical that they ever will get the opportunity to apply them. And for every defense attorney who is eager for the chance to mount their own full-court forensic press, there are two others who fear that the only tangible results of the former football star's acquittal will be disappointed clients and frightened jurors. Those consequences, many lawyers fear, will reduce further the procedural and fiscal horizons that have narrowed drastically for California's defense bar in recent years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Menendez family estate, once valued at up to $14 million, is virtually depleted, it was disclosed Tuesday at Lyle and Erik Menendez's murder trial. Shrunken by taxes, legal fees and other costs, Jose and Kitty Menendez's estate is worth no more than $800,000--and has debts at least that high, defense lawyer Leslie Abramson said in court. Probate records are sealed and the defense had kept financial figures secret throughout the trial.
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September 14, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lyle Menendez testified Monday that his mother was "very strange" and frequently violent and that she--like his father--sexually abused him. Until he was 13, his mother would wash his body "everywhere," he said. She also would invite him into bed with her and he would touch her "everywhere," he testified. "I took it to be love," Lyle Menendez said, adding, "She was enjoying it." But he was not enjoying it, he said, so he stopped the activities, which enraged her.
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November 1, 1994 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lyle and Erik Menendez will go back to trial March 13, the judge in the brothers' murder case said Friday, adding that he was inclined to hold a single retrial before one jury. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Stanley M. Weisberg said a March date struck a balance between the prosecution's request to start in December and a protest by Lyle Menendez's lawyers that they would not be ready until August.
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September 14, 1993 | From Associated Press
With his dead father's picture glowering over his shoulder, Lyle Menendez testified Monday that the man he killed was a tyrant who drilled him to hide emotions, fix "flaws" and regard others as inferior. The 25-year-old defendant began his second day on the stand in a subdued tone as he prepared to tell jurors how he and his brother, Erik, 22, came to kill their millionaire parents with shotguns and why they claim self-defense.
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April 3, 1994 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Menendez brothers have said they are broke. It turns out they are right. Initially valued at $14.5 million, the Menendez family estate has almost entirely been run through, according to recently unsealed probate records that explain how the millions were lost to taxes, legal fees, inflated real estate appraisals and even bad karma.
NEWS
October 8, 1995
Few criminal defense lawyers doubt that there are lessons to be learned from the Simpson trial, but many are skeptical that they ever will get the opportunity to apply them. And for every defense attorney who is eager for the chance to mount their own full-court forensic press, there are two others who fear that the only tangible results of the former football star's acquittal will be disappointed clients and frightened jurors. Those consequences, many lawyers fear, will reduce further the procedural and fiscal horizons that have narrowed drastically for California's defense bar in recent years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1994 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lyle and Erik Menendez will go back to trial March 13, the judge in the brothers' murder case said Friday, adding that he was inclined to hold a single retrial before one jury. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Stanley M. Weisberg said a March date struck a balance between the prosecution's request to start in December and a protest by Lyle Menendez's lawyers that they would not be ready until August.
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November 23, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lyle Menendez's onetime girlfriend testified Monday that his younger brother knew he wore a toupee, contradicting the brothers on a key detail in their murder trial. Ex-girlfriend Jamie Pisarcik said Erik Menendez told her he knew of the toupee during a conversation in early 1989 in the Menendez mansion in Beverly Hills. "He was kind of joking because he was amazed that Lyle all this time had the hairpiece," Pisarcik said, adding, "He was amazed because Lyle's hair always looked so perfect."
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July 22, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Displaying a gruesome photo and a bloodstained pair of tennis shoes, prosecutors began building their case Wednesday against Lyle and Erik Menendez, accused of murder in the 1989 shotgun slayings of their parents. The photo, posted on a bulletin board for jurors to examine, shows the brothers' father, Jose Menendez, slumped in the corner of a white couch, his head at an odd angle and his white shirt covered with blood.
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