Robert Durst sat blankly in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday as prosecutors showed grisly autopsy photos of his slain friend Susan Berman — and argued that Durst should stand trial for her murder.
Durst, the real estate heir who case rose to national prominence through the HBO series “The Jinx,” faces hearing this week to determine whether he will be tried for Berman’s December 2000 death.
The 75-year-old millionaire showed no expression as prosecutors displayed photos of Berman. In one, her right eye was blackened, and in an expression of her final moment, her tongue was stuck between her lips. In another autopsy photo, her black hair was shaved to show the spot where a bullet entered the back of her head, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Despite his lack of emotion over the photos, Durst scowled during other parts of the hearing, according to the Associated Press.
Berman was killed execution-style in her home in Beverly Hills.
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A woman’s mysterious death has been ruled a death by her dogs. Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, of Virginia was found dead on December 15. Initially, the cause of death was unknown, and there was speculation that foul play was involved.
She was reportedly found by her father, naked and dismembered in the woods. Friends were shocked by the findings and suspected foul play. The autopsy report now shows that she was mauled by her two pit bulls, reported People.
Goochland Sheriff’s Office released the medical examiner’s ruling, which stated that Stephens “was not raped, and this was not a homicide.”
The victim was described as a dog lover who was on a walk in the wooded Glen Allen area when the incident happened. She did not have alcohol or drugs in her system. Authorities said that they saw one of the dogs eating a portion of Stephens’ body upon discovery, per the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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New disturbing details are emerging about the school shooting that took two lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico two months ago. William Atchison, 21, attacked Aztec High School on Dec. 7, killing two teens before turning a gun on himself.
In death, markings left on his body are giving investigators some insight into the shooter’s ideations. A 25-page report has just been released on Atchison’s body by The Office of the Medical Investigator. According to the report, Atchison bore both a swastika and the letters “SS,” an abbreviation for part of the Nazi Party, on his leg, KRQE reports. Additionally, Atchison had “AMOG” inked on that leg. “AMOG” means alpha male, a term often associated with misogyny. The words “build wall,” were found above his left knee, KOB4 reports, which appears to be a reference to President Donald Trump’s promise to “build a wall” in an attempt to keep illegal
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The autopsy results are in for the Las Vegas shooter. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the shooter, Stephen Paddock, had anti-anxiety medication in his system at the time of death.
Authorities found traces of nordiazepam, oxazepam and temazepam, which are consistent the drug Valium in his urine. The autopsy included toxicology tests and a brain examination. A separate review of his brain done at Stanford University found no neurological abnormalities, such as evidence of Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition to finding the anti-anxiety medication, the autopsy confirmed that the 64-year-old died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head after he opened fire from his Mandalay Bay suite. The autopsy did not indicate any physical or mental reasons that could explain the mass shooting. “It seems that based on the autopsy reports there were no physical excuses for what Steve did,” said his younger brother Eric Paddock. “We may never understand why Steve did this.”
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A new autopsy report, released Tuesday morning, reveals that the aspiring pastor who allegedly killed his wife while high on cough syrup stabbed her 123 times times.
Matthew James Phelps, 28, called police and confusedly confessed to murdering his wife, later saying he was under the influence of cough syrup. After giving his name, address and phone number, he said, “I think I killed my ..,” before trailing off, according to the Raleigh News Observer.
Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, 29, was found fatally stabbed at the townhouse where they both lived. She was covered in blood and found in a fetal position. The two had been married less than a year.
“I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” Matthew told police. “There’s blood all over me, and there’s a bloody knife on the bed. I think I did it.”
He has since
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A Georgia father was charged in the death of a 2-week-old infant girl whose remains were found abandoned in the woods after she was killed by blunt force head trauma, The Rockdale Citizen reported.
Newton County Coroner ruled infant Caliyah McNabb’s death a homicide.
The infant girl was reported missing by her parents Chris McNabb and Courtney Bell on Saturday morning. The parents told police that Caliyah was fed at 5 a.m., at which point the couple went back to sleep.
When the parents woke back up at 10 a.m., they said they found that the infant girl was missing.
The Newton County’s Sheriff’s Office searched through a park on Saturday and Sunday, eventually discovering the child’s body wrapped in cloth inside a duffel bag that was hidden under a log in the woods.
At this discovery, Chris McNabb jumped out of a car and ran away. A food store clerk later called police
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Preliminary autopsy results have been released in the case of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.
On Tuesday, the Fargo Police Department announced on Facebook that the 22-year-old’s death was due to “homicidal violence.”
“We are unable to release the specific details of Savanna’s death, or the manner in which Savanna’s baby was born,” they wrote on their Facebook.
LaFontaine-Greywind went missing August 19 when she was eight months pregnant. Her body was later found by kayakers in the Red River — which borders North Dakota and Minnesota — “heavily wrapped in plastic and duct tape” and stuck to a log.
Three days earlier, police found a baby in the North Dakota apartment of LaFontaine-Greywind’s neighbors, 32-year-old William Henry Hoehn and a 38-year-old Brooke Lynn Crews. Police believe the newborn girl belonged to LaFontaine-Greywind.
LaFontaine-Greywind was a member of the Spirit Lake Dakota tribe. According to the Star Tribune, her tragic case drew hundreds of tribal
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