A Texas judge ruled yesterday that the murder trial of cross-dressing millionaire Robert Durst will remain in Galveston.
But state District Judge Susan Criss granted a prosecution request to have potential jurors questioned individually, which is normally reserved for capital cases. The defense decided to give up its fight for a change of venue in return for the right to question jurors.
No specific date was set, but the trial will now take place sometime in April instead of February.
Durst, 59, an heir to his family’s real-estate fortune, is accused of beheading Morris Black, 71, his next-door neighbor in Galveston. Durst admits he killed Black but claims he did it in self-defense.