Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murder of Susan Berman

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Robert Durst will spend the rest of his life in prison … the judge has just sentenced him to life in prison, without the possibility of parole, in the murder of Susan Berman.

The trial of the frail 78-year-old man began in March 2020, was adjourned for 14 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic … but now it has ended with the judge Mark E. Windham sentencing him to life behind bars, holding that Durst’s guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt in several ways.

Before sentencing, Durst’s legal team issued a Hail Mary for a retrial alleging several court errors… but the judge shot him down.

After that, there were a series of emotional statements about the victim’s impact – including a family member calling on Durst to reveal the location of Kathy Durst‘s – and Susan’s son spoke at length about how his death negatively affected his life.

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As we have reported… Durst was guilty in the murder of his best friend, Susan, and he faced life in prison without the possibility of parole.

First degree murder conviction and conviction come more than 6 years after Durst arguably confessed to murder Berman and his wife, Kathy, on a hot mic while filming “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst”.

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HBO

In the HBO doc, you hear Durst muttering to himself, “You’re caught… What have I done? I killed them all, of course. He claims he was rich in methamphetamine when he made the confession.

You will remember… Kathy went missing in 1982 and it is widely believed that Durst killed her, although she was never found and he was never charged. Kathy’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Durst, but he scored a legal “W” in that lawsuit.

Los Angeles County prosecutors tried to prove that Durst killed Berman because she knew something about Kathy’s death. Berman’s body was found on Christmas Eve in 2000, and only 2 days later the LAPD received a letter from someone telling the cops where Susan’s body could be found.

Police said they linked the letter to Durst, but the case turned cold … until it was reopened following the HBO document.

The conviction comes nearly 20 years after Durst was tried for the 2001 murder of a neighbor in Texas. In this trial, he claimed to have accidentally shot the neighbor in the front during a fight. Durst was acquitted in 2003.

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