After a long break due to COVID, the trial has restarted.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Fatally Shot, Officer Wilbert Mora Critically Injured Responding To Harlem Domestic Dispute
Meanwhile, in New York, a lawyer is pressing for another look at the 1982 disappearance of Durst’s wife, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday.
Durst, 78, last appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court in March 2020.
Prosecutors say Durst shot and killed Berman to prevent her from talking about the 1982 disappearance of his wife Kathie.
She vanished from their home in northern Westchester County and is presumed dead.READ MORE: 'The Loss Of A Hero': New York Mourns Death Of 22-Year-Old NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
On Monday, a lawyer representing her siblings said there is a wide-ranging cover-up of what happened to Kathie Durst.
“To make it appear that Kathie returned to New York City and then voluntarily abandoned him, her family, her friends, her medical school education and everything in this world that she loved,” said Robert Abrams, the attorney for Kathie Durst’s siblings.
The lawyer implicated members of Durst’s billionaire family, which controls millions of square feet of New York real estate.
A Durst Organization spokesperson said, “The Durst family is appalled by Robert’s actions and has cooperated with authorities to help ensure justice is served. These allegations are false and have been repeatedly debunked.”
Since Robert Durst has bladder cancer, extra coronavirus mitigation measures are in place in the courtroom.
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The Westchester District Attorney confirmed the Cold Case Unit is actively reviewing the disappearance of Kathie Durst.