Robert Durst Sentenced to Life in Prison for Friend's Murder
Robert Durst Sentenced to Life in Prison for Friend’s Murder
A jury found that Mr. Durst, subject of HBO’s “The Jinx,” killed a longtime friend in 2000 because of what she knew about his wife’s disappearance nearly 40 years ago.
Nearly four decades after his wife’s abrupt disappearance cast a cloud of suspicion that would make his case one of the most notorious in the country, Robert A. Durst was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison for the execution-style killing in 2000 of a close confidante.
The 78-year-old Mr. Durst, whose life story inspired a Hollywood movie and an HBO documentary, will not be eligible for parole. The jury that convicted him of first-degree murder in Los Angeles last month found that the prosecution had proven special circumstances: Namely, …
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