Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife Kathie

The new charge comes just days after Durst was sentenced to life in prison for the death of his best friend, Susan Berman.

Updated: October 22, 2021 - 9:13pm

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Real estate mogul Robert Durst has been charged with the murder of his first wife, Kathie Durst, following her disappearance in 1982. 

According to the Associated Press, the new charge comes just days after Durst was sentenced to life in prison for the death of his best friend, Susan Berman, who investigators say helped him cover up his wife's death.

New York investigators confirmed Friday that they have charged the 78-year-old millionaire with second-degree murder.

Durst has long been suspected of being responsible for Kathie Durst's death, but this is the first time he has been formally charged.

Kathie Durst's disappearance received renewed interest after the release of the HBO documentary "The Jinx" in which Durst made seemingly incriminating statements on a hot mic. 

Durst is currently on a ventilator battling COVID-19 at a hospital in Los Angeles.