NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder
A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago in a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying linked to his wife’s 1982 disappearance.
Prosecutor: Robert Durst gold medalist in running from truth
Robert Durst is a champion at running from responsibility, covering his tracks with lies so numerous he couldn't keep them all straight, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments in the New York real estate heir's murder trial. Deputy District Attorney Habib Balian told jurors in Los Angeles Superior Court that Durst had admitted lying on the witness stand during the trial, telling a “fantastical tale” to mislead or deflect from his guilt. “This was an Olympic year,” Balian said.news.yahoo.com
Durst trial to resume after long delay; will jury be ready?
It took nearly 15 years for police to arrest New York real estate heir Robert Durst in the killing of his best friend and another five to bring him to trial. On Monday, more than 14 months later, the jury is returning to Los Angeles County Superior Court to see if they can complete their assignment. Durst, 78, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his friend Susan Berman, who was shot in the back of the head in her LA home in December 2000.news.yahoo.com
Jury selection begins in 'The Jinx' murder trial of Robert Durst
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Wednesday in the Los Angeles murder trial of Robert Durst, the ailing New York real estate scion whose arrest prosecutors say was hastened by his confession to multiple killings in the 2015 TV documentary The Jinx.FILE PHOTO: Robert Durst attends a motions hearing on capital murder charges in the death of Susan Berman in Los Angeles, California, U.S. January 6, 2017. The trial is likely to run for about five months, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham told prospective jurors assembled in the courtroom on Wednesday. He plans to seat 12 jurors and 12 alternates in a selection process that could last the better part of two weeks. In ordering Durst to stand trial, the judge said in 2018 that Dursts cryptic remark caught on mic operates as a succinct confession absent an explanation from the defendant. Prosecutors have suggested in court papers that Durst, after killing Berman, sent the note hoping her body would be discovered soon enough for the Jewish writer to receive a swift burial in keeping with her faith.feeds.reuters.com
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Jury selection set to begin in murder trial of Robert Durst
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jury selection was due to begin on Wednesday in the Los Angeles murder trial of Robert Durst, the elderly New York real estate scion whose arrest prosecutors say was hastened by his confession to multiple killings in the 2015 TV documentary The Jinx.FILE PHOTO: Robert Durst attends a motions hearing on capital murder charges in the death of Susan Berman in Los Angeles, California, U.S. January 6, 2017. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham plans to seat 12 jurors and 12 alternates in a selection process that could last the better part of two weeks. Durst, the multi-millionaire grandson of a Manhattan real estate magnate, has pleaded not guilty to the Berman murder. He has been questioned by investigators about his wife while insisting he had nothing to do with her disappearance. Prosecutors have suggested in court papers that Durst, after killing Berman, had sent the note hoping her body would be discovered soon enough for the Jewish writer to receive a swift burial in keeping with her faith.feeds.reuters.com
Exclusive: Robert Durst's attorneys take aim at filmmakers behind 'The Jinx' in murder case
Without such protections, the filmmakers could be forced to disclose information they came across in filming The Jinx to Dursts attorneys that could aid in his defense, two legal experts said. The judge would be unlikely to agree to suppress evidence from The Jinx if defense attorneys requested it be excluded from the trial, the legal experts said. Its evidence in a murder case, said Steve Cron, a defense attorney not associated with the case and a university lecturer. The filmmakers, according to the defense motion, consulted, coordinated and collaborated with authorities as far back as 2011 - four years before the documentary aired. The Jinx was not the work of journalists, Dursts attorneys wrote in the motion.feeds.reuters.com
"48 Hours" reports on new twist in Robert Durst's murder case
The saga of the multi-millionaire suspected in a series of deaths and disappearances is about to get even stranger. Next week, as part of an unusual plea deal, Durst will admit to a gun charge. That plea will ultimately land him in a Los Angeles courtroom on trial for the murder of his friend. Erin Moriarty, who started covering Durst more than a decade ago, joins "CBS This Morning" to give a preview of Saturday's "48 Hours."cbsnews.com
Defense for Robert Durst tries to discredit state's case
Real estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst appeared for a hearing Thursday in New Orleans related to weapons charges. His defense worked to try to discredit the way the state went about getting the warrant for his arrest. Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" reports on the latest developments.cbsnews.com
New revelations about evidence found in millionaire Durst's hotel room
New revelations about evidence found in millionaire Durst's hotel room Robert Durst remains in a mental health unit at a Louisiana correctional center. In a hearing Monday, lawyers unveiled new evidence in his bizarre case. The eccentric millionaire is awaiting extradition to California, where he's accused of murdering a friend. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports on the prosecutor's new claims.cbsnews.com
Rikki Klieman talks Robert Durst in the Toyota Green Room
Rikki Klieman talks Robert Durst in the Toyota Green Room In this week’s edition of “Questions Answered in the Toyota Green Room,” CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman fields questions on Robert Durst and if audio recorded on HBO’s “The Jinx” will be admissible in court.cbsnews.com
Durst lawyer opens up to "48 Hours"
Durst lawyer opens up to "48 Hours" Attorneys who won an acquittal for millionaire Robert Durst in a 2001 Texas murder are preparing to fight a new murder charge in Los Angeles. “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty has the first television interview with Durst’s lead defense attorney.cbsnews.com
What authorities found during a search of Durst's hotel room
What authorities found during a search of Durst's hotel room A search warrant made public Wednesday shows why eccentric millionaire Robert Durst is considered a flight risk. Durst is being held in a Louisiana prison, awaiting a transfer to Los Angeles to face a murder charge. Omar Villafranca reports.cbsnews.com
Letter seen as key evidence in Durst case
Letter seen as key evidence in Durst case While Robert Durst waits to be extradited to Los Angeles to face charges of murder in the death of Susan Berman, investigators are taking a close look at the HBO docu-series "The Jinx." As Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" reports, a letter seen in the series could be pivotal in prosecuting Durst.cbsnews.com
Author weighs in on the new murder charge against Robert Durst
Author weighs in on the new murder charge against Robert Durst Robert Durst was also suspected to be involved with the disappearance of his wife in 1992. Author Matt Birbeck detailed the investigation in a book, and joins CBSN to weigh in on Durst's latest charges.cbsnews.com