Opening statements are poised to begin in the murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst Ray Sanchez, CNN

Robert Durst’s fate will rest with 12 jurors, the only audience that matters now Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times

FBI falls short in assessing homegrown terror threats, DOJ watchdog says Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post

Alabama to execute Nathaniel Woods on Thursday despite questions about his culpability in killing of 3 police officers Ray Sanchez, Martin Savidge, and Justin Gamble, CNN

Can DA Lacey elude a runoff? It’s up to those uncounted ballots Larry Altman, Los Angeles Daily News

Jussie Smollett Case Looms Over Campaign for Chicago’s Top Prosecutor Ben Kesling, Wall Street Journal

Bail Reform Made New Yorkers Safer Peter Rugh, The Indypendent

Recidivism’s Hidden Drivers: ‘Technical Violations’ of Probation or Parole The Crime Report

Bring public scrutiny to ‘death by cop’ Bill Schubart, VT Digger

Milwaukee’s Chronic Gun Violence Looms Over the Molson Coors Shooting Champe Barton, The Trace

After 28 Years, the Fire That Sent Claude Garrett to Prison May Get a Second Look Liliana Segura, The Intercept

Walter Ogrod: Man on death row convicted of child murder ‘likely innocent,’ prosecutors say Louise Hall, Independent

A brutal slaying at Timberland and a search for answers (New Hampshire) Zoe Greenberg, Boston Globe

Kim Kardashian visits White House, thanks Trump for commuting sentences of ‘three really deserving women’ Rasha Ali, USA Today

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