Prosecutor-turned-commentator has long history with Durst

Apr 2, 2015 2:25 PM by News Staff

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Former prosecutor Jeanine Pirro has been on Robert Durst's trail for 15 years.

Her doggedness has given her a unique perch to comment on Durst's latest arrest for the Fox News Channel, where she's the host of "Justice with Judge Jeanine."

The re-emergence of Durst in HBO's recent series "The Jinx" - and now a murder case in California - has brightened the spotlight on Pirro, who's used to publicity. Her career has included a painful attempt to run against Hillary Rodham Clinton for U.S. Senate, being named one of People's magazine's "most beautiful people" and successfully winning re-election as district attorney while her husband served a prison term for tax fraud.

Last weekend, she was portrayed in a "Saturday Night Live" skit about Durst.

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