Robert Durst testifies he'd lie if he needed to on stand in Susan Berman murder trial

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New York City real estate heir Robert Durst took the stand for his fifth day of testimony in a trial over the murder of his longtime friend Susan Berman, who...
was shot in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home in 2000.

Durst admitted to lying about important details in the past and said hypothetically he might do so again.

But he also said he would have admitted to the murders of Berman, his ex-wife, a former neighbor, John F. Kennedy and John Lennon if it would have gotten him out of jail.

In one exchange, Los Angeles District Attorney John Lewin grilled Durst on whether he would lie if he needed to in order to save his own skin.

"If you had in fact killed Susan Berman, would you tell us?" Lewin asks.

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"No," Durst replies. In previous testimony, when asked if he killed her or knew who did, he answered "no" both times.

"If you've said you've taken an oath to tell the truth but you've also just told us that you would lie if you needed to," Lewin asked, "can you tell me how that would not destroy your credibility?"

"Because what I'm saying is mostly the truth," Durst replied. "There are certain things I would lie about, certain very…
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