If you also watched HBO’s The Jinx series in one sitting one freezing night in 2015 (or, I don’t know, watched it like a normal person each week) you might be interested to know that Robert Durst keeps pleading not guilty to the murder of Susan Berman, even though I’ve seen that god damn “Beverley Hills” envelope with my own two eyes (watching a TV show), Mr. Durst!
In October a judge ruled that there is enough evidence for Durst to stand trial in the murder of Berman, Durst’s friend and writer who was found shot in the head at her Benedict Canyon home. And on Thursday in Los Angeles, Durst reiterated his plea of not guilty for Berman’s murder. He returns to court in January and if convicted faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Prosecutors believe Durst shot Berman because she knew about his involvement in the 1982 disappearance of his wife Kathleen. This theory gained further credibility in The Jinx, when Durst was caught on a hot mic anxiously burping “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course,” after being confronted with the fact that an envelope sent to police alerting them to Berman’s body was written in Durst’s same handwriting (and with a similar misspelling of Beverly Hills.) I was screaming my head off the entire scene. Were you also screaming your head off that entire scene?
I will continue to watch this trial with the confidence of someone who saw exactly (1) true crime mini-series about this man, yet fancies myself an amateur detective.