A jury found that it was established that Durst had shot his good friend Susan Berman in the head in 2000. He allegedly did this to prevent Berman from testifying about the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen McCormack. The millionaire is a suspect in the missing persons case, but has not been prosecuted.
In 2015, Durst was arrested on suspicion of Berman’s murder. A few hours later, the final episode of the HBO documentary, Jinx: The Life and Death of Robert Durst, aired on HBO. While recording, Durst talked about the murders when he thought there were no microphones turned on.
In the episode, you can hear Durst muttering to himself, “What the hell did you do? You killed them all, of course.”
The importance of the documentary
Prosecutors in court Friday stressed the importance of the Durst trial documentary. “If they hadn’t done those interviews, we wouldn’t be where we are,” the attorney general said. A letter from the American and an audio recording from a friend of his were also used as evidence.
Prosecutors say Durst committed a third murder in 2001 when he hid in Texas. It is said that he killed his neighbor when he recognized him and then cut his body. Durst said it was in self-defense and was eventually acquitted in the case.
On October 18, the 78-year-old will hear his sentencing for Berman’s murder. Durst is expected to receive a life sentence.