ROBERT Durst has been put on a ventilator after he tested positive for Covid-19, his attorney has said.
Convicted murderer and real estate tycoon Durst, 78, was handed a life sentence without the possibility of parole Thursday by a California judge for killing his best friend more than two decades ago.
Robert Durst was handed a life sentence ThursdayCredit: Reuters
He was convicted last month of murdering Susan Berman in 2000.
Durst was convicted on September 17, of first-degree murder for shooting Berman, 55, at point-blank range in the back of the head inside her Beverly Hills home in December 2000 as she was about to tell cops how she helped cover up the slaying of his wife Kathy Durst.
The jury also found him guilty of the special circumstances of lying in wait and killing a witness.
That charge carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
The scion became a prime suspect after his celebrity profile grew following the 2015 HBO documentary The Jinx.
In it, Durst unsuspectingly was heard talking to himself inside a bathroom stall: “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”
Durst could then be heard realizing his own alleged slip: “There it is. You’re caught.”
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