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Losapina TakapuProfessor LaVonne SlatonBus 1822 April, 2015DefenseOne of the most controversial cases of all time is the Menendez Brothers case in 1993. These twobrothers are known for their conviction as a result of a much publicized trial for the shotgun murder of their wealthy parents. The two brothers had two different juries and two different defense team, although they were tried together. However, the younger brother's defense attorney, Leslie Abramson, became famous with her flamboyant defense, alleging that the brothers were driven to murder by a lifetime of abuse from their parents, including sexual abuse from their father, Jose. Jose was described as a cruel, callous perfectionist and a pedophile, whileKitty was portrayed as a selfish, mentally unstable, alcoholic, drug addict who enabled her husband's abuse and was also sometimes violent to them. The younger brother’s defendant stirred controversy when it was revealed during the trial that she had the brother’s psychiatrist delete and rewrite passages of the doctor's notes that the brothers were actually abused by their parents. When asked by the judge about it, sh twice invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. As a result, an investigation was launched by the state bar. Following a three-year investigation the state bar closed its case after deciding that there was insufficient evidence to conclude that the defense attorney violated ethical rules in the brother's retrial.
Another controversial case is a very famous one which is the OJ Simpson case. OJ, a famous