Free the Menendez Brothers

Free the Menendez Brothers

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Menachem Enayatian started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

Lyle and Erik Menendez, were arrested in 1996 for the 1989 shotgun murders of their wealthy parents, entertainment executive José Menéndez and his wife Mary ("Kitty").

During the trial, the brothers alleged that they committed the murders because of years of Sexual and Emotional Abuse that they suffered at the hands of their parents, particularly their father. They were first tried separately, with one jury for each brother. Both juries deadlocked, which resulted in a mistrial. For the second trial, they were tried together by the same jury, which found them guilty, and as a result, they were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

When someone is being abused and having his life threatened, can we blame him for defending himself? Even if they would have gone to the police, the connections that their father had would've, gotten him out and he could have hurt them. Were they supposed to sit through years more of abuse? Maybe it's only me, but I think they've paid their debt to society. They suffered so much as children and because of this, as adults too!

The law only recognized their action of murder, not accounting for the abuse and suffering, that led them to that point. This was an injustice but it's not over, let's undo the terrible wrong done to the Menendez brothers and make sure, that abuse like this is never tolerated again anywhere!

 

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