Report: Attorneys argue Robert Durst's arrest was unwarranted

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 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.

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