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Apparent Murder Confession In HBO's 'The Jinx'

Robert Durst was arrested over the weekend in New Orleans relation to a murder investigation. He's been a suspect in three murders -- and is the subject of an HBO documentary. The day after his arrest -- HBO aired an apparent confession from the millionaire heir. He is pictured here on November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas -- where he was on trial for the murder of his neighbor. (James Nielsen/ Getty Images)
Robert Durst was arrested over the weekend in New Orleans relation to a murder investigation. He's been a suspect in three murders -- and is the subject of an HBO documentary. The day after his arrest -- HBO aired an apparent confession from the millionaire heir. He is pictured here on November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas -- where he was on trial for the murder of his neighbor. (James Nielsen/ Getty Images)

Robert Durst, the focus of HBO’s documentary series “The Jinx,” was arrested in New Orleans on Saturday on a warrant related to a homicide investigation in Los Angeles County.

He has been the suspect in the unsolved killing of Susan Berman, a close friend of Durst — as well as the disappearance of his wife and another murder.

A day after the arrest, HBO aired an unguarded moment in which Durst apparently confesses on microphone. “What the hell did I do?” Mr. Durst whispers to himself. “Killed them all, of course.”

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about the off-air drama surrounding HBO’s documentary, as well as his conversation with “The Jinx” director Andrew Jarecki.

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