Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife Kathie Durst

Robert Durst Murder Trial

New York real estate scion Robert Durst, 78, sits in the courtroom as he is sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles. New York real estate heir Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more that two decades ago. (Myung J. Chung/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst has been charged in suburban New York City with the death of his former wife, Kathie Durst, who vanished in 1982.

A state police investigator filed a criminal complaint Tuesday at a town court in Lewisboro, New York, accusing Durst of second-degree murder.

The 78-year-old Durst was sentenced last week to life in prison without parole for murdering a confidante whom prosecutors say helped him cover up Kathie Durst’s killing.

Durst sat in a wheelchair during much of the sentencing hearing.

A lawyer said that in the days afterward he was on a ventilator with COVID-19.

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