Robert Durst, the subject of HBO's documentary mini-series The Jinx, is now fighting to have documents from the show banned from the courtroom. Durst's lawyers are hoping that incriminating evidence obtained by the HBO producers will be kept far from the eyes of the jury.
The Daily Mail reports that the defense team is working to keep key documents used in the TV series out of official proceedings: "While they admitted that it was something akin to 'closing the barn door after the horse had bolted', Durst's lawyer's argued the documentary shouldn't be put out before the trial." The defense also insists that police obtained numerous important pieces of evidence illegally. More specifically: the dispute seems to be about whether or not Durst waived certain attorney-client priveleges when he agreed that certain things could be used for television.
Meanwhile, prosecutors fear that some of the key witnesses in these cases may die or be killed before they can give crucial testimony against the affluent real estate heir but "lawyers for Durst objected to taking conditional testimony and suggestions, Durst, who is using a wheelchair and in custody, is a threat to anyone."
Durst is continuing to plead not guilty to the murders he is accused of, despite all-but confessing to them on a hot mic during the filming of the last episode of the documentary. Durst has claimed that he was on meth during the filming of the show. He is currently in jail after pleading guilty to illegal possession of a firearm.
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