Robert Durst’s trespassing trial kicks off

Prosectors said 71-year-old real estate heir had no right being at brother Douglas's home

TRD New York /
Dec.December 10, 2014 05:40 PM

The trespassing trial for Robert Durst, the estranged brother of the Durst Organization’s chair Douglas Durst, began today in Manhattan Criminal Court.

Prosecutors said Robert Durst violated a restraining order when he allegedly visited the homes of his brother and another family member last year. They said he had no right being there. The restraining order in 2012 bars Robert from contacting or coming near Douglas.

Steven Rabinowitz, defense attorney for Robert Durst, said his client did not do anything wrong by standing on the building stairs, the New York Post reported. The 71-year-old real estate heir has 13 orders of protection against him by his family.

“Those stairs were open to the public and Mr. Durst was licensed to be there,” Rabinowitz said at the non-jury trial, as cited by the newspaper.

Robert Durst most recently made headlines when HBO announced it was airing a six-part documentary about him in February, as previously reported. [NYP]Mark Maurer


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Douglas Durst, One Five One, and Tik Tok CEO Kevin Mayer (Getty, Google Maps, iStock)

The biggest new tenant in New York City is… TikTok

The biggest new tenant in New York City is… TikTok
The Durst Organization president Jonathan Durst and 655 Third Avenue (Google Maps)

Mitsubishi International renews big lease at Durst’s 655 Third Avenue

Mitsubishi International renews big lease at Durst’s 655 Third Avenue
From left: Attorney Robert Abrams, Robert Durst and Durst spokesperson Jordan Barowitz (Credit: Abrams via Abrams Fensterman; Durst by Robyn Beck-Pool/Getty Images; Barowits via Durst Organization)

Durst Org accused of defamation by lawyer who sued Robert Durst

Durst Org accused of defamation by lawyer who sued Robert Durst
Robert Durst appears in court for during opening statements in his murder trial on March 4, 2020 in Los Angeles (Photo by Etienne Laurent -Pool/Getty Images)

Robert Durst murder trial could be suspended as LA courts shutter over coronavirus

Robert Durst murder trial could be suspended as LA courts shutter over coronavirus
From left: 1155 Sixth Avenue; One World Trade, Douglas Durst and 733 Third Avenue (Credit: Tdorante10 via Wikipedia Commons, Durst Organization, Getty Images)

Netflix inks short-term lease at Durst’s 1155 Sixth Ave

Netflix inks short-term lease at Durst’s 1155 Sixth Ave
Several major office landlords are enhancing cleanup efforts as COVID-19 is on the rise (Credit: iStock)

Landlords aim to keep offices squeaky clean as coronavirus spreads

Landlords aim to keep offices squeaky clean as coronavirus spreads
Robert Durst’s brother and Durst Org chairman to testify at murder trial

Robert Durst’s brother and Durst Org chairman to testify at murder trial

Robert Durst’s brother and Durst Org chairman to testify at murder trial
Clockwise from left: Celonis co-founders Bastian Nominacher, Alexander Rinke, and Martin Klenk with 1 World Trade Center (Credit: Celonis)

German tech firm snags full floor at 1 WTC

German tech firm snags full floor at 1 WTC
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...