Robert Durst – the man whose legal troubles is the subject of HBO miniseries The Jinx – has been arrested for murder, it has been reported.
Police in New Orleans picked Durst up on Saturday night on charges of murdering his friend Susan Berman in 2000. According to them, someone informed LAPD cops via a letter about where to find Susan’s body two days after she was killed … and cops have linked that letter to Durst.
Authorities believe Berman was killed because she knew something about the disappearance of Durst’s wife Kathleen, who was last seen in 1984 and believed to have been murdered. She was killed with a single gunshot to the head. Durst never spoke to cops about the case, and has avoided Los Angeles ever since.
Back in 2003, Durst was tried and acquitted for the 2001 killing and dismemberment of his neighbor in Texas after claiming self-defense, saying that he accidentally shot the guy in the forehead after he came at him.
This current case was only reopened after The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst began airing on HBO. Durst actively participated in the series.
Durst is currently held without bail, and he says he won’t fight extradition to Los Angeles but will fight the current charges.