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THE JINX – The Life and Deaths of billionaire Robert Durst (TRAILER)

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Robert Durst arrested just before documentary finale in which he said he ‘killed them all’

Robert Alan Durst (born April 12, 1943) is a son of New York real estate mogul Seymour Durst, and brother of commercial developer Douglas Durst. He came to media attention in the 1980s when his wife disappeared, and again in the early 2000s when he was the subject of a multi-state manhunt and acquitted of murder.

In 1973 Durst married Kathleen McCormack. He divorced her in 1990, eight years after her disappearance. In 2000 Durst married Debrah Lee Charatan.

The media have reported his financial status variously as “wealthy”, “millionaire”, “multimillionaire” and “billionaire”. He reportedly sold two properties in 2014 for $21.15 million after purchasing them in 2011 for $8.65 million. He also has access to a $43 million dollar trust fund created by the family.

In 2011, it was reported that Durst had purchased a townhouse in Harlem, and his family confirmed that he was living there at least some of the time

On March 14, 2015, Durst was re-arrested in New Orleans on a first degree murder warrant issued by the Los Angeles Police Department.

In early 2015, a six-part HBO documentary titled The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst described circumstantial evidence linking Durst to the 2000 slaying of Susan Berman, who was believed to have knowledge of Kathie Durst’s 1982 disappearance. The documentary detailed the disappearance of Kathie, Berman’s subsequent death, and the killing of Durst’s neighbor Morris Black.



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