Tuesday, March 17, 2015

That Scary Mr. Durst

I have weird tastes...I admit it..I am a fan of true crime stories....So when HBO aired their six part mini-series about Robert Durst, the scion of the New York Real Estate empire who is just a little weird...I jumped at it...

Durst , a suspect in the 1982 disapearence of his wife, the 2000 dis-memberment of a man in Texas (He was somehow acquitted of first degree murder charges in that one) and the shooting death of a woman in Los Angelas thought to know a little too much about what may have happened to his first wife....turned out to be an articulate and fascinating study...

Maybe he was too articulate and fascinating...

Last night, HBO aired the final installment of "The Jinx" the lives and deaths of Robert Durst...and in New Orleans, another drama was ironically unfolding.

He was arrested in New Orleans and faces extradition to Los Angelas...They were watching the HBO mini series too!

Los Angeles prosecutors have filed a murder charge against real estate heir Robert Durst that could carry the death penalty.

Prosecutors said Robert Durst was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the killing of his friend, Susan Berman.

Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans over the weekend on a murder warrant and waived extradition to return to Los Angeles to face the charges.

Susan Berman had acted as Robert Durst's spokeswoman after his wife disappeared in 1982.

She was shot in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home in December 2000 just before New York authorities planned to interview her about Kathleen Durst's disappearance.

Prosecutors say Robert Durst would be eligible for execution under special circumstances alleging murder of a witness and lying in wait with use of a gun. They will make that decision later.

That would be the first time someone with his wealth would be in the shadow of San Quentin's little green room (Execution chamber) to my knowledge..

It seems as though Robert Durst couldn't explain away the similarities between his handwriting and a letter he said "only the killer could have written" that alerted police to his friend's shooting 15 years ago.

Confronted with new evidence by the makers of a documentary about his life, the troubled millionaire blinked, burped oddly, pulled his ear and briefly put his head in his hands before denying he was the killer.

Then he stepped away from the tense interview and went to the bathroom, still wearing the live microphone that recorded what he said next.

"There it is. You're caught!" Robert Durst whispered to himself before running the tap water. "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."

That moment didn't just make for a captivating finale to a six-part documentary on the eccentric life of an heir to a New York real estate fortune.

It also may have given police and prosecutors the evidence they needed to close the long-cold case of a mobster's daughter. Susan Berman was felled by a bullet to the back of her head as investigators prepared to find out what she knew about the disappearance of Durst's wife in 1982.

This is a scary man....The world has been waiting for him to land his balloon and it just aint happenin...

Stay tuned for further details.

1 comment:

George S. said...

He is a scary man...I have been watching that series too!


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