for Aug. 31st - Tuesday
WATCH LIVE: #RobertDurst returns to the stand today for 13th day. Prosecutor Lewin is expected to wrap his cross-exam.
Durst testifies that during the 2015 jail interview with Lewin he said he would tell Lewin where Kathie was and what happened Susan because he was trying to get a plea deal. He says he was lying and thought he could string Lewin along for awhile.
In March 2015, after the @HBO
#Jinx documentary was released, the @LAPDHQ
reopened its investigation into Susan Berman’s murder. #RobertDurst was arrested— testifies he’d have made a plea deal, despite being innocent.
“Do not get into an argument with the witness,” the judge **again** admonishes prosecutor John Lewin, in the #RobertDurst murder trial. Durst was resisting answering leading questions on cross exam.
Prosecutor John Lewin @LADAOffice
goes after #RobertDurst... asking if he’s using #aspergers syndrome, or #autism, as reasons for his conduct.
Earlier - Judge told Lewin to not get into an argument with Durst. Then Judge instructed Durst to only answer the question asked. Durst: "I will try to do better but it is very very very difficult. The deputy district attorney is testifying in his questions."
Lewin read a letter Durst wrote where he stated if was convicted in Galveston he wouldn't want to have to work in the prison work detail and wondered if there was an eye disease he could fake.
Lewin asked Durst if there were any other instances where he has thought about or did fake illness. Durst said no other time. Lewin then pulls up this jail call to Susan Giordano where Durst is talking about faking dementia.
Durst denied ever buying a bow saw at Charmers to dismember Morris Black. He claims he used a saw Black had in his possession, however Lewin just played a clip from The Jinx where Durst says he went to Charmers to buy garbage bags & bow saw.
Durst says he could have been confused when he spoke to Andrew Jarecki on The Jinx and said he bought a bow saw at Charmers.
There was only one bow saw sold at Charmers in the time frame before and after Black's death, it was more than 2 weeks before Black's death and was sold to an Everette Ward. Note: Later Durst would use the alias Everette Ward when checking into New Orleans hotel.
QUICK TURN AROUND - Lewin plays a clip from our footage from THIS MORNING of Durst saying "I never said I knew what happened to Susan. I never said I knew where Kathie was BURIED."
Lewin: How do you know Kathie's buried at al?
Lewin plays the bathroom audio from The Jinx of Durst saying - "Killed them all of course."
"Killed them all of course," Durst says he thinks what he actually said was, "They'll all think I killed them all of course."
BREAKING: Cross-examination of Durst is NOW OVER.
WATCH the final question/answer of the cross-examination:
Lewin: Did you kill Susan Berman?
Lewin: But if you did, you would lie about it, correct?
Lewin: No further questions
We are still LIVE in Durst on YouTube and Law & Crime - Law and Crime News
. Jury has gone home. Judge is taking a break then they will come back to argue some motions and we expect a hearing with Andrew Jarecki's attorneys.
Will there be a "The Jinx 2"? Defense attorney Chip Lewis says camera crews were trying to film them at their hotel.
Judge Windham will rule tomorrow morning regarding Jarecki’s testimony. If Lewin can call him in his rebuttal case, what limitations on questions and cross-examination due to journalist rights and if he does testify it looks like it will be in person.