The Menendez brothers are together again, being reunited for the first time since 1996, according to The Hollywood Reporter Thursday.
Lyle, 50, and Erik, 47, Menendez were placed in the same living facility at the San Diego R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lyle Menendez was previously housed at Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento but was relocated to the San Diego prison in February after his security classification was lowered. They were kept in different living areas in the correctional facility until March 4.
“They just hugged each other for a few minutes without saying any words to each other,” Robert Rand, a reporter known for his coverage of the Menendez trial, told ABC News. “Then the prison officials let them spend an hour together in a room.” That was the first time the brothers saw each other since 1996. The brothers previously communicated through letters.
“They can and do interact with each other, all the inmates in that facility,” prison spokeswoman Terry Thorton told ABC News. The Menedez’s facility also educates and rehabilitates inmates.
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