Robert Durst murder trial gets hit with a
6-month delay

Defense attorney Dick DeGuerin’s office was flooded during hurricane

New York /
Sep.September 21, 2017 08:11 AM

Hurricane Harvey has delayed Robert Durst’s California murder trial for six months after the defense attorney’s Houston office was flooded.

On Wednesday the real estate scion agreed to move the preliminary hearing date to April 16, 2018, the New York Daily News reported.

“I hadn’t planned to allow any delay, but because of events in Houston, it is necessary for me to delay the case,” Los Angeles judge Mark Windham said.

Durst stands on trial for the murder of his friend Susan Berman. Prosecutors allege he killed after she threatened to reveal information about the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen Durst. He was arrested in New Orleans in 2015.

Kathleen’s brother told the Daily News that he is frustrated about the delay. “But the bottom line is, I’ve already waited 35-and-a-half years for closure and justice, if I have to wait an extra six months, so be it,” he said.

Kathleen’s sisters also filed a $100 million lawsuit against Durst over her disappearance. [NYDN] — Konrad Putzier


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Robert Durst (AP Images)
Robert Durst: The life and crimes of America’s most tainted real estate scion
Robert Durst: The life and crimes of America’s most tainted real estate scion
Robert Durst (Getty)
Robert Durst dead at 78
Robert Durst dead at 78
Robert Durst (Getty, iStock)
Robert Durst indicted on murder charge in wife’s killing
Robert Durst indicted on murder charge in wife’s killing
Robert Durst charged with murder in wife’s disappearance
Robert Durst charged with murder in wife’s disappearance
Robert Durst charged with murder in wife’s disappearance
Robert Durst (Getty, iStock)
Robert Durst is on a ventilator with Covid: lawyer
Robert Durst is on a ventilator with Covid: lawyer
Robert Durst at the sentencing on October 14 (Getty)
Robert Durst gets life in prison for murdering Susan Berman
Robert Durst gets life in prison for murdering Susan Berman
Douglas Durst, One Bryant Park, Robert Durst (Getty, Durst Org)
Robert Durst’s nephew sues family for cutting off trust payments
Robert Durst’s nephew sues family for cutting off trust payments
Robert Durst (Getty)
Robert Durst convicted of murder
Robert Durst convicted of murder
arrow_forward_ios

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

Loading...