Durst waives extradition, will return to California

Mar 16, 2015 10:48 AM by News Staff

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst is waiving extradition and will return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the 2000 death of a writer and friend who acted as his spokeswoman.

Durst appeared before a judge in New Orleans on Monday.

He is an heir to a New York real estate fortune, and was the subject of an HBO series detailing his life of wealth and privilege as well as links to the deaths of his wife in New York and his friend in Los Angeles, Susan Berman.

Durst was arrested at J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans on Saturday on a murder warrant in the 2000 killing of Berman.

Durst was acquitted in the 2001 dismemberment death of Morris Black in Texas after claiming self-defense.

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