“We have been notified he examined optimistic, so we’re all very involved,” Dick DeGuerin, Durst’s lead defence lawyer, mentioned in a telephone name, however he couldn’t verify when the analysis was made.
Mr DeGuerin famous Durst seemed unwell through the sentencing on Thursday.
“He seemed horrible at sentencing,” he mentioned.
“I used to be actually involved even again then as a result of he was having difficulties respiratory, he was having difficulties talking, worse than he is ever seemed.”
He declined to offer extra data on Durst’s medical situation or whereabouts, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division mentioned HIPAA legal guidelines forestall them from disclosing details about Durst’s well being.
In an earlier assertion to the Los Angeles Occasions, Mr DeGuerin confirmed Durst had been hospitalised and positioned on a ventilator.
The lawyer added he is involved for everybody who has been in shut contact with Durst, together with each member of his authorized workforce and “notably the deputy who shepherded him out and in of the courtroom throughout your complete trial (and) was in shut contact with him for a very long time.”
Mr DeGuerin mentioned he has not examined optimistic for the virus and is within the strategy of getting re-tested, and cancelled private journey plans to keep away from shut contact with others.
Ms McCormack Durst was declared legally useless in 2017.
Her physique has not been discovered and nobody has been charged within the case.
The eccentric inheritor to a New York actual property empire, Durst took the stand in his months-long trial and denied killing Ms McCormack Durst and Ms Berman.
He mentioned he discovered Ms Berman on the ground of her bed room with a deadly gunshot to the again of the pinnacle.
However below cross-examination, he testified he would perjure himself if he had killed them.
Prosecutors’ questions additionally prompted Durst to confess he perjured himself 5 occasions through the trial.
He was sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday.
The decide denied a movement from the defence workforce for a brand new trial, and the defence mentioned they might enchantment the choice.
Mr Durst’s well being has deteriorated considerably over the previous few years.
He has undergone a number of surgical procedures, together with the insertion of a shunt in his head to alleviate stress on his mind.
He was in coronavirus quarantine in jail on the time the jury introduced the responsible verdicts, his lawyer beforehand mentioned.