Beverley. After Robert Durst was arrested on murder charges related to the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman on Saturday, March 14, fans of HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst anxiously awaited the conclusion to the gripping documentary miniseries on Sunday, March 15.
It certainly did not disappoint. Director Andrew Jarecki managed to capture an unguarded moment, in which Durst, now 71, talked to himself, not knowing his microphone was still on.
“What the hell did I do?” the heir to a NYC real estate fortune whispered. “Killed them all, of course.”
It was the first time Durst admitted involvement in any of the three murder cases he has been investigated for. It started in 1982 with the disappearance of his wife Kathie, who has never been found. Then in 2000, Durst’s friend Susan Berman was murdered, and he was initially investigated, but never charged.
The only death he served any time for was that of his elderly neighbor Morris Black, whose dismembered body parts were found floating in Galveston Bay in Texas. But still, Durst was not charged with murder, and was instead sentenced to five years in jail for evidence tampering and jumping bond.
New evidence, brought to light during the six-part docuseries, pointed to Durst’s involvement in Berman’s murder, and he was arrested in New Orleans over the weekend.
Following Sunday night’s finale, HBO released a statement, saying, “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.”
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