Robert Durst: Real estate tycoon accused of killing his close friend will take the stand
Durst, 78 and frail, had been expected to testify last week, but the trial was adjourned Thursday after a person in the courtroom tested positive for Covid-19, the court said in a statement. Judge Mark Windham determined that the trial will resume Monday with continued cross-examination of memory expert Dr. Elizabeth Loftus.
Durst is charged with first-degree murder in the 2000 death of Berman at her Beverly Hills home hours before she was set to talk to investigators about the mysterious disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst, who was last seen in 1982.
Durst has long denied killing Berman, and his lawyer has said that he panicked and ran after finding her body. He has pleaded not guilty.
The trial began early last year but was suspended in March 2020 after just a few days due to the coronavirus pandemic. It finally resumed this May, and prosecutors rested their case…