NEW ORLEANS — After more than three decades of leaving obvious clues, millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst says he is glad he was finally able to convince law enforcement that he’s an actual murderer.
Durst, who had been suspected in three murders — including the death of his wife as far back as 1982 — was never convicted. He was acquitted of murdering and dismembering his neighbor, but was never arrested in the disappearance of his wife or in the death of his close friend who was scheduled to speak to investigators about the death of Durst’s wife.
Meanwhile, in an HBO documentary about his life that aired its finale on Sunday, Durst himself seemed to admit his role in the murders.
At the end of the documentary’s final scene, Durst went into a bathroom and mumbled some things, acting as if he did not realize his microphone was still on. “What the hell did I do?” he asks himself. “Killed them all, of course.”
Durst said he knew his microphone was still on and was simply tired of leaving clues for police only to have them “fudge them up.”
“I mean, jeez, how many clues does a person have to leave,” Durst said. “I literally had to go out on HBO and flat out say that I did it. Otherwise, the cops would still have nothing.”
Authorities said additional new evidence had come to light, which led to Durst’s arrest last weekend at a hotel in New Orleans.
“Look, I’m living in a cheap motel under an assumed name and occasionally wearing women’s clothing. How much more of a psychopath can a person be?” Durst said. “If you look up psychopath in the dictionary that would be the definition.”
Durst said he also wrote letters with the exact handwriting and spelling errors that were on a letter at one of the crime scenes, but police still were unable to pin the crime on him.
“It’s just unbelievable that the cops didn’t believe me,” Durst said. “I’m glad I finally convinced them. Thanks HBO.”