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Robert Durst

Witness said US property tycoon admitted murdering friend

NEW YORK: New York property tycoon Robert Durst confessed to carrying out the murder of close friend Susan Berman, a witness testified in a Los Angeles court Thursday. Durst, 73, whose life was the focus of an HBO series that ultimately led to his arrest, stands accused of the December 2000 execution-style killing of longtime friend Berman. Berman was killed just as she was set to be questioned about the disappearance of Durst's first wife, Kathleen Durst, who vanished in 1982 from the couple's New York cottage.…