Robert Durst won’t be headed to California to face murder charges in the near future.
The real estate heir and subject of HBO’s documentary series “The Jinx” was indicted on two gun charges Wednesday (April 8). He was originally arrested in New Orleans on March 14 on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and having a weapon in the presence of a controlled substance.
If he’s convicted of these felony gun charges, Durst is looking at between five and 20 years in prison, The Times-Picayune reports.
Police arrested Durst in New Orleans on an L.A. County first-degree murder warrant in the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman. When officers found him, he was in possession of a gun and marijuana, and they filed additional charges against him.
The indictment from that arrest means his extradition to California to face murder charges is on hold indefinitely. Durst has not yet made a plea in either the Berman case — which was a focus of “The Jinx” on HBO — or the New Orleans case.
Durst had previously signed papers saying he wouldn’t be fighting his extradition from Louisiana to California, and has been cooperating with authorities. He is currently being held without bond at a jail in St. Gabriel, La.