New Orleans judge declares Robert Durst major flight risk, denies bail

Murder suspect Robert Durst is seen with a newly shaved head as he sits in a hearing, in this court sketch in New Orleans

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Robert Durst, the real estate scion awaiting extradition to California to face a murder charge, was denied bail on Monday after a judge deemed him to be a potential danger to others and a likely flight risk. Durst, recently featured in the HBO documentary “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” must remain in Louisiana on local weapons charges at least until his next court date on April 2, Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell ruled. Durst’s lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, did not seek bail but argued his client’s arrest and the search of his hotel room earlier this month in New Orleans were improper. Durst’s attorneys want to expedite his extradition to Los Angeles County, where he has been charged with the 2000 murder of longtime friend Susan Berman.

…read more

Source:: Yahoo News

Real Time Analytics