Durst murder trial resumes in Los Angeles

The Hudson Valley native and real estate heir is accused of killing his best friend Susan Berman to keep her from incriminating him in the disappearance of his first wife.

News 12 Staff

Jun 21, 2021, 9:57 AM

Updated 1,089 days ago

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Testimony continued Monday in the case of Robert Durst in Los Angeles.
The Hudson Valley native and real estate heir is accused of killing his best friend Susan Berman to keep her from incriminating him in the disappearance of his first wife.
Last week, a judge ordered that the murder trial continue, despite defense requests for a delay because they say Durst is in such pain that he can't stand up to dress for trial.
The 78-year-old Durst appeared in court looking frail in a wheelchair and jail garb, with a catheter attached that he held up to show the judge.
The Los Angeles County jail system doctors declared Durst fit for court, and Superior Court Judge Mark E. Windham ordered that testimony in the trial, which resumed last month after a 14-month pandemic delay, would continue.


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