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Robert Durst: ‘The Jinx’ Villian Gets 7 Years In Prision After Plea Deal

Robert Durst: 'The Jinx' Villian Gets 7 Years In Prision After Plea Deal

Robert Durst is headed back to jail. The real estate heir, who was the subject of the HBO mini-series “The Jinx,” was sentenced by a federal judge in New Orleans on Wednesday to serve seven years and one month in prison on a weapons charge.

The 72-year-old had faced a maximum of 10 years for illegally carrying a .38-caliber revolver. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt approved the plea deal on Wednesday.

The previously convicted felon also faces a murder rap in California where he is accused of killing his friend Susan Berman. He is also a suspect in the 1982 disappearance of his wife Kathleen McCormack, whose body was never found. 

READ MORE: Andrew Jarecki on Revealing Robert Durst’s Truths in HBO’s ‘The Jinx’

Last year HBO premiered the Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling and Zachary Stuart-Pontier-written six episode documentary series investigating the unsolved murders involving Durst. Also directed by Jarecki, the show garnered audience and critic attention and gained full exposure when Durst was arrested on first-degree murder charges the day before the finale aired. 

During the last episode, Durst, unaware that he still had a microphone on, goes into the bathroom and admits, “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”

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