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Robert Durst Officially Charged With Murder & May Even Face The Death Penalty

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Robert Durst, subject of HBO's The Jinx, has been officially charged with murder in the 2000 execution-style killing of his friend Susan Berman on Christmas Eve.

L.A. County prosecutors accuse the 71-year-old of allegedly lying in wait, and killing a witness, which makes him eligible for the death penalty if he's found guilty.

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Robert was taken into custody this past weekend in New Orleans after L.A. authorities claimed to have revealed new evidence allegedly tying Robert to Susan's death.

Police in New York had wanted to discuss with Susan, a crime writer, about her knowledge regarding the disappearance of Kathleen Durst, Robert's first wife.

According to sources, prosecutors think that Robert allegedly shot Susan in the head to stop her from cooperating with the investigation.

Of course, this comes on the heels of Robert speaking into a live mic, which he may or may not have known was on, in the last scene of The Jinx that he "killed them all, of course."

We'll keep you posted as more updates on this shocking story come in.

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