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  • [Convicted Killer] Robert Durst on a ventilator after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer says

    10/16/2021 5:34:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | JAMES QUEALLY
    Durst, 78, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for murdering his close friend, Susan Berman, inside her Benedict Canyon home in 2000. Durst has been held in a wing of USC Medical Center under the watch of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department throughout the trial, but it was not immediately clear if he was still in that facility or when or where he became infected with the coronavirus. The 78-year-old spent the majority of the trial seated in a wheelchair. In court filings, Durst’s attorneys repeatedly sought a mistrial, claiming Durst was too sick to testify...
  • 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...
  • Jill Biden’s ex admits he had affair with Robert Durst’s wife — days before she vanished

    07/09/2021 11:08:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Jill Biden’s ex-husband revealed that he had an intimate relationship with the first wife of accused killer and New York real estate heir Robert Durst — just 10 days before she vanished in 1982. Bill Stevenson, who was married to the first lady from 1970 to 1975, said in an interview with News 12 Westchester that he decided to open up about the affair for the first time because of Durst’s failing health and ongoing trial. “I feel like I’m the missing link in this case,” Stevenson, a concert hall owner from Delaware, told the outlet’s Tara Rosenbloom.
  • 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>
  • Robert Durst "Was Tricked" in "The Jinx," Lawyer Says

    03/24/2015 5:53:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 3/24/15 | Stacey Kilpatrick
    Robert Durst’s lawyer said Tuesday that his 71-year-old client “was tricked” while filming the HBO documentary in which the millionaire was recorded saying "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course." “The editing was designed for good television, but it wasn’t designed to get to the truth," attorney Dick DeGuerin said in an interview on the "Today" show. "The Jinx" chronicled the life of the eccentric and controversial real estate heir, including the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen, the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman and the 2001 shooting death and dismemberment of Durst’s...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Durst pleads 'no contest' in CVS urination incident

    12/16/2014 10:35:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    chron.com ^ | 12-16-14 | Brian Rogers
    Blaming a "medical mishap," New York millionaire Robert Durst pleaded "no contest" Tuesday to the charge of criminal mischief, a class C misdemeanor, after being accused of exposing himself and urinating inside a CVS store on Kirby in July. "Mr. Durst expressed his apologies to CVS for this unfortunate medical mishap," attorney Chip Lewis said in a prepared statement handed to reporters in court Tuesday. "He compensated them for the damage done and appreciates their understanding." Lewis said neither he nor Durst would comment further on the case. The real estate mogul did not attend the scheduled appearance in County...
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • Torso washes up on Galveston Bay (Robert Durst again?)

    12/08/2003 8:41:25 AM PST · by weegee · 3 replies · 163+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 8, 2003, 12:46AM | By KEVIN MORAN
    GALVESTON -- It must have seemed like deja vu Sunday to Galveston County Commissioner Eddie Janek to find police dragging another dismembered body from Galveston Bay near his island home. Two years ago, the discovery of 71-year-old Morris Black's hacked-up torso and limbs in the same area led to a murder trial that involved one of the richest men in America and focused a national spotlight on this island resort city. Janek was amazed at the coincidence of a headless torso being found just weeks after a jury acquitted New York millionaire Robert Durst of murder in Black's death. Later...
  • '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>
  • Real estate heir to argue self-defense - Durst charged with murder of Galveston neighbor, 71

    09/22/2003 11:25:15 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Real estate heir to argue self-defenseDurst charged with murder in slaying of Galveston neighbor, 7108:30 AM CDT on Monday, September 22, 2003Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas - After an arrest, a six-week flight from authorities, nearly two years in jail and a three-week jury selection process, attorneys for Robert Durst, the cross-dressing New York real estate heir, are set to defend him against charges that he killed his elderly neighbor. Opening arguments in his murder trial were scheduled for Monday afternoon. Durst, 60, is accused of killing Morris Black, a 71-year-old neighbor, then dismembering the body and throwing the parts...
  • May trial set for heir accused in Galveston slaying - real estate heir Robert Durst murder trial

    12/24/2002 6:13:19 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 24, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    May trial set for heir accused in Galveston slaying Judge says date is firm; NY, LA police have interest in suspect 12/24/2002 Associated Press GALVESTON - The heir to a New York real estate fortune accused of killing a 71-year-old neighbor and then dismembering and dumping his remains into Galveston Bay will stand trial in May, a judge has ruled. "I intend for that to be a firm trial setting," state District Judge Susan Criss said Friday, scheduling the trial to begin on May 12. Robert Durst, the 59-year-old millionaire son of New York skyscraper tycoon Seymour Durst, is...
  • Durst attorneys withdraw motion to move murder trial - NY multimillionaire's cross-dressing son

    10/20/2002 5:17:32 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 16 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Daily News ^ | October 18, 2002 | By Scott E. Williams/The Daily News
    Durst attorneys withdraw motion to move trialBy Scott E. WilliamsThe Daily NewsPublished October 18, 2002GALVESTON — Attorneys representing a cross-dressing multimillionaire murder suspect have agreed to give up their fight to move their client’s trial, according to court records. Robert Durst, 59, faces a murder charge in the death and dismemberment of his neighbor, Morris Black, 71. Durst is a member of one of New York’s richest real-estate families. The two men lived across the hall from each other in an Avenue K apartment house. Durst had rented his apartment while posing as a mute woman named Dorothy Ciner. A...