The strange case of Robert Durst is coming back to our living rooms tonight in a new special brought to us by the ID Network: Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery
Millionaire, monster, murderer?
— DiscoveryID (@DiscoveryID) January 21, 2019
The trial of high-profile New York real estate heir Robert Durst for the 2000 murder of Susan Berman has been set to begin in Los Angeles on September 3.
Durst, 75, is accused of fatally shooting Berman, his closest friend, to keep her from revealing what she knew about the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst.
Robert Durst has always denied any involvement with Kathleen’s vanishing. She is now long presumed dead.
The hugely controversial Durst has actually been tried for murder before, specifically for the 2001 killing and dismembering his neighbor Morris Black in Texas. Durst, who is estimated to be worth $100 million, got acquitted in that case after his lawyers successfully argued he acted in self-defense….
Born into one of Manhattan’s most powerful real estate dynasties, Robert Durst never seemed likely to take over the family business, but few could have predicted that he would emerge as one of contemporary culture’s most high-profile suspected serial killers.
Durst became a household name after HBO aired the documentary series, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, which examined his role in the vanishing of his wife and the killings of Black and Berman.
The show’s finale concluded with Durst unwittingly speaking into a live microphone, saying: “You’re caught! What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.” Full story here.
The first episode of the two-part special will air January 21st at 9/8 Central and the conclusion is to air January 22nd at 9/8c.here and on Twitter here.