Crime Robert Durst Charged With Murder of Second Wife
Judge expected to sentence real estate heir Robert Durst to life for California murder
Judge expected to sentence real estate heir Robert Durst to life for California murder(Reuters) - A California judge on Thursday is expected to give a mandatory life prison sentence to multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst, who was convicted last month of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000.
Robert Durst, the 78-year-old real estate heir-turned-convicted killer, has been charged with second-degree murder in the 1982 death of his second wife,.
The charge was made in a criminal complaint filed Tuesday by a New York State Police investigator in Lewisboro, New York. It comes a day after the Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah empaneled a grand jury to hear testimony in the murder of Kathie Durst to determine whether charges should be filed. Rocah did not announce the investigator’s Tuesday filing.
Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for 2000 murder of friend Susan Berman
The victim had been set to speak to police about a fake alibi she allegedly gave regarding disappearance of his wife, prosecutors said.L.A. Superior Court Judge Mark Windham handed down that punishment one month after jurors convicted Durst of first-degree murder for the Dec. 23, 2000, death of Susan Berman, who was shot at point-blank range in the back of the head inside her Benedict Canyon home.
“The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office can confirm that a complaint charging Robert Durst with the murder of Kathleen Durst was filed in Lewisboro Town Court on October 19, 2021. We have no further comment at this time,” Rocah’s office said in a statement to the AP.
Durst had been sentenced to life in prison last week for killing a confidante who had helped him cover up his wife’s death, according to Los Angeles prosecutors. Durstafter he contracted COVID-19, his lawyer told The Daily Beast Saturday.
US scion Robert Durst charged with wife's 1982 murder .
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. 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.