In 2015, HBO released a docu-series that took the nation by storm. The first media interview with Robert Durst, the son of billionaire real estate magnate Seymour Durst, in decades at the time. The then 72-year-old Durst has been accused of three murders in his life and seemed to use his money and privilege to avoid any real penalty.
The filmmaker Andrew Jarecki was obsessed with Durst’s story, so his 2010 film All Good Things starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst was inspired by the story of Durst’s first marriage Kathie McCormack who disappeared in 1982 and was declared dead in 1990. Since then, he was accused of murder two more times and seemed to be made of Teflon.
He is now serving time for first-degree murder and will soon be on trial for the murder of his first wife. Will he make it long enough to face a jury of his peers again?
Trigger warnings: Murder, death by suicide, mental illness, and domestic violence
Sources for this episode:
- HBO The Jinx (2015)
- Without a Trace: Inside the Robert Durst Case by Marion Collins
- Murder of a Mafia Daughter by Cathy Scott
- Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery (Discovery Channel)
- Vanity Fair Confidential: Season 1 Episode 2 “The Fugitive Heir”
- Robert Durst Wikipedia
- Associated Press
- Lo Hod.com Robert Durst Timeline
- Boston Globe
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