Crime Real estate heir Robert Durst charged with murder in 1982 disappearance of wife -NY Times
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.
(Reuters) -Real estate heir Robert Durst has been charged in New York state with murder in the 1982 disappearance of his wife, the New York Times reported on Friday, a week after he was sentenced in California to life in prison for murdering his best friend in 2000.
New York State Police investigator Joseph Becerra filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday in Lewisboro, New York, charging Durst, 78, with the second-degree murder of Kathie McCormack Durst, who went missing on Jan. 31, 1982, the Times reported.
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.
Becerra's complaint said the charge against Durst is based on details in files from the Westchester district attorney, the New York State Police and the Los Angeles district attorney, along with "conversations with numerous witnesses and observations of defendants, recorded interviews and observations of Mr. Durst’s recorded interviews and court testimony in related proceedings."
On Oct. 14, a California judge sentenced Durst to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering his best friend, Susan Berman, in 2000.
Durst has COVID-19 and was on a ventilator, the Los Angeles Times reported last week.
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien)
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.