NEW ORLEANS (CBSNewYork/AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing next week for New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who faces weapons and drug charges in Louisiana and a murder charge in Los Angeles.
Durst was in court Tuesday, his second appearance before a judge in as many days.READ MORE: Nets Hold Off Wizards' Rally, Beat Washington
Police on Tuesday also searched Durst’s Houston home, although authorities there would not comment and directed questions to Los Angeles police. Tuesday afternoon, a marked Houston police car and several unmarked cars were in front of a 17-story building where Durst has three condominiums.
Durst was charged Monday in Los Angeles with first-degree murder in the shooting of Susan Berman, the daughter of a prominent Las Vegas mobster. He could face the death penalty under special circumstances that allege he ambushed her and murdered a witness to a crime.
He waived extradition in New Orleans, but authorities there charged him late Monday with being a felon in possession of a gun because he had a revolver when he was arrested there Saturday. It was not clear how soon he would be returned to California.
Attorney Dick DeGuerin said outside court Monday that Durst didn’t kill Berman, and is “ready to end all the rumor and speculation and have a trial.”
Presented with the two letters in the finale of “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” that aired Sunday on HBO, the eccentric heir blinked, burped oddly, pulled his ear and briefly put his head in his hands before denying he was the killer.
Then he stepped away from the tense interview and went to the bathroom, still wearing the live microphone that recorded what he said next.
“There it is. You’re caught!” Durst whispered before the sound of running water is heard. “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”