Robert Durst charged with murder by New York jury

Durst was charged last month with a second-degree murder in the alleged murder of his ex-wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst.

Monday’s indictment states that “on or about January 31, 1982, in Lewisboro, Westchester County, Durst” with intent to cause another person’s death, caused such person’s death; for example: Kathleen Durst. “

Durst was found guilty of first-degree murder in September for shooting her best friend Susan Berman in 2000 at her home in Beverly Hills, hours before she was to speak to investigators about the mysterious disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst.

Dick DeGuerin, the former chief lawyer for Durst, said in a statement to CNN that Durst is “on the verge of death.” CNN reported that Durst, who also has bladder cancer, tested positive for Covid-19 in October.

In October, Durst was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Berman.

Kathleen McCormack Durst was last seen in 1982 and her body has not been found. McCormack Durst was declared legally dead in 2017.

“I do not think there is any evidence to continue,” DeGuerin told CNN. “That does not mean he cannot be prosecuted.”

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In a press release, Westchester District Attorney Miriam Rocah said McCormack Durst’s family and friends had been left with “pain, anxiety and issues that have contributed to their unwavering pursuit of justice for the past 39 years.”

Rocah said her office “revived” its investigation of Durst when she took office 10 months ago.

“For almost four decades, there has been a great deal of speculation on this matter, much of it driven by Robert Durst’s own highly publicized statements,” Rocah said. “An indictment is a crucial step in the process of holding criminals accountable for their actions.”

Bob Abrams, representing Durst McCormack’s family, told CNN: “The family will have a public statement on Wednesday.”

Durst is currently in custody in California, where he stood trial for Berman’s murder. After Durst tested positive for Covid-19, he was transferred to the California Health Care Facility in Stockton last week, according to online insider records.

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