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What’s Next for Accused Murderer Robert Durst, the Real Estate Scion and True Crime TV Subject?

What’s Next for Accused Murderer Robert Durst, the Real Estate Scion and True Crime TV Subject?
It’s been more than two years since the finale of HBO’s the Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst and the dramatic arrest of the eponymous real estate scion at its center, for the murder of his close friend Susan Berman, who authorities suspect knew too much about the disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathleen.

Since being arrested in March 2015, Durst, 74, has been sitting in a Los Angeles County Jail awaiting trial, which is still months away.

He denies being responsible for Berman’s killing and has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge against him.
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Robert Durst’s Missing Wife ‘Was Afraid of Him,’ Longtime Friend Claims at Murder Trial

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A longtime friend of real estate scion Robert Durst testified Wednesday that Durst’s wife Kathleen — who vanished without a trace in 1982 — feared him before she disappeared.

“She never said he would hurt her, but she was afraid of him,” New York advertising executive Nick Chavin, 72, said in court at a pre-trial hearing ahead of Durst’s murder trial in Los Angeles.

Chavin said he met Durst, now 74, in the late ’70s through his close friend, author Susan Bermam, whom Durst is accused of killing at her L.A. home in 2000. Prosecutors claim Durst killed Berman because she knew too
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Witness in Robert Durst Hearing Points to Motive in His Murder Trial

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At a Tuesday hearing in Los Angeles before the murder trial of real estate scion Robert Durst, a former New York doctor testified that he received a call 35 years ago from a woman purporting to be Durst’s wife Kathleen — a day after she went missing.

The call — on Feb. 1, 1982 — is an important part of the prosecution’s case against Durst, who is on trial for the murder of his former assistant, Susan Berman: Prosecutors allege the woman who placed the call was Berman herself, and that Durst killed her because she knew too much about the disappearance of Kathleen,
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Robert Durst ‘Kills Witnesses,’ Says L.A. Prosecutor

Robert Durst ‘Kills Witnesses,’ Says L.A. Prosecutor
Real estate scion and alleged murderer Robert Durst “kills witnesses,” a Los Angeles prosecutor said Friday.

“When pushed into a corner, he murders people,” deputy district attorney John Lewin told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

Durst, 73, is charged in the December 2000 shooting death of his close friend Susan Berman. Prosecutors believe Durst killed her because she knew too much about the 1982 disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathleen, whose body has never been found. He has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder.

At the hearing, Lewin asked Judge Mark Windham to allow the early testimony of
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Robert Durst Prosecutor Says His Nature is to Kill Witnesses (Video + Photo)

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[[tmz:video id="0_do2jv2fq"]] Robert Durst's prosecutor went nuts on his prey Friday ... saying he's just a killer by nature. Durst looked feeble in his wheelchair as Deputy D.A. John Lewin unleashed his fury on the famous defendant. The hearing itself was kind of boring ... just about witness lists. But the tone is what got us. Durst has already won a murder case against a seasoned prosecutor, and it's clear Lewin is not about to be victim #2. Read
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Witnesses in Robert Durst’s Trial ‘Concerned About Their Safety’ Because of Heir’s History, Says Prosecutor

Some witnesses in the pending trial for real estate heir and alleged murderer Robert Durst are “concerned about their safety,” a Los Angeles prosecutor said Wednesday during a hearing.

Los Angeles County Deputy District attorney John Lewin told a judge he was worried about the safety of the witnesses because of three deaths allegedly linked to Durst.

“Two of the three were murdered because they are witnesses,” alleged Lewin.

Citing Durst’s purported financial resources, Lewin added, “Witnesses are concerned about their safety.”

Defense attorney David Chesnoff scoffed at Lewin’s statement, pointing to Durst’s frail health.

“Suggesting somehow
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Robert Durst Told Prosecutors He Was High on Meth While Taping 'The Jinx'

New York real estate heir Robert Durst knew he was suspected in the Los Angeles killing of his best friend, but he never fled when he had the chance because years had passed and he didn't think police would come after him, according to court documents released Friday.

Durst, 73, told Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John Lewin that he took meth during his interviews with the filmmakers and had smoked pot every day of his life.

Durst was asked why he didn't split after documentary filmmakers confronted him in 2012 with a letter anonymously sent to police in 2000...
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