Monsters, Part 3

Menendez Brothers
In 1989, Lyle and Erik Menendez were the two spoiled children of a very successful Cuban-American businessman, Jose, and his wife Kitty. The boys were annoyed that their father was domineering and had threatened to disinherit them, so they decided to murder him so that they could spend the money he had earned right away. Since their mother was so emotionally tied to their father, they rationalized that she had to be murdered too because she couldnt survive without Jose and, of course, she would be the one to inherit his money if he died.

So one night in family room of their 23-room mansion where Kitty and Jose had dozed off entwined together on the couch in front of the TV, the two boys executed them with a 12-gauge shotgun and tried to make it look like a robbery. After using their murdered parents money to live in luxury, they were finally arrested. It took two trials to get them the justice they deserved.

Daniel Remeta
He was a young man on the road to destruction. He and his companions some called them hostages while others say they were accomplices cut a swath of carnage across the South and then descended on the hamlet of Grainfield, Kansas, like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, leaving death, pain and misery in their wake. His homicidal cruelty left an indelible mark everywhere he went.

The Kirtland Cult Killings
Jeffrey Lundgren was a self-proclaimed prophet of God who announced to his flock that the Scriptures were commanding him to move to Kirtland, Ohio, in order to receive his true power from God. But there in the quiet pastoral community, he became drunk with power and his teachings became extravagant, embracing acts of violence and sexual assault. His orgy of power culminated in the slaughter of five of those who had trusted in him.

Marquis de Sade
This famous French aristocrats name coined the word sadism. His often violently pornographic writings, espoused a hedonistic lifestyle, free from the restraints of ethics and morals. His libertine behavior and writings earned him significant prison time, but created a legacy that has lived for centuries. Countless books and movies have been inspired by his controversial philosophies.

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