In 2015 HBO brought the story of “The Jinx”, AKA Robert Durst, to life. Today, the Los Angeles courtroom sentenced Durst to such, without the possibility of parole, for the first-degree murder of his “best friend”, Susan Berman.
Durst who is now 78 years old, and battling bladder cancer was not present during the verdict but was able to see the judge’s words, and will nonetheless pay the price for his 2000 crime. He gave no visible reaction to his sentencing.
“He Already Looks Dead”
Seeing Durst slumped in his wheelchair, and wearing a mask the world is already questioning how much of his sentence he’ll be able to fulfill.
He already looks dead.
— Tony Salazar (He/Him) (@tony_salazar) October 14, 2021
The public is asking how much time he’ll actually serve due to his current medical state.
Robert Durst answered “Yes.” when asked about waiving his right to appear at his next court hearing. He was convicted on July 17th of shooting Susan Berman in 2000 at her Beverly Hills home. The disappearance of Durst’s first wife in 1982, Kathleen McCormack Durst, was in question hours before Berman was set to talk to investigators regarding the matter.
Durst Denies Both Killings
Durst testified he would perjure himself if he admitted that he had killed them while under cross- examination, although he did admit he perjured himself five times during the trial.
Durst’s infamous role in the 2015 HBO documentary “The Jinx.” came years before his sentencing. He was arrested on first-degree murder charges, the day before its finale aired March 15, 2015.
The Unexpected Series Confessions
Durst went into the bathroom during the final moments of the HBO series and without realizing his mic was still hot, made comments that were seemingly a series of confessions. This one was especially jarring to hear:
“What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course,” he said.
Whether this statement caught during the taping was taken out of context, or simply a verbal frustration of the stress Durst was feeling at the time, it does not bode well for the convicted and now sentenced killer. Durst claims he was “high on meth” during the taping of the documentary.