Robert Durst tells jurors he lied to NYPD after first wife Kathie disappeared in 1982
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Robert Durst admitted to jurors Wednesday that he lied to a New York Police Department detective in 1982 when he claimed he reached his first wife Kathie Durst by phone at their Manhattan apartment the night she was last seen alive. Testifying for a second day at his Los Angeles murder trial, Durst said his motive was simple. “I told Detective (Michael) Struck that I had telephoned Kathie at the Riverside Drive apartment, and she was watching the news,” he said. “That was a lie,” he explained. “I wanted to convince him that Kathie had gotten back to Riverside Drive.” Durst, 78, is on trial in ...