“The Jinx” became a national sensation when, in its final episode, Robert Durst appeared to confess to murder. Speaking in a California court today, he said just the opposite: “I do want to say right here and now, I am not guilty,” Durst said from a wheelchair. “I did not kill Susan Berman.”
“What the hell did I do?” Durst says off camera during the episode in question. “Killed ’em all, of course.” Andrew Jarecki directed “The Jinx,” which aired six episodes on HBO early last year. Durst was flown from Louisiana last Friday and his trial is expected to begin next year; he isn’t eligible for bail and will remain behind bars before and throughout his trial.
Durst was arrested on March 14, 2015, the day before the finale aired. “The Jinx” went on to win two Emmys: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming.