Robert Durst Murder Trial Resumes After 14 Months

Prosecutors in Westchester County, New York, have reopened the murder case of the multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst.

Durst, 78, has long been suspected in his wife’s death but has never been charged.

“The Westchester DA’s Office Cold Case Unit was established to review and reinvestigate unsolved homicides,” District Attorney Miriam Rocah said in a statement Monday. 

“It is reviewing a number of cases, including the death of Kathie Durst,” she added.

The announcement comes as Durst’s murder trial in the death of a longtime confidant in Los Angeles was set to resume after a 14-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was also charged with killing a neighbor in Texas, Morris Black, while he was in hiding, but was then acquitted of murder charges in that case, claiming it was a self-defense.

Durst meanwhile has denied the accusations regarding the disappearance of his wife.

Durst’s lawyers has demanded to delay the trial, however, Judge Mark Windham decided to push through with the trial.

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