Hubris caused the downfall of many Greek heroes. And after years of eluding investigators, it seems Robert Durst's hubris may have landed him behind bars.
Robert Durst, once heir to one of New York's real estate dynasties, has lived under the watchful eye of law enforcement since the disappearance of his wife Kathleen in 1982. Since then, he has been suspected of killing a friend in Los Angeles in 2000, and shooting and dismembering a neighbor in Texas in 2001. Durst was acquitted of the murder in Texas; he was never arrested for the disappearance of his wife or the death of his friend.
But that changed on Saturday, when Durst was arrested in connection with his friend's murder in L.A. How? He allegedly confessed! Well, kind of. After filming a documentary about his life, Durst, still wearing a wireless microphone, went to the restroom. There, he whispered to himself, "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."
Do prosecutors now have a smoking gun? Can anything he said be used against him in a court of law?