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Durst Hearing Opens With Letter About Body

Prosecutors have opened a court hearing in the murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst with photos of a letter directing them to the body of his slain friend.

A former Los Angeles police criminalist testified Monday that the letter was addressed to Beverly Hills police with the city's name misspelled.

Durst has pleaded not guilty to killing Susan Berman in 2000 at her Los Angeles house in a part of the city with a Beverly Hills ZIP code.

Prosecutors say Durst killed Berman to prevent her from telling police what she knew about his first wife's 1982 disappearance in New York.

Durst was arrested in 2015 after a documentary found a letter from him addressed to Berman in similar handwriting and misspelling Beverly Hills the same way.

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