A lengthy court appearance could await millionaire Robert Durst Monday

A lengthy court appearance could await millionaire Robert Durst Monday
Durst is the subject of an HBO documentary "The Jinx," which details his connection to the disappearance of his first wife, Kathie.
Durst is the subject of an HBO documentary "The Jinx," which details his connection to the disappearance of his first wife, Kathie.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst will appear in criminal court Monday morning for a bond hearing following his arrest in New Orleans last weekend.

He sits in a jail cell in St. Gabriel ahead of what could be a lengthy appearance Monday morning at criminal court.

"It is a full blown contradictory hearing so the prosecution can put on witnesses, the defense can put on witnesses," said New Orleans attorney Tom Shlosman, who is not representing Durst.

A magistrate judge will determine a bond amount for the eccentric millionaire or he could order Durst be held without bond.

A copy of an arrest warrant says Durst was found with a loaded gun and marijuana when he was arrested at the J.W. Marriott hotel on Canal Street on Saturday, March 14.

"Assuming the Orleans District Attorney's Office accepts these charges, which it would be unusual if they did not, he would have to remain here and fight the charges," Shlosman said.

His arrest in New Orleans is just the latest twist in a story that's been unfolding in the HBO documentary "The Jinx." Durst was picked up in New Orleans on an arrest warrant out of California, where he's wanted for the murder of his friend, Susan Berman.

"Everybody's just chomping at the bit to watch this legal saga unfold," Shlosman said.

The documentary explored the 71-year old's connections to the disappearance of his first wife, Kathie, the murder of his friend, Susan Berman, and the murder of a neighbor in Galveston, Texas named Morris Black. It may have been Durst's involvement in the show which led to his arrest on March 14.

Durst had long been suspected but never charged with the disappearance of his first wife, Kathie, and the murder of Susan Berman. The documentary explored investigators' suspicions that Berman was killed because she knew what happened to Kathie Durst.

Robert Durst was charged with the murder of Morris Black in Galveston back in 2003. He went on trial but was found not guilty. He claimed self defense.

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