The Jinx director Andrew Jarecki on Durst's bathroom confession: 'It took a while to really understand the impact'

Andrew Jarecki
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Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO true-crime documentary series The Jinx, was arrested on Saturday night in connection with a homicide investigation — just a day before HBO aired the final episode of the series, which ended with Durst muttering that he "killed them all, of course" into a hot microphone while using the bathroom.

Given that the murders in question took place decades before the HBO series aired — and that Durst was arrested less than 24 hours before The Jinx premiered its finale — viewers have been left wondering: when did The Jinx director Andrew Jarecki and his team discover Durst's off-camera confession, and when did they share it with law enforcement authorities?

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