NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Lawyers for eccentric New York millionaire and murder suspect Robert Durst believe his arrest in New Orleans was unwarranted.
Attorneys argue Durst's March arrest outside a New Orleans hotel was the product of hype from the HBO mini-series "The Jinx," according to our partners at Nola.com/The Time Picayune
The attorneys claim Los Angeles police were trying to arrest Durst before the final episode of an HBO documentary series aired to create a dramatic ending. Lawyers claim his arrest was not based on new evidence that Durst was behind the death of Susan Berman in 2000, the paper reports.
Marshals found a loaded gun and a small amount of marijuana in his hotel room at the J.W. Marriott on Canal Street. He was charged in New Orleans with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Those charges were later dropped after he was charged with similar counts in federal court.
Durst remains in custody in Louisiana since as he awaits a murder trial in California.