Multimillionaire Robert Durst, sentenced to life imprisonment, died in prison

2022-01-10 22:12

2022-01-10 22:12

Multimillionaire Robert Durst, sentenced to life imprisonment, died in prison
Multimillionaire Robert Durst, sentenced to life imprisonment, died in prison
photo: AL SEIB / / Reuters

Robert Durst, an American multi-millionaire real estate magnate who was serving a life sentence for the murder of a friend in 2000, died in prison at the age of 78, one of his defense lawyers said on Monday.

Durst died “of natural causes related to a long list of medical problems that we have raised many times in court over the past two years,” said Chip Lewis.

The eccentric real estate magnate was sentenced last October by a Los Angeles court to life imprisonment without parole for the murder of his friend Susan Berman in 2000.

A woman was killed at her home in Beverly Hills with a shot to the back of the head. The jury decided that Durst waited for the opportune moment to shoot the woman and thus get rid of the inconvenient witness.

Evidence from the trial indicated that Berman helped provide Durst with a false alibi about the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormac, in 1982. According to the prosecution, the man killed Susan Berman because he was afraid that she would eventually share her knowledge about the disappearance of his wife with the authorities.

Durst was also charged with the murder of a 71-year-old neighbor in Texas, but was not found guilty in a 2003 trial; claimed he was acting in self-defense.

Durst was arrested in March 2015, the day before the last episode of the HBO documentary series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” was broadcast. The documentary was devoted to the millionaire’s alleged links to the three homicides.

In the final episode, Durst can be heard mumbling in the toilet into the still-on wireless microphone: “They caught you. Shit, what did I do? Of course I killed them all.”

Durst’s grandfather started one of New York’s first real estate companies. (PAP)

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