Accused killer and New York authentic estate heir Robert Durst was hospitalized for an unspecified clinical difficulty amid his murder demo in California on Thursday, his attorney claimed.
Durst’s murder trial, which has been ongoing since mid-Might, was adjourned simply because of his sudden professional medical episode powering bars, the place he’s getting held pending the outcome of the demo.
“He was taken to the clinic this early morning. We have extremely minimal information and facts about his issue,” his attorney, Dick DeGuerin, explained to The Post in an email.
Durst, 78, was diagnosed with bladder most cancers prior to the demo and has appeared in the Los Angeles court docket place in a wheelchair all over the proceedings, which are established to resume Monday.
He’s accused of gunning down his longtime confidant Susan Berman at her Los Angeles house quickly in advance of Christmas in 2000.
Durst, the 1-time heir to a huge actual estate fortune in New York, allegedly executed Berman to ensure she wouldn’t expose facts about him killing his ex-spouse, Kathie Durst, in 1982, prosecutors allege.
Durst has pleaded not guilty.
His lawyers acknowledged he identified Berman’s overall body at her household in the Benedict Canyon segment of Los Angeles.
Throughout opening statements of the trial, which was postponed for a lot more than a 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DeGuerin pressured there is minor proof linking Durst to the slaying — and that the burden of proof lies with the prosecutors.
“The evidence isn’t there,” he informed jurors. “Bob Durst did not kill Susan Berman, and he does not know who did.”
Prosecutors have painted him as a homicidal recluse, who killed his ex-spouse, Berman and later his neighbor in Texas, who experienced identified out his id and attempted to blackmail him.