Robert Durst found guilty of first-degree murder

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A Los Angeles jury found Robert Durst guilty of first-degree murder in the execution-style killing of longtime friend Susan Berman, who was shot in the head ...
in 2000.

Durst, a 78-year-old heir to a New York commercial real estate empire, "intentionally discharged a handgun" and "caused great bodily injury and death to Susan Berman," according to the verdict on Friday.

The panel also found true special-circumstance allegations of murder of a witness and lying in wait.

"The jury's decision demonstrates how our legal system can work to hold accountable people regardless of their wealth and status in life," Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said in a statement. "I want to commend our prosecution team and investigators for their diligent work to ultimately bring justice for those who have been waiting more than 20 years."

In this March 10, 2020, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst looks over during his murder trial in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool, File)

Durst, who pleaded not guilty, faces life in prison without the option for parole, according to the New York Times. A judge is expected to…
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