Sam Jaeger to Play Detective Les Zoeller in Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Parenthood alum Sam Jaeger is returning to NBC, joining the cast of Dick Wolf-Rene Balcer’s limited series Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders.

The eight-episode first season will focus on the infamous case of Lyle Menendez (Gaston Villanueva) and Erik Menendez (Gus Halper), brothers who were convicted in 1996 of murdering their parents seven years earlier. After a mistrial and deadlocked juries — there was one trial but two separate juries, one for each brother — the brothers later were re-tried and convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Jaeger will play Detective Les Zoeller, the Beverly Hills Police Department detective assigned to the investigation into the shotgun murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez. He broke the Billionaire Boys Club murder in Beverly Hills, and he doggedly investigates the tangled Menendez family murders. Edie Falco plays defense attorney Leslie Abramson. Anthony Edwards and Julianne Nicholson also star.

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