The Jinx subject Robert Durst to stand trial for murder

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More than three years after the explosive finale of The Jinx, Robert Durst is headed to trial.

A Los Angeles judge has ordered Durst to stand trial for murder, CNN reports. Durst's case attracted nationwide attention when it became the subject of the HBO documentary The Jinx, which examined the real estate heir's potential involvement in three killings. Though he maintained his innocence throughout, the final episode ended with Durst muttering to himself, apparently while not realizing his mic was still on, that he "killed them all, of course."

Durst is accused of killing his friend Susan Berman in 2000 before she could talk to police about the disappearance of Durst's wife, who has never been found. On The Jinx, filmmaker Andrew Jarecki discovered that an anonymous note telling police where to find Berman's body bore a striking resemblance to a different letter Durst had written himself; both of them misspelled the same word. Per Deadline, Durst's "killed them all" comments were cited by the judge when he ordered the trial, as were two samples of Durst's handwriting. His defense had argued that a trial should not proceed because there is no DNA evidence or fingerprints, BBC News reports.

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Durst was arrested the day before The Jinx aired its final episode in 2015 and pleaded not guilty. His arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 8.

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