Robert Durst is a New York real-estate heir. His murder trial lasted more than two years. The sentencing hearing for Durst will be relatively short.
For the first-degree murder conviction of Susan Berman, his best friend and New York real estate heir, the New York man is facing a mandatory sentence of life without parole.
Durst (78) was convicted in Los Angeles Superior Court last month of shooting Berman point-blank at her Los Angeles home right before Christmas 2000.
Because the case was delayed by the judge 14 months due to the pandemic, the defense seeks a fresh trial.