Robert Durst, convicted murderer and subject of HBO’s ‘The Jinx,’ has died


Robert Durst, the eccentric millionaire who fascinated viewers as the subject of HBO’s documentary series “The Jinx” before being convicted last year of murder, has died in a California prison hospital, according to his longtime attorney Dick DeGuerin. He was 78.

Durst, who had been housed at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, died of natural causes at 6:44 a.m. on Monday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The coroner in San Joaquin County will determine an exact cause of death.
Serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole, Durst was treated after being diagnosed with Covid-19 in October. The real estate heir also suffered from a multitude of other ailments, including bladder cancer.
On November 1, a grand jury in New York indicted him for murder in the death of Kathie McCormack Durst.
The Westchester County, New York District Attorney’s Office had hoped Durst would appear in court, and DA Miriam Roach reacted to the news.
“After 40 years spent seeking justice for her death, I know how upsetting this news must be for Kathleen Durst’s family,” Roach said. “We had hoped to allow them the opportunity to see Mr. Durst finally face charges for Kathleen’s murder because we know that all families never stop wanting closure, justice and accountability.”
The DA’s office added it plans to make further information surrounding the case available to the public, to the extent allowed by law, in the coming days.

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