'SNL' alum Laraine Newman testifies in Robert Durst murder trial

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Newman said that mutual friend Susan Berman — whom Durst is charged with killing in December 2000 — created an alibi for Durst in the death of his first wife, Kathie Durst.
Laraine Newman, an original cast member of "Saturday Night Live," testified Wednesday in the trial of alleged killer Robert Durst.

Newman, who now works in voice-over animation, said that a friend created an alibi for Durst in the death of his first wife, Kathie Durst.

That friend was Susan Berman, a writer and close friend of both Newman and Durst, whom he is charged with killing in December 2000.

Newman, 69, testified about an incident in which Berman told her long before her death that she provided a false alibi for Durst in the disappearance of Kathie — who was declared dead in 2017 and hadn't been seen since 1982.

"Susan told me that she had provided an alibi for him, for Bobby, in relation to the disappearance," Newman testified about Berman, whom Durst had met at UCLA. "I remember her saying that she made a phone call."

Defense attorneys Dick DeGuerin, right, and David Chesnoff, left, adjust Robert Durst's wheelchair as he faced jurors in the Inglewood, California, courtroom of Judge Mark E. Windham. Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag

Newman said she was "100 percent" sure that Berman told her about providing the false alibi.

"And in discussing this alibi, did she indicate to you whether or not in words…
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