Robert Durst Admits Shocking Fact About His Interviews During HBO's The Jinx
Robert Durst made a startling admission about his appearance on HBO's true crime documentary series The Jinx. The 73-year-old said that he was high on methamphetamines during portions of the interviews, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The heir to a real estate fortune was filmed for more than 20 hours, and he explained that he "had to be...swooped" or "speeding" during part of the interviews.
"I was on meth, I was on meth the whole time," Durst said. "And, when I looked at the little pieces of it, I was going like this and like that. And it was — and it should have been obvious."
In the HBO series, the team with The Jinx investigated Durst's connection to the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathie Durst, as well as the 2000 killing of his longtime friend and former spokeswoman, Susan Berman.
Despite having already admitted to "shooting, chopping up, and dumping in a bay" a former neighbor in Texas, Durst was a free man until the final episode aired.
During a bathroom break, Durst was caught on a microphone saying to himself, "There it is. You're caught! What the hell did you do? Killed them all, of course."
Shortly before the finale of The Jinx aired on HBO, Durst was arrested in New Orleans.
After being apprehended by the authorities, Durst agreed to an interview with prosecutors from Los Angeles – who were investigating his connection in the murder of Susan Berman. Court papers stated that when he was arrested in New Orleans, Durst had $40,000 in cash, marijuana, a gun, and a mask in his hotel room.
A transcript of the jailhouse interview, which was conducted on March 15, 2015, was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday. The document revealed Durst's drug use during the filming of the series.
Durst is currently awaiting the murder trial for the urder of Susan Berman, according to People. He pleaded not guilty to the crime back in November. If he isn't convicted of murder, Durst may be serving a sentence of more than seven years in prison for a federal gun charge for which he did plead guilty.
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[H/T People, Los Angeles Times]0comments