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Robert Durst To Return To LA For Murder Charge

posted: 12/24/15
by: Jared Kaplan
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Durst on trial for a previous murder charge, 2003.
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Robert Durst, made infamous earlier this year by the HBO documentary series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," has agreed to be extradited to Los Angeles to face a first-degree murder charge.

According to the New York Times, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office has reached an agreement with Durst and his lawyers for his return to Los Angeles by August 18. Previously, Durst had waived extradition.

The charge stems from the 2000 murder of writer and filmmaker Susan Berman, a former friend of Durst's. She was discovered on Christmas Eve that year with a gunshot wound to the back of her head. The prosecution believes that Durst silenced Berman to stop her from coming forward with news on the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst.

One of Durst's lawyers said in a statement, "Bob Durst didn't kill Susan Berman and doesn't know who did. He is eager to go to trial and prove his innocence."

72-year-old real-estate heir Durst is currently being held in a Louisiana jail on a federal gun charge after he was apprehended in New Orleans in March with a fake ID, a latex mask, and a loaded gun.


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