The final episode of the HBO crime documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, aired Sunday night, less than 24 hours after Durst, the 71-year-old multi-millionaire heir to one of New York City’s largest real estate fortunes, was arrested in New Orleans on charges that he murdered his best friend, writer Susan Berman, almost 15 years ago in Los Angeles.
The climactic moments of the six-part documentary contains shocking revelations, which will be revealed below. Readers who prefer to avoid spoilers for the series should stop reading this article, and instead visit this link to read earlier coverage of the Durst arrest, reported by the Inquisitr.
Durst, for reasons known only to himself, volunteered to be interviewed extensively on camera by filmmaker Andrew Jarecki, after seeing Jarecki’s 2010 film All Good Things, a fictionalized drama based on the disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst. In the film, a Robert Durst-like character is played by Ryan Gosling.
Durst has long been the prime suspect in the 1982 disappearance of McCormack, who is now presumed murdered, though no trace of her has ever been found.
Durst was also tried for the murder and dismemberment of neighbor Morris Black in 2001, but though Durst confessed to dismembering Black, he claimed that he killed the man in self-defense and a Texas jury bought his story, letting Durst walk free.
As reported earlier by the Inquisitr, Robert Durst has also been linked to the disappearances of two teenage girls in Northern California in 1997. Read the story of Durst’s possible involvement in those cases at this link.
Words uttered by Durst toward the end of Sunday’s HBO airing of The Jinx will likely cause the Texas jury to see things differently now — and it was those words and other evidence in the documentary that reportedly led investigators in Los Angeles to issue an arrest warrant for Robert Durst, whom they believe was in New Orleans to flee the country on a flight to Cuba.
In the climactic scene of The Jinx, Durst excuses himself to visit the bathroom. But presumably unknown to the millionaire murder suspect, his microphone remains “hot,” in other words, switched on and recording.
“What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course,” Durst is heard muttering to himself on the hot microphone.
In another stunning confession that Durst apparently did not know would be recorded, he is heard to say, “There it is. You’re caught. What a disaster.”
Viewers who missed The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst can watch all six episodes in sequence on the HBO2 channel starting at 6 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time on March 17, or on March 21 beginning at 3 p.m. The series is also available on demand via the HBO GO service.