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Law&Crime Network Selected as Sole Pool Camera for Robert Durst Murder Trial

Robert Durst

NEW YORK, NY – April 30, 2021 – Law&Crime, the major reside crime trial network, was chosen by Los Angeles Superior Court to supply video footage from within the courtroom of the Robert Durst murder trial for each of the national, international and local media covering the high profile trial. Live gavel-to-gavel trial coverage will begin on May 17 on the Law&Crime Network.
The trial was suspended last winter because of COVID-19 precautions, several weeks to what might be a 6-month trial. Jury selection lasted almost a month, opening statements took four days and jurors heard an extra two days of witness testimony before the outbreak caused proceedings to a halt. Testimony will pick up where it left off following an abridged version of opening announcements. Law&Crime will possess the only camera in the courtroom for the proceedings.
Prosecutors assert that the murder has been an effort to quiet Berman soon after police questioned her about the unsolved 1982 disappearance of Durst’s wife. While Durst has never been charged in this case, he had been acquitted of a murder charge in the death of the neighbor Morris Black, whose dismembered body was found in Galveston Bay in 2001.
“We’re thankful Judge Mark Windham has recognized the importance of permitting the people to witness such event,” Law&Crime President Rachel Stockman stated. “We know particularly during pandemic times when citizens can not consistently attend in person, people accessibility is essential. We’re honored to have the ability to provide this service into the websites and the public.”
Also starting on May 17 on the Law&Crime Network is your controversial Cristhian Rivera murder trial. Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, faces life in prison for the murder of college student Mollie Tibbetts. Tibbetts was reported lost July 2018, sparking a month-long hunt at its 20-year-old University of Iowa student. Rivera, who had been arrested with the support of home safety footage, eventually led police to the cornfield in which her body was concealed. The case received national attention established, in part, on the fact that the defendant had not been in the country legally.
Clients can see the entire coverage of the trials on extended hours of live coverage on Law&Crime from 9:00 a.m – 8:00pm ET each weekday.
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