Robert Durst, Convicted Murderer, Hospitalized With COVID-19

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By Associated Press
October 18, 2021

The existent property heir's lawyer said Durst tested affirmative aft his sentencing proceeding past week and is connected a ventilator successful a Los Angeles hospital.

New York existent property heir Robert Durst, who days agone was sentenced successful a two-decade-old execution case, has been hospitalized aft contracting COVID-19, his lawyer said Saturday.

Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin said helium was notified that Durst was admitted aft investigating affirmative for the coronavirus. DeGuerin told aggregate media outlets that Durst is connected a ventilator. Additional details connected his information were not instantly made available.

The Los Angeles Superior Court said successful a connection Saturday that the tribunal was notified idiosyncratic contiguous for the sentencing proceeding for Durst connected Thursday had tested affirmative for COVID-19.

Durst, 78, was sentenced Thursday to beingness successful situation without a accidental of parole for the execution of his champion person much than 2 decades ago. Durst, who has galore aesculapian issues, sat successful a wheelchair with a catatonic look during overmuch of the sentencing hearing.

He was convicted successful Los Angeles Superior Court past period of first-degree execution for shooting Susan Berman point-blank successful the backmost of the caput astatine her location successful December 2000.

The sidesplitting had been a enigma that haunted household and friends for 15 years earlier Durst was arrested successful 2015 pursuing his unwise determination to enactment successful a documentary that unearthed caller grounds and caught him successful a stunning confession.

DeGuerin said Thursday that Durst volition appeal.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.