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Robert Durst is hospitalized with Covid days after life sentence, his attorney says

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Robert Durst looks at jurors as he appears in an Inglewood courtroom with his attorneys for the first closing arguments presented by the prosecution in the murder trial of the New York real estate scion who is charged with the longtime friend Susan Bermans killing in Benedict Canyon just before Christmas Eve 2000. Inglewood Courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Inglewood, CA.

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Disgraced New York real estate heir Robert Durst has contracted Covid-19 and is currently on a ventilator, his attorney told NBC News.

“All we know he’s tested positive for Covid-19, he’s in hospital and on a ventilator,” Dick DeGuerin told the outlet. “He looked awful Thursday, worst I’ve ever seen him. He was having difficulty breathing, he was having difficulty speaking.”

The diagnosis comes just two days after Durst, 78, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a close friend more than two decades ago. Jurors convicted Durst last…

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