New Orleans cops discovered quite a bit of marijuana—more than a quarter pound—and a revolver in millionaire Robert Durst’s hotel room when they came in to arrest him for extradition to Los Angeles last weekend, AP reported, citing a prosecutor.
So, for the second day in a row, on Tuesday Durst, 71, was dragged before a judge, this time on drugs and weapons charges.
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Of course, there’s also that other charge against Durst, for murder, in Los Angeles, 15 years ago, and there’s another possible charge, over the disappearance of his first wife in New York.
On December 24, 2000, Durst’s close friend, Susan Berman, daughter of a Las Vegas mobster, was found murdered execution-style in her Benedict Canyon house in California. Durst was questioned but wasn’t charged.
Durst’s wife, Kathleen “Kathie” McCormack-Durst, a dental hygienist, was last seen alive on January 31, 1982. Robert Durst was living in a separate apartment at the time and dating Prudence Farrow.
In 2000, New York State Police re-opened the criminal investigation into Kathie Durst’s disappearance.
In 2003, Durst was acquitted of murdering and dismembering his neighbor Morris Black in Galveston, Texas.
So, for sure, wherever Robert Durst shows up, people tend to die. But it might all still be really bad luck.
In the famous 2015, six-part HBO documentary titled “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, ” Durst mumbles about how he “killed them all” at the end of the series.
But the AP cites a law enforcement official who said analysis linked a letter Durst wrote to his friend Susan Berman a year before her murder with another letter that led police to her body.
In the HBO documentary, Durst was shown the two letters. He responded with a series of odd gestures—blinked, burped, pulled on his ear and put his head in his hands—then denied he was the killer.