Durst married Debrah Charatan in 2000. He put his second spouse in control of managing his cash and moved to Galveston, Texas, the place he rented an condo—whereas pretending to be a mute girl.
“I wore the wig for the primary couple of weeks however it’s an actual inconvenience, ache within the tush,” Durst stated within the All Good Things commentary. “I do not know the way ladies do it with the hair in my mouth all the time. I imply, jogging with it was completely not possible and, after some time, I simply stopped doing it.”
Morris Black lived throughout the corridor. Durst insisted that Black’s demise in 2001 was self-defense, that his neighbor had first pointed Durst’s gun at him, after which they fought and the gun went off, mortally wounding Black. Durst maintained that he eliminated the pinnacle from the physique and chopped the remainder up in an effort to eliminate Black’s stays with extra ease—and that he removed the physique out of worry that police merely would not imagine his story.
“I bear in mind the nightmare I went by over the subsequent a number of days [after shooting Black], attempting to determine what to do, deciding I couldn’t go to the police, the police usually are not going to imagine this,” Durst recalled within the commentary. “No one’s going to imagine that I got here down right here to Galveston, a wealthy man, rented a $300-a-month condo disguised as a lady and, oh, by the best way, my neighbor is mendacity in my kitchen with a shot within the face from my gun.”
A jury, nonetheless, did discover him plausible—or at the least had affordable doubt of his intent—and located him not responsible of homicide in 2003.