Jury wraps up second full day of deliberations in Robert Durst murder trial
A jury in Texas completed its second full day of deliberations Friday in the Robert Durst murder trial.
On Friday, jurors one again requested to have sections of testimony read back to them. But the judge told them she would only allow that if there was a disagreement about it.
Meanwhile on Thursday jurors asked to see the exhibit list, but were told by the judge that the exhibit list was not part of evidence.
The 60-year-old cross-dressing real estate heir from Scarsdale is charged with murdering and dismembering his 71-year-old neighbor Morris Black in Texas. Prosecutors say Durst then threw Black's body parts into the Galveston Bay. While on the stand, Durst told the jury it wasn't murder, and it was all an accident.
Throughout the six-week trial, Durst maintained the incident was self-defense. He admits he killed Black and cut his body into pieces but claims he was the one in fear for his life because Black had a gun. Durst's attorneys also argued that he panicked and disposed of the body because of an ongoing investigation by Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro into his first wife Kathy's disappearance in South Salem 21 years ago.
If convicted, Durst faces up to 99 years in prison.