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Edie Falco lays down the law in 'Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders'

Edie Falco lays down the law in 'Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders'

In 1989, Edie Falco paid little attention to the sensational murder case dominating the headlines involving the wealthy Menendez family.

“The case was in the background of my life,” says Falco, when asked about the national fascination with the brutal Beverly Hills living room slayings of entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife, Mary Louise “Kitty” Menendez. The suspects were their sons, Lyle and Erik, who were 21 and 18, respectively, at the time of the murders.

“There were other things to think about, and there were not 7,000 channels at the time,” says the Brooklyn native. Her distracted impression was that it was just “a couple of bratty kids that killed their...

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