德斯特, 78, was sentenced to life in 监狱 在十月. 14 在她位于洛杉矶的家中近距离射击伯曼.
Prosecutors alleged that Durst murdered Berman because she was about to tell authorities that she provided a fake alibi for Durst after his first wife, Kathie, disappeared in 1982.
A Westchester County grand jury indicted Durst for second-degree murder on Monday after charges were filed against him on Oct. 19.
All felony cases require a grand jury indictment to proceed in New York unless the defendant waives the requirement.
“When Kathleen Durst disappeared on January 31, 1982, her family and friends were left with pain, anguish and questions that have contributed to their unfaltering pursuit of justice for the last 39 年份,” Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah said Monday.
“We have taken a huge step forward in the pursuit of justice for Kathie Durst, her family and victims of domestic violence everywhere.”
An attorney who represents Kathie Durst’s family did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.