'Jinx' Star Robert Durst I Was High on Meth When I confessed to Murder

12/17/2016 6:49 AM PST

'Jinx' Star Robert Durst Says He Was High on Meth When He Confessed to Murder

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Robert Durst says he should not be accountable for his murder confession that was caught on tape, because at the time he made the statement he was high on meth.

Durst, who is in L.A. County Jail awaiting trial for allegedly murdering good friend Susan Berman, has pled not guilty and his lawyer just filed legal docs giving a preview of his client's defense.

In the docs, obtained by the L.A. Times, the lawyer says during filming of "The Jinx" ... Durst was on drugs and not on his right mind when he said to himself during a bathroom, "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."

Durst dodged several bullets up to now.  His wife disappeared in 1982.  The body was never found and no one has been charged with her death.  Durst killed his best friend in 2000, chopped up his body and dumped it into a bay, but a jury bought his argument it was self defense and acquitted him.

Durst has pled not guilty in the Berman murder case, but during a jailhouse interview a detective asked him, "If you had killed Susan, would you tell me?"  Durst responded, "No."