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New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Loyalty in The World of Robert Durst

In this episode, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder explore the expectations and limits of loyalty in the world of Robert Durst.

Mike Romano: Fernando Rocha’s Life Sentence Vacated After 24 Years

Fernando Rocha's life sentence has been vacated based on "exceptional conduct" while in prison.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 68

In Part 68, Judge Mader explains the challenges of proving ‘aiding and abetting’ cases, and then reflects on the impact a sincere, empathetic prosecutor can have on the criminal legal process.

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 103

A weekly curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 67

In Part 67, Judge Mader navigates her colleagues’ sensitivities while editing a magazine for judges. Mader also explores the fine line judges must walk when talking to defendants about plea offers.

Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Witness for Mistrial

This special breaking news edition of Jury Duty discusses the Thursday, July 29, motion by Robert Durst's defense team for a mistrial based on Durst’s declining health.

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Season 2 Episode 10: What Happened to Morris Black’s Head?

You can find links to all of CRIME STORY’S coverage of the Robert Durst trial here. In this episode, What Happened to Morris Black's Head?, we examine how the prosecution in the Susan Berman murder trial presents Robert Durst's pattern of making calculated but clumsy moves to cover up his wrongdoings. Using the text of his 2003 testimony during the trial for the murder of Morris Black — as read by actors David Kelsey and Curt Cornelius — we'll look at how Robert Durst’s story then compares to...

Season 2 Bonus Episode 9: Jill Biden’s Ex-Husband Joins the Robert Durst Circus

You can find links to all of CRIME STORY’S coverage of the Robert Durst trial here. In this special breaking news edition of Jury Duty, Jill Biden's Ex-Husband Joins the Robert Durst Circus, co-hosts Kary Antholis and Brittany Bookbinder examine the claim by Bill Stevenson, the ex-husband of First Lady Jill Biden, that he had an affair with Kathie Durst in 1982, just days before she went missing. Kary and Brittany are joined by Charles V. Bagli, who is reporting on the Durst trial for The New...

Episode 336: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 62

In Part 62, Judge Mader details her sentencing logic in the case of a defendant who claims he was "sleep driving." She also discusses challenges in trials that rely on Spanish-language interpretation. June 23 A jury trial with polite and competent attorneys arrived this morning. The charges are assault with a knife, making a criminal threat, and dissuading a witness from testifying. The bald defendant looks dapper in the tailored blue shirt from the Public Defender’s Office clothing closet. But...

Episode 335: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 61

In Part 61, Judge Mader reflects on the dynamics among the Los Angeles County Superior Court branches and explores a phenomenon called 'Black Robe Fever' where a judge’s ego becomes inflated because of his or her position. June 21 Cora remains antagonistic and rude. When I walk into my courtroom for the first time each morning, I like to see smiling and gracious people, not someone who doesn’t raise her eyes. I don’t think our relationship can be fixed. Facing hostility every morning...

Episode 334: Series: Nuremberg – Part 6

In Part 6 of our Crime Story Series Nuremberg, we examine Robert Jackson's gambit to make the centerpiece of the International Military Tribunal charging the individual Nazi leaders not as legitimate government officials but as conspiring gangsters. As we recounted in our last episode, the saga of Rudolf Hess’s mental state drew a tremendous amount of media attention and marked the transition from the United States presentation of their portion of the case to the rest of the allies having their opportunity to present charges against the defendants. However, there...

Season 2 Episode 9: The Brothers Durst Speak

You can find links to all of CRIME STORY’S coverage of the Robert Durst trial here. In this episode, The Brothers Durst Speak, we explore the testimony of Douglas and Thomas Durst in their brother Robert's murder trial. Some common — and not so common — themes emerge. Host Kary Antholis discusses this intense testimony with co-host Brittany Bookbinder and Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com and whose series of articles The Many Lives of Robert Durst and Susy...