Robert Durst to plead guilty in New Orleans gun case

Real estate scion eager to face murder charges in California, lawyer says

TRD New York /
Nov.November 17, 2015 09:33 AM

Robert Durst, jailed on federal gun charges in Louisiana, is set to change his plea to guilty next month, paving the way for the real estate scion to face murder charges in California.

Durst, who is charged with the 2000 murder of Susan Berman, pleaded not guilty in March after his arrest on separate charges of being a felon in a possession of a firearm.

His change of plea hearing will take place Dec. 17, Bloomberg reported.

Durst was the subject of the HBO docu-drama “The Jinx,” which explored the various murder accusations brought against him over the years. In the show’s final episode, Durst is heard muttering “What did I do? Killed them all, of course,” into a microphone he apparently didn’t realize was recording.

“Bob Durst did not kill Susan Berman and doesn’t know who did,” Dick DeGuerin, Durst’s attorney, told Bloomberg in an e-mailed statement. “From the time of his arrest in New Orleans in March, Bob and his legal team have been eager to get to California so he will finally have the opportunity to prove his innocence. We hope to resolve all other charges right away so that Bob can be transferred to California for trial.”

DeGuerin defended Durst in a previous murder trial, in 2003, when the real estate heir was acquitted of charges of killing his neighbor Morris Black, despite having admitted to dismembering the man afterwards. [Bloomberg]Ariel Stulberg

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