Robert Durst, Real Estate Heir Convicted Of Murder, Dies

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, Robert Durst sits in a courtroom in Los Angeles. Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir and failed fugitive who was dogged for decades with suspicion in the disappearance and deaths of those around him before he was convicted of killing his best friend and sentenced to life in prison, died on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. He was 78. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

(AP) — Robert Durst, the New York real estate heir sentenced to life in prison for killing his best friend, has died. He was 78. Durst was convicted of the 2000 killing of Susan Berman in September.

State prison officials say Durst died Monday in a hospital outside the prison where he had been held in Stockton, California. Attorney Chip Lewis said it was from natural causes due to a number of ailments.

Durst was facing trial in New York for the killing his wife, who disappeared in 1982. He was acquitted in 2003 in the death of a Texas man.


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