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Real estate magnate Robert Durst convicted of murder from 21 years ago

Prosecutors allege Durst killed accomplice in wife's disappearance.

Updated: September 18, 2021 - 2:44pm

A California jury on Friday convicted former real estate tycoon Robert Durst in the 2000 killing of a woman who prosecutors claim was an accomplice in his wife's mysterious disappearance.

Jurors debated for several hours before returning the verdict. Durst faces the possibility of life in prison without parole. 

Prosecutors charged that Durst murdered Susan Berman after she helped him cover up his wife's disappearance in the early 1980s. The killing, they argued, was motivated by fear of Berman's knowledge of the coverup. 

The trial initially began last year before adjourning for 14 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.