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

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  1. MajorHoople

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    I'll bet you're right, and I'm wrong! ;)
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Either or! LOL! We both got those dates in articles - so.... who knows! :confused:
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Jurors seated in Robert Durst murder trial

    Feb. 27, 2020

    A jury was chosen in Los Angeles on Thursday in the murder trial of millionaire Robert Durst, capping a weeklong selection process in a case expected to last into the summer and draw international media attention.

    The eight-woman, four-man panel was sworn in at a courtroom in the Airport Courthouse near LAX as Durst, 76, looked on.
    [.....]
    Also on Thursday, attorneys began the process of seating another 12 people to serve as alternate jurors in the trial, which is expected to last up to five months and feature dozens of witnesses.

    Judge Mark E. Windham told the panel to return Wednesday for the anticipated start of opening statements. One woman seemed stunned to make it onto the jury.
     
  5. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Does it seem a little extreme to have 12 alternates?? Seems excessive to me...

    Monday, March 2nd:
    *Trial continues with Jury Selection (Day 7) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/75/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. Trial starts on 3/4. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. (Trial expected to last 5 months). No court on Fridays.
    Jury Selection From 2/19/20 thru 2/25/20 reference post #133 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    2/26/20 Wednesday Day 5 of Jury Selection. Continues on 2/27.
    2/27/20 Thursday Day 6 of Jury Selection. The jury has been selected: eight-woman, four-man. Also on Thursday, attorneys began the process of seating another 12 people to serve as alternate jurors in the trial, which is expected to last up to five months & feature dozens of witnesses. Judge Mark E. Windham told the panel to return Wednesday for the anticipated start of opening statements. No court on Fridays. Jury selection for alternates continues on Monday, 3/2. Trial will start on Wednesday, 3/4.
     
  6. Tortoise

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    I think it's because of the estimated length of the trial Niner. Remember McStay and when the trial went over its anticipated length juror holidays and other things like sickness and jobs meant quite a few asked to leave. They don't like to rush things in California. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Chelly

    Chelly Always Remember Teghan Skiba

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    Opening statements Wednesday!!!
    What ever happened to WildAboutTrial?
    oh well.
     
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    Tuesday, March 3rd:
    *Trial continues with Jury Selection (Day 8) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/75/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. Trial starts on 3/4. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. (Trial expected to last 5 months). No court on Fridays.

    Jury Selection From 2/19/20 thru 2/25/20 reference post #133 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    2/26/20 Wednesday Day 5 of Jury Selection. Continues on 2/27.
    2/27/20 Thursday Day 6 of Jury Selection. The jury has been selected: eight-woman, four-man. Also on Thursday, attorneys began the process of seating another 12 people to serve as alternate jurors in the trial, which is expected to last up to five months & feature dozens of witnesses. Judge Mark E. Windham told the panel to return Wednesday for the anticipated start of opening statements. No court on Fridays. Jury selection for alternates continues on Monday, 3/2. Trial will start on Wednesday, 3/4.
    3/2/20 Monday Day 7 of Jury Selection: No info available. Jury selection for alternates continues on 3/3.
     
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    Wednesday, March 4th:
    *Trial set to begin (Day 1) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/75/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. Trial starts on 3/4. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. (Trial expected to last 5 months). No court on Fridays.

    Jury Selection From 2/19/20 thru 2/25/20 reference post #133 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    2/26/20 Wednesday Day 5 of Jury Selection. Continues on 2/27.
    2/27/20 Thursday Day 6 of Jury Selection. The jury has been selected: eight-woman, four-man. Also on Thursday, attorneys began the process of seating another 12 people to serve as alternate jurors in the trial, which is expected to last up to five months & feature dozens of witnesses. Judge Mark E. Windham told the panel to return Wednesday for the anticipated start of opening statements. No court on Fridays. Jury selection for alternates continues on Monday, 3/2. Trial will start on Wednesday, 3/4.
    3/2/20 Monday Day 7 of Jury Selection: No info available. Jury selection for alternates continues on 3/3.
    3/3/20 Tuesday Day 8 of Jury Selection: No info available. Trial begins on 3/4.
     
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    Chelly Always Remember Teghan Skiba

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    opening statements now
     
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    Chelly Always Remember Teghan Skiba

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    Thank you @Chelly !!

    No not L&C! I suppose beggars can't be choosers.
     
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    Marking my spot.
     
  15. ilovewings

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    I have no interest in watching any trial involving this monster--
    after he was acquitted by a jury after murdering and dismembering
    a man i was totally sickened and disgusted -he'll probably walk again
     
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    Thursday, March 5th:
    *Trial set to begin (Day 2) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/75/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. Trial starts on 3/4. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. 12 alternates. (Trial expected to last 5 months). No court on Fridays.

    Jury Selection From 2/19/20 thru 2/25/20 reference post #133 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    2/26/20 Wednesday Day 5 of Jury Selection. Continues on 2/27.
    2/27/20 Thursday Day 6 of Jury Selection. The jury has been selected: eight-woman, four-man. Also on Thursday, attorneys began the process of seating another 12 people to serve as alternate jurors in the trial, which is expected to last up to five months & feature dozens of witnesses. Judge Mark E. Windham told the panel to return Wednesday for the anticipated start of opening statements. No court on Fridays. Jury selection for alternates continues on Monday, 3/2. Trial will start on Wednesday, 3/4.
    3/2/20 Monday Day 7 of Jury Selection: No info available. Jury selection for alternates continues on 3/3.
    3/3/20 Tuesday Day 8 of Jury Selection: Jury selection for alternates are done. Trial begins on 3/4.
    3/4/20 Wednesday Day 1 of Trial: Judge Mark Windham is giving the jury initial instructions. Each side has at least 5 attorneys. Opening statements by Prosecutor John Lewin (expected to last 2 days). No court on Fridays. Defense opening on Monday. Lewin: The people are going to present three different murders. The murder of Kathie Durst, the murder of Morris Black and the murder of Susan Berman. You are hear to decide the case of Susan Berman. Played 911 call from Susan Berman's neighbor. Played an excerpt from HBO's The Jinx. Played Durst interview with Lewin in Louisiana. Played testimony from the 2017 hearing where friends of Durst & Berman testified. Played interview with Kathie's brother. Played audio from an interview with Kathie's friend, Dr. Halperin. Played Fadwa Najimy interview. Played (again) HBO interview with Durst. Lewin played interview with Maher. Played (again) Jinx interview. Court adjourned for the day. Prosecution opening statements continue tomorrow, 3/5.
     
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    Monday, March 9th:
    *Trial continues (Day 3) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/75/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. Trial started on 3/4. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. 12 alternates. (Trial expected to last 5 months). No court on Fridays.

    Jury Selection from 2/19/20 thru 3/3/20 (Day 1-8) & Trial Day 1 (3/4/20) reference post #156 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    3/5/20 Thursday Day 2: Opening statements continued. State witnesses: No info available. Trial continues on Monday 3/9, as courts are dark on Fridays.
     
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    Yeah, it's a mistrial (IIRC) if they run out of jurors, as you can't make a decision with 11. (Ask me how I know, lol. This is how my first jury duty sesh nearly ended. A surprise 2-week-long trial, the night before verdict the judge had already dismissed the alternates; and one of our 12 had the bright idea to get drunk watching a baseball game. Didn't show up at the courthouse on verdict day. We all cooled our heels, while the judge/bailiff literally sent the police to wake him up and drag him in. :D)
     
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    Thanks for posting this! Didn't think updates on this case would be so hard to find.
     
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    Tuesday, March 10th:
    *Trial continues (Day 4) (@ 9am PT) – CA – Susan Berman (55) (Dec. 24, 2000, Beverly Hills) – *Robert Alan Durst (57 @ time of crime/75/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. Trial started on 3/4. Jury: 8 women & 4 men. 12 alternates. (Trial expected to last 5 months). No court on Fridays.

    Jury Selection from 2/19/20 thru 3/3/20 (Day 1-8) & Trial Day 1 (3/4/20) reference post #156 here:
    CA - Susan Berman, 55, fatally shot, Los Angeles, 23 Dec 2000 *Arrest*

    3/5/20 Thursday Day 2: Prosecutor John Levin continues his opening statements. Trial continues on Monday 3/9, as courts are dark on Fridays.
    3/9/20 Monday Day 3: Prosecutor John Lewin did his opening statement. Played jailhouse audio again between Durst & his wife Debrah. Played March 15, 2015 Lewin interviewed Durst in New Orleans. Prosecutor Lewin is continuing his opening statement with a recorded conversation with Durst's friend Nick Chavin. Also April 7, 2015 interview played. Oct. 15, 2015 interview played with Chavin. DA finished with his opening statement. Jurors excused until 9am PT tomorrow 3/10 when the defense will begin their opening statement.
     
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