Robert Durst was recorded admitting he “Killed Them All”
.by John Bacon, USA TODAY, March 16, 2015
Eccentric real-estate heir Robert Durst waived extradition Monday in New Orleans and will return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge, hours after an HBO documentary was aired in which he mumbled “What did I do? Kill them all, of course.”
Durst, 71, faces trial in the death of writer and Durst confidant Susan Berman, whose body was found in her West Los Angeles home on Christmas Eve 2000.
Durst, arrested in a New Orleans hotel lobby Saturday night, was the focal point of the six-part HBO documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Filming started in 2010; in the final episode that aired Sunday evening, he wore his microphone into a bathroom.
“There it is. You’re caught,” Durst is heard mumbling to himself, adding “What the hell did I do? Killed them all of course.”
Durst’s lawyer, Chip Lewis, said Durst will fight the charges. He also told Fox News he was “underwhelmed” by the HBO series.
Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki told Good Morning America on Monday that his team didn’t notice Durst’s bathroom ramblings for two years because the recording had no video and “you’re making a film.”
“It took a while to really understand the impact of it,” Jarecki said. “It was so chilling to hear it.”
“As a result of investigative leads and additional evidence that has come to light in the past year, investigators have identified Robert Durst as the person responsible for Ms. Berman’s death,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
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