Convicted Killer Brothers Lyle Menendez and Erik Menendez Are Now Living Together in Prison

The brothers, who were convicted of killing their parents, have been placed in the same housing unit.

Lyle Menendez was 21 and his brother Erik Menendez was just 18 when they killed their parents in 1989. They asked to be housed together when they were sentenced to life without parole in 1994, but the request was denied and they went their separate ways for over two decades — until the two brothers were reunited inside a California state prison on Wednesday. 

Lyle, who is now 50, and Erik, 47, have been placed in the same housing unit at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.

Donovan spokeswoman Terry Thornton told Hollywood Reporter that she didn't know how the reunion went, but said, "They can and do interact with each other, all the inmates in that facility." The publication noted that their unit has a focus on educational and rehabilitative programs.

Interest in the high-profile Menendez case was resparked after it was the subject of a Law & Order: True Crime miniseries last year. People later noticed that the scene of the crime, the Menendez family home in Beverly Hills, can be seen in Google Street View.

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