Robert Durst Charged with First-Degree Murder Following ‘The Jinx’ Doc

by ETonline Staff 11:25 AM PDT, March 17, 2015
Playing Robert Durst Charged with First-Degree Murder Following ‘The Jinx’ Doc

Just days following the season finale of The Jinx, HBO’s six-part documentary about Robert Durst, the real estate heir has been charged with first-degree murder in California’s investigation into his longtime friend Susan Berman’s death.

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The charge comes after Durst was arrested by the FBI in New Orleans over the weekend. The news of his arrest caused a stir ahead of HBO’s finale, which aired shocking audio of the 71-year-old talking to himself.

“What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course," Durst said in audio captured off camera while in a restroom.

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In addition to the murder charge, Durst is facing felony firearms and drug charges in New Orleans for the Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver he had on his body at the time of the arrest and the marijuana found in his hotel room.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the charge of first-degree murder against Durst makes him eligible for the death penalty.

Durst is currently being held without bail.

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The HBO doc hasn’t aired without controversy with legal officials taking both sides of the case. While the exact details of what director Andrew Jarecki shared with police and when is still unclear, many suspect that The Jinx ultimately led to Durst’s arrest after thirty years of being suspected in his wife Kathleen's disappearance. Watch more below:

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