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OPSO: Robert Durst transported to St. Gabriel correctional center

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal judge ruled Tuesday evening that Robert Durst, a murder suspect arrested Sunday in New Orleans, will be transferred to a mental health facility inside a St. Gabriel correctional center. 

Durst, who was taken into custody at the J.W. Marriot Hotel, faces a murder charge in California for his involvement in the 2000 murder of Susan Berman in Los Angeles. Authorities found a gun and marijuana in Durst's hotel room.

Durst appeared before a Magistrate Judge, Tuesday, who granted the defendant's motion to remain in Orleans Parish Prison. The Magistrate Judge's ruling was later overturned by a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge.

Durst, a 71-year-old wealthy heir, is the subject of HBO's "The Jinx" documentary. Durst is due to arrive at the Acute Mental Health Facility at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, Tuesday night. 

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