Presentation on theme: "Robert Durst goes to court. For decades, no one has been able to convict millionaire Robert Durst. Not after his wife's disappearance. Not after his friend's."— Presentation transcript:
For decades, no one has been able to convict millionaire Robert Durst. Not after his wife's disappearance. Not after his friend's suspicious death. Not after the death and dismemberment of his neighbor. But it may be Durst himself who does himself in with 11 words he muttered in a restroom: "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.“ Those comments were picked up on a microphone he was wearing for the HBO documentary series about him called "The Jinx." Apparently, the real estate heir didn't turn his microphone off when he went to the bathroom. Durst now sits in a New Orleans jail after his arrest Saturday for the 2000 death of his longtime friend Susan Berman in Los Angeles. On Monday, prosecutors said Durst was "lying in wait" when he shot and killed Berman because she "was a witness to a crime." She had been shot in the head, execution style, shortly before investigators were supposed to come ask her about the disappearance of Durst's first wife in 1982. Durst will be transferred to Los Angeles to face a first-degree murder charge. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.
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