It has been more than two decades since the mysterious murder of big time entertainment executive, Jose Menendez, was solved. Despite his death by his two sons, Erik and Lyle, Menendez left a lasting impression as a businessman of power and family man of secrets.
"Jose was quite the corporate bureaucrat and you know no friendship stood in the way of that," Jose's former business partner Peter Hoffman said.
Menendez started his corporate climb in New York City. As an exec for RCA, it was Menendez who brought the boy band "Menudo" to English audiences – a group that would later launch the career of singer Ricky Martin. By the time Menendez was killed, he was a successful CEO of a video distribution company.
Jose Menendez was a Cuban immigrant who had plans to ultimately run for US Senate and "liberate Cuba and oust Fidel Castro," according to journalist Robert Rand.
Rand is the author of the upcoming book, "The Menendez Murders," and served as a consultant for "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders."
"There are a lot of people that work with him and then there's those that were afraid of him," Rand said.
The murder mystery became an argument of greed versus accusations of physical, mental and sexual abuse.
Hoffman believes the Menendez brothers were only about the money while the forensic psychiatrist, Dr. William Vicary, believes both of the sons were sexually molested.
"Both of the brothers had been threatened numerous times by their father that they crossed certain lines that he would beat them so badly that they would never forget it or even kill them," Vicary said.
Hoffman strongly defends that accusation declaring it as "complete nonsense" and that however difficult he may have been, abuse was not possible.
While Beverly Hills police never found evidence of abuse, Dr. Vicary says he has no doubt.