World News Tonight | Dan Abrams

Dan on World News Tonight: March 16, 2015

March 17, 2015

wntDan joined David Muir on ABC’s World News Tonight With David Muir, to discuss the latest on Robert Durst. The Los Angeles County DA announced on March 16th that Durst was charged with one count of first-degree murder with the special circumstances of murder of a witness, as well as lying in wait and gun use allegations. These charges are in connection with the 2000 murder of Susan Berman and can carry the death penalty. Durst was arrested in New Orleans over the weekend under two new charges: convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance, which was a small amount of marijuana. This was all on the heels of the dramatic finale of the HBO series based on Durst called “The Jinx” where he was recorded saying that he “killed them all”. Dan discusses the impact of that recording with David, watch the full clip from WNT here.

 

Dan on American Sniper Trial

February 11, 2015

CaptureDan contributed to a segment for ABC’s World News Tonight as well as Good Morning America on the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the man accused of killing American Sniper, Chris Kyle and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield. The jury has been selected and opening statements begin Wednesday, February 11th. Selecting an unbiased jury was not an easy task as Kyle’s book has gained mass popularity following the Oscar-nominated movie, American Sniper, based on his memoir. Routh’s defense has made it clear they will be pursuing an insanity defense and prosecutors have said they will not be seeking the death penalty. Dan commented, “Just saying you’re suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not enough to get a not guilty by reason of insanity verdict, you have to literally be able to show that the defendant did not understand right from wrong…” Watch the full clip here.