LOS ANGELES – Robert Durst, the multimillionaire actual property inheritor on trial within the killing of his greatest good friend, was hospitalized Thursday for an unspecified well being problem, in response to the decide within the long-delayed trial.
Los Angeles Superior Court docket Decide Mark E. Windham mentioned in courtroom that Durst was despatched to a hospital within the jail system for “some incident this morning involving his well being,” the Los Angeles Instances reported.
Windham mentioned jail employees discovered the 78-year-old “down” and never in his wheelchair Thursday morning. The decide dismissed the jury and delayed the continuing to Monday morning.
Chip Lewis, considered one of Durst’s attorneys, had no details about his consumer’s situation. “All we all know is that he was hospitalized earlier this morning,” Lewis wrote in an e-mail to the Instances.
Durst has been escorted into courtroom every morning in a wheelchair because the trial resumed final month after a 14-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He has pleaded not responsible to homicide within the loss of life of his good friend Susan Berman, who was shot at the back of the pinnacle in her Los Angeles residence in December 2000. Prosecutors say he silenced Berman earlier than she may inform police she helped him cowl up the killing of his spouse, Kathie, in New York in 1982.
Durst, an eccentric price greater than an estimated $100 million, is being held with out bail. He’s solely charged with Berman’s killing however prosecutors are utilizing his spouse’s disappearance and neighbor’s slaying in Texas to construct their case in opposition to him.
The circumstances had been the topic of the HBO documentary, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.”