NEW ORLEANS, USA: Robert Durst , a millionaire from one of America’s wealthiest families, was arrested just before the finale of a serial documentary about his links to three sensational murders in which he said he “killed them all.”

Durst was arrested by FBI agents Saturday at a New Orleans hotel, on a warrant from Los Angeles for the murder of a mobster’s daughter 15 years ago. He was ordered held without bond pending another hearing Monday.

In the finale aired Sunday, Durst was asked about similarities in handwriting in a letter he wrote and another linked to one of the killings. Later, filmmakers said Durst wore his microphone into the bathroom.

What followed was bizarre rambling in which Durst said, apparently to himself, “There it is. You’re caught” and “What the hell did I do? Killed them all of course.”

The show ended, and it wasn’t clear whether producers confronted Durst about the secretly recorded words, or what Durst meant by them.

Durst participated in the documentary, giving an extensive interview to filmmaker Andrew Jarecki for “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst .” Lewis said nothing his client revealed changes his innocence.

“It’s all about Hollywood now,” Lewis told The Associated Press.

A call made Sunday evening to Lewis seeking comment about the final episode wasn’t returned.

Jarecki told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday that he didn’t notice the bathroom audio right away because it was a small film crew. It wasn’t until later, when they brought on more editors, that one of them heard it.

“It was so chilling to hear it,” he said. “It was disturbing to hear it. It makes you very uncomfortable to hear it.”

Durst’s estranged and fearful relatives thanked authorities for tracking him down.

“We are relieved and also grateful to everyone who assisted in the arrest of Robert Durst . We hope he will finally be held accountable for all he has done,” said his brother, Douglas Durst, in a statement.

Durst, 71, has always maintained his innocence in the 2000 murder of Susan Berman, whose father was an associate of Las Vegas mobsters Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky.

Berman, 55, a writer who became Durst’s spokeswoman, was killed at her home near Beverly Hills with a bullet to the back of her head as New York investigators prepared to question her in the unsolved 1982 disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathleen.

Lewis said he has no doubt the timing of the arrest was orchestrated in coordination with HBO’s broadcast of the final episode. Jarecki told “Good Morning America” he had no idea the arrest was coming.

After Berman’s death, Durst moved to Texas, where he lived as a mute woman in a boarding house until his arrest in 2001 after dismembered parts of the body of his elderly neighbor, Morris Black, were found floating in Galveston Bay.

Durst then became a fugitive, until he turned up shoplifting a chicken sandwich, Band-Aids, and a newspaper in Pennsylvania, even though he had $500 cash in his pocket and $37,000 in his rental car — along with two guns and marijuana.

Lewis told the jury that Durst shot Black in self-defense and suffered from Asperger’s syndrome. Despite admitting that he used a paring knife, two saws and an ax to dismember Black’s body before dumping the remains, Durst was acquitted of murder.

Durst still faced some consequences in Texas — in 2004 he pleaded guilty to bond jumping and evidence tampering, but with time served, he was paroled in 2005. Then, violating the terms of his parole, he returned to the boarding house where Black was killed, and had to serve another four months in jail.

The Durst family is worth at least $4 billion, according to the Forbes list of richest Americans.

The oldest son of the late real estate mogul Seymour Durst, Robert Durst became estranged from his family when his brother was chosen instead of him to run the family business.

Robert Durst had known tragedy from an early age — he said that when he was seven, his mother committed suicide by jumping off a building.

In 1982, Robert Durst reported that his wife Kathie had suddenly disappeared from their cottage New York state. No one was ever charged.

Jarecki told a fictionalized version of Durst’s story in “All Good Things,” a 2010 film starring Ryan Gosling. Then he got a call from Durst himself, who wanted to see it, and eventually agreed to talk on camera.

Courtesy Arab News