CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

Discussion in 'Trials' started by i.b.nora, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Tortoise, Suglo and Via Marple like this.


  2. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Tuesday, February 11th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (75/57 @ time of crime) arrested (3/14/15) extradited (11/1/16 from Indiana prison to Calif.) & charged with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. $4M Bond.
    Was serving a 7 year federal prison term for illegal possession of a revolver at the time of his New Orleans’ arrest.
    Trial is set to begin on 2/11/20
     
    Tortoise, Via Marple and Suglo like this.
  3. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Wednesday, February 12th:
    *Trial continues (Day 2) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (75/57 @ time of crime) arrested (3/14/15) extradited (11/1/16 from Indiana prison to Calif.) & charged with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. $4M Bond.
    Was serving a 7 year federal prison term for illegal possession of a revolver at the time of his New Orleans’ arrest.
    Trial began on 2/11/20

    2/11/20 Tuesday Day 1: Jury selection? Trial continues to 2/12.




    Kind of surprised there is no one twittering on this case.... I'm finding nothing over here - anyone find anything?? TIA if you do!
     
    Tortoise, Via Marple and Suglo like this.
  4. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    13,595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    @Niner - I found this article by Rolling Stone magazine.

    “Two decades after the murder of Susan Berman, her friend and former employer Robert Durst is going on trial for the crime. For years, Durst — a real estate heir and thesubject of the 2015 HBO docuseries The Jinx— had denied any involvement with Berman’s 2000 murder, but was arrested for the killing in March 2015, just ahead of when the final episode of the series aired.”

    “What’s happening with the trial?
    Durst’s jury trial begins on February 11th at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles County. He has pleaded not guilty. The trial could last as long as five months, The New York Timesreports, and will likely thrust Durst back into the media spotlight — including reportedly being the subject of upcoming episodes of NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s 20/20, and CNN Headline News.”

    Robert Durst Murder Trial Begins in Los Angeles
     
    Tortoise, Via Marple and Niner like this.
  5. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Should last 5 months??!! That's a long time....

    Well - considering the article says this will be covered by MSM - there should be someone twittering this trial! Wouldn't you think? I haven't found anything, but then I'm over here in Europe and don't get all the stuff you all there get.

    Can you find someone @Suglo who is tweeting?
     
    Tortoise and Suglo like this.
  6. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    13,595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    @Niner There is no one tweeting about the actual trial but there are a few tweets asking court TV and other news agencies why there is no info on the trial. A five month trial means that they will most likely take a couple of weeks to even seat a jury. My bet is that we don’t start hearing much about the trial itself until they finish voir dire and impanel the jury. I will check back and let you know if I see anything new in the coming days.
     
    Tortoise, Via Marple and Niner like this.
  7. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Okay @Suglo - sounds good to me! I guess he isn't popular over here as I can't find anything after 2018....
     
    Suglo and Tortoise like this.
  8. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thursday, February 13th:
    *Trial continues (Day 3) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (75/57 @ time of crime) arrested (3/14/15) extradited (11/1/16 from Indiana prison to Calif.) & charged with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. $4M Bond.
    Was serving a 7 year federal prison term for illegal possession of a revolver at the time of his New Orleans’ arrest.
    Trial began on 2/11/20 expected to last 5 months.

    2/11/20 Tuesday Day 1: Jury selection. Trial for jury selection continues to 2/12.
    2/12/20 Wednesday, Day 2: Jury selection continues. Trial for jury selections continues on 2/13.
     
    Suglo likes this.
  9. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    13,595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    @Niner There was no court yesterday. All the California courts were closed in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday. They should resume today :)
     
    Niner likes this.
  10. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thank you I shall correct my notes.... :)
     
    Suglo likes this.
  11. Tortoise

    Tortoise Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,825
    Likes Received:
    42,836
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The thing about him admitting he wrote the cadaver note is that he didn't admit it when they brought it to his attention in the Jinx.

    He's now saying that just because he wrote the note and knew about the body doesn't mean he murdered her. :D

    But if Durst’s confession to writing the cadaver note — coupled with his comments in the docuseries — sound like an admission of guilt, think again. The defense team filed a brief in August 2019 indicating that Berman’s killer wasn’t necessarily the author of the message to police. “What the note demonstrates is that the person who mailed it was aware that there was a body at the house, not that the individual murdered Susan Berman,” according to The New York Times, which obtained a copy of the brief.

    Robert Durst Murder Trial Begins in Los Angeles
     
    Via Marple, Suglo and Niner like this.
  12. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    13,595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    So his attorneys are saying he’s clairvoyant? Watch the jury buy it just like the jury in Gavelston bought his self defense plea when killing and dismembering his neighbor :rolleyes:
     
    Via Marple, Tortoise and Niner like this.
  13. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Upcoming Scheduled Events

    Date Time Location Dept/Room Number
    February 18, 2020 10:00 AM Airport Courthouse W81 JURY TRIAL

    link: Criminal Case Summary - Online Services - LA Court



    Update:

    Tuesday, February 11th:

    *Trial continues (Day 1) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (75/57 @ time of crime) arrested (3/14/15) extradited (11/1/16 from Indiana prison to Calif.) & charged with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. $4M Bond.
    Was serving a 7 year federal prison term for illegal possession of a revolver at the time of his New Orleans’ arrest.
    Trial began on 2/11/20 expected to last 5 months.
    2/11/20 Tuesday Day 1: Jury selection. Trial for jury selection continues to 2/18. Court closed on 2/12 for Lincoln’s Birthday, and closed on 2/17 for President's Day.
     
    Via Marple and Suglo like this.
  14. Tortoise

    Tortoise Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,825
    Likes Received:
    42,836
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Can you imagine, finding your best friend murdered and writing a letter to police to let them know?

    As you say he got away with the unbelievable before.
     
    Via Marple, Suglo and Niner like this.
  15. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    So - I wonder what they've been doing on 2/11 - if not jury selection?

    Jury Selection In Robert Durst Case Begins Wednesday

    February 14, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Jury selection will begin Wednesday in the case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who is charged with the murder of a close friend in her Benedict Canyon home.
     
    Via Marple and Suglo like this.
  16. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Suglo likes this.
  17. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    13,595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    They normally hear Motions in Limine the first day of trial before starting the jury voir dire process just in case the Judge decides to postpone the trial due to issues that may arise from said motions.
     
    Niner likes this.
  18. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ah - thanks for the explanation Suglo! :)
     
    Suglo likes this.
  19. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Tuesday, February 18th:
    *Trial continues (pretrial motions) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (75/57 @ time of crime) arrested (3/14/15) extradited (11/1/16 from Indiana prison to Calif.) & charged with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. $4M Bond.
    Was serving a 7 year federal prison term for illegal possession of a revolver at the time of his New Orleans’ arrest.
    Trial began on 2/11/20 with pretrial motions & jury selection starting on 2/19. (Trial expected to last 5 months).

    2/11/20 Tuesday: No info, but no jury selection until 2/19. Had pretrial motions (Motions in Limine) hearing. No court until next pretrial motions hearing on 2/18.
     
  20. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

    Messages:
    37,023
    Likes Received:
    82,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Well - his case summary doesn't show any court today.... It says "nothing scheduled". Wondering if there was a motion for continuance or ??

    I'll wait for you @Suglo - to see if you can find anything about his trial that is supposed to start today, 2/19.

    Well - I did find this.

    https://nypost.com/2020/02/18/robert-durst-murder-trial-set-to-begin-in-los-angeles/

    New York City real estate heir and accused kooky killer Robert Durst is set to go on trial Wednesday for the execution-style murder of his best friend in Los Angeles in 2000.

    So I'll go ahead and post....
     
    Tortoise and Suglo like this.

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice