“What the hell did I do?
“Killed them all, of course.”
Those are the now-infamous mumbles of Robert Durst as captured in the 2015 true-crime documentary, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.
The enigmatic real estate heir agreed to an extended six-part interview with Jinx filmmaker, Andrew Jarecki, about a series of murders he (Durst) had long been suspected of committing.
Durst has always maintained his innocence.
But in the last moments of the documentary, he marches off for a bathroom break and, thanks to his still-on lapel microphone, is heard ostensibly confessing to the alleged killings.
The moment was a major catalyst for his arrest on March 14, 2015; the day before the series finale aired on U.S. network HBO.
Now, nearly five years on, the trial for Robert Dust is due to begin in January 2020.
These are the key chapters in his bizarre story.
The disappearance of Robert Durst’s wife.
In 1973, Robert Durst wedded dental hygienist Kathleen "Kathie" McCormack, before they separated in 1980.
In January 1982, Kathie attended a friend's gathering but decided to leave following an argumentative phone call from her ex-husband, Durst.
Kathie's friend Gilberte Najamy, who spoke to ABC, recalls her being worried and upset at her house.
"The last conversation that I had with Kathie was a very powerful conversation and as she was leaving my house, she turned to me and said 'Gilberta, promise me if something happens to me you'll check it out. I'm afraid of what Bobby might do'."