Robert Durst on Ventilator After Testing Positive for COVID-19

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Two days aft being sentenced to beingness successful situation without parole for the execution of his longtime person Susan Berman, New York existent property heir Robert Durst has tested affirmative for COVID-19.

According to lawyer Dick DeGuerin, Durst is successful the infirmary and connected a ventilator.

"He looked atrocious Thursday, worst I’ve ever seen him," DeGuerin said Saturday successful a telephone with NBC News.

Durst, property 78, has galore aesculapian issues. During his sentencing connected Thursday, helium was rolled into the courtroom successful a wheelchair wearing brownish jailhouse scrubs, and had a catatonic stare.

He was convicted successful September of archetypal grade execution for shooting Berman point-blank successful the backmost of the caput astatine her home, successful December 2000. Durst silenced Berman to forestall her from incriminating him successful the reopened probe of his wife’s 1982 disappearance successful New York, prosecutors said.

Durst is the grandson of Joseph Durst, who founded the Durst Organization, 1 of Manhattan’s largest commercialized existent property firms. His father, Seymour, took the reins of the institution and aboriginal handed power of it to a younger brother, Douglas.

Before Robert Durst's sentencing Thursday, Berman's household members addressed the court, describing her arsenic a lukewarm idiosyncratic who's been profoundly missed.

"It has been a daily, psyche consuming and crushing experience," Sareb Kaufman said of her murder. Kaufman's begetter was Susan Berman’s fellow and helium considered himself her son.

Durst's lawyer said helium believes Durst has been vaccinated against COVID-19, but could not supply details connected whether helium had received immoderate booster doses against the virus.

When helium saw Durst connected Thursday, DeGuerin said, "he was having trouble breathing, helium was having trouble speaking. He slumped down successful his chair… I’m precise concerned."

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