You can find links to all of CRIME STORY’S coverage of the Robert Durst trial here.


On Tuesday September 14th, John Lewin concluded his rebuttal for the prosecution in the trial of Robert Durst. In this episode, “This Is Not Hard”: Closing Arguments — Part 4, Host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder dive into the dramatic last day of closing arguments, exploring Lewin’s methodical disassembling of Durst’s larger narrative: Durst is simply a person with terrible luck. Kary and Brittany are then joined by Charles V. Bagli — who is covering the Durst story for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com — for a final discussion of the closings and some general reflections on our coverage of this trial.

As mentioned in the episode, the full transcript of the jury’s instructions can be found below: