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Cops Nab Heir Depicted in HBO's The Jinx

Robert Durst busted in New Orleans last night
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2015 10:40 AM CDT
Cops Nab Heir Depicted in HBO's The Jinx
New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Durst is charged with criminal mischief for urinating on a counter at a Houston drug store.   (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

(Newser) – In something of a made-for-TV ending, cops in New Orleans arrested cross-dressing real estate heir Robert Durst last night on a warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department, reports the Times-Picayune. Durst is the suspect in three killings, including the 2003 murder and dismemberment of neighbor Morris Black in Texas, and is depicted in HBO documentary The Jinx—and network execs must be doing a little dance, notes the New York Times, because the conclusion airs tonight. He's also a colorful character, adds the New York Post, who once jumped a $1 billion bond, and last made headlines last year when he was arrested for urinating on candy in a drug store. (Read more murder stories.)

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