Robert Durst ARRESTED, Said “Killed Them All Of Course” On The Jinx Finale
Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans on Saturday on a murder warrant that had been issued by the Los Angeles Police Department. See mug shot at right.
Durst, who is the subject of the HBO documentary series “The Jinx,” has been suspected of several homicides over the years, but has eluded convictions. Investigators have most recently been re-focusing on the 2000 killing of Susan Berman, Durst’s friend who was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head in L.A. Durst refused to meet with authorities at the time, and has avoided Los Angeles ever since.
The 71-year-old real estate heir, however, candidly spoke about Berman throughout interviews for his HBO documentary, and also discussed the mysterious 1982 disappearance of his wife Kathleen, of which he’s also long been a suspect. In 2003, Durst was found not guilty of the 2001 shooting and dismemberment of a neighbor in Texas.
In the shows finale, while Durst went into a bathroom, with him microphone on, he could be heard rambling seeking to himself, “You’re caught” and “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”
Durst was arrested late Saturday by Orleans Parish Sheriff’s deputies at the JW Marriott hotel. He was booked around 11 p.m., and is currently being held without bond. According to his lawyer, Durst will not fight extradition to Los Angeles, but will fight the charges against him. What those are exactly is unclear as the specifics of the warrant have not yet been revealed.
Since his arrest, HBO issued a statement that read, “We simply cannot say enough about the brilliant job that Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling did in producing ‘The Jinx,’” adding, “Years in the making, their thorough research and dogged reporting reignited interest in Robert Durst’s story with the public and law enforcement.”
Durst’s brother Douglas also released a statement. He said, “We are relieved and also grateful to everyone who assisted in the arrest of Robert Durst. We hope he will finally be held accountable for all he has done.”
Ryan Gosling portrayed Durst in the 2010 film, All Good Things. The last episode of “The Jinx” aired on Sunday night.