Crime & Justice

US millionaire Robert Durst found guilty of writer Susan Berman’s murder

Los Angeles, US, Sep 17 (EFE).- A Los Angeles court Friday found millionaire Robert Durst guilty of murdering writer Susan Berman in 2000.

Berman died after she received a bullet in the head at her Los Angeles home.

The Los Angeles prosecution charged the 78-year-old real estate tycoon in 2015 that led to his arrest.

A court was found him guilty of illegal possession of weapons and sentenced him to seven years in prison as he awaited the judgment in Berman’s murder.

A jury in Los Angeles finally declared him guilty of the murder.

The jury said Durst shot Berman because the woman knew about the mysterious disappearance of his wife Kathleen McCormack in 1982.

Berman died before telling investigators what she knew about her disappearance.

The multi-millionaire was in the crosshairs of justice for more than three decades for his alleged involvement in several bloody crimes.

McCormack disappeared without a trace in 1982 after expressing her desire to divorce Durst.

Her husband was never charged in the missing case, even as he remained a suspect.

In 2000, police found Berman, who had spoken on behalf of Durst, dead at her home.

The sensational murder came shortly before the police were about to question her on McCormack’s disappearance.

Police charged Durst in the killing and later dismembering his neighbor in a Texas town, whose corpse floated in the sea in 2001 before police found it.

A jury tried and exonerated Durst, saying he had acted in self-defense after a struggle with the victim.

Durst’s alleged crime adventures were the subject of the HBO documentary series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.”

Andrew Jarecki directed the series.

Durst himself had proposed the plot, eager that someone would let him tell his story.

He is one of the heirs of an affluent New York real estate business family.

In 1994, his father chose his younger brother Douglas to take over the family business. EFE


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