Just hours after Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans for the 15-year-old murder of his friend Susan Berman, the final episode of HBO’s The Jinx aired and in it, the Maenad shark showed criminals what not to do if they’ve already gotten away with a whole bunch of evil shit and want to continue to get away with it. Don’t be an attention whore and open your evil self up to a documentary.
In the finale, the documentary’s director and producer Andrew Jarecki interviewed Robert Durst and confronted him about a new piece of evidence against his ass in the case of Susan Berman’s murder. After Susan Berman was murdered in her home execution-style, someone anonymously sent the police a note with her address and the word “cadaver” on it. The fucker who sent the letter spelled “Beverly” as “Beverley.” While researching Robert Durst and Susan Berman’s murder, the filmmakers of The Jinx found a letter he mailed to her and on the envelope, “Beverly” was spelled “Beverley.” The filmmakers got a forensic document analyzer to look at both notes. The expert declared that yup, the handwriting came from the same trick. When Andrew showed the evidence to Robert Durst, he admitted that the handwriting looked the same and he couldn’t point out which was written by him. It’s impossible to know what Robert Durst is thinking since his demon shark eyes are emotionless and dead, but if you could, you’d clearly see him thinking to himself, “OH SHIT!”
Once the interview was done and the crew started packing up, Robert took his ass to the bathroom and forgot that his mic was still on. He mumbled out the words, “You’re caught,” “What the hell did I do?” and “Killed them all, of course.”
That wasn’t even the first time that Robert Durst got caught mumbling into a hot mic. In an earlier episode, Robert Durst forgot he was wearing a mic out and mumbled to himself before he was told his mic was on. Where the HELL was his lawyer? Since his lawyer knows he has a history of mumbling into hot mics, I’m surprised that right after that interview, his lawyer didn’t rip off the mic, strip him down, grab him by the ankles, hang him upside and shake him to make sure all recording devices were off of his body.
On CBS This Morning today, Andrew Jarecki said that they discovered the recording many months after the interview. The timeline is kind of confusing. Apparently, the interview happened in late 2013 and Robert Durst’s mumbling confession was found in June 2014 by assistants who were going through old footage. Andrew admitted to talking to detectives about what they learned, but he refused to get completely into it since it’s still an open case and he may be called to testify. Andrew also denied working with the police to time Robert Durst’s arrest with the finale of The Jinx. Andrew said that they gave the cops the letter evidence and the recording a while ago and were surprised it took so long to arrest Robert Durst. Uh huh…
As for whether or not that anus-chilling confession is admissible in court, a legal expert tells NBC News that it may be allowed as evidence since Robert Durst voluntarily put on the mic. But his lawyer can argue that he was out of his mind or that he was being sarcastic.
Robert Durst has gotten away with so much that I wouldn’t be surprised he walks from this too. On the second season premiere of How To Get Away With Murder, Annalise Keating will hold up a picture of Creepster McDeadEyes after saying, “Want to know how to get away with murder? Just be this guy.”
After his arrest, Robert’s brother Douglas Durst breathed out a sigh of relief and released this statement to AP:
“We are relieved and also grateful to everyone who assisted in the arrest of Robert Durst. We hope he will finally be held accountable for all he has done.”
Douglas has a restraining order against Robert and Robert was arrested in 2013 for violating it. So what Douglas really meant to say is: “Thank you for catching that evil fuck, because I was next!“