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Thu May 20, 2021, 12:03 AM

Defense says dismemberment is evidence of Durst's innocence

Source: AP

By BRIAN MELLEY

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The savage and sloppy manner in which Robert Durst dismembered a man he accidentally killed in Texas helps prove the New York real estate heir didn’t murder his best friend or kill his wife, his lawyer said.

Durst’s amateurish efforts to dispose of the body of Morris Black after fatally shooting him in Galveston in 2001 left a trail of evidence — unlike the clinical crime scene where Susan Berman’s body was found or the absence of clues when his wife vanished, attorney Dick DeGuerin said Wednesday.

A garbage bag floating in Galveston Bay with one of Black’s body parts contained a receipt with Durst’s name on it, blood from the drifter was discovered in his car, and DNA of the man was found at the crime scene in the multimillionaire’s $300-a-month apartment.

“There was clues everywhere. Hundreds of clues,” DeGuerin told jurors in Los Angeles County Superior Court. “Significantly different from whoever killed Susan Berman. Significantly different from the disappearance without a trace of Kathie Durst.”



Robert Durst holds a device to read the real time spoken script as he appears in the courtroom of Judge Mark E. Windham as attorney's begin opening statements in the trial of the real estate scion charged with murder of longtime friend Susan Berman, at Los Angeles County Superior Court, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. Durst's murder trial was delayed more than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)


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Reply Defense says dismemberment is evidence of Durst's innocence (Original post)
Omaha Steve May 2021 OP
Hugh_Lebowski May 2021 #1
marble falls May 2021 #2
Judi Lynn May 2021 #3
Historic NY May 2021 #4
malthaussen May 2021 #5
AZLD4Candidate May 2021 #7
ripcord May 2021 #6
bahboo May 2021 #8
csziggy May 2021 #9
howardmappel May 2021 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 12:13 AM

1. Yeah ... good luck with that argument ... pffft (nt)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 12:18 AM

2. Just like empty money sacks prove you didn't rob the bank, or an empty clip proves you shot no-one.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 03:08 AM

3. Oh, O.K. 👀

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:29 AM

4. Is he trying to run out the clock.....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 10:31 AM

5. When do they introduce Twinkies as evidence? n/t

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #5)

Thu May 20, 2021, 11:13 AM

7. Affluenza

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 10:58 AM

6. I wonder if any of Berman's father's associates still have any influence?

If so just find him guilty and let him go.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 02:50 PM

8. lawyer be lawyering....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 02:59 PM

9. Don't some serial killers decompensate as they go along?

Look at Ted Bundy - his earlier crimes were not connected to him until much later, but as he continued killing, his methods became increasingly sloppy.

There are some who believe that Durst is a serial killer and connect other killings to him besides his wife, Berman, and Black. This could be one of the indicators that he really is a serial killer.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 03:19 PM

10. Absence of evidence

So the fact that there is not tangible evidence is evidence that he didn't do it. Yeaahhh. And if I am the prosecutor, I argue that what this shows is that Durst learned from the prior death to be more careful and to do a better job of cleaning up.

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