Robert Durst Faces New Charges As He Awaits Extradition To Calif.

CBS New York

NEW ORLEANS (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst now faces charges in Louisiana on top of a first-degree murder charge lodged by Los Angeles authorities.

Durst, 71, 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 that Durst didn’t kill Berman, and is “ready to end all the rumor and speculation and have a trial.”

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