Tamil Diplomat

US tycoon Robert Durst charged with murder

A US millionaire who was recorded in private appearing to confess to three killings has been charged with murder in Los Angeles. Robert Durst was filming a documentary about his connections to three deaths when he remarked off camera he had “killed them all”. Prosecutors charged the former property tycoon with murdering his friend Susan Berman. He may face the death penalty.

Earlier, his lawyer had argued that Mr.Durst had not meant what he said. Mr Durst was arrested in New Orleans on Saturday, a day before the final episode of an HBO series called The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. He appeared in court on Monday and agreed to be taken to Los Angeles, where prosecutors announced later that day a first-degree murder charge. Ms Berman had acted as Mr Durst’s spokeswoman and was about to be questioned by police when she was shot in the back of the head at home in Los Angeles in 2000.