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born Joseph Lyle MENENDEZ

American brothers who were convicted in 1996 for the 1989 shotgun murders of their wealthy parents

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on January 10, 1968 in New York City, New York, United States  (52 years)


Lyle and Erik's father, José Enrique Menéndez, was born on May 6, 1944 in Havana, Cuba. At age 16, he moved to the United States after the Cuban Revolution. José attended Southern Illinois University, where he met Mary Louise "Kitty" Andersen (1941–1989). They married in 1963 and moved to New York City, where José earned an accounting degree from Queens College. The couple's first son, Joseph Lyle Menéndez, who goes by his middle name, was born on January 10, 1968. Kitty quit her teaching job after Lyle was born, and the family moved to New Jersey, where Erik was born on November 27, 1970 in Gloucester Township. In New Jersey, the family lived in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey and both brothers attended Princeton Day School.

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See Also :

- Category Murderer, rapist