Image: Lyle Menendez
Lyle Menendez, in an April 17, 1996, file photo
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updated 11/23/2003 2:26:18 PM ET 2003-11-23T19:26:18

Lyle Menendez, who was convicted with his brother for the shotgun slayings of their parents, was married Thursday in a California prison.

MENENDEZ, 35, and the bride, identified as 33-year-old Rebecca Sneed of Sacramento, exchanged vows in a ceremony at Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento, KXTV-TV in Sacramento reported. About a dozen friends and family members bore witness in a maximum security visiting area.

Sneed and Menendez have known each other for about 10 years, a prison spokesman told the Associated Press. The newlyweds won’t get too close — prison regulations prohibit conjugal visits for inmates serving life terms.

Lyle’s younger brother Erik was married in a telephone ceremony at Folsom State Prison in 1997.

The brothers were sentenced to life in prison in 1996 for murdering their parents in 1989. The brothers claimed their parents abused them, but prosecutors said the brothers wanted to get their hands on the family fortune.

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