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Robert Durst case

Robert Durst, subject of HBO's "The Jinx," was arrested in New Orleans in March. In a deal reached between Durst's attorneys and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, Durst is expected to be extradited to Los Angeles by Aug. 18. He has been charged with murder in the 2000 slaying of his friend, writer Susan Berman.

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"I’m a professional liar," key witness against Robert Durst once told prosecutors in recorded call

Lawyers for Robert Durst spend Friday morning repeatedly attacking the credibility of Nick Chavin, a witness who has said the multimillionaire confessed to killing Susan Berman.

A 35-year-old phone call to one witness may play a key role in Durst murder case; next, a secret witness will testify

Two men — one of whom is a secret witness yet to be publicly identified  — are expected to testify Tuesday morning at a hearing in the murder case of real

What Robert Durst said he meant when he told lawyers: 'I kill a lot'

"I kill alot," Robert Durst says in a 2016 deposition that was made available to the Times

Robert Durst pleads not guilty in 16-year-old L.A. murder case

Eccentric New York real estate scion Robert Durst made his first court appearance in Los Angeles on Monday and pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the death of his friend Susan Berman.

Robert Durst said he was high on meth during some interviews for HBO series 'The Jinx'

Robert Durst told Los Angeles prosecutors in an interview last year that he was high on methamphetamines during portions of his infamous interview in the 2015

Robert Durst is ill and needs special medical attention behind bars, his attorney says

 Robert Durst is asking a federal judge to recommend a Los Angeles-area prison when he's sentenced on the weapons charge that's kept him in Louisiana pending

Robert Durst will return to L.A. to face murder charge in the summer

New York real estate heir Robert Durst will return to Los Angeles by next summer to face a murder charge in connection with the death of his writer friend Susan

Robert Durst is sued for $100 million by his first wife's family over her 1982 disappearance

Relatives of embattled New York real estate scion Robert Durst's missing first wife filed a $100-million lawsuit against him Monday in New York, arguing he

Is Robert Durst moving closer to answering a murder charge in L.A.?

Jailed millionaire Robert Durst is about to re-enter the spotlight. 

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Video appears to show murder suspect Robert Durst urinating in Houston CVS

Surveillance video appears to show Robert Durst urinating openly in a Houston pharmacy last year, just months before he was arrested in the slaying of Susan

Louisiana weapons charges dismissed against Robert Durst, federal case remains

Louisiana authorities dismissed weapons charges against real estate heir Robert Durst -- who faces a murder charge in Los Angeles -- on Thursday as federal

Robert Durst charged in handgun case

Robert Durst was formally charged Friday by a federal grand jury in New Orleans with illegally possessing a handgun.

Durst pleads not guilty to gun charges, California extradition delayed

Robert Durst pleaded not guilty Thursday to two state gun charges in Louisiana in a case that would delay his extradition to California to face murder charges.

New letter from Robert Durst talks of football, opera, but not murder

In a scrawling, handwritten letter to The Times, murder suspect Robert Durst doesn't speak of the serious charges he now faces but instead writes wistfully of

Durst's health problems not an issue, attorney says

The scrawny figure shuffled into court last week, shackled and limping.

Robert Durst extradition issue postponed until Thursday

Robert Durst briefly appeared in a New Orleans courtroom Tuesday, but a judge continued the question of his extradition to Los Angeles, where he faces a murder

Durst arrest warrant should be 'thrown out,' attorneys say

In the latest legal wrangling over Los Angeles murder suspect and New York real estate scion Robert Durst, his attorneys on Tuesday challenged his recent New

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Woman once courted by Robert Durst describes strange relationship

Linda Walker Zevallos of Dallas was once courted by real estate heir Robert Durst, and after appearing on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday she spoke with the Los

Vermont police: Missing student last seen at Robert Durst store

Police in Vermont said Tuesday that a college student who vanished in 1971 was last seen inside a Middlebury health food store owned by millionaire murder

Robert Durst's trip from Houston involved cash, fake name and a gun

Robert Durst had sought refuge in Houston to get away from the media mob.

Robert Durst linked to Vermont student who vanished in 1971; police investigating

Authorities in Vermont are examining whether there is a connection between murder suspect Robert Durst and the disappearance of a Middlebury College student

Robert Durst denied bail in New Orleans, called a flight risk

A New Orleans judge ordered New York real estate scion Robert Durst held without bail Monday because he is a flight risk and danger to the community.

Ex-judge reflects on memories of Robert Durst, his charges, the evidence

Former Galveston County District Court Judge Susan Criss presided over Robert Durst's murder trial in Texas in 2003, where he was acquitted in the 2001 killing

If Durst case goes to trial, three skilled litigators will square off

Legendary Texas litigator Dick DeGuerin sounds like Matlock and dresses like J.R. Ewing.

FBI tells law enforcement to search for Durst link in cold cases

FBI agents and members of an informal task force are investigating whether Robert Durst may be responsible for other unsolved slayings in the various locales

Anonymous letter tied to Robert Durst, police say

Robert Durst was told to write.

'The Jinx' proves that documentaries can draw big audiences

The nation buzzed about the Sunday finale of the HBO documentary series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" as if it was the shocking twist of a

Handwriting analysis expected to figure in Durst case

Prosecutors in Ventura County once used a woman's distinctive signature -- with its angular J and a D with a flowing tail -- to help put her behind bars for the

Robert Durst to be moved to mental health facility at prison

Accused killer Robert Durst, the eccentric real estate heir who was the subject of the HBO documentary "The Jinx," was scheduled to be relocated Tuesday night

Andrew Jarecki's 'The Jinx' marks documentaries' big shift in real time

Instant reactions to 'The Jinx' illustrate the changing landscape in documentary filmmaking amid social media.

Will Robert Durst bombshell letter hold up in court? We asked experts

The Robert Durst letter: Will handwriting analysis hold up in court? Experts weigh in.

Will evidence in Robert Durst trial be 'Jinxed'?

When the makers of the HBO documentary "The Jinx" discovered an old letter that appeared to link New York real estate scion Robert Durst to a Los Angeles

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Questions we'd like to ask 'The Jinx's' Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling

For many viewers, Sunday's finale of "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" finally settled any lingering questions about the guilt of its subject,

'The Jinx' director Andrew Jarecki knows the milieu of Robert Durst

Andrew Jarecki, whose HBO series "The Jinx" is about Robert Durst, has followed an unlikely path to documentary fame.

For friends of Susan Berman, Durst's arrest comes as a relief

It was a few days before Christmas in 2000 when Rich Markey met his longtime friend Susan Berman for dinner and a movie at the Third Street Promenade in Santa

The literary life (and death) of Susan Berman, alleged Robert Durst victim

Robert Durst is being tried for the killing of Susan Berman, his friend who was a writer struggling to stay relevant when she was killed.

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In 'The Jinx,' Durst reminds us of the narrative power of crime dramas

The allure of crime fiction finds a real-life embodiment in Robert Durst, the disturbing yet hypnotic subject of HBO's 'The Jinx.'

Who was Susan Berman? A look at Robert Durst's late friend

When Los Angeles writer Susan Berman, a friend of eccentric real estate scion Robert Durst, was shot execution style in her Benedict Canyon home in 2000, the

How did Robert Durst chop up a body and not get convicted for murder?

On Sept. 30, 2001, a 13-year-old boy fishing in Galveston Bay in Texas spotted something terrible out in the water. 

Who are the Dursts? Shining a light on the New York real estate kingpins

The arrest of Robert Durst in connection with the 2000 murder of a former friend, Susan Berman, is shining a light into the private financial world of a family

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Durst's 'killed them all' remark on HBO likely admissible in court: experts

The bathroom mutterings of Robert Durst, seemingly admitting to killings, would likely be admitted in court if the New York real estate heir were to stand trial

Robert Durst, charged with murdering writer, faces new weapons charges

Hours after Los Angeles County prosecutors filed a murder charge against real estate scion Robert Durst in the December 2000 killing of his longtime friend

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'The Jinx' finale raises questions about documentary's timeline

Sunday's finale of the HBO documentary series "The Jinx," arrived just a day after its subject, Robert Durst, was arrested for the 2000 killing of writer Susan

LAPD says Robert Durst arrest not connected to HBO series 'The Jinx'

A top Los Angeles Police Department official said revelations about Robert Durst on an HBO series did not play a role in the decision to arrest him in

'The Jinx' finale recap: 'Killed them all, of course'

"What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."

'Killed them all, of course,' Robert Durst says in HBO finale

A six-part HBO documentary series about New York real estate scion Robert Durst's links to three killings concluded in dramatic fashion Sunday with Durst being

'The Jinx' finale, Robert Durst and documentaries as judge and jury

Robert Durst said he did it: "Killed them all, of course."

Robert Durst murder case complicated by HBO's big role

How do you prosecute a cold-case murder when key evidence comes from a major cable television network?

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HBO credits 'Jinx' producers for reigniting interest in Robert Durst

HBO issued its first comment Sunday after the arrest this weekend of the man at the center of the series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst." 

New York real estate scion Robert Durst held in L.A. writer's 2000 slaying

Suspicion has shadowed Robert Durst at every odd, bloody turn.

Robert Durst murder case aided by HBO documentary

Police have been wanting to talk to Robert Durst about the slaying of Los Angeles writer Susan Berman for 15 years.

Ryan Gosling's connection to 'The Jinx': 'He's a very complicated guy'

Though many may be meeting the figure of Robert Durst for the first time through the HBO documentary miniseries "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,"

D.A. reopening inquiry into death of 'The Jinx's' Susan Berman, report says

The Los Angeles County district attorney has reportedly reopened an investigation into the slaying of Susan Berman.

Robert Durst, Susan Berman and an L.A. murder mystery

In 2000, crime author Susan Berman was found fatally shot in her Benedict Canyon home in Los Angeles. It was a puzzling murder mystery from the beginning but

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'Jinx' director Andrew Jarecki thinks he knows the truth about Robert Durst

Andrew Jarecki on what it was like to deal with the subject of his HBO series, 'The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.'

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TCA 2015: Director of HBO's 'The Jinx' gets up close to Robert Durst

They say you can tell a lot from a person's handshake. In the case of accused millionaire murderer Robert Durst, a locking of the hands can produce unshakable

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Police hoped to question writer who was killed

New York state police, after recently reopening a 19-year-old investigation into the disappearance of the wife of a prominent East Coast developer, were

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