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Judge OKs Putting Durst Away for 7 Years

Real estate heir will be sent to Calif. prison for his medical needs

(Newser) - A New Orleans judge officially approved Robert Durst's February plea deal on a gun charge and sentenced him to seven years in prison on Wednesday, Reuters reports. For more than a year, the real estate heir has languished in a New Orleans prison after being nabbed with a handgun... More »

Robert Durst Gets 7 Years for Gun Charges

And he'll be moved to LA to stand trial for murder by mid-August

(Newser) - Robert Durst , millionaire oddball and star of HBO's true-crime documentary The Jinx, pleaded guilty to gun charges Wednesday in New Orleans, earning him 85 months in prison and clearing the way for his extradition to California by summer's end, the New York Times reports. Durst, 72, was... More »

LA Getting Another Celeb Murder Trial

Robert Durst will face charges next summer in friend's killing

(Newser) - Los Angeles will get another high-profile celebrity trial next summer: Real estate heir Robert Durst has agreed to be extradited from Louisiana to face charges that he murdered friend Susan Berman in 2000, reports the AP . The Durst case is convoluted, but he's the one who seemingly implicated himself... More »

HBO Documentary Spurs Missing Wife's Family to Act

Robert Durst 'did it, and we can prove it,' says lawyer

(Newser) - Until the night of March 15, Jim McCormack had held out hope that his sister, Kathie Durst, was somehow still alive, more than 30 years after she vanished following a fight with her husband. "I know it sounds sophomoric to think that, but she's my baby sister and... More »

Durst Indicted, Not Going to California Anytime Soon

He faces up to 20 years on two gun charges

(Newser) - Robert Durst won't be going to California anytime soon. His extradition to Los Angeles is on what the Times-Picayune calls "indefinite hold" following his indictment in New Orleans today on two gun charges. He's being held without bond. The millionaire real estate heir was arrested March 14... More »

Judge: Durst Dumped a Cat's Head at My Door

She thinks he held grudge over parole hearing

(Newser) - Eccentric heir Robert Durst is behind bars, and the judge who oversaw his 2003 murder trial says she hopes he stays there. Texas Judge Susan Criss tells the New York Daily News that she believes Durst, holding a grudge after she testified against him at a parole hearing, was the... More »

Durst Eyed in Cases of 2 Missing Teens

Heir's extradition to California delayed

(Newser) - "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course," Robert Durst said in the finale of The Jinx , and cold-case investigators are now starting to wonder how many "them all" might mean. Police in Eureka, Calif., tell NBC that they'd like to speak to... More »

AP Clarifies: Murder Suspect Durst Isn't With Limp Bizkit

Item confused him with Fred Durst

(Newser) - Robert Durst has been in the news a lot lately as the real estate heir accused of murder. Fred Durst is famous as the lead singer of Limp Bizkit. And thus we arrive at why the AP wins today's "correction of the day" honors in the eyes... More »

How 2 Letters Led to Durst's Murder Charge

Official describes key evidence as the letters, not alleged confession

(Newser) - A law enforcement official is speaking out about the evidence Robert Durst was presented with before he allegedly confessed to murder while wearing a mic. The unnamed official tells the AP that Durst was handed two letters during the final episode of the HBO series The Jinx: One he had... More »

Jinx Director: How We Found Damning Comment

But is the material even usable in court?

(Newser) - This weekend saw Robert Durst's arrest and the conclusion of HBO series The Jinx, in which he appears to confess to multiple murders . Just how was it that filmmakers managed to catch the disturbing evidence? Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki today told morning shows about the process: With lots of audio... More »

In Jinx Finale, Heir Says He 'Killed Them All'

Bathroom 'confession' aired a day after Durst arrest

(Newser) - High drama on HBO last night: In the final moments of the documentary series The Jinx, New York real estate heir Robert Durst appears to confess to three murders. After documentary makers presented him with a letter linking him to the 2000 murder of his friend Susan Berman, Durst went... More »

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