Real-estate heir Robert Durst could mount an insanity defense when he returns to Texas to face charges of beheading and chopping up his elderly next-door neighbor, a top forensic psychologist says.
Dr. N.B. Berrill told The Post he believes Durst, 58 – who is expected to waive extradition to the Lone Star State today at a hearing in Pennsylvania – was “coming apart at the seams.”
Berrill, who teaches forensic psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, gave these reasons:
- Durst used “poor disguises” – fooling no one when he donned a wig and pretended to be a woman to rent apartments in Galveston and New Orleans.
He allegedly left “a sloppy crime scene” in Galveston – blood was found in his apartment and in that of his victim, 71-year-old Morris Black.
Durst showed regressive behavior in spending his last two weeks on the lam in Bethlehem, Pa., where he attended college and where he was nabbed for trying to shoplift a $5.99 sandwich.