Judge Pirro to 'The Jinx' Producers: Did Robert Durst Kill His Wife?
“The Jinx” producers were on a “Justice” special last night to discuss the shocking finale of the HBO documentary series.
The series centers around millionaire Robert Durst, who was acquitted of murder in the 2001 death and dismemberment of his neighbor, Morris Black, in Galveston, Texas. Saturday, he was arrested in connection with the 2000 killing of his good friend, Susan Berman. His wife, Kathie Durst, has been missing for more than 30 years.
Judge Jeanine Pirro, who was the Westchester district attorney who reopened Kathie’s cold case, was a focus in the defense's argument in Durst's murder trial. His lawyers argued that Pirro drove Durst out of New York with her probe into Kathie’s disappearance, which is why Durst ended up in Galveston. In the HBO series, Durst’s lawyers admit that they turned Pirro into a “mythical creature” who was using Kathie’s cold case to further her career ambitions.
Pirro asked “The Jinx” producers, “Did he kill his wife?
Director and producer Andrew Jarecki said that viewers will come to their own conclusions.
Pirro also asked why Jarecki and producer Marc Smerling made “The Jinx.”
Jarecki said that it was to find truth, and Smerling explained that the documentary’s eight-year journey “was one of just unfolding one card after another card after another card."
“And now we’re here, and we want the audience to experience the journey we took. We don’t want to just get in front of it,” Smerling said.