Robert Durst charged with murder over with ex-wife's death
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Millionaire Robert Durst has been charged with murder in New York in connection with the death of his ex-wife Katherine Durst, who went missing in 1982 and was declared legally dead in 2017.

“The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office can confirm that a complaint charging Robert Durst with the murder of Kathleen Durst was filed in Lewisboro Town Court on October 19, 2021,” a spokesperson for the office confirmed to The Hill on Friday. “We have no further comment at this time.”

The criminal complaint in the Lewisboro court charges Dust with second-degree murder, according to The Associated Press

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Multiple news outlets earlier this month reported that the district attorney had been planning to take the case to a grand jury.

A source familiar with the matter told the AP that the grand jury has started hearing testimony from witnesses. The process is expected to take several weeks.

The sentence comes roughly a week after Durst was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his confidant Susan Berman in 2000. Lawyers representing Durst say they plan on appealing the sentence.

Prosecutors argued that Durst killed Berman because she had been planning to speak with authorities about an alibi she provided when Katherine Durst disappeared in 1982. During the trial, Durst denied killing his ex-wife.

Durst’s case was the subject of the hit 2015 HBO series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst." During the filming of the series, Durst was caught saying on a live mic in a bathroom, “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”

Last week, Durst’s attorney Dick DeGuerin told NBC News that Durst has COVID-19 and is on a ventilator.

“He looked awful Thursday, worst I've ever seen him. He was having difficulty breathing, he was having difficulty speaking,” DeGuerin told NBC.