Robert Durst sentenced in Louisiana gun possession case

Real estate heir is also charged with murder in California

TRD New York /
Apr.April 27, 2016 11:00 AM

A Louisiana judge approved Robert Durst’s plea agreement on gun charges in the state Wednesday, paving the way for him to proceed to Los Angeles to face arraignment for murder.

Judge Kurt Engelhardt sentenced the Durst family scion to seven years and one month in prison, plus three years of supervised release.

The maximum sentence on the charge – Durst, then a felony convict, was caught with a .38-caliber revolver – was 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, the Associated Press reported.

Durst’s family also filed a motion asking the judge to recommend Durst serve his sentence just outside Los Angeles, where he is facing murder charges in the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman.

Durst’s lawyers have repeatedly insisted he’s innocent of the charges. It’s not yet clear whether Engelhardt approved that request.

The real estate heir, the subject of HBO’s true-crime docu-series “The Jinx,” has also been accused of killing his then-wife Kathleen Durst, as well as a neighbor in Galveston, Texas. [AP]Ariel Stulberg

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