According to new documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, notorious millionaire, 73-year-old Robert Durst, claims he was high on meth while filming the HBO series that made him infamous worldwide, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.
The Jinx focused on three cases involving Durst: the 1982 disappearance of his wife, the execution-style slaying of his best-friend in 2000, and the murder and dismemberment of his neighbor in 2001.
The final episode of The Jinx concluded sensationally, with Durst, off-camera and wearing a live microphone, saying to himself, “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course. There it is, you’re caught. What a disaster.”
In the new documents, Durst states he voluntarily participated in making the series, but claims, “I was on meth, I was on meth the whole time… it should have been obvious. I think the reason I did it had to be because I was swooped, speeding.”
In November, Durst, a real-estate heir, pleaded not guilty to killing his friend, Susan Berman. The victim was found in her Beverly Hills home with one gunshot to her head. Sitting in a wheelchair and clad in a neck brace, Durst told the court: “I do want to say here and now, I am not guilty. I did not kill Susan Berman.”
Durst maintains his innocence in all three cases. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said he will be held in one of their facilities depending on the outcome of his medical review. Durst is reportedly recovering from a spinal-fusion surgery. He is also a cancer survivor and is dealing with hydrocephalus.
Durst is scheduled to appear in court again in February. Prosecutors said they are not seeking the death penalty in the murder case.
Main photo: Robert Durst [KCAL news video/screenshot]