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Robert Durst to Stand Trial for Murder of Susan Berman

Robert Durst to Stand Trial for Murder of Susan Berman
Will a hot mic lead to jail time for real estate tycoon, Robert Durst? On Thursday, October 25th, a Los Angeles judge ordered the star of the HBO docuseries The Jinx to stand trial for the December 2000 murder of his friend Susan Berman. In the final episode of the 2015 series, Durst was caught mumbling what Judge Mark Windham called “a succinct confession” to several murders, unaware that his mic was still on. Following a two-day hearing, Windham ruled that Durst’s statement, “What the hell did I do? Killed them all,
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Robert Durst Ordered to Stand Trial in Susan Berman Murder Case

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Robert Durst Ordered to Stand Trial in Susan Berman Murder Case
Real estate heir Robert Durst, who was the subject of HBO’s “The Jinx,” has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he murdered his friend Susan Berman, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Thursday.

“Durst was held to answer for murder with the special circumstances of witness killing and lying in wait by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham,” the D.A.’s office said in a statement, adding that Durst also faces gun use allegations.

Per the D.A.’s office, Durst is charged with murdering Berman on or about Dec. 23, 2000. Her body was discovered in her Benedict Canyon home on Christmas Eve. The defendant was arrested in March 2015 by FBI agents in New Orleans.

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In addition to the holding order binding Durst for trial,
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What’s Next for Accused Murderer Robert Durst, the Real Estate Scion and True Crime TV Subject?

What’s Next for Accused Murderer Robert Durst, the Real Estate Scion and True Crime TV Subject?
It’s been more than two years since the finale of HBO’s the Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst and the dramatic arrest of the eponymous real estate scion at its center, for the murder of his close friend Susan Berman, who authorities suspect knew too much about the disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathleen.

Since being arrested in March 2015, Durst, 74, has been sitting in a Los Angeles County Jail awaiting trial, which is still months away.

He denies being responsible for Berman’s killing and has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge against him.
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Robert Durst ‘Kills Witnesses,’ Says L.A. Prosecutor

Robert Durst ‘Kills Witnesses,’ Says L.A. Prosecutor
Real estate scion and alleged murderer Robert Durst “kills witnesses,” a Los Angeles prosecutor said Friday.

“When pushed into a corner, he murders people,” deputy district attorney John Lewin told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

Durst, 73, is charged in the December 2000 shooting death of his close friend Susan Berman. Prosecutors believe Durst killed her because she knew too much about the 1982 disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathleen, whose body has never been found. He has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder.

At the hearing, Lewin asked Judge Mark Windham to allow the early testimony of
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