Lawyers: Robert Durst wrote note about location of body

Robert Durst (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for New York real estate heir Robert Durst acknowledge he penned a note tipping off police to the location of the body of a friend he’s accused of killing, according to court documents.

Continue Reading Below

In a court filing Christmas Eve in Los Angeles Superior Court, lawyers for Durst conceded that he had written the note directing police to the home of Susan Berman in December 2000.

GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE

Durst pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Berman, his best friend, but told a documentary film crew that the letter could only have been sent by the killer.

The revelation was made in a joint filing by defense lawyers and prosecutors on stipulations for a trial scheduled in Feb. 10. Attorneys for Durst said they made the concession as a strategic decision after the judge agreed to admit the evidence based on analysis by handwriting experts.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESS

The defense said they will still contest that ruling on appeal.