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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    For the rest of Monday, 9/13 tweets:

    Cathy Russon
    @cathyrusson
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    #RobertDurst - Chesnoff shows this pic of a detective standing next to Susan's body with no protective gear, talking about the botched investigation. Plus this pick of shavings on the floor by the door.

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    Chesnoff ends his closing saying there is reasonable doubt in this case, "I hope when this is over you'll let Mr. Durst be in a hospital of his choosing to live out whatever time he has left. Thank you very, very much." (he appeared to choke up)

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    Afternoon break then prosecutor John Lewin will have the state's rebuttal closing. We expect that to last well into tomorrow with the jury getting the case tomorrow afternoon (Pacific time)

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    New YouTube link for Lewin's closing: @LawCrimeNetwork

    "It is so hard!" John Lewin says about having to just sit quiet during defense closing argument.

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    Lewin: "It's bad enough that that man had to kill. He's had to kill her and kill her and demean her and dehumanize her."

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    That's it for today. Lewin will continue his rebuttal closing in the morning at 9am PT/12pm ET.

    Earlier: Lewin shows the jury this graph "All Roads Lead to Guilty" and walks them through each moment that led to this.

    link: https://twitter.com/cathyrusson
     


  2. Niner

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    Tuesday, Sept. 14th:
    *Trial continues (Day 58)-Closing arguments! (@ 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. Another juror excused (8/19/21) due to scheduling. Now 8 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.
    Upcoming schedule: Thursday, 8/26 ending 4pm, Tuesday, 8/31 ending 2:45pm, Thurs. 9/2-DARK, 9/6-DARK/Labor Day, Tues, 9/7-DARK/ Jewish Holiday & Thurs, 9/16 (if still going) DARK/Yom Kippur. Closing arguments begin 9/8 & half of 9/9. Defense closing late 9/9/21 & back on 9/13/21 with defense concluding their closing & jury should have case on 9/14/21.
    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 1-56 (5/18/21 thru 9/9/21) reference post #705 here:
    https://www.webs+sleuths.com/forums...los-angeles-23-dec-2000-arrest.324950/page-36

    9/13/21 Monday, Trial Day 57: Defense attorney David Chesnoff gave his portion of closing arguments. Prosecutor John Lewin started his rebuttal closing. Trial continues on 9/14/21 with Lewin’s rebuttal closing.
     
  3. Chelly

    Chelly Always Remember Teghan Skiba

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    Well @katydid23 ...I've a feeling you will be introducing him "The Jinx" miniseries. It is a good watch.
     
  4. Tortoise

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    The youtube live stream just terminated while I was watching- it was made private! Anyone else have the same problem?

    ETA - I've just found a new stream and people in chat are saying the same thing. It could be they took it down because camera person filmed the jury in the first few minutes so they need to edit it out.
     
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    waiting for new stream to start

     
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    Chelly Always Remember Teghan Skiba

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    Very dramatic wrap-up of Lewin's closing.
     
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    Yes, same thing happened to me! Don't know what that was all about
     
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    Jury's deliberating now!
     
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    I think this one could be fairly quick, compared to others I've followed. Maybe even today?
     
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    I hope so.

    But I am worried. I think Chesnoff might have created some reasonable doubt. I hope not but it does concern me.
     
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    I'm not worried at all. Even if it goes to tomorrow I will think they just needed to decompress after a pretty intense rebuttal. I'm sure I can still hear Lewin, my head is still spinning from the noise he makes. :D
     
  14. Chelly

    Chelly Always Remember Teghan Skiba

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    I am hoping Lewin's closing rebuttal erased most of that doubt. Outstanding, it was.
     
  15. Chelly

    Chelly Always Remember Teghan Skiba

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    Did you get to see his grande finale? I'm going to watch again.
     
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    I haven't watched it all yet. Been busy doing errands etc, will watch it tonight. Hopefully it will make me more confident. :)
     
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    I just read that the jury took their regular lunch break, and didn't start deliberations until afterwards. I thought they'd been deliberating through lunch.
    I was hoping they might be done today, but I don't think so now.
     
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    Hope that guilty on all counts verdict comes early tomorrow!
     
  19. Niner

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    Tweets for Tues., Sept. 14th:

    Cathy Russon
    @cathyrusson
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    #RobertDurst - John Lewin will continue his rebuttal closing argument soon.

    Lewin with an "O.J." funny: holds up the 3D mask, "I was going to try this on but I remember a case we handled that involved some evidence that someone where someone tried on...it didn't go so well."

    Court is in their morning recess. Here's the new YouTube link when they return: @LawCrimeNetwork

    Lewin concludes his closing argument, points to Durst, "Do not let this narcissistic psychopath get away with what he has done."

    Judge Windham now giving final jury instructions before jurors retire to deliberate.

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    After nearly 4 months, the jury is FINALLY deliberating the case of CA v. #RobertDurst.

    To receive a notification when a verdict has been reached follow Verdict @LawCrimeVerdict
    , click the "bell" Icon to receive an alert. ONLY verdict announcements are tweeted from that account, NOT the actual outcome.

    The jury did not deliberate through the regular lunch break. They are NOW deliberating....about 10 mins ago.

    This is L.A. court doesn’t go past 4:30 even during deliberations

    The jury got back a little bit ago from a break. Still deliberating.

    NOW: Jury has gone home for the day. They deliberated approx. 3 hours today and will return tomorrow.

    link: https://twitter.com/cathyrusson
     
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    Wed., Sept. 15th:
    *Trial continues (Day 59)-VERDICT WATCH! (@ 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. Another juror excused (8/19/21) due to scheduling. Now 8 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.
    Upcoming schedule: DARK on Thursday, 9/16 (if still going) for Yom Kippur. Jury should have case on 9/14/21.

    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 1-57 (5/18/21 thru 9/13/21) reference post #705 here:
    https://www.webs+sleuths.com/forums...los-angeles-23-dec-2000-arrest.324950/page-36

    9/14/21 Tuesday, Trial Day 58: Prosecutor John Lewin finished his rebuttal closing arguments. Judge Windham gave final jury instructions. Jury off to deliberate. Jurors deliberated for about 3 hours & will return tomorrow, 9/15/21.
     
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