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AP: Murder suspect Robert Durst was in Limp Bizkit

Posted by on March 17, 2015

Anyone that’s following the fascinating HBO documentary series The Jinx, about millionaire Robert Durst, was probably not surprised to find out that this past Sunday, before the final episode aired, Durst was arrested in connection with an unsolved murder case. What might have been surprising, however, was to find out the 72 year-old real estate heir was the former lead singer of Limp Bizkit. Last night, a news host in California  saw the following report from the Associated Press:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A Louisiana State Police trooper says millionaire Robert Durst has been booked on weapons charges in that state – on top of a first-degree murder charge lodged by Los Angeles authorities. Trooper Melissa Matey told the Associated Press that an arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail on xMonday under two new charges.

It was quickly brought to the AP’s attention, who send out the following correction:

In the second item of the California 10th NewsMinute sent March 16 to users of the state broadcast wire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Durst is a member of a band. He is a real estate heir; Fred Durst is the former frontman of Limp Bizkit.

An AP spokesperson said that the mistake was only on the California broadcast. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, examined at least three murders, one of which he confessed to and served two years for before being acquitted. After a film based on one murder, 2010’s All Good Things, came out starring Ryan Gosling, Robert Durst contacted the director, Andrew Jarecki, and asked to tell his side of the story. That became The Jinx. Fred Durst has, as far as we know, not killed anyone and the only crime he’s committed has been towards music.

[via Jim Romenesko]

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