Airdate: Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery

Infamous wealthy heir, profiled in The Jinx, is now the subject of a new two-part special.

Wealthy New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who was the subject of the acclaimed doco The Jinx, is now profiled in Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery coming to Investigation Discovery.

Anyone who has seen the previous series knows he a fascinating -even dastardly- character.

76 year old Durst is currently facing trial for the murder of Susan Berman.

Money, privilege and power – millionaire Robert Durst had it all. But behind closed doors, Durst was more than a mogul… he was wanted for murder. Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery delves into the twisted truth behind one of New York’s most infamous real estate heirs in a two-part special airing Tuesday 10 and 17 March on Investigation Discovery. From the suspicious disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathleen, to the execution-style murder of his confidant, Susan Berman, and finally the brutal killing of his neighbour, Morris Black, ID pulls the curtain back on this 40-year saga.

Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery is an unabridged look into the investigation of Robert Durst for the murder of Susan Berman, his close friend, who was found shot execution-style nearly two decades ago. While Durst maintains his innocence, many suspect he killed Berman to prevent her from telling police the truth about his wife Kathleen’s suspicious disappearance from New York in 1982. The special builds on the explosive news that came out of HBO’s The Jinx to bring viewers a comprehensive, 360-degree exploration into the case starting from the very beginning and extending to new information from the present day.

New and exclusive interviews featured throughout the special include Jim and Sharon McCormack, Kathleen’s brother and sister-in-law; Ruth Mayer and Ellen Strauss, Kathleen’s friends; Dick DeGuerin, Durst’s defense attorney; and Susan Criss, the former judge who presided over the 2003 trial for the murder of Morris Black where Durst was acquitted. Others featured throughout include legal experts and journalists who’ve followed the rollercoaster case the last four decades including legal analyst Beth Karas; true crime journalist Diane Dimond; crime reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell; and New York Times reporter Charles Bagli.

Tuesday 10 & 17 March at 8.30pm on Investigation Discovery.

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