Robert Thurst, the star of the documentary “The Jinx”, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder

This is the end of a long soap opera. Rich and Sulfur Famous by Robert Thurst, American heir HBO Documentary Jinx He was sentenced by a Los Angeles court Thursday to life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for the murder of his best friend.

The 78-year-old multi-millionaire has been charged with stabbing his friend Susan Berman in the head to prevent him from talking to police about his wife Kathleen’s disappearance at her home in Beverly Hills in September.

“This crime is the murder of a witness,” Judge Mark Wyndham said before handing down the sentence. “This situation (…) has greatly aggravated this heinous and confusing crime,” he added. The magistrate rejected the defendant’s request for a new trial, arguing that there was “sufficient, indeed enormous, evidence of guilt.”

His wife is suspected of murder

During the interrogation, Robert Turst, who pleaded not guilty, was found almost motionless in his wheelchair. Susan Berman’s relatives asked the court where her wife Kathleen’s body was.

The prosecution alleges that Susan Berman helped Robert Durst cover up his role in the murder of his wife, Kathleen, and that he killed Susan Berman in 1982 to prevent his wife from responding to missing New York police officers. .

Robert Turst, a black sheep belonging to New York’s largest real estate family, was arrested in March 2015 before airing the last episode of the six – part HBO autobiographical documentary. Jinx.

“I killed them all, apparently”

The series returns to another bloody chapter in the life of Robert Durst: the murder of a neighbor, who is then cut off and thrown into the sea. He was acquitted of the offense by an army of eminent lawyers who demanded self-immolation. Defensive, accidental shooting and acts committed under the influence of alcohol.

In JinxRobert Turst seemed to consent reluctantly, whispering to him while he was in the bathroom and his wireless microphone not turning off: “What did I do?” I definitely killed them all. “