ROBERT Durst was a convicted killer who will spend a lengthy time in prison for the murder of his best friend.
Durst's sentence was handed to him in a Los Angeles court on October 14, 2021, and he died on January 10, 2022.
Was Robert Durst COVID-19 positive?
On October 16, 2021, Robert Durst's attorney confirmed he is currently in the hospital with COVID-19.
LA Times reporter James Queally tweeted: "BREAKING: Robert Durst has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently on a ventilator, his attorney confirms. Story soon @latimes".
Less than three months later, Durst died at the age of 78 on January 10, 2022. He suffered a cardiac arrest while in prison.
What is Robert Durst's net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Durst is worth $65million.
Durst was the son of New York real estate mogul Seymour Durst and he is the brother of commercial developer Douglas Durst.
Robert graduated from Lehigh University and became a real estate developer.
How long will Robert Durst spend in prison?
On October 14, 2021, it was reported that Durst will get life in prison for the murder of Berman.
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Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham denied a defense request for a new trial, but Durst's lawyers said they plan to appeal.
On Friday, September 17, a Los Angeles jury convicted Durst of gunning down Susan Berman, a killing authorities believe was connected to his missing wife.
The panel had been deliberating since September 14 when it came back with the guilty verdict for first-degree murder in the slaying of Berman.
Prosecutors said Berman had been scheduled to speak to police about a fake alibi she allegedly gave Durst when his wife disappeared in New York in 1982.
Durst's wife, Kathie, has never been found and no charges have ever been brought in connection with her disappearance.
In closing arguments, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John Lewin told jurors they had to hold the 78-year-old Durst accountable for Berman's slaying.
“Bob Durst is not crazy. He’s not some nut job serial killer who goes around killing for the thrill of it,” Lewin said.
“Don’t let this narcissistic psychopath get away with what he’s done.”
Did Robert Durst's family assist him in the murders?
Real estate heir Durst's father and brother have been accused of assisting in the murder of his wife Kathie who went missing in 1982.
These claims arise again as part of Durst's trial in the murder of long-time confidant, Berman, which just resumed after a 14-month delay due to the coronavirus.
Law and Crime executive producer Cathy Russon tweeted "Attorneys representing Kathleen Durst’s family say #RobertDurst brother Douglas & father Seymore aided in the cover-up of Kathleen’s disappearance and murder."
The Durst family spoke out about the claims targeting attorney Robert Adams who represents Kathie's family.
“Mr. Abrams is a member of the cottage industry that seeks to personally profit off of Robert’s victims, even if it involves disrupting the prosecution of the murder of Susan Berman,” said Jason Barowitz, a spokesperson for the family.
He continued, "The truth is that the Durst family is appalled by Robert’s actions and has cooperated with authorities to help ensure justice is served. These allegations are false and have been repeatedly debunked.”
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