78-year-old American millionaire Robert Durst was sentenced to life in prison Thursday local time in California after being convicted last month by a jury of the murder of his girlfriend in 2000. The case. According to prosecutors, Durst, who hails from a very wealthy estate dynasty, has committed two more murders on his conscience.
The judge delivered the verdict after a jury found that he proved Durst had shot his close girlfriend Susan Berman in the head in 2000. He allegedly did so to prevent Berman from testifying about the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen McCormack. The millionaire is a suspect in the missing persons case, but has not been prosecuted. Durst allegedly got rid of Berman so she couldn’t tell her she helped him cover up his wife’s murder.
In 2015, Durst was arrested on suspicion of Berman’s murder. A few hours later, the final episode of the HBO documentary, Jinx: The Life and Death of Robert Durst, aired on HBO. While recording, Durst talked about the murders when he thought there were no microphones turned on.
The third murder
Prosecutors in court last month stressed the importance of the Durst trial documentary. “If they hadn’t had those interviews, we wouldn’t be where we are,” said Attorney General John Lowen. A letter from a wealthy American and an audio recording from a friend of his were also used as evidence.
Prosecutors say Durst committed a third murder in 2001 when he hid in Texas. It is said that he killed his neighbor when he recognized him and then cut his body. Durst argued that it was in self-defense and was eventually acquitted in the case.
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