January 17, 2022

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Robert Thurst – denies murder charges

Multi-millionaire Robert Thurst (78) was arrested by police in New Orleans in 2015 and is now charged with the murder of his 21-year-old childhood friend Susan Berman.

The 78-year-old murder convict, who testified in court on Monday, denies and writes Berman’s murder. CNN.

When asked by his lawyer, Dick Teguir, if he was guilty, Thurst responded:

– In.

– Do you know who did it? Dijurin asked, according to Reuters.

-No, I didn’t, the 78-year-old replied.

Mysterious circumstances

Among other things, Turst is known from the HBO series “Jinx” Since 2015, it tells the bizarre story of his life.

In 1982, Durstin’s first wife, Kathleen McCormack, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Thurst was never suspected of being behind her disappearance and possible death, but speculation was rife.

CNN He writes that his wife was last seen in 1982, on her way to New York. Thurst says he last saw her when she boarded the train to the big city. Since then, she has disappeared without a trace.

Defendant: Picture after Robert Turst was indicted in 2015.  The 78-year-old pleads not guilty to the crime.  Photo: AP Photo / Gerald Herbert, NTB
Acquired: Picture after Robert Thurst was indicted in 2015. The 78-year-old denies criminal charges. Photo: AP Photo / Gerald Herbert, NTB
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Susan Berman, then a friend of the multi-millionaire, was killed in 2000. He is thought to have survived an earlier attempt to oust him following McCormack’s disappearance.

Thurst is said to have been out of the law for a long time, three decades before he was even exposed during the filming of the HBO series in 2015. During a toilet visitPulling out his microphone, he whispered to himself: “What was I doing? Yes. Of course I killed them all.”

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Two years later the sound was not discovered. Robert Thurst was arrested in March 2015 in a hotel in New Orleans, the day before the first scene of the last episode of “The Jinx”, he writes. The New York Times. The HBO documentary linked Durst to the murder of Berman in 2000 and the mysterious death of his wife in 1982.

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Said his version

From a wheelchair at the test, the 78-year-old told Monday about his many health problems, including bladder cancer, high blood pressure, neurology and chronic kidney disease. He shared how he met his childhood friend Susan Berman and the early years he married Kathleen McCormack.

The trial began in 2020, but was postponed until the outbreak in March. The case is set to resume in May this year, and CNN writes that Thurst will continue to explain on Wednesday.

Thurst was previously acquitted of the murder of his friend and neighbor Morris Black. The murder is said to have taken place in 2001, and Thurst was imprisoned in 2004 and handled evidence, among others. The following year he was released on parole, but NTB writes that Black had to go to the scene of the murder and return to prison until March 2006 in violation of the conditions.

One of the richest in America

The 78-year-old, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, was born into one of the wealthiest families in the United States. The family, among other things, owns eleven office buildings in Manhattan. According to the NTB, he has had little contact with the family since his brother Douglas was assigned to take over the family business.

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In 2012 and 2013, he was banned from meeting some family members who feared what he might do. These were replaced in 2014.

Thurst lived in Texas after receiving $ 65 million in lawsuits against the Family Trust.