A Real Head Case

Why was real estate heir Robert Durst acquitted of murder--despite admitting to a gory mop-up?

Whoever plays Robert Durst in the TV movie had better have range, because Durst has displayed a bounty of personas over the years: Manhattan playboy, heir to a real estate fortune, jealous husband, fugitive and, in the opinion of some, devious killer. Durst, 60, was acquitted last week of murdering his elderly neighbor, Morris Black, in Galveston, Texas. The verdict was a shock because Durst has a history of finding himself close to people who die or disappear and because he himself described grisly details surrounding Black's demise. In court he admitted dismembering the body but said he recalled little of...

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