Extradition hearing set for eccentric millionaire, subject of HBO documentary

Extradition hearing set for eccentric millionaire, subject of HBO documentary

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Robert Durst, a wealthy heir and the subject of HBO's "The Jinx," found himself in Magistrate Court in New Orleans on a warrant from Los Angeles for first-degree murder.

Durst's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, says he's frustrated with law enforcement in New Orleans.

"Let me just say, we came here to waive extradition and come back to California and get it on," says DeGuerin.

Durst waived his extradition in court.

"It means he is the guy that they're looking for and the Los Angeles police are going to take him whenever they decide to take him back to Los Angeles to face those charges," said FOX 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti.

Durst, though, may not be on his way just yet.

"We're frustrated because local authorities are considering filing charges on him here and holding him here," DeGuerin said.

It was around 11 p.m. Saturday when law enforcement found Durst at the Marriott Hotel on Canal Street. Durst was reportedly using an assumed name when he checked in.

According to the arrest report, he was found to be in possession of a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver when he was picked up on the warrant. Because of his criminal record, Durst could face felony charges in New Orleans.

The alleged muti-millionaire has also been suspected but never charged in the disappearance of his wife in New York.

He was found not guilty in the dismemberment death of his Texas neighbor after claiming self defense.

He' s currently in custody on a first-degree murder warrant from Los Angeles for allegedly shooting and killing Susan Berman. Berman was a writer and friend of Durst. She also acted as his spokesperson after his wife's disappearance.

"Robert Durst didn't kill Susan Berman. He's ready to end all the rumors and speculations and have a trial," DeGuerin said.

It's unclear if the 71 year old will be charged in New Orleans and if those charges will be enough to keep him from being extradited to Los Angeles.

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