Pandemic scare causes abrupt halt to Robert Durst murder trial
Robert Durst in an Inglewood courtroom on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Inglewood, California.. - TNS

LOS ANGELES — Robert Durst’s murder trial was abruptly halted Friday amid a COVID-19 exposure scare, a source confirmed to the Daily News. Just a few minutes before the lunch break, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham excused jurors for the weekend, telling them to return at 11 a.m. Monday. The reason wasn’t immediately clear, but the source said someone recently in the courtroom gallery had tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid test. “It was a quick test,” the source said. “Sometimes those come back with false positives or false negatives. Another test is coming.” The sourc...