Convicted murderer Robert Durst on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19

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Convicted murderer Robert Durst on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19


Robert Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir and convicted murderer, is on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19, his lawyer confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.

Durst’s lawyer Dick DeGuerin told the newspaper his client was in “very poor condition” at the sentencing hearing and “had difficulty breathing and communicating”.

DeGuerin confirmed to The Times that Durst was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator in a wing of USC Medical Center under the surveillance of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department where he attended his recent murder trial.

The news of a Covid-19 infection comes two days after Durst, 78, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Susan Berman in 2000, a murder possibly linked to the 1982 disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathie McCormack Durst.

Durst appeared frail and at times confused at the trial. His lawyers said in Thursday’s sentencing that they plan to appeal his conviction.

The latest development in Durst’s story comes a month after a Los Angeles jury convicted Durst of first degree murder in the 2000 murder. At trial, prosecutors argued that Durst shot Berman to the limit. carrying into her house to prevent her from telling police what she knew about the disappearance of Durst’s wife, whose body has never been found.

Six years ago, a Netflix documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst drew public attention to the charges against Durst. He was arrested the day before the last episode aired, in which Durst appeared to confess to the murders, thinking to himself, ‘What have I done? … Killed them all, of course.

The verdict in the Berman case was Durst’s first homicide conviction, which was also linked to the death of neighbor Morris Black, whose body parts were found in Galveston Bay, Texas. Durst had fled to Texas after Berman’s murder and lived under an assumed name, Dorothy Ciner, and regularly wore a woman’s wig, dresses, and high heels.

Citing self-defense, Durst was acquitted of Black’s murder in 2001, although he admitted to dismembering his body.

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