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Robert Durst dies in prison aged 78

12 January 2022 ❤ 0
Robert Durst dies in prison aged 78

Robert Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir who was surrounded by decades with suspicion in the disappearance and deaths of those around him before he was convicted of killing his best friend and sentenced to life in prison, has died. He was 78.
Durst died in a state prison hospital facility in Stockton, his attorney Chip Lewis said. He said it was from natural causes due to a number of health issues.


Durst was convicted in September of shooting Susan Berman at point-blank range in 2000 at her Los Angeles home. He was sentenced to life in prison on Oct. 14. Two days later, he was hospitalized with COVID-19, his trial attorney Dick DeGuerin said.

Durst had also long been suspected of killing his wife, Kathie, who went missing and was declared legally dead in 1982. He was finally indicted in November for second-degree murder in her death.

Who was Robert Durst?

The son of real estate magnate Seymour Durst, Robert Durst was born April 12, 1943, and grew up in Scarsdale, New York. He would later say that at age 7, he witnessed his mother's death in a fall from their home.


He graduated with an economics degree in 1965 from Lehigh University, where he played lacrosse. He entered a doctoral program at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he met Berman. He subsequently dropped out and returned to New York in 1969.


He later became a developer in the family business, but his father passed him over in 1992  to make his younger brother, and rival, Douglas the head of the Durst Organization.


In 1971, Robert Durst met Kathie McCormack, and the two married on his 30th birthday in 1973.


In January 1982, his wife was a student in her final year at medical school when she disappeared. She had shown up at a friend's dinner party in Newtown, Connecticut, then left after a call from her husband to return to their home in South Salem, New York.
Robert Durst told police he last saw her when he put her on a train to stay at their apartment in Manhattan because she had classes the next day.


He divorced her eight years later, claiming spousal abandonment. She was declared legally dead in 2017.


Robert Durst is survived by his second wife Debrah Charatan, whom he married in 2000. They had no children.

By F.Aslam

罗伯特·德斯特(Robert Durst)是一位富有的纽约房地产继承人,在他被判杀害他最好的朋友并被判处无期徒刑之前,他被周围的人失踪和死亡数十年所包围,他已经去世。他 78 岁。


德斯特的律师奇普·刘易斯说,德斯特在斯托克顿的一家州立监狱医院去世。他说这是由于一些健康问题造成的自然原因。


德斯特于 9 月因 2000 年在她位于洛杉矶的家中近距离射杀苏珊·伯曼而被判有罪。他于 10 月 14 日被判处终身监禁。他的审判律师迪克·德盖林说,两天后,他因 COVID-19 住院。

长期以来,德斯特还被怀疑杀害了他的妻子凯西,她失踪并于 1982 年被宣布合法死亡。他最终于 11 月因二级谋杀罪被起诉。

罗伯特·德斯特是谁?

房地产大亨西摩·德斯特 (Seymour Durst) 的儿子罗伯特·德斯特 (Robert Durst) 于 1943 年 4 月 12 日出生,在纽约斯卡斯代尔长大。他后来说,在 7 岁时,他目睹了母亲从家中坠落身亡。


他于 1965 年毕业于利哈伊大学,获得经济学学位,并在那里打长曲棍球。他在加州大学洛杉矶分校攻读博士学位,并在那里遇到了伯曼。随后,他辍学并于 1969 年返回纽约。
他后来成为家族企业的开发人员,但他的父亲在 1992 年将他交给了他,让他的弟弟和竞争对手道格拉斯成为 Durst 组织的负责人。


1971 年,罗伯特·德斯特遇到了凯西·麦科马克,两人于 1973 年在他 30 岁生日时结婚。
1982 年 1 月,他的妻子在医学院最后一年的学生失踪时失踪了。她出现在康涅狄格州纽敦的一个朋友的晚宴上,然后在丈夫打来电话后离开,回到他们在纽约南塞勒姆的家中。


罗伯特·德斯特告诉警方,他最后一次见到她是在他把她送上火车去他们在曼哈顿的公寓里时,因为她第二天要上课。


八年后,他以配偶遗弃为由与她离婚。她于2017年被宣布合法死亡。
罗伯特·德斯特留下了他的第二任妻子黛布拉·查拉坦,他于 2000 年结婚。他们没有孩子。
 

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