Cross-dressing millionaire Robert Durst is a model prisoner in the Galveston County jail.
“All the guards like him,” one source said. “They think he is really nice and very educated and polite.”
In fact, Durst has made such a good impression that some guards can’t believe he committed the crime he’s accused of – killing and carving up Morris Black, his 71-year-old neighbor in Galveston, Texas.
These guards are beginning to believe that Black, who was given to sudden meltdowns, must really have done something to provoke the eccentric real-estate heir, sources said.
Durst, they added, appears to have come down from any drugs he had in his system – a bag of pot allegedly was in his car when he was captured in Pennsylvania Nov. 30 after seven weeks on the run.
Durst, who often wore a wig and a dress while living in Galveston, has admitted killing Black, but claims he did it accidentally while defending himself from attack.
He has said nothing about dismembering the elderly man, whose torso and limbs washed up on the shores of Galveston Bay on Sept. 30.
Durst, 58, who has been at the Galveston jail since Jan. 28, spends most of his time in the law library, working on his defense.
He is in the general inmate population and has access to a phone 16 hours a day.
In fact, he spends as much time as he can on the phone, sometimes bribing other inmates to use their time, sources said.
The prison diet is a far cry from the menu at the Four Seasons, where Durst was spotted dining last year. The jailhouse grub consists of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, red beans and rice, water and sometimes juice.
Durst is also under a cloud of suspicion in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathy, and in the Christmas Eve 2000 slaying of his longtime friend, Susan Berman, in Los Angeles.