Current Robert Durst the Jinx is a serial killer?

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Dec 27, 2016
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US real estate heir Robert Durst has been convicted of murdering his friend Susan Berman.

Police have directly questioned Durst, and sometimes conducted searches, in connection to the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen "Kathie" McCormack, and the homicides of Susan Berman and Morris Black who was dismembered. He was tried and acquitted of murder in the Black case, but has now been convicted in the Berman case.

Durst, 78, faces up to life in prison.

Los Angeles County prosecutors called Durst a "narcissistic psychopath" who killed Ms Berman in an attempt to cover up the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst, in New York in 1982.

Durst was only on trial for killing Ms Berman in California, but prosecutors argued he murdered three people: his missing wife, Ms Berman and Black in Texas who discovered his identity at a time when Durst was hiding from the law dressed as a woman. Durst was found guilty of bail jumping and evidence tampering in the Black case for which he served three years jail. A Galveston jury acquitted Durst of murder, even though Durst admitted he chopped up Mr Black's body and dumped it in Galveston Bay.

Asked in March 2015 whether she believed Durst murdered Black, the Galveston judge who presided over the trial commented: "You could see that this person knew what they were doing and that it was not a first time. The body was cut perfectly like a surgeon who knew how to use this tool on this bone and a certain kind of tool on that muscle. It looked like not a first-time job. That was pretty scary.

This murder trial came six years after Durst's apparent confession in the HBO television documentary series The Jinx, in which he was caught on a hot microphone in the bathroom saying to himself, "What the hell did I do? … Killed them all, of course."

A date is yet to be set for sentencing.


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