NEW ORLEANS: Robert Durst on Friday got convicted for the murder of his best friend, Susan Berman. Durst killed Berman in 2000, who was found dead in her Beverly Hills home. Berman was 55 years old and died due to a headshot. Durst killed Berman to stop her from talking to the police about his wife’s sudden disappearance.
This murder case was part of the HBO crime documentary “The Jinx” in the final part Robert Durst mutters to himself, ” What the hell did I do ? Killed them all, of course”.
Authorities arrested Durst in New Orleans just a few hours before the last episode of “The Jinx” aired. The clip was played in front of jurors and prosecutors, who called 78-year-old Durst a narcissistic psychopath.
Kathleen McCormack was Durst’s wife and a medical student who suddenly disappeared in 1982. Susan Berman was a crime writer after Kathleen’s disappearance Susan Berman acted as a spokesperson for Durst.
The Jinx filmmaker Andrew also directed the 2010 film “All good things” The film explored Dust’s life and portrayed him as a murderer. In past court hearings, Durst’s lawyer Dick DwGuerin objected to using clips from the movie in court’s hearing.
After Friday’s verdict Berman family said, “The justice system in Los Angeles has finally served the Berman family. It is now time for Westchester to do the same for the McCormack family”.
Durst is a man of position and power who is an estranged member of New York’s wealthiest and influential real estate dynasties. Durst’s brother Douglas Durst testified against him in court and said, “He’d like to murder me.”
According to prosecutors, Durst is responsible for three murders, the third one being that of his elderly neighbor Morris Black, whom he killed after Morris Learned about Durst’s identity in 2001. Durst once was acquitted of murdering Morris but argued his way out by saying that he killed him in self-defense.
After years of trial, the case finally seems to be over. Durst will receive a sentence on October 18.