Robert Durst takes stand in his murder trial
Dateline: 9 August 2021
Date: 08/10/2021 01:13 AM
Inglewood, California – 9 July 2021
1. Slow zoom out of Durst and attorney
ANNOTATION: Real estate heir Robert Durst, 78, took the stand at his murder trial Monday and denied killing his friend, Susan Berman.
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Durst, defendant:
Attorney: "Did you kill Susan Berman?
Attorney: Do you know who did?
Durst: No, I do not.
Attorney: Do you realize you have an absolute right not to testify?
Durst: I am aware of that.
Attorney: Do you want to testify in your own behalf?
3. Slow zoom in to Durst
ANNOTATION: Durst is on trial for the fatal shooting of Berman in her home in 2000.
ANNOTATION: Prosecutors have also been allowed to present evidence of his alleged involvement in two other killings.
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Robert Durst took the stand at his California murder trial Monday and immediately denied killing his best friend.
The 78-year-old New York real estate heir answered "No" when his attorney Dick DeGuerin asked if he killed Susan Berman.
He then answered "No" when DeGuerin asked him if he knew who did. Durst is on trial in the fatal shooting of Berman at her home in 2000.
He sat in a wheelchair in jail clothes in the Los Angeles County courtroom, straining to hear his attorney's questions and straining to speak as he answered.