NEW ORLEANS – A timeline of key events in the life of Robert Durst, a member of a wealthy New York real estate family who was arrested in New Orleans on a murder warrant in his friend Susan Berman’s 2000 death.
Durst’s wife, Kathleen, disappears. Durst has never been charged in the disappearance.
The Westchester County New York district attorney reopens the investigation into the disappearance.
Susan Berman, 55, a writer and friend who acted as Durst’s spokeswoman after his wife disappeared, is shot once in the back of her head at her Los Angeles home shortly before investigators wanted to interview her about Kathleen Durst’s disappearance.
Durst, who had been disguising himself as a mute woman at one point, is arrested in Galveston, Texas, on murder charges in the death of a 71-year-old neighbour who was dismembered.
Durst is acquitted in the 2001 dismemberment death of Morris Black after claiming he killed the man in self-defence.
A Hollywood version of Durst’s story, “All Good Things,” starring Ryan Gosling, is released.
Durst pleads guilty to a misdemeanour charge of criminal mischief for exposing himself and urinating on candy at CVS drug store in Houston.
Feb. 8, 2015
HBO airs the first episode of a six-week documentary, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.” Durst gives an extensive interview for the show.
Durst is arrested at a J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans.
Durst is ordered held without bond on the same day the documentary finale airs. In it, Durst wears his microphone into a bathroom and is heard saying: “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”
His attorney later says nothing Durst revealed in the documentary changes his innocence.
Durst appears in court in New Orleans and agrees to face a murder charge in Los Angeles. One of his lawyers says the trip might be delayed by new charges in Louisiana.