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Judge Says Robert Durst Left A Severed Cat Head At Her Door

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The judge who presided over Robert Durst's murder trial claims that Durst left a severed cat head on her doorstep and also practiced dismembering animals.

Susan Criss, the Texas judge was on the bench when Durst was acquitted of murdering his neighbor Morris Black, says that somebody left "a perfectly clean and preserved cat head cut up by someone who knew what they were doing" on her doorstep. She told Inside Edition in an interview she believed it was Durst who left the cat head and that she had become one of his targets.

She also claims in the interview that Durst had seven Malamute dogs all named "Igor" that all died "very bizarre unnatural deaths" and had been dismembered. "He practiced on those dogs and that's where he got some of those skills at cutting people up," she said. Morris Black's body was found in pieces floating in Galveston Bay.

The word "Igor" had become Durst's code-word for "murder," said the judge. In a recorded conversation with his wife from jail, Durst spoke of an incident where he crept up to his brother's house and peered into a window. "While he was standing there he thought about 'doing an Igor.' And his wife tells him, Debrah tells him, 'Stop! Stop! Stop Bob! This is recorded,'" said Criss.

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In the interview Criss says she believes Durst committed the crimes he is associated with, saying flat-out, "I believe that Robert Durst is a serial killer." Earlier this week she told People that he is finally convicted of murder and said, "I hope that everyone's got their act together and nobody drops the ball this time." Reportedly, investigators in three states are looking into cold cases to see if they could possibly be linked to Robert Durst.

In December of 2005, Durst violated his parole by returning to Galveston, where he killed Morris Black, and encountered Judge Criss at a shopping mall. He was sent back to jail but released in March of 2006.

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