Robert Durst, Dr Elizabeth Loftus, Dr Loftus discussed on Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst


But i didn't know what to make of it at the time but there was a lot of concern as the session ended on thursday and the judge didn't tell us what the hell was going on but i later gathered from talking to people inside outside the courtroom That the person who <hes> had tested positive was related to a member of the defense team. Britney is gone back through the audio of wednesday's proceedings and there appear to have been a number of moments coughing. That punctuate some of the testimony from dr loftus about memory. We grabbed one of those instances. And we're gonna play for you now in a typical situation. There's a crime. There's a suspect. And there's an attempt to identify the person who was seen before brittany when you were observing on thursday and everything came to a sudden halt. What were your impressions. Is you watched the proceedings from the live feed well there had been a number of pauses leading up to that last one. The testimony of dr elizabeth loftus has been contentious to say the least and every so often one side or the other would ask for sidebar and occasionally even judge wyndham would ask for a sidebar. So in the last instance when he called for a sidebar. I and i imagine others may have assumed that they needed to talk about the objections. So it came as a real shock when he announced that they would be recessing early and that the jury was getting along weekend. A must say. I'm a bit surprised that the judge has decided to resume the trial on monday. As i understand it. The entire defense team was around. This person for relatively extended period of time and the risk reward ratio. Here seems to be completely out of whack. The risk that one of those defense attorney could give robert durst or one of the jurors. The virus would seem to outweigh the reward of keeping the trial going. And i'm very much aware that we all want to get this trial finished and get it to the jury. But given the exposure of all these people to someone who has tested positive with the virus and is symptomatic. I wonder if either of you are as surprised as i am. That judge windham has decided to resume court on monday rather than taking a period of ten days or so to allow people to properly quarantine you know this was not daytona beach where nobody has a mask on or anything. I think that most of the people if not all of them in the courtroom have been inoculated and everyone was wearing a mask including the person who tested positive. I also confess that. I very much want to see the end of the trial and that probably colors some of my impressions. Yeah and i guess. I assumed that in waiting the twenty four hours to release this memo that everybody involved in the trial must have had a chance to be tested and would have received a negative test. Do we not know if that's the case. We don't at this point. But i got to imagine that the very least all the lawyers in the room got tested charlie not to violate your hip rights. But did you get tested. I'm still trying to get an appointment. Good luck alright. Well it gives us one. More reason to tune. In on monday as the trial of robert durst for the murder of susan. Berman resumes with the conclusion. Let's hope of the testimony of dr elizabeth loftus. And the beginning of the testimony of robert durst on his own behalf. Amen to that. Please remember that you can receive. Alerts and news breaks on developments in robert durst murder trial as well as new episodes of season. Two of jury duty the trial of robert durst by subscribing now on apple spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts again. If you want to refresh your memory on where. The prosecution and defense are heading with their arguments in the trial. Go back and re listen to episodes from season one and head. Over to crime story dot com for in-depth coverage of the durst story jury duty the trial of robert durst is created and produced by carey. Anthony lewis it was co produced by alexis note of bartolo and britney finder music was provided by strike audio. Thanks for joining us. And we hope you'll come back for the next episode of jury duty. The trial of robert durst.

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