News NY property heir Robert Durst arrested in New Orleans on LAPD warrant

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    NEW ORLEANS — Robert Durst, a wealthy heir to a New York real estate fortune, has been arrested in New Orleans on a warrant from Los Angeles, where his girlfriend's killing 15 years ago has been pursued by a cold-case squad.

    Durst is the subject of a six-part HBO series detailing his life of wealth and privilege as well as suspected links to the disappearance of his wife in New York and the killings of his neighbor in Texas and girlfriend in Los Angeles.

    The 71-year-old admitted killing the neighbor a decade ago, but denied involvement in his wife's disappearance or his girlfriend's murder.

    He was arrested in New Orleans on Saturday, as HBO was preparing to broadcast Sunday's first episode of a six-part documentary, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, by filmmaker Andrew Jarecki.

    Jarecki told The Associated Press that Durst, who has remained free despite suspicions of his involvement in three murders, is a strange but smart man who's long feuded with his wealthy family.

    "The story is so operatic," Jarecki said. "That's what's so fascinating to me — seeing someone who is born to such privilege and years later is living in a $300-a-month rooming house in Galveston, Texas, disguised as a mute woman."

    Durst, 71, has never been charged in connection with the 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathie, or in the unsolved 2000 murder of Susan Berman, in Beverly Hills, California. He was acquitted in the 2001 dismemberment death of his Galveston neighbor, Morris Black, because he said the killing was in self-defense.

    Jarecki told a Hollywood version of Durst's story in the 2010 film that starred Ryan Gosling, All Good Things.

    A week before the release of that film, Durst called Jarecki saying he wanted to see it, and eventually agreed to be interviewed by Jarecki. That footage led to the documentary series.

    Jarecki said the six episodes left him with a "firm conclusion" about Durst's guilt or innocence. HBO distributed the first two episodes in advance, making news with Durst's admission that he lied to investigators about what he did on the night of his wife's disappearance. Jarecki has kept the last four episodes under wraps to maintain suspense.
     
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    Poor guy really is jinxed. Every time he sticks a knife in someone they die :poke:
     
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    Robert Durst -- the man suspected in 3 murders -- may have let his thirst for the spotlight get the better of him, because he's been arrested for a murder profiled on "The Jinx", the show chronicling his crazy life.

    Durst was nabbed in New Orleans Saturday for allegedly murdering his friend, Susan Berman. Authorities believe he killed Berman because she knew something about the mysterious death of his wife Kathleen, who disappeared in 1982.

    Susan was murdered in 2000. Two days after her death LAPD cops received a letter from someone telling them where Susan's body could be found. Cops now say they've linked the letter to Durst.

    The case went cold, but the LAPD reopened it after the HBO show, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," began airing. Durst participated in the show, and there was an air that he got away with something.

    Durst has been this route before. He was tried for the murder of a Texas neighbor in 2001, but he was acquitted after claiming self-defense. He claimed he shot the neighbor in the forehead accidentally during a struggle. Durst cut the body apart and dumped it in a bay. The body parts were retrieved in bags, but the head was never found.

    Durst's lawyer says he will not fight extradition and will fight the most recent charges.



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    Last episode is on tonight!
    Hopefully this jerk finally goes to jail, he seems to have wanted to get caught in the worst way.
     
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    He dismembered that guy in self dense :grad:
     
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    ...@dawg please delete my too late thread on this. :hat:
     
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    Just watched the episode where he talks about the murder and dismemberment of the neighbor. What a creepy guy. At the end of the interview they show him sitting in the chair, thinking the camera and mics are off, rehearsing his answers over and over quietly out loud. Creepy and gulty.
     
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    When your immediate family gets a restraining order against you, something ain't right! :bug:
     
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    Fascinating story and an extremely well done series. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

    Robert Durst could have been a stand up comedian if he had chosen a different path in life instead of murder. Close your eyes and listen to him. Tell me that, at times, he doesn't sound like Gilbert Gottfried.
     
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    Can you believe that jury??

    Holy Jesus those people must have been simple-minded.
     
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    Upon hearing of the arrest Jeanine Pirro came in her pants.
     
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    Memo to self - if a suspect in multiple murders and my family hates me, do not cooperate or in any way endorse a documentary film about me...

    Jeezus - they should hang this guy for stupidity alone.
     
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    They blamed it on that city slicker Jeanine Pirro! Wicked city woman :jj:
     
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    No one was more surprised then the defense attorney that the jury bought it and acquitted him.
     
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    It always amazes me that those guys can do the job they do. You know his lawyer knows he's guily as hell.
     
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    why are they harassing white people...
     
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    this scumbag has gotten away with murder thanks to his family's money. hope he burns in hell.
     
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