Robert Durst pleads not guilty to Louisiana weapons charges

Robert Durst pleads not guilty to Louisiana weapons charges

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New York real estate heir Robert Durst has pleaded not guilty to two weapons charges in a New Orleans courtroom.

He entered his plea Thursday during an arraignment on weapons charges.

An Orleans Parish grand jury indicted Durst on Wednesday in connection with gun charges in Louisiana.

Durst is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm along with a controlled substance.

FBI agents said they found a gun and marijuana in his hotel room on March 14. However, Durst's attorneys said the state has not even tried to meet the burden of probable cause. They also claimed the state filed an unauthenticated copy of Durst's arrest warrant.

Wednesday, Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Arthur Hunter ordered Durst held without bond.

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.

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