BREAKING NEWS: Real estate heir Robert Durst is found GUILTY of murder over 2000 shooting of confidante Susan Berman but wasn’t in court to hear verdict after contact with driver who has COVID
- Los Angeles jury reached their verdict Friday afternoon
- Durst charged over 2000 murder of confidant Susan Berman
- She was shot at point blank range after threatening to go to cops to say she’d given false alibi over 1982 killing of Durst’s wife
Real estate heir Robert Durst has been found guilty of the 2000 murder of a confidante who threatened to retract her alibi over the 1982 killing of his wife.
He wasn’t present when the Los Angeles jury reached a verdict Friday in the lengthy murder trial of New York real estate heir. Jurors deliberated about seven hours over three days.
Durst, 78, is in isolation after his driver tested positive for Covid.
He appeared in a Los Angeles court earlier this month in a wheelchair in his current gaunt and ailing state. He pleaded not guilty to murder in the point-blank shooting of his best friend, Susan Berman, at her Los Angeles home in December 2000.
Prosecutors said Durst silenced Berman to prevent her from telling police what she knew about the disappearance and suspected killing of his wife in New York in 1982.
Durst testified he didn’t kill his wife or Berman and doesn’t know who did, though he said he’d lie if he had done so.
Robert Durst (pictured) wasn’t present when the Los Angeles jury reached a verdict Friday in the lengthy murder trial of New York real estate heir. Jurors deliberated about seven hours over three days
Prosecutors said he would have gotten away with Burman’s murder if filmmakers had not unearthed a damning letter that had identical handwriting to the infamous cadaver note, a prosecutor said Thursday in the New York real estate heir’s trial.
In closing arguments at the New York real estate heir’s trial earlier this month, prosecutors said that an anonymous note directing police to the lifeless body of Berman was the ‘smoking gun’ in the case against him.