Robert Durst "Was Tricked" by 'The Jinx' Filmmakers, Lawyer Says
Dick DeGuerin adds that his client has "some very serious health problems" but is competent to stand trial.
On NBC's Today show on Tuesday, Robert Durst's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, continued to lash out at the filmmakers behind The Jinx, the HBO documentary series about his client that aired audio in which Durst seemed to confess to the murders of which he's been accused.
DeGuerin recalled that Durst rejected advice from other lawyers not to be interviewed and "was tricked as he was told probably would happen."
"There's no question. It's all in the editing. The editing was designed for good television, but it wasn't designed to get to the truth," DeGuerin added.
In the final episode of the series, which aired on March 15, audio was played of Durst in the bathroom with his microphone still on. He's heard saying, "There it is. You're caught…. He was right. I was wrong…. What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."
Although many people have argued that Durst's comments amounted to a confession, DeGuerin claimed otherwise, saying simply, "That's not a confession."
He did say, as The Jinx director Andrew Jarecki did, that Durst was talking about regretting participating in the documentary series.
DeGuerin also revealed that his client is "not in good health."
"He's got some very serious problems," he said, adding that Durst is competent to stand trial and "not suicidal."
"Frankly, he's relieved to be able to finally get a chance to get into court on all these rumors that have been swirling around, if we can just get to court in California," he said.
Watch part of DeGuerin's interview in the tweet below, followed by video of the entire interview.