Update: Robert Durst He was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, October 14, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney confirmed to E! News. The verdict comes a month after he was found guilty of killing the journalist Susan Berman More than 20 years ago.
Robert Durst convicted of murder Susan Berman in 2000.
Los Angeles County Attorney George Gascon A jury has found the 78-year-old real estate heir guilty of first-degree murder of Berman, his ex-boyfriend and close friend.
“The jury’s decision illustrates how our legal system can serve to hold people accountable regardless of their wealth and status in life,” Gascon said. “I would like to commend our team of prosecutors and investigators for their tireless work to finally bring justice to those who have waited more than 20 years.”
During the trial, prosecutors said Durst shot Berman in her Los Angeles home on the night of December 23, 2000.
Before her death, Berman reportedly intended to speak with New York investigators about the disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathywhich was lost in 1982 and has yet to be found. According to the prosecutors, she wanted to confess to giving Dorset a false argument.
Durst was first tried in March 2020, but the proceedings came to a complete halt when the coronavirus pandemic began. After a 14-month hiatus, the jury returned to Los Angeles court in May to resume proceedings.