Judge green lights Kathie Durst's family to pursue wrongful death suit against estate of Robert Durst, his widow

A federal judge has given the green light for the family of Kathie Durst to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of Robert Durst and his widow Debra Charatan, who Kathie’s family has accused of helping cover up her murder.

News 12 Staff

Mar 31, 2023, 8:07 PM

Updated 424 days ago

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Grieving relatives of Robert Durst first wife's Kathie - who has been missing for more than 40 years - received a major legal victory on Friday.
A federal judge has given the green light for the family of Kathie Durst to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of Robert Durst and his widow Debra Charatan, who Kathie’s family has accused of helping cover up her murder.
Kathie’s estate claims that Robert’s second wife, who could receive millions from his estate, helped him avoid justice for years.
She was last seen in 1982 leaving the couple’s home in South Salem, but her body has never been found.
Robert Durst died last year while serving a sentence for killing his best friend, Susan Berman, in 2000.
In his ruling, the judge wrote the lawsuit filed is not untimely because of Robert Durst’s death.
He has scheduled a conference for next month.


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