Thursday, March 19, 2015

Robert Durst saga continues on NBC Dateline: "Inside the Long Strange Trip"


On Thursday, March 19, 2015, NBC Dateline aired a news special, “Robert Durst: Inside the Long, Strange Trip”.   The documentary had the advantage (compared to HBO’s) of knowing about Durst’s arrest in New Orleans. 


The broadcast outlined Robert’s early life in NYC, the visits to Studio 54 (literally like in the 1998 movie “54”) and his wife’s desire to be independent of him and go to med school.  She disappeared.

Susan Berman’s death is said to have looked like a mob hit.  The judge (Susan Criss) in the Galveston case said that the state was “out-lawyered” and had been overconfident in the case.  But the public is shocked at the depravity of the alleged crimes. 

The FBI is looking at other cases of missing persons where Durst could be implicated.  He sometimes volunteered at shelters, and cross-dressed and hid his identity.  Apparently there is a case of a female disappeared from Eureka, CA in 1997.  His net worth was over $100 million. 
  
Generally, lawyers believe that Durst’s bathroom confession will turn about to be admissible.  

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