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Durst's attorneys ask for end to "tortured proceedings"

Robert Durst leaves a New Orleans courthouse following his arrest in March. (Source: Associated Press) Robert Durst leaves a New Orleans courthouse following his arrest in March. (Source: Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Robert Durst returned to magistrate court Tuesday as attorneys for the state filed responses to defense motions.

Durst's attorneys are trying to get the real estate heir extradited to California where he is charged with first-degree murder in the 2000 shooting death of his friend Susan Berman.

The defense late last week filed a motion saying the state failed to even attempt to meet the burden of probable cause for Durst's arrest in New Orleans.

His attorneys said in their motion the state called no witnesses at last week's hearing and only entered into evidence an unauthenticated copy of the arrest warrant.

The defense called that an attempt to conceal the facts of the case from the court, Durst and the public. Durst's attorneys argued that because the state has not shown probable cause for Durst's arrest, the court should "put an end to these tortured proceedings."

The state filed responses to that motion and others at Tuesday morning's hearing.

The motions and responses will all be considered when Durst returns to court for the rescheduled preliminary examination this Thursday.

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