One of the biggest names in New York, real estate mogul Robert Durst was arrested for murder. The warrant was issued by the Los Angeles County.
Durst was born in 1943. His life was “sprinkled” with suspicious events which led to him being questioned but never accused of having been involved. Such events include the death his first wife Kathleen Durst in 1982 and Susan Berman, a longtime friend, in 2000.
According to the arrest report, Durst had not appointed a lawyer and up to this moment is keeping his statement of being innocent in regards to both deaths. During a telephone interview he stated he didn’t have the “faintest idea” who committed the two murders. He was arrested on Saturday, March 14.
According to the New York Times, the case of Susan Berman was reopened last week by the Los Angeles district attorney. In 2000, she was declared missing in New York but was eventually pronounced legally dead.
Another odd but separate situation that led to his arrest was in 2001, a period during which he had been living in Texas, disguised as a mute woman. He was charged for murder but was found innocent as the reason behind him fatally shooting an older neighbor was supposedly self-defense.
HBO made a documentary series entitled “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” which was broadcast Sunday night, March 15. In the last part of the film, Durst can be heard saying he was responsible for the murders. No one can confirm if he was sincere but it is certain he was talking to himself.
During the documentary’s interview session, he denies one evidence against him. Later on, he went to the bathroom, unaware he was still wearing the microphone and the he was being recorded. On the audiotape, one could hear as he whispers to himself “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”
But the series of arrests doesn’t end here. In December 2014 he faced the jury on charges of illegally walking on the propriety of his estranged family.
HBO wasn’t the only one interested in his persona. In 2010, Hollywood directed a movie inspired by his life, “All Good Things”.
His company, Durst Organization apparently owns 11 office towers in Manhattan thus detaining a good portion of the metropolis’ skyline.
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