Plea Deal Reached for Dismemberment Suspect
New York real estate heir Robert Durst pleaded guilty to bond jumping and evidence tampering in connection with the death and dismemberment of his elderly neighbor.
Durst was sentenced to five years and will receive credit for time served. His attorney said Durst would spend about two years in prison.
The plea deal was reached hours after an appeals judge removed state District Judge Susan Criss from the case amid arguments that she was biased. Despite his acquittal in November, Durst, 61, has remained jailed in Galveston because he fled the city after his 2001 arrest.