78.year.old Robert Dorst is a descendant of one of New York’s wealthiest and most influential families – the tycoon starred in an HBO reality series, the last episode of which sounded like a mumble to himself: “What the hell did I do? I killed them all, of course.” The same documentation led to the conviction of the murder of his good friend Susan Berman in 2000.
Hours before the final episode of the documentary aired, authorities arrested Dorset in New Orleans following Berman’s murder. The same video that was shown on television was also played during the trial against him.
Murdered Susan Berman was a crime reporter who served as Dorset’s spokeswoman while he was suspected of his wife’s disappearance. Berman was found shot in the head at her home in the upscale neighborhood of Beverly Hills, on suspicion the reason for the murder was to prevent her from talking to police.
The prosecutor called the 78.year.old Dorst a “narcissistic psychopath.” His brother, Douglas Dorset, also testified at the trial and told the judges: “He will be happy to kill me.” The BBC reported that he would probably die behind bars.
Earlier in the hearing, excerpts from a 2010 film about Tycoon Dorset’s married life were shown. The film also featured the well.known actor Ryan Gosling who played him as a killer. The person who directed it is Andrew Jerky – the same man who is responsible for the day of the reality series that led to his conviction.
Dorset’s late wife, Kathleen McCormack, was a medical student who was absent in 1982 – speculation is that she is not alive. With the decision of the Los Angeles court system to convict him of Berman’s murder, the family of his late wife in New York also filed a lawsuit.
Prosecutors claimed that Dorst actually murdered 3 people. The third person was an elderly neighbor named Maurice Black, who revealed the identity of Dorset while hiding in the state of Texas in 2011, but Dorset managed to come out guilty in this case – claiming he killed him in self.defense. His final sentence will be handed down on October 18.