Robert Durst, the 71-year-old subject of acclaimed HBO true crime miniseries The Jinx, was recently charged with first degree murder. He’s an eccentric millionaire who’s been accused of committing three murders over the course of four decades. At the end of The Jinx, he admitted that he “killed them all.”
Fred Durst, also an eccentric millionaire, is the 44-year-old lead singer of Limp Bizkit. In 1999, he admitted that he "did it all for the nookie."
The two men happen to have the same last name, which proved to be confusing for the Associated Press. Their original dispatch about Robert's arrest read as follows:
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 Monday under two new charges.
Earlier yesterday they issued one of their greatest corrections of all time:
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.
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