Robert Durst: Infamous murderer and wealthy real estate heir who featured in The Jinx documentary dies in prison

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Robert Durst, the convicted murderer, suspected serial killer and wealthy real estate heir, has died in prison.

The 78-year-old was serving a life sentence.

Durst died in a state prison hospital facility in Stockton, his lawyer 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, before being sentenced to life in prison last October.

He was admitted to hospital with COVID two days later, his trial attorney Dick DeGuerin said.

Durst's trial - which began in March 2020 but was adjourned for 14 months due to the coronavirus pandemic - came six years after Durst's apparent confession to multiple killings in the HBO TV series The Jinx.

Durst had still been wearing a live microphone after his interview in the HBO TV series and was heard saying to himself in the bathroom: "What the hell did I do? ... Killed them all, of course".

At his trial, prosecutors claimed Ms Berman had given him a false alibi in relation to the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack, in 1982.

They alleged he killed Ms Berman to prevent her revealing this to the police.

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