Robert Durst, 71, has been arrested by Los Angeles authorities in a New Orleans hotel in connection with the murder of friend Susan Berman., who was found dead in her bedroom after getting shot at the back of the head last 2000. It has been reported that Durst had used a false name for his registration in the hotel.
Durst is the subject of “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” an HBO documentary.
Sources say police are working on the theory that Berman, who worked as a writer in L.A., was killed by Durst. According to The Times, Berman knew information about the mysterious disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathleen McCormack, a medical student.
McCormack went missing in 1982 after Durst allegedly dropped her off at a train station in Westchester County.
Chip Lewis, defense lawyer, reiterated to ABC News that nothing has changed, as his client Durst has “maintained his innocence for years.”
Lewis has successfully defended Durst in another murder case, that of Morris Black from Texas. Durst admitted to the murder, saying he killed, dismembered, and threw Black into Galveston Bay. He was found not guilty after claiming he had only committed the deed due to self-defense.
The HBO documentary “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” explores the various cases of murder Robert Durst was reportedly involved in. One of the show’s highlights, according to ABC News, was a previously unrevealed letter written by Durst himself and discovered by Sareb Kaufman, stepson of Berman. The letter purportedly bears similarities with another anonymous letter sent by the killer to the police.
On the other hand, Durst’s brother Douglas stated his relief to the individuals responsible for the arrest. In a statement given to ABC News, Douglas said, “We hope he will finally be held accountable for all he has done.”
The final episode of the Robert Durst HBO documentary was scheduled to air Sunday.