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Robert Durst, a real estate heir, is charged with murder in the 1982 disappearance of his wife -New York Times

Robert Durst, a real estate heir, is charged with murder in the 1982 disappearance of his wife -New York Times

Robert Durst, a real estate heir, has been charged in New York with murder in the 1982 disappearance of his wife, the New Jersey Times reported on Friday, just ten days after he was sentenced to life in prison in California for killing his best friend in 2000.

Kathie McCormack Durst, who went missing on Jan. 31, 1982, was charged with the second-degree murder of Dursta, 78, according to New York State Police investigator Joseph Becerra in a criminal complaint on Tuesday in Lewisboro, New Jersey.

According to Becerra's complaint, the charge against Durst is based on information in records from the Westchester district attorney, New York State Police, and the Los Angeles district attorneys, as well as "conversations with numerous witnesses and observations of defendants, recorded interviews and observation of Mr. Durstens recorded conversations and court testimony in related proceedings."

Durst was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Oct. 14 for the 2000 murder of his best friend, Susan Berman.

Durst has COVID-19 and was on a ventilator, according to the Los Angeles Times last week.

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