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How did the Robert Durst saga unfold? From HBO’s ‘The Jinx’ to conviction and beyond

How did the Robert Durst saga unfold? From HBO’s ‘The Jinx’ to conviction and beyond

The case of Robert Durst, the notorious real-estate scion accused of eluding justice for decades in the mysterious deaths of three people, exploded nine years ago in what appeared to be a rambling confession during the finale of an HBO documentary series about his life, where he infamously muttered: “Killed them all, of course.” Durst was arrested on the eve of the the finale of HBO docuseries “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst’’ in 2015 and was subsequently put on trial and convicted for the death of a confidante and indicted separately in the death and disappearance of his first wife. The real-estate heir died while serving a life sentence in 2022, but in the years since the original series, director Andrew Jarecki continued chronicling the story for a second season, “The Jinx Part Two,” that premiered on April 21 on HBO. The new season reveals the events leading up to Durst’s arrest, as well as his bombshell trial in Beverly Hills for the killing of his friend and eventual conviction.  With …

‘The Jinx’ Director Feared for His Safety Before Robert Durst Arrest

‘The Jinx’ Director Feared for His Safety Before Robert Durst Arrest

[This story contains some spoilers from the premiere of The Jinx — Part Two.] When speaking recently about the remarkable series of events that led to Robert Durst‘s arrest one day before The Jinx aired its season one finale in 2015, the filmmakers behind The Jinx — Part Two, which premiered its six-episode follow-up on Sunday, revealed that director Andrew Jarecki knew from the FBI when Durst went on the run. “Andrew knew that he was already on the run because there was some talk about some personal danger that Andrew was in,” executive producer Zac Stuart-Pontier told The Hollywood Reporter. “So, he did know that for those four or five days that [Durst] was on the run. But this was not common knowledge.” Jarecki acknowledged there was confusion about what the public knew at the time, including when the filmmakers submitted evidence for the police investigation into Durst for the 2000 murder of his close friend, Susan Berman. The Jinx — Part Two explained via a title card that the filmmakers first handed over evidence …

Robert Durst Gave a Fascinating Interview the Day The Jinx Ended

Robert Durst Gave a Fascinating Interview the Day The Jinx Ended

“Right,” Durst agreed. By this point, Lewin had listened to Jarecki’s 20 hours’ worth of Jinx interviews. He reminded Durst that the millionaire had said in the past that something did bother him about All Good Things. “Oh, killing all the dogs,” Durst remembered. (Gosling’s character kills the family dog in the film.) Lewin theorized that Durst would never hurt a dog. Durst agreed, though he couldn’t answer as definitively on the subject of hurting women. (When Lewin suggested Durst dismembered the body of his first wife, Kathie, Durst replied, “I’m not gonna go there.”) Though Durst was worth an estimated $100 million, he admitted to applying for food stamps because he got a kick out of cheating the government. He said he had shoplifted “since I was a little kid” because he had no interest in waiting in line. “I’ve got other things I want to do,” he said. Other kids are taught to respect authority; as Durst told Lewin, “I didn’t have to follow the rules.” At another point, Durst said he declined …

Part 2′ Robert Durst Docuseries Online

Part 2′ Robert Durst Docuseries Online

By the time The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst first debuted in 2015, Robert Durst was arrested on suspicion of the murders of his missing wife and two others — all thanks to filmmaker Andrew Jarecki’s accidental recordings of the wealthy real estate heir. The documentary’s sequel, The Jinx: Part Two, premieres today on Max with more interviews of witnesses, prosecutors, jurors and others involved in the investigation of Durst. At a Glance: How to Watch The Jinx: Part Two Online Release date Sunday, April 21 at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET Stream online Max Watch The Jinx part 1 online Max, Prime Video, Apple TV At the New York premiere on Thursday, Jarecki told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think [Durst] is kind of a unicorn because he’s so unusual, because he’s such a powerful personality and also reckless and also willing to be honest about things that most people aren’t honest about, so you feel like you’re seeing inside him … And beyond that he’s also rich and he’s also from …

Andrew Jarecki on Robert Durst Role in True-Crime Trend From The Jinx

Andrew Jarecki on Robert Durst Role in True-Crime Trend From The Jinx

Since HBO‘s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst aired in 2015, Durst, who was arrested shortly before the docuseries’ shocking finale, was convicted of murder in 2021 before dying months later. In that time, true-crime projects have proliferated in the wake of hits like The Jinx and contemporary docuseries Making a Murderer, the podcast Serial and based-on-a-true-story fictional series like The People v. O.J. Simpson and subsequent American Crime Story installments. Yet despite being part of this early true-crime wave, The Jinx filmmaker Andrew Jarecki says that there were things about Durst that made him even more riveting than an unsolved murder. “I think Bob is kind of a unicorn because he’s so unusual, because he’s such a powerful personality and also reckless and also willing to be honest about things that most people aren’t honest about, so you feel like you’re seeing inside him,” Jarecki told The Hollywood Reporter at Thursday’s New York premiere of The Jinx — Part Two, hitting HBO Sunday night. “And beyond that he’s also rich and he’s …

The Jinx director hired security detail because he feared Robert Durst: ‘He was angry at me’

The Jinx director hired security detail because he feared Robert Durst: ‘He was angry at me’

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails The Jinx director Andrew Jarecki was walking home from a restaurant one night in 2015 when he saw Robert Durst’s unmistakeable yellow Smart car parked outside his New York apartment building. “I really freaked out,” Jarecki told The Independent. At the time, episode five of his bombshell documentary had just aired on HBO. The series investigated the three murder investigations facing multimillionaire real estate heir Durst and would eventually lead to the subject’s lifetime prison sentence. Durst was first suspected of killing his wife, Kathleen Durst, after her mysterious disappearance in 1982; her body has never been found. In 2001, he was arrested for the murder of his neighbour Morris Black – only to be acquitted of all charges after claiming he acted in self-defence. The Jinx’s penultimate episode revealed new evidence that connected Durst to the murder of his best friend Susan Berman in 2000. “We learnt …

The Jinx director compares convicted killer Robert Durst to Donald Trump

The Jinx director compares convicted killer Robert Durst to Donald Trump

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Convicted killer Robert Durst reminded The Jinx director Andrew Jarecki of someone else prone to lying: former US president Donald Trump. Jarecki spoke to The Independent ahead of the release of The Jinx – Part Two, the sequel to his 2015 hit series about the multiple murder allegations against realty heir Durst, which is set to air on Max this Sunday. In the first series, Durst lies to Jarecki about being in Madrid in order to get out of an interview, although it later transpires he was in Los Angeles. “Bob is like a Trump in that way, he’s very good at dodging something,” Jarecki said. “The Germans have this word ‘Blitzlüge’ – a lightning lie – something you can pull in a second. And so I know Bob was sitting in a restaurant in Los Angeles, listening to some Spanish music and said: ‘I’m sorry I can’t …

‘The Jinx Part Two’ Proves Robert Durst Wasn’t Alone in His Depravity

‘The Jinx Part Two’ Proves Robert Durst Wasn’t Alone in His Depravity

“What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.” Those 11 words triggered a collective gasp across America when the finale of the HBO series The Jinx first aired in March 2015. They were uttered by New York real estate scion Robert Durst, who had spent more than 20 hours being voluntarily interviewed by the documentary’s director Andrew Jarecki, insisting that he had not been involved in the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen Durst; nor in the deaths of his best friend, Susan Berman, and a neighbor, Morris Black. Durst proclaimed his innocence—until he walked into the bathroom after an interview. Forgetting that his lapel mic was still on, he mumbled those words to himself while he peed. It was one of the most memorable moments in recent TV history. The Jinx helped usher in a true-crime docuseries boom, though few have done it as well as Jarecki did. His team investigated the crimes as they filmed, helping pull together enough evidence to hand over to authorities. The day before the finale …

Killer millionaire Robert Durst exposed in shocking documentary sequel The Jinx – Part Two

Killer millionaire Robert Durst exposed in shocking documentary sequel The Jinx – Part Two

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails HBO’s shocking true crime documentary series The Jinx will soon launch its long-awaited sequel, providing an extended look at killer millionaire Robert Durst’s long journey to a lifetime prison sentence. Durst was the subject of the US network’s 2015 series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, in which filmmaker Andrew Jarecki investigated the multiple murder allegations pitched against the real estate heir. He was first suspected of killing his wife, Kathleen Durst, after her mysterious disappearance in 1982. Though her body has never been found, her family maintains that Durst was responsible. Then, in 2000, authorities questioned Durst for the killing of his best friend Susan Berman, who is thought to have been close to telling police about his part in Kathleen’s vanishing before her own death. Finally, Durst was suspected of killing Morris Black, a neighbour, a year later. Durst was arrested for murder …