You remember the Menendez brothers who were convicted in 1996 for the gruesome murders of their own parents at their home in 1989, right? Good, you remember them but do you know who the Menendez brothers wives are? Are you even aware that they got married despite spending their lives in prison at the moment?
Well, the Menendez brothers wives agreed to marry them despite their conviction for the unfortunate killing of their own parents.
Well, the Menendez brothers wives are Anna Erikson ( Divorced) and Rebecca Sneed, Lyle Menendez’s wives, and Tammi Ruth Saccoman, Erik Menendez’s wife.
Who are the Menendez brothers?
The Menendez brothers are Lyle and Erik Menendez.
They made headlines from 1989 when both of their parents died through gunshot in their Beverly Hills home where they were having a nap.
Lyle and Erik Menendez made headlines, not because of some bravery they showed during the murder of their parents; they made the headlines because they were, after years of trial, found to be guilty of the murders of both of their parents.
Quite bizarre, isn’t it? What will make two men kill their own parents? Nonetheless, Lyle and Erik Menendez were found to be the ones who orchestrated the death of their parents, and they didn’t even hire any thugs to do it, they did it themselves.
How did the Menendez brothers kill their own parents?
On the evening of August 20, 1989, José and Kitty were sleeping on a couch in the den of their house in Beverly Hills when Lyle and Erik Menendez entered the room carrying shotguns.
José was shot in the back of the head with a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun.
Kitty was awakened by the shots and got up from the couch.
She was shot in the leg and fell, and was then shot several times in the arm, chest, and face, leaving her unrecognizable.
After the act, Lyle and Erik Menendez left home and returned in the evening to call the police to report that someone had shot their parents to death while they were out watching movies.
A whole lot of things happened, including Lyle and Erik Menendez spending lavishly after the death of their parents leading to suspicion of them perpetuating the killing of their parents.
The Menendez brothers’ father was José Enrique Menéndez. He was born on May 6, 1944, in Havana, Cuba, and got killed by his own children in 1989.
Their mother was Mary Louise “Kitty” Andersen, born in 1941 but also lost her life in the hands of her own children in 1989.
Their gruesome crime led to their conviction in 1996 after years of battles to find justice for the slain parents.
Despite being in prison where you are almost condemned to ruin, the Menendez brothers were able to tkae wives of their own while in the prison cells. So who are the Menendez brothers wives?
Menendez brothers wives
Lyle Menendez initially married Anna Eriksson, a former model, however, their marriage didn’t stand the test of time.
Lyle’s lawyer and aunt attended their wedding ceremony, conducted in jail by a judge on July 2, 1996.
After some four years of being with Lyle Menendez, Anna, on April 1, 2001, divorced him after discovering that he was “cheating” on her by communicating with another woman.
Lyle wasn’t ready to give up on marriage after the divorce though, as two years later, in November 2003, he married Rebecca Sneed, a then-magazine editor from Sacramento, California.
Erik Menendez on the other hand, married Tammi Ruth Saccoman, now Tammi Menendez, on June 12, 1999, in a waiting room at Folsom State Prison.
Their wedding cake, as per Tammi, was a Twinkie.
Where are the Menendez brothers wives now?
The Menendez brothers wives are still with them.
Lyle did divorce his first wife and married another, Rebecca Sneed and she has been with him since.
Erik is also still with his wife Tammi, they have spent over two decades with each other now.
Lyle Menendez’s wife, Rebecca Sneed, has maintained a low profile since marrying the convicted criminal, avoiding all media questions about their relationship and her life.