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Robert Durst murder trial is set for September

LOS ANGELES - Four years after his arrest, Robert Durst - the idiosyncratic New York real estate tycoon accused of killing his best friend two decades ago - finally has a trial date.

During a court hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday, a judge set the trial for late in the summer after conferring with Durst.

"Yeah," Durst responded in his signature slow and creaking voice, "Sept. 3 is fine for trial."

But in a setback

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