Robert Durst in Court to Face Susan Berman Murder Charge

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 17, 2018

Killer real estate scion Robert Durst will be in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday to find out whether he'll stand trial for the murder of his longtime friend 18 years ago.

Durst, 75, entered Los Angeles Superior Court slowly, dressed in a tan and grey suit for proceedings to assess the evidence that were expected to last several weeks.

He appeared to nod off at times during testimony by his former apartment manager, a police forensic scientist and a coroner's investigator.

He was arrested for Berman's murder in March 2015 - a day after the airing of the finale of HBO's "The Jinx", in which Durst is caught muttering to himself on a hot mic, "What the hell did I do?"

"At the closing moments of "& rdquo, The Jinx; Durst, the heir to your NY real estate opportunity, is heard muttering to himself ldquo, & offcamera?

Prosecutors say Durst fatally shot Berman, a 55-year-old writer and the daughter of an organized crime figure, in Los Angeles in 2000 because of what she knew about the death of his wife.

According to the New York Post, Robert Durst was in California at the time Berman was killed and, while they could not link him to the murder, there has been a cloud of suspicion surrounding him.

Berman, 55, was found dead at her home a few months after it was revealed that police in NY had reopened an investigation into the 1982 disappearance and presumed slaying of Kathleen Durst, his wife who was a medical student in NY when she vanished.

Durst hasn't guilty to first-degree murder charges stemming from rsquo & Berman;s death.

Durst has denied murdering either woman but has always been suspected of killing Kathleen, whose body was never found. The documentary has provided grist for prosecutors even as defence attorneys have sought to keep the footage out of court and discredit the production as biased against their client. He has never been arrested or charged in that case.

This was exasperated after Durst was tried for the 2001 killing and dismembering of his neighbor, Morris Black, but he was later acquitted after lawyers argued that Durst acted in self-defense, NBC News reported. He spent roughly 36 months in jail for related prices that were minor.

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