LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The murder trial for former real estate scion Robert Durst – already previously delayed by the coronavirus emergency – was postponed again Friday until next April.
Durst, 77, is charged with murder in the December 2000 shooting death of longtime friend Susan Berman, at her Benedict Canyon home.READ MORE: Andrew Marnell Of Beverly Grove Pleads Guilty To Taking Out $9 Million In COVID Relief Loans For Gambling Trips To Vegas, Luxury Purchases
Deputy District Attorney John Lewin, the lead prosecutor in the case, asked the defense at a July 17 hearing to consider whether there should be a recess in the trial until mid-April or whether the judge could hear the case without a jury.READ MORE: Chey Smart Of Costa Mesa Arrested After Drone Carrying Drugs Lands At Theo Lacy Jail In Orange
Citing concerns about health risks to participants and delays that could impact jurors’ recollection of evidence in the case, met with Durst to discuss the proposals before a decision was reached on how to proceed.MORE NEWS: California Recall Could Boost Newsom's Clout For 2022
Most Los Angeles County courthouses have been closed since March.