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Real Estate Tycoon Robert Durst Guilty of Murdering Wife’s Best Friend

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Real-estate tycoon Robert Durst was found guilty of murder on Friday after months of testimony.

The verdict, which came after jurors spent several hours a day deliberating over the past three days, was read out despite Durst himself being absent.

“It is not his choice to be absent, he would want to be here,” one of his defense attorneys said, noting that Durst was “in isolation” after exposure to COVID-19.

The 78-year-old millionaire was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of a close friend, Susan Berman, in 2000 in Beverly Hills. Berman, 55, died just one hour before a scheduled meeting with law enforcement to discuss the 1982 disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst. Better known as Kathie, she had been en........

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