Director Andrew Jarecki Has Cancelled A String Of Media Interviews Booked To Promote His Unsolved Murder Documentary Series After His Subject Robert Durst Was Charged With First-degree Murder.
The filmmaker's The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst explored the New York real estate heir's links to three deaths in two decades, including the fatal 2000 shooting of his friend, author Susan Berman, who was killed days after New York police contacted her for questioning in relation to the disappearance of Durst's first wife, Kathy, in 1982.
The six-part series finale, which aired in the U.S. on Sunday (15Mar15), appeared to feature Durst confessing to three murders after he was confronted with damning new evidence which pointed to him as the alleged killer.
Durst was arrested in New Orleans, Louisiana on a warrant from Los Angeles County police on Saturday (14Mar15), nearly four years after he was last quizzed about the death of Berman. He has since been charged with first-degree murder, with special circumstances including murder of a witness and lying in wait, as well as weapons allegations, and is being held without bail.
Jarecki sat for a number of early morning TV interviews on Monday (16Mar15) to discuss the eye-opening finale, but he and his producing partner Marc Smerling have subsequently scrapped all further appearances as prosecutors prepare to take Durst's case to trial.
A statement released by the pair reads: "Given that we are likely to be called as witnesses in any case law enforcement may decide to bring against Robert Durst, it is not appropriate for us to comment further on these pending matters."
Durst's lawyer reveals his client plans to plead not guilty to the charges.
In 2004, Durst was found not guilty of the 2001 murder of his Texas neighbour Morris Black, despite admitting to killing him in self-defence and then dismembering his body.