Durst Indicted, Not Going to California Anytime Soon

He faces up to 20 years on two gun charges
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2015 11:47 AM CDT
Durst Indicted, Not Going to California Anytime Soon
In this Tuesday, March 17, 2015, file photo, millionaire Robert Durst is escorted from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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 in New Orleans on a warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department; LA prosecutors have charged him with murder in the fatal shooting of Susan Berman.

The law enforcement authorities who arrested him last month say there was a loaded gun and pot in his Canal Street hotel room at the time, and he was separately arrested on weapons charges March 15, the AP reports. A grand jury today charged him with being a felon in possession of a gun and possession of a gun in the presence of a drug. He faces five to 20 years. (Read more on how two letters led to Durst's murder charge.)

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