NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been charged with the murder of his wife nearly 40 years after she went missing in Westchester County.

Last week, Durst, 78, was sentenced last week to life in prison without parole for killing a confidante whom authorities say helped him cover up the 1982 killing of Kathleen Durst.

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“The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office can confirm that a complaint charging Robert Durst with the murder of Kathleen Durst was filed in Lewisboro Town Court on October 19, 2021.  We have no further comment at this time,” a spokesperson for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office said.

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A lawyer for Durst has said his client is now on a ventilator, with COVID.

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