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Mystery – August 20

Lyle and Erik Menendez murdered their parents on this date in 1989.

They were caught when the girlfriend of Erik’s psychotherapist told the police about the confession the psychotherapist had recorded (against his profession’s ethics rules) in an attempt to impress her.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a third-degree-of-separation witness tries to convince your protagonist of an unlikely explanation for a crime.

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