Live gavel-to-gavel trial coverage will start on May 17 on the Law&Crime Network.
The trial has been suspended last winter because of COVID-19 precautions, several weeks into what could be a 6-month trial. Jury selection lasted nearly a month, opening statements took four days and jurors discovered an extra two days of witness testimony until the outbreak caused proceedings to a stop. Testimony will pick up where it left off following an abridged version of opening statements. Law&Crime will possess the only camera in the court for those proceedings.
Prosecutors assert that the murder was an effort to quiet Berman shortly after authorities questioned her about the unsolved 1982 disappearance of Durst’s wife. While Durst hasn’t been charged in the instance, he had been part of a murder charge in the death of his neighbor Morris Black, whose dismembered body was found in Galveston Bay in 2001.
“We’re grateful Judge Mark Windham has acknowledged the importance of allowing the people to witness the proceedings,” Law&Crime President Rachel Stockman stated. “We know notably during pandemic times when citizens can not always attend in person, people access is a must. We’re honored to have the ability to offer this public service to the websites and the general public.”
Also starting on May 17 on the Lawand Crime Network will be the contentious Cristhian Rivera murder trial. Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, faces life in prison for the murder of school student Mollie Tibbetts. Tibbetts was reported lost July 2018, igniting a month-long search for its 20-year-old University of Iowa student. Rivera, who had been detained with the help of home safety footage, finally led authorities to the cornfield in which her body was hidden. The case received national attention established, in part, on the fact that the defendant had not been in the nation legally.
Viewers can watch the full coverage of both trials on expanded hours of live coverage on Law&Crime from 9:00 a.m – 8:00pm ET each weekday.
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