Robert Durst, made famous in the HBO miniseries The Jinx, will stand trial for the 2000 murder of his best friend.
A judge in Los Angeles ruled there is enough evidence for the 75-year-old real estate heir to face a trial for allegedly shooting writer Susan Berman in the back of the head inside her Benedict Canyon home.
Prosecutors claim Berman was killed to prevent her from talking with authorities about the disappearance of Durst’s first wife years earlier in New York. Kathleen McCormack went missing in 1982, and and her body was never found. She was officially declared dead in 2017.
Durst has denied killing both Berman and his wife, and has pleaded not guilty. He’s currently rotting away in a California jail, confined to a wheelchair, as he serves 7 years and 1 month in prison for illegally carrying a .38-caliber revolver as a convicted felon.
The elderly millionaire gained fame in the HBO documentary, when he was caught seemingly confessing to the murder, unaware his microphone was still hot. He was arrested in connection with Berman’s slaying on March 14, 2015, one day before the series finale aired.
Durst returns for arraignment at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He faces a possible life sentence, without the possibility of parole.
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