Real-estate scion Robert Durst’s cancer, bladder cancer that is not being treated, caused his Los Angeles trial for the killing of his best friend, Susan Berman, to face a postpone on Thursday.
Robert Durst’s trial will reconvene Monday after a yearlong break because of epidemy; the attorneys for the 78-year-old Durst accused of the December 2000 murder of his longtime friend Susan Berman requested the judge on Thursday to indefinitely postpone the trial.
Actually, the murder trial kicked off in March 2020, although, after opening statements and six days of testimony, it was held by Judge Mark Windhamdue to COVID-19 concerns.
Durst is accused of shooting longtime pal Susan Berman to death in the early of 2000 in her Beverly Hills home. The millionaire then killed and cutted off Morris Black in 2001 in Galveston, Texas, to stop him from revealing his location to investigators.
He has been in prison since March 145, 2015, after officials took him into custody in New Orleans. Robert Durst was arrested just hours before HBO aired the last episode of a six-part documentary investigating the disappearance of Kathie Durst and the deaths of Berman and Black.
Trial’s Postpone Because of Robert Durst’ Bladder Cancer
Due to Robert Durst’s cancer and related health issues, his legal team filed an emergency motion requesting for his trial not to continue on Monday,” attorney Dick DeGuerin said, adding, “We are very concerned about his health. He’s really gone down in the last year. He’s been in and out of clinics and hospitals frequently.”
Durst has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and has denied that he killed Berman. The trial was initially suspended in March 2020 after just a few days of witness testimony due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally scheduled to resume in July but was postponed again. The trial is slated to resume on May 17.
The HBO documentary, “The Jinx,” explored Durst’s behavior and the circumstances regarding the women in his life. In the final moments of the series finale, Durst went into the bathroom, apparently not realizing his microphone was still on.”There it is. You’re caught,” he said.
He rambled a series of seemingly unrelated sentences before saying, “He was right. I was wrong.”Then, he muttered, “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”The defense has said it will show Durst’s statements were heavily edited and not uttered in the order in which they appeared in the documentary.
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