Robert Durst’s Lawyer Slams ‘The Jinx,’ Calls It ‘An Effort to Win an Emmy’

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Since HBO’s “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” reignited the conversation about murder suspect Robert Durst, rumors and theories surrounding the case have circulated at warp speed. Now Durst’s lawyer is speaking out against the series.

Durst was arrested and charged this month in connection with the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman, and he may also be connected to other cases — including one involving the 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathie.

On Saturday, CBS News’ “48 Hours” will air journalist Erin Moriarty’s interview with Durst’s attorney Dick DeGuerin in which he insists that he was eager to get to court and prove that the case against Durst is “weak circumstantial evidence.”

He also says he thinks “the case ought to be tried on the facts and not on an effort to win an Emmy,” alluding to the already-mounting award-season buzz for “The Jinx.”

DeGuerin addresses the evidence laid out in the documentary series that led to Durst’s arrest, dismissing the handwriting sample as “junk science” and asserting that the audio of Durst saying “I killed them all” was misinterpreted.

“I think it was great drama,” DeGuerin said of the notorious quote, “but it’s not the truth.”

CBS will air “48 Hours Presents: The Bizarre Saga of Robert Durst” at 10 p.m. on March 21.