Robert Durst denied bail in New Orleans

Robert Durst, the real estate scion awaiting extradition to California to face a murder charge, was denied bail on Monday in New Orleans, as police in Vermont said they were probing a link between him and an 18-year-old woman who went missing in 1971. Durst, recently featured in the HBO documentary “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” must remain in Louisiana on weapons charges until his next court date on April 2, Magistrate Judge Harry Can

Robert Durst, the real estate scion awaiting extradition to California to face a murder charge, was denied bail on Monday in New Orleans, as police in Vermont said they were probing a link between him and an 18-year-old woman who went missing in 1971.

Durst, recently featured in the HBO documentary andldquoThe Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,andrdquo must remain in Louisiana on weapons charges until his next court date on April 2, Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell ruled, finding him a likely flight risk and a potential danger to others. Durstand#39s lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, did not seek bail but argued his clientand#39s arrest and the search of his hotel room earlier this month in New Orleans were improper, and that investigators wrongly interviewed him without counsel present.

Durstand#39s attorneys want to expedite his extradition to Los Angeles County, where he has been charged with the 2000 murder of longtime friend Susan Berman and could face the death penalty.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman