“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,
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.
“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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