Robert Durst Was Sent to Mental Health Facility Because 'Suicide Risk'

Sheriff's office officials said that he had "acute mental health issues."

Durst, who was arrested on Sunday evening and charged with murdering his friend Susan Berman in 2000, was transferred to the Elayn Hunt Correctional facility on Tuesday evening because it is equipped to treat the mentally ill, officials said.

Now the 71-year-old is one of roughly 30 inmates in the facility and they all live in separate cells with 24 hour monitoring by clinicians and psychiatrists.

Prosecutors were the ones to push for the facility switch, saying that he was transferred due to "acute mental health issues."

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