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

Robert Durst is charged with the execution-style murder of his friend Susan Berman.

Robert Durst is charged with the execution-style murder of his friend Susan Berman.


A judge of The Angels condemned the millionaire Robert Durst to life imprisonment for ending the life of the writer Susan berman, murdered in 2000 by a shot in the head.

Judge Mark Windham imposed the sentence a month after a jury found the 78-year-old businessman guilty of a crime of murder for which he was formally charged in 2015, although Durst He was already a suspect in two other murders dating back more than three decades.

“It was a horrible crime,” said the judge before communicating the sentence, according to statements collected by CNN.

According to the verdict, Durst shot Berman, with whom he had a friendship, at his home in Beverly Hills., because the woman had witnessed another crime allegedly committed by him.

Berman died before tell investigators what he knew about the disappearance of Kathleen McCormack, the ex-wife of Durst which has been reported unaccounted for since 1982.

McCormack disappeared without a trace in 1982 after expressing his desire to divorce from Durst, in a case that remained unsolved.

A decade later the Police reopened the investigation and in 2000 Berman, who until then had interceded as a friend in favor of Durst, was found dead of a shot to the head, shortly before she could be questioned about what happened to McCormack.

To these two disappearances is added a third, in 2001, and for which Durst pleaded guilty, but was acquitted.

The mogul admitted killing and later dismembering his neighbor in a Texas town, whose carcass was found floating in the sea.

Durst He was tried and exonerated by a jury that determined that he had acted in self-defense, after a struggle with the victim, although the prosecution indicated that the true intention of the businessman was to steal the identity of his neighbor to evade Justice.

The adventures of Durst were featured in the HBO documentary series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” a program directed by Andrew Jarecki that he himself Durst he proposed, eager that someone would let him tell his story.

Durst He is the heir to one of the wealthiest families in New York, which became rich thanks to the real estate business, although in 1994 his father chose his younger brother Douglas to take over the family business.


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