Making Sense of The Jinx

March 24, 2015 8:06 PM

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Making Sense of The Jinx

In the recent HBO documentary, The Jinx, the producers of the show confronted real estate heir Robert Durst, with two samples of writing that appeared to link him directly to an unsolved killing in Los Angeles years before. Faced with handwriting exemplars that seemed strikingly similar (same style block letters, same misspelled word), Mr. Durst showed some very obvious signs of psychological discomfort. These signs of course don't prove he is guilty or he is lying, merely that he was under stress.

After admitting it was his handwriting on one letter, but not on the seemingly identical other, he asked to go to the bathroom. Still wired for sound recording, Mr. Durst goes to the bathroom apparently unaware that the microphone was still on him and recording. In the bathroom he is overheard sayin...

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