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

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  1. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Well only 2 tweets from yesterday....

    Cathy Russon
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    #RobertDurst - This morning the defense argued for a mistrial stating Durst's health will not allow him to testify and he has the right to testify. They had a doctor testify. Judge Windham is taking it under advisement.

    #RobertDurst stood up and waved to someone in the gallery while there are arguments without the jury present.

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    link: https://twitter.com/cathyrusson
     


  2. Niner

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    It's a Friday - so no court today.
     
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    Monday, August 2nd:
    *Trial continues (Day 37) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/72/now 78) 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 started on 2/19/20. Trial started on 3/4/20. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. 11 alternates. (1 alternate excused on 5/18/21) Now 10 alternates. (1 juror (#3) excused for medical reasons on 7/8/21). Now 9 alternates. (Trial expected to last 5 months). Trial stopped 3/16/20 due COVID-19 & will restart on 7/27/20 & retrial was to restart on 4/12/21 continued to 5/17/21 continued to 5/18/21. No court on Fridays.
    State will wrap up their case on Thursday (7/29/21). Defense has 2, possibly 3 witnesses (one is the defendant) & thinks 2 weeks for their case & will begin their case on 8/3/21.

    Jury Selection from 2/19/20 thru 3/3/20 (Days 1-8) & Trial Days 1-6 (3/4/20 thru 3/12/20) & Court info from 3/16/20 thru 5/12/21 & Trial Days 1-35 (5/18/21 thru 7/28/21) reference post #453 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    7/29/21 Thursday, Trial Day 36: This morning the defense argued for a mistrial stating Durst's health will not allow him to testify & he has the right to testify. They had a doctor testify. Defense Direct - Dr. Keith Klein –re Durst health issues. Motion for Mistrial! Judge Windham is taking it under advisement. Trial continues on Monday, 8/2/21 & starts at 10am.
     
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    me betting Durst poops his pants in his chair before the week is up. Hide and watch LOL LOL
     
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    I bet Gilberte was scared after they found her address and phone number in Durst's car in 2003! I would be and would demand to either move or buy a gun to defend myself. I think he had a rather long list of enemies. Was really sad to hear she is no longer with us, I know she would be happy someone is finally holding his feet to the fire over his crimes.

    Also, did I hear correctly from Kathie's brother that as it turns out Durst never got a degree as he claimed?
     
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  7. Niner

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    for Monday, 8/2:

    Cathy Russon
    @cathyrusson
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    #RobertDurst - No jury or testimony today. Attorneys/judge will be in at 9am PT/12pm ET to discuss jury instructions. We will have our camera there. The defense is expected to begin tomorrow afternoon. State expected to rest by lunch tomorrow. @LawCrimeNetwork

    Cathy Russon
    @cathyrusson
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    #RobertDurst - Court is in session.

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    Defense attorney Dick DeGuerin: On Friday Durst was taken to a clinic and had to have a catheter placed again. He currently has a catheter.

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    Arguments happened this morning over the continuing back and forth of Durst's health regarding him testifying. Judge Windham slams Dr. Klein that testified: "The witness is not a psychiatrist or psychologist. He is a kidney specialist and disproportionately paid"

    BREAKING: Judge Windham denies the defense motion for mistrial based on their client's health and inability to testify. He cited case law and also found Dr. Klein's testimony beyond the scope of his expertise. "It is a product of bias and I REJECT IT."

    Now the question is...WILL DURST TESTIFY? We know his attorneys have said all along her will. We know he wants to. But, strategy may be to not put him on the stand since they keep saying he's too ill to testify (for appeals purposes).

    link: https://twitter.com/cathyrusson
     
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    Tuesday, August 3rd:
    *Trial continues (Day 37) (@ 9am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/72/now 78) 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 started on 2/19/20. Trial started on 3/4/20. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. 11 alternates. (1 alternate excused on 5/18/21) Now 10 alternates. (1 juror (#3) excused for medical reasons on 7/8/21). Now 9 alternates. (Trial expected to last 5 months). Trial stopped 3/16/20 due COVID-19 & will restart on 7/27/20 & retrial was to restart on 4/12/21 continued to 5/17/21 continued to 5/18/21. No court on Fridays.

    State will wrap up their case on Tuesday (8/3/21). Defense has 2, possibly 3 witnesses (one is the defendant) & thinks 2 weeks for their case & will begin their case on 8/3/21 afternoon.
    Jury Selection from 2/19/20 thru 3/3/20 (Days 1-8) & Trial Days 1-6 (3/4/20 thru 3/12/20) & Court info from 3/16/20 thru 5/12/21 & Trial Days 1-36 (5/18/21 thru 7/29/21) reference post #463 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    8/2/21 Monday, Trial Day: No jury or testimony today. Attorneys/judge will be in to discuss jury instructions. Defense attorney Dick DeGuerin: On Friday Durst was taken to a clinic & had to have a catheter placed again. He currently has a catheter. Arguments happened this morning over the continuing back & forth of Durst's health regarding him testifying. Judge Windham slams Dr. Klein that testified: "The witness is not a psychiatrist or psychologist. He is a kidney specialist & disproportionately paid". Judge Windham denies the defense motion for mistrial based on their client's health & inability to testify. He cited case law & also found Dr. Klein's testimony beyond the scope of his expertise. "It is a product of bias & I REJECT IT." Prosecutor expected to rest their case by lunch on Tuesday & defense will start in the afternoon session. Trial continues on 8/3/21.
     
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    Greatest motion hearing ever!! Link is below, motion hearing starts a few min in after some related procedural stuff

     
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    Cathy Russon
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    WATCH LIVE: #RobertDurst trial. We expect the state to play the 2015 New Orleans jail interview between Lewin & Durst, then rest their case. The defense plans to call Dr. Elizabeth Loftus - memory expert as their first witness.

    NOW: Reading the "BD Story" in Durst. This is a document Durst wrote that covers 12 yrs of his life. He wrote this for his attorneys in preparing for the Galveston trial.

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    Yes, Durst stood up in court and said, "I did not write this". It's described as a compilation of his handwritten notes, attorney notes from interviewing him, police reports, etc..

    Durst is turning around to see everyone. Chesnoff does not want him doing that. The deputy also watches him closely

    Earlier, Durst stood up, interrupted proceedings and said, "I did not write this. This was written by somebody else. I never wrote this document", referring to the so-called "BD Story" that's being read now.

    #RobertDurst has turned himself around several times today (and throughout the trial) to look at the gallery.
    ? for my attorney friends: Would a defendant not in a wheelchair be allowed to stand up, pick his chair up, turn it around and stare at the gallery during testimony???

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    Brian G. Buckmire
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    Replying to
    @cathyrusson
    During the proceedings, or when the judge is present, all are supposed to face forward unless given permission. They can turn to see family, turn to introduce themselves to potential jurors etc. But all are limited and usually with permission

    BREAKING: STATE RESTS IN CA v. ROBERT DURST.

    Defense moves for judgment of acquittal.

    Judge Windham DENIES defense motion for judgment of acquittal.

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    Defense calls their first witness. Dr. Elizabeth Loftus - memory expert. Loftus has testified or consulted in cases such as - Harvey Weinstein, O.J. Simpson, Ted Bundy, Ollie North, Martha Stewart, Michael Jackson....

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    link: https://twitter.com/cathyrusson
     
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    Wednesday, August 4th:
    *Trial continues (Day 38) (@ 9am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/72/now 78) 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 started on 2/19/20. Trial started on 3/4/20. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. 11 alternates. (1 alternate excused on 5/18/21) Now 10 alternates. (1 juror (#3) excused for medical reasons on 7/8/21). Now 9 alternates. (Trial expected to last 5 months). Trial stopped 3/16/20 due COVID-19 & will restart on 7/27/20 & retrial was to restart on 4/12/21 continued to 5/17/21 continued to 5/18/21. No court on Fridays.
    State will wrap up their case on Tuesday (8/3/21). Defense has 2, possibly 3 witnesses (one is the defendant) & thinks 2 weeks for their case & will begin their case on 8/3/21 afternoon. Judge Windham denies the defense motion for mistrial based on their client's health & inability to testify on 8/2/21.

    Jury Selection from 2/19/20 thru 3/3/20 (Days 1-8) & Trial Days 1-6 (3/4/20 thru 3/12/20) & Court info from 3/16/20 thru 5/12/21 & Trial Days 1-36 (5/18/21 thru 8/2/21) reference post #468 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    8/3/21 Tuesday, Trial Day 37: Read the "BD Story", document Durst wrote that covers 12 years of his life. He wrote this for his attorneys in preparing for the Galveston trial. Durst stood up in court & said, "I did not write this". State rested their case. Defense moves for judgment of acquittal. Judge Windham DENIES defense motion for judgment of acquittal. Defense witness: Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, memory expert. Trial continues on 8/4/21.
     
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    28:20 Bob stands up and interrupts the reading of evidence.
    37:18 he turns himself to face the gallery.

    No problems with cognitive function (imo), this is all antics. I love reading the youtube chat during all this.

     
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    At least the State finally rested. Defense says they'll take 2 weeks - I don't "see" it??! I hope not. They said they had 2 or 3 witnesses - one being Durst - how can they stretch that out to 2 weeks??
     
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    Today's proceedings are just starting. The defense's memory expert witness is back on the stand.

     
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    A couple of tweets for today

    Cathy Russon
    @cathyrusson
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    #RobertDurst - Defense witness Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is back on the stand. She got permission to remove her mask (too bad all witnesses weren’t allowed). @LawCrimeNetwork

    Loftus.jpg

    Durst is allowed a face shield….. again, why now?? This would have been helpful all along.

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    link: https://twitter.com/cathyrusson
     
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    I've just been watching this live - they've gone to lunch break - Lewin is doing a great cross-examination of the memory expert/hired gun. Let's hope re-direct is going to be short and sweet so that Durst can get his show on the road.
     
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    Over 3 hours later and still on cross... :eek:
     
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    For Wed., Aug. 4th:

    Cathy Russon
    @cathyrusson
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    #RobertDurst - Cross-exam by Lewin of defense witness Dr. Loftus, Lewin asks why she wouldn’t agree to an interview with him before testifying, after going around and around she says, “You’re a bully and I didn’t want to subject myself to that unpleasant experience.”

    Lewin.jpg Loftus.jpg

    Lunch break until 1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET. Dr. Loftus will still be under cross. Will the defendant take the stand when she’s done? I think the chances are good.

    #RobertDurst WILL take the stand after Dr. Loftus.

    Durst.jpg

    link: https://twitter.com/cathyrusson


    Ah - got some different tweeters:

    CourtTVUK
    @CourtTVUK
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    THE JINX MURDER TRIAL: #RobertDurst is expected to take the stand tomorrow despite recent serious health problems.

    Will testifying help or hurt his case?


    Craig Fiegener
    @CraigNews3LV
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    The #RobertDurst murder trial adjourns for the day. Durst did not testify, but could be called tomorrow... or not at all. @KNX1070

    link: https://twitter.com/hashtag/RobertDurst?src=hashtag_click&f=live
     
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    Thursday, August 5th:
    *Trial continues (Day 39) (@ 9am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/72/now 78) 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 started on 2/19/20. Trial started on 3/4/20. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. 11 alternates. (1 alternate excused on 5/18/21) Now 10 alternates. (1 juror (#3) excused for medical reasons on 7/8/21). Now 9 alternates. (Trial expected to last 5 months). Trial stopped 3/16/20 due COVID-19 & will restart on 7/27/20 & retrial was to restart on 4/12/21 continued to 5/17/21 continued to 5/18/21. No court on Fridays.
    State rested their case on Tuesday (8/3/21). Defense has 2, possibly 3 witnesses (one is the defendant) & thinks 2 weeks for their case & will begin their case on 8/3/21 afternoon. Judge Windham denies the defense motion for mistrial based on their client's health & inability to testify on 8/2/21. Judge denies defense motion for judgment of acquittal.

    Jury Selection from 2/19/20 thru 3/3/20 (Days 1-8) & Trial Days 1-6 (3/4/20 thru 3/12/20) & Court info from 3/16/20 thru 5/12/21 & Trial Days 1-37 (5/18/21 thru 8/3/21) reference post #468 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    8/4/21 Wednesday, Trial Day 38: Defense witness: Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, memory expert back on stand. Durst expected to testify tomorrow. Trial continues on 8/5/21.
     
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