Real estate heir Robert Durst expected to testify at murder trial

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FILE – In this still image taken Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from the Law & Crime Network court video, real estate heir Robert Durst watches as his defense attorney Dick DeGuerin presents a new round of opening statements in the murder case against Durst in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Inglewood, Calif. Durst is expected to take the stand at his Los Angeles County murder trial on Thursday, Aug. 5. (Law & Crime Network via AP, Pool, File)

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — New York real estate heir Robert Durst is expected to take the stand at his Los Angeles County murder trial on Thursday.

The 78-year-old was expected to make the rare move for a defendant in a murder case and begin testimony on Wednesday, but the prosecution was still cross-examining another defense witness when court ended for the day.

His testimony is now expected to begin Thursday, and could last several days.

Durst took the stand in his 2003 Texas murder trial, and was acquitted.

He is charged with killing his friend Susan Berman in 2000. He has pleaded not guilty.

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