The name Robert Durst has been all over the media lately, ever since the multi-millionaire real-estate heir confessed that he “killed them all” on the finale of HBO’s true crime series “The Jinx.” But it appears that not everyone in the media is exactly clear which Durst they are dealing with. Earlier today, reader Eric Roy alerted Romenesko to an AP wire which confuses Durst with another namesake — Fred Durst, the former front-man of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit:
"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.”
Roy wrote to the AP, who added a correction soon after:
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.
Twitter, meanwhile, isn't letting Fred Durst off so easy: