Here's what Jon Stewart said about Robert Durst after his shocking murder trial verdict in 2003

Aly Weisman

Long before Robert Durst was in the news for the explosive HBO documentary "The Jinx" and his recent arrest, the 71-year-old real estate heir gripped the nation in 2003 while on trial for the murder and dismemberment of his Galveston, Texas, neighbor, Morris Black. 

While many considered the case a "slam dunk" in finally putting Durst behind bars after the murder of his best friend and "disappearance" of his wife 21 years prior, Durst's high-powered defense attorney claimed self-defense and he was acquitted of murder.

Those who had been following the high-profile case went nuts after the verdict, including Jon Stewart.

"And since he's from New York, that's gotten quite a bit of play here in the city, so I wanted to show you some of the headlines."

On Saturday, Durst was arrested by FBI agents at a New Orleans hotel, a day before the final episode of the HBO series "The Jinx" aired.

"FBI agents believed Durst may have wanted to flee the country, possibly to Cuba, as he registered under an alias at the hotel, paid with cash, and was found with fake documents," according to ABC News. Coincidentally, Saturday marked the first nonstop flight from New Orleans to Cuba since 1958, as pointed out by nola.com.

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