It is NOT displayed on/or associated with the original item. Hand Signed Autographs For Sale Genuine / Original Hand Signed Bank Cheque. We do not criticise nor do we endorse the existence of the signatures we offer in this instance. Whereas other collectors appear to have no conscience providing for example Lee Harvey Oswalds signed autograph who killed a beloved USA President, yet find it iniquitous to marketing Joseph Lyle Menendez. This a RARE collectors item is a part of American history, although rather grotesque in nature, it is what it is.As such we do not endorse whatever J. Menendez may or may not have undertaken, we are simply proving a unique completed unique and signed item. (born January 10, 1968) and Erik Galen Menéndez (born November 27, 1970) are American brothers from Beverly Hills, California, who were convicted in a high-profile criminal trial in 1994 for the 1989 murder by shotgun of their wealthy parents, entertainment executive José and his wife Mary ("Kitty").
Though initially not regarded as suspects, the duo attracted the attention of authorities as they spent their deceased parents' fortune lavishly within weeks of the murders. During the trial, the brothers claimed that the murders stemmed from years of sexual and psychological abuse that they had suffered at the hands of their parents. They were first tried by two different juries (one for each brother). Both juries deadlocked which led to a mistrial.
For the second trial, Erik and Lyle were judged by the same jury, who rejected the defences claim. The brothers were sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole. Joseph Lyle Menéndez January 10, 1968 (age 50) New York City, New York, U. First-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder. Life with no possibility of parole.José and Mary "Kitty" Menéndez. Alleged monetary gain; alleged physical and sexual abuse.
Erik Galen Menéndez November 27, 1970 (age 47) Gloucester Township, New Jersey, U. José Enrique Menéndez, Lyle and Erik's father, was born in Havana, Cuba on May 6, 1944. At the age of 16, he moved to the United States following the upheaval of the Cuban Revolution. The two married in 1963 and moved to New York City where José earned a degree in accounting from Queens College. While living in New York City the couple began a family.Their elder son, Joseph Lyle Menéndez, who went by his middle name, was born January 10, 1968. Kitty quit her job teaching after Lyle was born. The family then moved to New Jersey, where Kitty gave birth to their second son, Erik, November 27, 1970 in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.
In New Jersey, both brothers attended Princeton Day School. In 1986, José's career as a corporate executive took the family to Calabasas, California, where the boys lived during their adolescence. The following year, Erik began attending high school in Calabasas, earning average grades and showing a remarkable talent for tennis, ranking 44th in the nation for 18 and under players. Lyle attended Princeton University but was placed on academic probation for poor grades and discipline. After allegations of plagiarism surfaced during his freshman year, he was suspended for a year.
On August 20, 1989, Lyle, 21, and Erik, 18, killed their parents. The murders occurred that evening in the den of the family's home in Beverly Hills, at 722 North Elm Drive. Neighbours later reported hearing loud bangs around 10 p.
But dismissed them, as they thought local kids were playing with firecrackers. José and Kitty Menéndez were sitting on a couch when their sons, armed with shotguns, entered the den. José was shot point-blank in the back of the head with a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun.
Kitty, awakened by the shots, got up from the couch and was shot in the leg as she ran towards the hallway. She slipped on her own blood and fell. While on the floor, she was shot several times in the arm, chest, and face, leaving her unrecognizable. Both José and Kitty were shot in the kneecap, in an attempt to make the murders appear related to organized crime. The brothers told the police they had been at the movie theatre watching Batman at the time of the crime.Afterward, they said they went to the annual Taste of L. Festival at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Despite being considered suspects, the police did not order the brothers to undergo gunshot residue tests to learn whether they had recently used a firearm. A lack of evidence also prevented the police from looking into the brothers more thoroughly.
Lyle bought an expensive Rolex watch, a Porsche Carrera, and Chuck's Spring Street Cafe, a Buffalo wing restaurant in Princeton, New Jersey. Erik hired a full-time tennis coach and competed in a series of pro tournaments in Israel. They left the North Elm Drive mansion unoccupied opting to live in adjoining condos in nearby Marina del Rey. They drove around Los Angeles in their late mother's Mercedes-Benz SL convertible, dined expensively, and went on overseas trips to the Caribbean and to London. Erik confessed to the murders to his psychologist, L.After being threatened by Lyle, Oziel told his mistress, Judalon Smyth, about the killings. Smyth then tipped off the police as to the brothers' involvement.
Lyle was arrested near the mansion on March 8, 1990, after police received information that he was preparing to flee California. Erik, who was in Israel, surrendered himself three days later upon returning to Los Angeles. Both were remanded without bail and they were kept separate from each other.
In August 1990, Judge James Albrecht ruled that the tapes of conversations between Erik and his psychologist were admissible because Lyle had voided doctorpatient privilege by threatening physical harm against Oziel. That ruling was appealed, delaying the proceedings for two years.After the ruling was initially overturned on appeal, the Supreme Court of California declared in August 1992 that several tapes were admissible, but not the tape of Erik discussing the murders. After that decision, a Los Angeles County grand jury issued indictments in December 1992, charging the brothers with the murder of their parents. The Menéndez brothers and the murders of their parents became national sensations when Court TV broadcast the trial in 1993. The younger brother's defence attorney, Leslie Abramson, became famous for her flamboyant defence, alleging that the brothers were driven to murder by a lifetime of abuse at the hands of their parents, including sexual abuse at the hands of their father, who was described as a cruel, callous perfectionist and a paedophile. Kitty was portrayed as a selfish, mentally unstable alcoholic and drug addict, who had enabled her husband's abuses and was also sometimes violent towards them. The trial ended with two deadlocked juries. The voting jurors went along sex lines as men on both juries voted for a conviction.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti announced immediately that the brothers would be retried. The second trial was somewhat less publicized, partly because Judge Stanley Weisberg refused to allow cameras in the courtroom. During the second trial, Weisberg did not allow much defence testimony about the sexual abuse claims, and also would not allow the jury to vote on manslaughter charges rather than murder charges. Both brothers were convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.In the penalty phase of the trial, the jury chose sentences for the brothers of life in prison without the possibility of parole rather than death. The jury later said that the abuse defence was never a factor in its deliberations and that it rejected the death penalty because neither brother had a felony record or a history of violence.
Unlike the juries in the previous trials, the jury in the penalty phase unanimously rejected the defences theory that the brothers killed their parents out of fear. It is believed that the brothers had committed the murders with the intent to gain control over their father's considerable wealth. During the penalty phase of their murder trial, defence lawyer Abramson allegedly directed a defence witness, William Vicary, to edit his notes, but the district attorney's office decided that it would not conduct a criminal investigation. Both brothers filed motions for a mistrial, claiming that they suffered irreparable damage in the penalty phase as a result of suggestions of possible misconduct and ineffective representation by Abramson.On July 2, 1996, Judge Weisberg sentenced the two to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Judge Weisberg sentenced the brothers to consecutive sentences for the murders and the charges of conspiracy to commit murder.
As had been done during their pretrial detention, the California Department of Corrections separated the Menéndez brothers and sent them to different prisons. Both brothers were classified as maximum-security inmates and were segregated from other prisoners. They remained in separate prisons until February 2018, when Lyle was moved from Mule Creek State Prison, in Northern California, to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, which has nearly 3,900 male inmates in several housing units. From February until April, they were housed in separate units.On April 4, 2018, Lyle was moved into the same housing unit as Erik, reuniting them for the first time since they began serving their sentences nearly 22 years earlier. Both brothers burst into tears, and embraced, at their first meeting in the housing unit. They are free to visit each other as any two inmates are in this housing unit. The unit where they are housed is reserved for inmates who agree to participate in educational, and other rehabilitation, programs without creating disruptions.
On February 27, 1998, the California Court of Appeal upheld the murder convictions, and on May 28, 1998, the Supreme Court of California voted to uphold the murder convictions and the'life without parole' sentences, with none of the Supreme Court justices voting to review the case. Both brothers filed habeas corpus petitions with the Supreme Court of California, which were denied in 1999. Having exhausted their appeal remedies in state court, the brothers filed separate habeas corpus petitions in the United States District Court.
On March 4, 2003, a magistrate judge recommended the denial of the petitions. The district court adopted the recommendation.The brothers then appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. On September 7, 2005, a three-judge panel issued their ruling affirming the denial of both brothers' petitions for habeas corpus. Marriages and interviews in prison.
Since entering prison, both brothers have married even though California does not allow conjugal visits for those convicted of murder or for those serving life sentences. On July 2, 1996, Lyle married long-time pen pal Anna Eriksson, a former model, in a ceremony attended by Abramson and Lyle's aunt, Marta Menéndez, and presided over by Judge Nancy Brown. The two were divorced on April 1, 2001, after Eriksson reportedly discovered that Lyle was "cheating" on her by writing to another woman. In November 2003, Lyle, then 35, married Rebecca Sneed, a 33-year-old magazine editor from Sacramento, at a ceremony in a supermax prison visiting area of Mule Creek State Prison.
Lyle and Rebecca had reportedly known each other for about ten years prior to their engagement. In 1997, Erik was reportedly married in a telephone ceremony at Folsom State Prison. In June 1999, Erik, 28, married Tammi Ruth Saccoman, 37, at Folsom State Prison in a prison waiting room. Tammi later stated, Our wedding cake was a Twinkie. It was a wonderful ceremony until I had to leave.
That was a very lonely night. " In an interview with ABC News in October 2005, she described her relationship with Erik as "something that I've dreamed about for a long time.And it's just something very special that I never thought that I would ever have. " In 2005, Tammi also self-published a book, They Said We'd Never Make It My Life with Erik Menéndez , but she said on Larry King Live that Erik "did a lot of editing on the book. In a 2005 interview with People magazine, she stated, Not having sex in my life is difficult, but it's not a problem for me. I have to be physically detached, and I'm emotionally attached to Erik....
My family does not understand. When it started to get serious, some of them just threw up their hands. " Tammi also noted that she and her 10-year-old daughter drive the 150 miles (240 km) every weekend to see Erik, and her daughter refers to him as her "Earth Dad.
Regarding his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, Erik has stated: Tammi is what gets me through. I can't think about the sentence. When I do, I do it with a great sadness and a primal fear. I break into a cold sweat.It's so frightening I just haven't come to terms with it. Under the terms of the sentences for their multiple crimes, the brothers are expected to spend the remainder of their lives behind bars. According to Erik, on the same Larry King Live episode, he and his elder brother have not spoken to each other for more than ten years. In 2010, A&E released a documentary on Tammi, Mrs. In late 2017, A&E aired a five-part documentary, titled The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All , in which Erik, via telephone, recalls the murders and the aftermath.
The series also provides never-before-seen photos and new interviews with prosecutors, law enforcement, close family, friends and medical experts. The item "JOSEPH LYLE MENENDEZ HAND SIGNED BANK CHEQUE DATED 1989 VERY RARE ITEM" is in sale since Saturday, September 19, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Other Certified Originals". The seller is "emmaleza" and is located in Scunthorpe. This item can be shipped worldwide.