Installment 9 of The Trial of Robert Durst: Greatest Hits is The Defense Opening and the Pandemic Hiatus where we offer highlights of Season 1, Episodes 9 through 12.

Dick Deguerin and David Chesnoff split the responsibilities of delivering the defense opening, with Deguerin asserting that Durst didn’t kill Susan Berman and he doesn’t know who did and with Chesnoff reminding the jurors that the defendant is only on trial for Berman’s murder.

After the opening statements conclude, it becomes clear that the jury will have to choose between two ways of interpreting evidence: Will they be guided by Chesnoff’s mantra that “no evidence is evidence” deciding that the lack of CSI-type forensic evidence leaves them with reasonable doubt of Durst’s guilt, or will they follow Lewin’s OK Boomer Method deciding that the mess of circumstantial evidence surrounding Durst’s actions and statements and the statements of others leaves only one reasonable explanation: that Robert Durst killed Susan Berman.

And then, after two days of testimony the LA courts are shut down due to COVID-19 and the trial is suspended until next Spring. The episode concludes with a taste of the testimony that lies ahead in Season Two.

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