Robert Durst, crazy man, murderer, and now officially possessor of an illegal firearm. The real estate heir and man with WAY too much money plead guilty in New Orleans court to the felony charge. He will serve 85 months in federal prison. BUT WAIT! There’s more. He will also be transferred by the summer to Los Angeles to likely stand trial on charges of murdering his friend and confidante Susan Berman.
After his conviction for the firearm charge, Los Angeles County reached an agreement in December with U.S. attorneys in Louisiana that Durst would be transferred in to Los Angeles by August to be arraigned on those murder charges. He’ll serve his time at FCI Terminal Island, a low-security prison near Los Angeles.
Durst was originally arrested at a Marriott in Louisiana in April with a bag full of fascinating carry-ons, including a latex mask, a map of Florida and Cuba, some marijuana, a passport, a fake Texas ID, and $45,000, with a package slip that showed he was expecting $117,000 more.
He was reportedly on the run after fearing he could be arrested once more in suspicion for committing the murder of Berman.
This will be the third time that Durst is under suspicion for murder. He is still considered the person who behind the disappearance and likely death of his first wife Kathy Durst, who to this day has never been found. He was tried in the murder of his neighbor Morris Black where he was ultimately acquitted of the murder but found guilty of the dismemberment.
If the murder case of Susan Berman against Durst goes to trial, his previous involvement in the case of Kathy Durst and Morris Black will likely come up. Hopefully the shocking final moments of the HBO documentary The Jinx will come up as well when he was heard to mutter, “What did I do? Killed them all, of course.”