The Robert Durst case just keeps on getting more and more interesting. Its like the gift that keeps on giving as new revelations are made almost every day.
First it seems that the prosecutors in his current murder trial wish to admit into evidence previous accusations of murder made against him. This is something that is usually prohibited. Durst was previously acquitted of murdering Morris Black in Texas back in 2001. Robert Durst actually dismembered Black’s body. Now Los Angeles prosecutors say that killing is linked to the 2000 murder of Durst’s close friend Susan Berman in that city.
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NBC News quoted court papers filed this weak which state that the Black killing, “set off a series of Defendant’s actions — each an individual manifestation of his overall plan to escape justice for that crime — which included moving to Galveston, Texas, using a false identity, pretending to be a mute woman, structuring financial transactions to avoid reporting requirements, murdering Susan Berman in Los Angeles, and killing and dismembering the body of Morris Black in Galveston to avoid being discovered for having lived as a fugitive for 11 months.”
And now Robert Durst’s lawyer is fuming over the release of transcripts the other day of an interview which Durst had with prosecutors in which he admitted to being high on methamphetamine during his famous “confession” on a live mic on the HBO documentary series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.”
Durst’s lawyer Dick DeGuerin said, “to put something out that hasn’t been tested for admissibility — that they knew is going to be objected to — I don’t think is right.”
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office released the entire 109 page transcript of Robert Durst’s initial police interview when he was arrested in 2015 after his lawyers filed motions saying that it should not be admissible because he was not represented by counsel when it was conducted. Prosecutors argue that the transcript proves that he agreed to answer questions freely.