Key events in life of wealthy eccentric Robert Durst

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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.


December 2000

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.


October 2001

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 neighbor who was dismembered.


November 2003

Durst is acquitted in the 2001 dismemberment death of Morris Black after claiming he killed the man in self-defense.



A Hollywood version of Durst's story, "All Good Things," starring Ryan Gosling, is released.


December 2014

Durst pleads guilty to a misdemeanor 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." In it, Durst gives an extensive interview to the filmmaker.


March 14

Durst is arrested at a J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans.


March 15

Durst is ordered held without bond during a court appearance, 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 said nothing Durst revealed in the documentary changes his innocence.