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New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Durst Sentencing – Part 2: Susan’s Family Speaks

In this episode, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder present excerpts from the victim impact statements delivered by members of Susan Berman’s family and examine Judge Mark Windham’s sentence for Robert Durst for the murder of Susan Berman.

Mike Romano: Derrick Thompson Freed After Three Strikes Conviction Overturned

Over two years ago, Derrick was recommended for early release by prison staff, wardens, and the Secretary of Corrections due to his “exceptionally meritorious” conduct while incarcerated over the past two decades. Last week, he walked free.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 92

In Part 92, Judge Mader assesses the dismissal of a vehicular manslaughter case based on evidence of faulty brakes. The Judge also explores some of the specific legal perils faced by a defendant who decides to represent themselves when accused of a sex crime.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 91

In Part 91, Judge Mader discusses the case of a repeat offender seeking a lesser sentence because of health concerns, while reflecting on an earlier case to muse on unexpected romantic pairings that she sees in court proceedings.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Durst Sentencing – Part 1: How Judge Windham Saw the Durst Trial

In this episode, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder discuss the Thursday, October 14th, court appearance of Robert Durst, his first since being convicted of the murder of his friend Susan Berman.

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News Bonus Episode, reporter Charles Bagli breaks the news that Dick DeGuerin has "completed the assignment" and no longer represents Robert Durst.

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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 1

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD's first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare the life of the Hillside Strangler. In August of this year, Judge Mader published Inside the Robe: A Judge's Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America, which best selling author Michael Connelly called: "a perfect book: engrossing and telling at the same time." The Judge has granted Crime Story permission...

Recently-Retired Los Angeles Crime Judge Endorses George Gascón for District Attorney

On February 19, 2020, Katherine Mader retired after serving for nearly two decades as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. Before she joined the bench in 2001, she also practiced criminal defense from 1973-1985, was a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney from 1985-1996 and 1999-2001, and was the first LAPD inspector general from 1996-1999. Why I Support George Gascón for District Attorney By Katherine Mader, Los Angeles Criminal Court judge, retired February, 2020 Having spent the last forty-five years participating in the Los...

Inside the Robe: The Crime Story Collection

Episode 246: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 1 In Part 1 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader explains her intentions in writing the book and presents an illuminative anecdote about one of her first experiences as a criminal trial attorney. Episode 247: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 2 In Part 2 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader offers some the context of her personal family history that informs her sense...

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