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Breaking News Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: DeGuerin Leaves Defense Team After Revealing Durst Is On A Ventilator

In this Breaking News Bonus Episode, reporter Charles Bagli breaks the news that Dick DeGuerin has "completed the assignment" and no longer represents Robert Durst.

Prison Journalism Project: My First Year In Prison

The first year in prison was a learning process to understand what I needed to do to make it through such a long stretch of time.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 90

In Part 90, Judge Mader explains the role of a court commissioner and what happens when these court officers make a misstep. She then details the boundaries she sets for herself when friends and family ask for legal advice.

Series: Nuremberg – Part 7

In Part 7 of our Crime Story Series Nuremberg, we examine the U.K. prosecutors’ tightly-focused presentation of Count Two of the indictment, particularly as it played in contrast to the Americans’ unapologetic power-grab.

Mike Romano: CA Governor Newsom signs into law six criminal law reforms developed by the Three Strikes Project

Late last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law six criminal law reforms developed and recommended by the Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code and Three Strikes Project.

Charles Bagli on Chavin’s Choice

Journalist Charles Bagli profiles Nick Chavin, the man who became his trusted source on the Durst story, and then — ultimately — the Los Angeles prosecutors’ star witness in Robert Durst's murder trial.

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The People vs. Daniel Masterson: The Statute of Limitations for Rape

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the case of The People vs. Daniel Masterson in which Masterson is charged with sexual assaulting three women in 2001 and 2003. You can find links to all of Crime Story’s coverage of this case here. The line at the county clerk’s office within the Clara Shortridge Foltz Center for Criminal Justice is long, even during the citywide shutdown due to Covid-19 guidelines. Meeting with a clerk is “by appointment only,” so I make sure to call...

The People vs. Daniel Masterson: The Protective Power of Institutions

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The People vs Daniel Masterson: Projecting Respect (with Exclusive Video)

This is the first in a series of articles on the case of The People of the State of California vs. Daniel Peter Masterson. Below, we have embedded Crime Story's exclusive video highlights of the hearing examined in this article. The crowds inside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center are considerably thinner these days. The building is soaked in new safety measures put into place due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The security check point on the...