By TERRI VERMEULEN KEITH | City News Service
INGLEWOOD — Jurors were handed the murder case Tuesday against New York real estate scion Robert Durst, who is charged with the execution-style killing of a longtime friend in her home in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles nearly 21 years ago.
Superior Court Judge Mark Windham turned the case over to the jury shortly after noon following 3 1/2 days of closing arguments by attorneys from both sides.
The panel heard last from Deputy District Attorney John Lewin, who told the jury that there was a “mountain of evidence” and that it is time for Durst to be “held accountable.”
Durst, 78, is charged with murder for Susan Berman’s execution-style December 2000 slaying.
The murder charge includes the special circumstance allegations of murder while lying in wait and murder of a witness.
Source:: Los Angeles Daily News