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Timeline of events in life of wealthy eccentric Robert Durst

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NEW ORLEANS -- A timeline of key events in the life of Robert Durst, a member of a wealthy New York real estate family, who was arrested in New Orleans on a murder warrant for the killing of Susan Berman in Los Angeles 15 years ago.

1982: Durst's wife, Kathleen, disappears. Durst has never been charged in the disappearance.

2000: The Westchester County New York district attorney reopens the investigation into the disappearance.

December 2000: Susan Berman, 55, a writer and friend who acted as Durst's spokeswoman after his wife disappeared, is shot once in the back of her head at her Los Angeles home shortly before investigators wanted to interview her about Kathleen Durst's disappearance.

October 2001: Durst, who had been disguising himself as a mute woman at one point, is arrested in Galveston, Texas, on murder charges in the death of a 71-year-old neighbor who was dismembered.

November 2003: Durst is acquitted in the 2001 dismemberment death of Morris Black after claiming he killed the man in self-defense.

2010: A Hollywood version of Durst's story, "All Good Things," starring Ryan Gosling, is released.

December 2014: Durst pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for exposing himself and urinating on candy at CVS drug store in Houston.

Feb. 8, 2015: HBO airs the first episode of a six-week documentary, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst."

March 14: Durst is arrested at a J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans.

March 15: Durst ordered held without bond during a court appearance; HBO airs final episode of "The Jinx."

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