Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s ‘The Jinx,’ arrested for Murder Charges
Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO series The Jinx, has been arrested in New Orleans on an extradition warrant out of Los Angeles. He is being charged with murder.
Durst was arrested Saturday night, and his lawyer said he will not fight the extradition warrant, but will fully fight the charges in Los Angeles.
From ABC News:
Durst was found not guilty in a 2003 murder trial out of Galveston even after he admitted that he dismembered his neighbor’s body and threw it into a waterway.
The HBO series is also exploring two other unsolved suspected killings of two women who were close to Durst, including his wife Kathy Durst and his long-time friend Susan Berman out of Los Angeles.
The series led to a never-before-seen letter discovered by Berman’s stepson Sareb Kaufman. Kaufman told ABC News she believes Durst sent the letter to Berman a year before her death, and claims it carries similarities to an anonymous note sent to police by Berman’s killer.
That handwritten letter was recently handed over to authorities in California who reopened their investigation into the 2000 death of Berman.
The last episode of The Jinx airs tonight Sunday on HBO.
Is this a great promo or what? Apparently, HBO helped get things rolling again with this case by airing this documentary.
HBO has issued a statement. It reads:
“We simply cannot say enough about the brilliant job that Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling did in producing The Jinx. Years in the making, their thorough research and dogged reporting reignited interest in Robert Durst’s story with the public and law enforcement.”