Robert Durst, the eccentric and estranged son of a prominent New York real estate dynasty, is back in custody on charges of killing a friend in Los Angeles in 2000, says the New York Times. Last night, in the final moments of a six-part HBO documentary, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” he seemed to veer toward a confession that could lift the shroud of mystery that surrounds the deaths of three people over the course of three decades. “What the hell did I do?” Durst whispers to himself in a moment caught on a microphone he wore during filming. “Killed them all, of course.”
In the years since his wife, Kathleen Durst, disappeared in 1982 after spending the weekend at the couple's country home, Durst has been in and out of jail for other crimes, cut ties with his family, remarried, and sued his brother for a $65 million share of the family fortune. He has maintained his innocence in the disappearance of his wife, while also denying any role in the 2000 death of Susan Berman. He was arrested Saturday in New Orleans. He will plead not guilty, said Dick DeGuerin, an attorney who helped win his acquittal for murder in Galveston in 2003.