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Real estate heir Durst likely to be freed on parole (What the........?)
modbee ^ | 10-12-04

Posted on 10/12/2004 9:13:06 AM PDT by LouAvul

HOUSTON (AP) - New York real estate heir Robert Durst - jailed for nearly three years on charges related to the death and dismemberment of an elderly neighbor - is eligible for parole and likely will be freed this week, state officials said.

Durst was acquitted in November of intentionally killing 71-year-old Morris Black in Galveston, but remained jailed for bond-jumping because he fled after his 2001 arrest, and for evidence-tampering for disposing of the victim's body parts.

As part of an agreement, Durst last month pleaded guilty in exchange for a five-year sentence. He was given credit for time served, and is now eligible for parole.

"Our parole division is working to come up with a release and supervision plan," said Mike Viesca, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles also still has to review Durst's parole plan and decide whether to place any conditions.

Defense attorney Dick DeGuerin said Durst has been a model prisoner. "I'm sure he will be a model parolee," he said.

Durst had moved to Galveston disguised as a woman after a New York investigation was reopened into the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen.

He testified during his trial that he accidentally shot Black in September 2001 as they struggled for a gun in Durst's apartment. He contended he panicked, cut up the body and dumped the pieces in Galveston Bay.

Durst left Galveston after Black died but returned and was arrested in October 2001. He posted bond and fled again, then was caught a month later in Pennsylvania.

His family runs The Durst Organization, a privately held billion-dollar New York real estate company.

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1 posted on 10/12/2004 9:13:06 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

Rich elitists are not judged like us common folks.


2 posted on 10/12/2004 9:14:09 AM PDT by gunnygail (Founding member of the VRWC. --Black Helo crewman. (I operate the Liberal tinfoil hat scanner.)
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To: LouAvul

I figured that was what they were going to do with him.


3 posted on 10/12/2004 9:16:01 AM PDT by texasflower (Liberty can change habits. ~ President George W. Bush 10/08/04)
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To: LouAvul

I'm sure he was a "model prisoner". Just as he was a perfectionist as a murderer.


4 posted on 10/12/2004 9:20:11 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: LouAvul

At least two different legal systems; probably several more levels within each of those.


5 posted on 10/12/2004 9:21:25 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: LouAvul

Fortunately he didn't do something really serious like dismember a dog:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1239727/posts


6 posted on 10/12/2004 9:31:56 AM PDT by americafirst
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To: LouAvul

Oh. . .so does this mean that the victim is coming back to life, too?


7 posted on 10/12/2004 9:38:49 AM PDT by Capriole
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To: sarasota

Like it or not, he was absolved of the murder by a jury of his peers.


8 posted on 10/12/2004 9:42:04 AM PDT by daylate-dollarshort
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To: LouAvul

This seems to be a case of the best justice money can buy.

I wonder who he'll cut up next?


9 posted on 10/12/2004 9:49:09 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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10 posted on 10/12/2004 9:50:46 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: 7.62 x 51mm

The Feds were waiting for him at the gate.


11 posted on 10/14/2004 3:52:53 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

I'm glad someone was there to *meet* him. If he'd done that to any relative of mine, I'd waste him on sight.


12 posted on 10/15/2004 6:07:52 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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