Real estate heir Robert Durst has once again been indicted for murder, this time in connection with the death of his wife.
According to Fox News, prosecutors alleged this week that Durst murdered Kathleen Durst, who went missing nearly four decades ago.
New York’s Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocha announced the charges against Durst in a statement she released Monday.
“When Kathleen Durst disappeared on January 31, 1982, her family and friends were left with pain, anguish and questions that have contributed to their unfaltering pursuit of justice for the last 39 years,” Rocah declared.
Rocah added, “We have taken a huge step forward in the pursuit of justice for Kathie Durst, her family and victims of domestic violence everywhere.”
Fox News noted that the charges against Durst come just two weeks after he was found guilty of fatally shooting his friend, Susan Berman, in 2000.
As the Los Angeles Times reported, Berman, a longtime friend of Durst, was found dead at her Los Angeles area home on Christmas Eve in 2000.
In that case, authorities argued that Durst murdered Berman because she was set to come forward over having provided him with a false alibi regarding the death of his wife.
These are not the first homicides that Durst has been tied to, as he killed a neighbor while living in Texas although a jury acquitted him on grounds of self-defense.
The case was presided over by Judge Susan Criss, who told the New York Daily News in 2015 that she believes Durst left a dismembered cat on her doorstep.
“It was June 29, 2006,” Criss recalled. “I came home from work about 5 p.m., and you can imagine how hot it was. I saw something on the walk that leads straight to my front door.”
The judge said that she first believed the animal was a rat but on closer examination realized “it was a little gray cat that had been cut behind the shoulder. It was a head with its two front legs, cut right behind the shoulders. It was not just thrown there. It was placed there.”