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  • Millionaire Robert Durst Was In HBO's 'The Jinx.' It Led To His Murder Conviction

    09/17/2021 11:39:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | September 17, 2021
    A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago in a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying linked to his wife's 1982 disappearance. Durst, 78, was convicted of the first-degree murder of Susan Berman, who was shot at point-blank range in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home in December 2000 as she was prepared to tell police how she helped cover up his wife's killing. Berman, the daughter of a Las...
  • Judge to Consider Delays in Durst Murder Trial

    04/25/2017 7:51:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne
    kfi640am ^ | 4/24/17 | Eric Leonard
    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office was expected in court Tuesday to argue millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst should not be allowed to delay the start of his murder trial. Prosecutors have also asked to record the testimony of several more trial witnesses -- including one more "secret" witness -- in order to preserve their statements in case they were unable to testify at the trial.
  • Mystery Witness Once Close Friend of Durst and Slain Victim

    02/15/2017 6:26:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 15, 2017, | BRIAN MELLEY
    A so-called secret witness in the Los Angeles murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst was revealed Wednesday as a longtime friend of the millionaire and the woman he is accused of killing. New York advertising executive Nathan "Nick" Chavin entered a courtroom through a back door with a personal security detail for his protection. Chavin, 72, said he once considered Durst his best friend and thought the feeling was mutual with one exception: Durst was even closer with Susan Berman, the mutual friend Durst is accused of fatally shooting in 2000 at her Los Angeles home.
  • Surveillance video from 2014 shows Robert Durst urinating on candy in TX store

    05/07/2015 4:46:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    <p>HOUSTON (KPRC/CNN) - He's the multi-millionaire and real estate heir who keeps making news for the wrong reasons.</p> <p>Surveillance video has been released showing accused killer Robert Durst urinating on candy in a pharmacy in 2014.</p> <p>The video wasn't made public until Wednesday.</p>
  • DURST JURORS' PICTURE PUZZLE (brain dead mutants junk justice)

    11/13/2003 2:16:37 AM PST · by Liz · 82 replies · 230+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 13, 2003 | LESLIE T. SNADOWSKY
    <p>Wearing a T-shirt and shorts, Robert Durst is photographed under arrest in Galveston Oct. 9, 2001.</p> <p>GALVESTON, Texas - Of the more than 700 pieces of evidence introduced in the 10-week Robert Durst murder trial, only one thing really mattered to the jury - a timeline they made themselves.</p>
  • Real estate heir Robert Durst arrested in New Orleans on murder charges, attorney says

    03/15/2015 8:50:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/15/15 | foxnews
    Real estate heir Robert Durst was arrested Saturday in New Orleans on murder charges, his attorney said Sunday. Durst was taken into custody around 11 p.m. local time. He is being held on a first degree warrant out of Los Angeles County by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. Durst’s attorney, Chip Lewis, told KTRK that Durst will not fight extradition to Los Angeles. He hopes to get Durst in front of a magistrate judge in New Orleans tomorrow to start the extradition charges and plans to fight the charges in Los Angeles. Durst, 71, is the subject of an HBO...
  • Judge in Durst case finds carcass of cat

    07/01/2006 6:57:42 AM PDT · by i_dont_chat · 10 replies · 548+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2006 | Kevin Moran
    GALVESTON - The judge in the 2003 murder trial of New York millionaire Robert Durst found the cleanly severed front legs and head of a gray cat in front of her home Thursday. Galveston Police Chief Kenneth Mack said late Friday that investigators do not know if the partial cat carcass is related to the Durst case — where the former heir of a real estate magnate was acquitted of murder charges in the death of his Galveston neighbor, but admitted to cutting up the man's body and tossing the parts into Galveston Bay. The man's head was never recovered....
  • (Cross-dressing murderer) Durst gets terms of parole relaxed

    05/09/2006 9:46:37 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 17 replies · 475+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/9/06 | KEVIN MORAN
    New York millionaire Robert Durst now must report twice a month instead of daily to his parole officer and no longer is subject to electronic tracking of his movements around the Houston area, his lawyer said. "Bob is just a normal parolee now," defense attorney Dick DeGuerin said Monday. Durst was acquitted of murder in November 2003 . He admitted cutting up Galveston neighbor Morris Black's body and dumping the parts in garbage bags into Galveston Bay in September 2001. State officials said Monday a routine review of Durst's parole status resulted in Durst's reduced reporting requirements and removal of...
  • PAROLE OFFICER: JAIL DURST (cross-dressing billionaire spotted in Houston mall by presiding judge)

    01/14/2006 7:17:49 AM PST · by Liz · 13 replies · 827+ views
    NY POST ^ | January 14, 2006 | LESLIE T. SNADOWSKY
    Cross-dressing killer Robert Durst should be kept behind bars, his parole officer said at a Texas hearing yesterday....... to an "intermediate sanction facility" — jail for parole violators — for at least six months. Stevens said Durst broke the terms of his parole by heading to Galveston, where he admitted shooting and carving up 71-year-old neighbor Morris Black back in 2001. The 62-year-old Durst, she said, was also breaking the law when he went on a shopping spree at Houston's Galleria mall, where he happened to be spotted by the judge who had presided over the murder trial. .....his attorney,...
  • Millionaire Robert Durst jailed again

    12/20/2005 2:11:44 PM PST · by Rte66 · 37 replies · 1,082+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-20-05 | Kevin Moran
    <p>Acquitted of murder two years ago but convicted on lesser charges related to the same crime, millionaire Robert Durst has again been arrested, this time because he violated his parole terms by leaving Harris County (TX) and appearing in Galveston County (TX) on 12-16-05 on the property of one of his criminal trial jurors.</p>
  • Who is Air America? Part III

    08/23/2005 6:40:38 AM PDT · by gpapa · 5 replies · 1,614+ views
    Various | August 23, 2005 | gpapa
    Who is Air America? Part III and where are they?Part I, Part II [gpapa's comments in brackets] From UrbanRadioLive.com UrbanTalk Atlanta Radio Venture to Back Liberal Hosts By Atlanta Journal and Constitution Feb 21, 2003, 06:00 An Atlantan has been hired to create liberal talk radio programs for syndication, but analysts and others see a challenge in attempting to rival a conservative radio icon such as Rush Limbaugh. Jon Sinton, a 48-year-old former radio consultant from Cobb County, is chief executive officer of a venture called AnShell Media, a $10 million start-up funded by investors led by Chicago venture...
  • 'WORST DURST' ALARM (neighbors worried---will cross-dressing slicer-dicer kill again?)

    07/17/2005 3:13:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 10 replies · 440+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 17, 2005 | LESLIE T. SNADOWSKY
    HOUSTON — There's no Welcome Wagon for Robert Durst at his ......luxury apartment building. ......Durst will live in the Royalton, a hyper-secure building where condos sell for $1.7M and up. "If it's true, it would give one pause for reflection," said John Kreft, who lives there. .....Durst — a scion of NY real-estate royalty — wasn't seen yesterday at the building, where visitors must pass an outside gate and an indoor concierge to gain access. The Royalton's managers declined to say whether Durst was living there, citing privacy rules. Residents said there is no homeowners association or condo board that...
  • LIMO-RIDING DURST GOES OUT IN STYLE (cross-dresser freed--dismembered victim--wife missing)

    07/16/2005 3:40:24 AM PDT · by Liz · 40 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 16, 2005 | SAM GUSTIN, LESLIE T. SNADOWKSY and LUKAS I. ALPERT
    Cross-dressing killer Robert Durst was freed from a NJ federal prison yesterday......... The wildly eccentric Durst, 62-year-old heir to the Durst real-estate empire in NY and the serial suspect in a string of violent crimes, walked out of the federal pen....hopped into a black limo and was driven to Philadelphia International Airport for a first-class flight. After leaving the lockup, Durst's driver attempted to elude reporters by speeding along small back roads in South Jersey before stopping at a rest station on the outskirts of Philadelphia. There, a frail and haggard Durst used a McDonald's restroom..........he appeared startled to see...
  • Judge Rejects Durst Plea Bargain

    09/22/2004 6:27:51 AM PDT · by i_dont_chat · 261+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 09/22/04 | KEVIN MORAN
    GALVESTON - A Galveston judge rejected a plea bargain that would have closed out two bail-jumping charges and one evidence-tampering charge against New York millionaire Robert Durst.
  • Judge Sets Durst's Bail at Two Billion Dollars

    12/03/2003 10:33:41 AM PST · by i_dont_chat · 92 replies · 299+ views
    District Judge Susan Criss sets Durst's bail at two billion dollars -- with a "B". One Billion for each charge. Durst made an audible gasp in Court when he heard the amount. Defense attorneys threated to appeal to a higher court.
  • Durst says he was 'overwhelmed' by acquittal

    11/13/2003 2:48:44 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 14 replies · 176+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 13, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Durst says he was 'overwhelmed' by acquittal10:05 AM CST on Thursday, November 13, 2003Associated Press NEW YORK - Real estate heir Robert Durst said he "felt great" after a Texas jury acquitted him of charges that he murdered a neighbor but that he was "upset" by televised remarks by a prosecutor. "I was overwhelmed," Durst told The New York Post by telephone from the Galveston, Texas jail. "When I heard the word 'Not' I couldn't breathe. People wonder how I kept my sanity throughout the trial. I don't know if I am sane after all this." Durst was interviewed by...
  • DURST HAS FINE WHINE IN PRISON

    11/12/2003 11:01:22 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 164+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/13/03 | Cindy Adams
    <p>ROBERT DURST is cranky. The man who wore a dress, the millionaire who stole a sandwich, a New York real-estate scion who lived in a $300-a-month Galveston flat, the husband whose first wife disappeared, the friend whose pal got shot dead, has stunned everyone - found not guilty of murder in a gruesome Texas trial where he admitted hacking up a body.</p>
  • Attorney: Ordeal made Durst a better person

    11/12/2003 9:25:19 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 24 replies · 175+ views
    Galveston News ^ | 11/12/03 | Scott Williams
    Spending two years in jail and months on trial for murder could have had a number of effects on Robert Durst, but his attorneys said it made him a better person. Defense attorney Michael Ramsey called Tuesday’s verdict of not guilty a “wonderful outcome” and said Durst had “come a long way.” “When I first met him, he had been 40 years under the influence of one drug or another,” Ramsey said. County Criminal District Attorney Kurt Sistrunk said he still saw Durst as a dangerous criminal. “Mr. Durst is not going to be invited to my house for any...
  • 'HE'LL DO IT AGAIN,' SAYS SMUG SLAYER'S ANGRY BROTHER [Durst]

    11/12/2003 6:54:52 AM PST · by aculeus · 9 replies · 124+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2003 | ANDREA PEYSER
    <p>November 12, 2003 -- ROBERT DURST'S youngest brother is furious that a Texas jury let his "madman" brother walk out of jail with a smirk on his face - free at last on a murder charge.</p> <p>So furious, he said he's willing to risk his own life to speak out against Butcher Bob.</p>
  • Galveston jury finds millionaire not guilty of murdering neighbor

    11/11/2003 2:28:07 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 7 replies · 136+ views
    The Houston Comical (Chronicle) ^ | Nov. 11, 2003, 3:19PM | KEVIN MORAN and RICHARD STEWART
    GALVESTON - New York millionaire Robert Durst may have chopped up the body of his elderly neighbor and tossed the pieces into Galveston Bay, but a jury today cleared him of murder. The eight-man, four-woman jury endured two months of grisly photos and testimony worthy of a soap opera and finally decided there wasn't enough evidence to discount Durst's story of self-defense, that Morris Black was an unbalanced and violent old man who died as the two struggled for a gun in September 2001. Durst admitted to dismembering his friend but blamed an alcohol-induced panic. The heir to one of...