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World US scion Robert Durst charged with wife's 1982 murder

20:00  22 october  2021
20:00  22 october  2021 Source:   afp.com

Robert Durst gets life for California murder of best friend

  Robert Durst gets life for California murder of best friend Robert Durst, the New York real estate heir, was sentenced to … in prison in a Los Angeles County courtroom Thursday for the 2000 murder of his longtime friend Susan Berman following a lengthy, drawn-out trial.Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham also denied a defense request for a new trial. They said they plan to appeal.

US real estate mogul Robert Durst, already serving a life sentence for killing his best friend, has been charged with his wife's 1982 murder, officials said Friday.

Real estate mogul Robert Durst has been charged with his wife's 1982 murder © Myung J. Chun Real estate mogul Robert Durst has been charged with his wife's 1982 murder

The District Attorney's office in New York's Westchester County said that a complaint charging the 78-year-old Durst with the murder of Kathleen Durst had been filed on Tuesday.

Kathleen Durst disappeared in January 1982. Her body has never been found. She was 29 years old at the time.

Durst, an estranged member of one of New York's wealthiest real estate dynasties, was sentenced to life in prison in California last week for the 2000 murder of his friend Susan Berman to keep her from talking to police about his wife's disappearance.  

US tycoon gets life in prison for killing of his best friend

  US tycoon gets life in prison for killing of his best friend US real estate scion Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no possibility of parole for the killing of his best friend. Durst, a multi-millionaire who was the subject of an explosive HBO documentary entitled "The Jinx," has always denied charges that he shot that friend, Susan Berman, in the back of the head in 2000 at her Beverly Hills home to keep her from talking to police about the disappearance of his wife two decades earlier. But last month, a jury in Los Angeles took just eight hours to find the 78-year-old guilty of the execution-style slaying of Berman.

A multi-millionaire, Durst was the subject of an explosive HBO documentary entitled "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst."

In its stunning finale, Durst is heard muttering to himself, "Killed them all, of course" -- apparently unaware that a microphone he was wearing during the recording of that episode remained switched on while he was using the restroom.

The docuseries also delved into the 2001 death of Durst's neighbor in Texas, Morris Black, who was found dismembered. 

Durst claimed the killing was self-defense. He was acquitted.

Durst's attorney Dick DeGuerin told the Los Angeles Times over the weekend that his client has been hospitalized and put on a ventilator after catching the coronavirus.

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