Suspected serial killer, Robert Durst, will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Susan Berman.
The ghostly-looking 78-year-old's trial began back in March 2020 but had to be postponed for 14 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It came to a wrap when Judge Mark E. Windham sentenced him to life behind bars given that Durst's guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt over and over.
Durst was found guilty in the murder of his best friend, Susan, and he was facing life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The first-degree murder conviction and sentencing come more than 6 years after Durst arguably confessed to murdering Berman and his wife, Kathy, on a hot mic during the filming of the documentary, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst."
In the HBO doc, you hear Durst muttering to himself, "You're caught ... What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course." He claims he was high on meth when he made the confession.
Kathleen Durst disappeared back in 1982 and though a body has never been found it's widely suspected Durst killed her. Kathy's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Durst, but he has never been charged with any crime related to his wife's death.
Los Angeles County prosecutors set out to prove Durst killed Berman because she knew something about Kathy's death. Berman's body was found on Christmas Eve in 2000, and just 2 days later, the LAPD received a letter from someone telling cops where Susan's body could be found.
Police said they linked the letter to Durst, but the case went cold ... until it was reopened in wake of the HBO doc.
This sentencing comes nearly 20 years after Durst stood accused of the 2001 murder of a neighbor. During that trial, he claimed he accidentally shot his neighbor in the forehead during a struggle. Durst was later acquitted in 2003.