Daily Column – 22nd September 2021

The eccentric heir of real estate, Robert Durst was charged guilty of murdering Susan Berman a long-time friend of Durst. This verdict is among the most cases of high profile that came into the limelight because of the popularity of real crime documentaries.

Durst who is of 78 years has faced a life sentence without parole and has also been the suspect in not less than two other cases of murder in the past 4 decades.

Prosecutors are of the view that Durst killed Berman in order to hide Dursts’ involvement in the disappearance of Dursts’ wife Kathleen in the year 1982. In another case, he was accused of murdering Morris Black, a friend of his, so that he could conceal his identity as a female botanist who is mute and lives in Galveston, Texas.

Durst comes back to public consciousness with the documentary of 2015 “The Jinx”.In the finale of the series during a break, he admitted the murders while he spoke to himself.

Officials believe that the remains that they found are consistent with the missing Gabby Petito’s description that was given.

Who is Robert Durst?

Robert Alan Durst is an America based heir of real estate and a convicted murderer. Seymour Durst, the father of Robert Durst was a real state magnate.  He was the younger brother of Douglas Durst. Robert Durst gained notoriety due to the unsolved case of his wife’s disappearance in 1982, Susan Berman’s murder who was a long-time friend of Durst. In September 2021, Durst was convicted for Berman’s murder. In 2003, he was accused of murdering Morris Black, a neighbour of Dust in Galveston, Texas.

In the year 2015, the HBO documentary named The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst described the circumstantial pieces of evidence which linked Durst with Berman’s murder.

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