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    Amazing Erik Menendez Archive. One of the most sensational murder trials in the history of the U.S. legal system was that of the Menendez brothers, Erik and Lyle, convicted in 1996 of the horrific 1989 shotgun murder of their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion. This archive of personal material from Erik Menendez includes a composition book diary, first dated October 17, 1988 and concluding June 19, 1989 (the murders took place 62 nights later). Erik writes of losing his virginity, sexual experiences, social life, and dreams, and the last entry reads: "And so Deppression (sic) strikes one more time. I am alone with so many friends. I don't know if I can become an actor. I don't know if I can become a tennis player. But I can die trying though I don't think I will." This truly strange, wide-ranging collection also includes a program from a Senior Class of 1989 Beverly Hills High School show (with Erik listed as a model), love letters and cards from various girlfriends, notes from pals, an appointment form with the Janice Patterson Agency of San Diego (apparently for TV commercial consideration, and pre-murder), two dental X-rays of Erik's teeth dated January 15, 1988, a snapshot of friend Andy Pierce, and five letters sent to Erik at the "Terminal Annex" of the Los Angeles County Jail, in original envelopes and all stamped "INSPECTED No Money Enclosed." the letters are supportive, with one jokingly expressing relief to learn Erik hadn't been raped in prison (then apologizing for his sense of humor). Finally, there's a rambling farewell note Erik had written to a girlfriend, and a pencil-written note to a friend ("Brian") in which Erik ponders "...what would you do to slowly and unnoticeably distroy (sic) the human race," then goes on about, sex, blood, the Book of Revelations, etc. These last two items were presumably written before the murders; the letter to the girlfriend is signed "Erik Martin Galen Menendez" and the apocalyptic note is signed "E-Man." A tragic, unnerving but undeniably fascinating archive of personal material from a notorious name in the history of US crime. In Excellent condition.

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