Law & Order

Season 1 Episode 19

The Serpent's Tooth

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 19, 1991 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Lyle and Erik Menendez case. On August 20, 1989, the two brothers murdered their parents then went to the movies to give themselves an alibi. The two claimed they were driven to their crimes after years of abuse by their parents. Despite an excellent defense for Erik by Leslie Abramson, both brothers were eventually convicted and sentenced to life in prison.