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Witness: Durst victim said he may kill her years earlier

Years before Susan Berman was killed, she had implicated real estate heir Robert Durst as her future assailant. That's according the testimony of Miriam Barnes, a close friend of Berman testifying in Durst's murder case.

Barnes said Tuesday that Berman once told her she had done something for Durst around the time his wife disappeared, but she didn't elaborate.

Barnes says Berman told her: "If anything ever happens to me, Bobby did it."

She forgot the statement until Berman's funeral in 2000.

Barnes says she never went to police because she feared what Durst would do. She's scheduled to be cross-examined Wednesday.

Barnes says she eventually told the account to The New York Times because she didn't think Durst would live to see his day in court.