Sentenced to life without parole for killing a friend: this is the sentence, after the guilty verdict, for Robert Durst, the eccentric "black sheep" of a New York real estate dynasty who for half his life had managed to avoid the justice but in 2015 he was arrested after unintentionally confessing to "killing them all" in a documentary on Hbo.
This is the latest chapter in a decades-long saga that began in 1982 with the disappearance of his first wife Kathie, and has now ended with a life sentence for the murder in 2000 of Susan Berman, the friend and daughter of a mafia boss in Las Vegas. who, after helping him cover up the traces of his wife's disappearance, had threatened to go to the police and tell everything.
Susan had been found dead in the house, killed with a gunshot to the head.
Durst, who is 78 years old and has proclaimed himself innocent, has avoided the risk of the death penalty because California has a moratorium on capital punishment.