Westchester native, alleged killer and real estate heir Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO docu-series “The Jinx,” was featured again on national television Saturday on an episode of CBS' "48 Hours" entitled "Murder in Beverly Hills."
The one-hour program, which premiered at 9 p.m., focused on the cold-case murder of Susan Berman 17 years ago.
Durst, a Scarsdale native who lived in South Salem, has been in jail since March 2015, when he was arrested on a gun charge in New Orleans. He is awaiting a trial for the murder of Berman, who was his friend -- one of three murders Durst is implicated in.
Anchored by Erin Moriarty, "48 Hours" will present the first in-depth look at an unprecedented interview Durst gave to the prosecutor looking to put him in prison.
The "48 Hours" report says the biggest obstacle he may face in the trial is an interview he gave to Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John Lewin shortly after being arrested in New Orleans.
“I think you want me to go through the details of Susan,” Durst said in that interview, according to "48 Hours," before adding, “Maybe there were two people who killed Susan. One person could go into the house and shoot Susan. And the other person could be the driver.”
Durst agreed to the interview with the district attorney after he was interviewed for the HBO series.
Berman was the daughter of a well-known Las Vegas mobster, which initially led police to think it was a mob hit. At the time of Berman’s death, Durst was hiding out in Galveston, Texas, to avoid the then-Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro, who wanted to talk with Durst about the 1982 disappearance of his wife. In Texas, Durst took on the identity of a mute woman.
Berman publicly supported Durst amid allegations that he knew more about his wife’s disappearance than he had told police. Durst wasn’t considered a suspect in Berman’s death until nine months later when he was involved with the death of Morris Black in Galveston. Durst maintained he accidentally killed Black in self-defense.
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