The Jinx millionaire sentenced to life in prison after murder confession

Millionaire Robert Durst, 78, who featured on the documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Susan Berman.

Berman, 55, who was a crime writer and previously a spokesperson for Durst, died after being shot in the head at her home in Beverley Hills in 2000.

During the trial, the court heard that Berman had been preparing to go to the police to tell them about how she provided a false alibi, to help Durst cover up the killing of his wife Kathleen McCormack in 1982.

Prosecutors argued that Durst also killed a third person.

Durst, who is a Real Estate millionaire and an estranged member of one of New York's wealthiest and most powerful real estate families, featured in the HBO documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst in 2015 about the alleged murders.

He was arrested the night before the final episode of the documentary aired, while at a hotel in New Orleans.

It is reported that at the hotel, he made a confession on a live microphone in the bathroom, saying "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."

Durst was sentenced at Inglewood Courthouse in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Superior Court Judge Mark Windham said that the defendant's testimony had been "profoundly incredible and incriminating".

He added that there was "overwhelming evidence of guilt."

"As Susan Berman's family have described for us, Susan Berman was an extraordinary human. I personally wish I could have known her," said Windham.

"This is indeed a horrific crime."

Sareb Kaufman, whose father had been dating Berman, said: "I have not had one day off in 21 years from the absolute destruction, grief and pain this has caused me.

"I have lost everything many times over because of him… I have lost and sacrificed more than anyone could possibly know."

Robert Durst has been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

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