On Saturday, Kim Kardashian West posted a Snapchat of Kathy Griffin showing her a portrait of herself painted by Erik Menendez, one of the Menendez Brothers sentenced to life in prison for killing their parents in 1989.
“Alright guys, I’m here with my neighbor, ” West declared in the video, as reported by PEOPLE. Everyone in the clip had a rainbow animal ear filter over their face, including the creepy portrait itself.
“Kathy Griffin,” Griffin introduced herself. “I have short hair, it’s a long story. And a painting done by — what were we watching the other night?”
“The Menendez special,” Kardashian said, focusing her cell phone on the painting. “Look who painted this for her.”
“From prison, yeah,” Griffin said.
In 2010, Griffin went on "Larry King Live" to discuss the “killer” portrait.
“Kathy Griffin has some unusual fans. Some even send her gifts. You brought an example with you. Give us the backstory,” King said on that episode.
“When you first look at it you think, oh, boy, she’s one of those people who has a portrait of herself. But then take a closer look at the artist,” Griffin said. She said that when she realized who made it, she decided she had to frame the art.
NBC has recently premiered their new series, "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders," which focuses on the 1989 case. The Menendez brothers brutally murdered their wealthy parents inside their Beverly Hills mansion.
The evening of the murder, Jose and Kitty Menendez were tired after a long day of shark fishing on a yacht. Their sons were supposedly out for the night at the local movie theater, so they figured they’d snuggle up and watch "The Spy Who Loved Me," a James Bond film. But what happened next was unimaginable. Jose was shot point-blank in the back of the head with a 12-gauge shotgun, almost decapitating him. Kitty was first shot in the leg. Reportedly, she slipped and fell on her own blood, and was shot several more times on her face and body. In fact, Kitty, a former beauty queen, was unrecognizable after the crime.
Both parents were shot in their kneecaps, an attempt to make the murder look mob-related.
After the shooting, the brothers dumped their shotguns on Mulholland Drive. Lyle Menendez was 21 and his brother Erik was 18.
Crime Time is your destination for true crime stories from around the world, breaking crime news, and information about Oxgen's original true crime shows and documentaries. Sign up for our Crime Time Newsletter and subscribe to our true crime podcast Martinis & Murder for all the best true crime content.