NEW ORLEANS – Millionaire genuine estate successor Robert Durst has pleaded not guilty to dual weapons charges in a New Orleans court.
He entered his defence during an prosecution on weapons charges accusing him of possessing a firearm after a transgression self-assurance and possessing both a firearm and an bootleg drug, marijuana.
The weapons detain has kept Durst in New Orleans even yet he waived extradition to Los Angeles, where he’s charged in a Dec 2000 genocide of a longtime friend. Durst is being hold though bail in a state prison.
Durst, an disloyal member of a family that runs 1 World Trade Center in New York, has had mixed run-ins with a law over his scarcely 72 years.
He was arrested in New Orleans on a eve of a culmination of a six-part HBO documentary called “The Jinx” about Durst, a disappearance of his initial mother in 1982, a genocide of a longtime crony in 2000 and a genocide and vivisection of a neighbor in Galveston in 2001.
A self-defense defence won exculpation in a genocide of Morris Black, though Durst is charged in Los Angeles with murder in a genocide of longtime crony Susan Berman, 55, who was shot in a conduct in 2000. His lawyers, Dick DeGuerin and Billy Gibbens, have pronounced regularly that he only wants to go to California to understanding with that charge.
They also have challenged a weapons charges on several grounds, including a claim that a FBI “rummaged” by Durst’s effects before removing an detain or hunt warrant.
But Andrea Armstrong, a rapist law highbrow during Loyola University in New Orleans, pronounced Wednesday that “the fact that it was warrantless doesn’t indispensably meant it was unconstitutional.”
There are during slightest 11 circumstances, starting with consent, that make it authorised to hunt though a warrant, she said.
DeGuerin also has argued that a dual felonies to that Durst pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania — possessing a firearm while a refugee and doing so while underneath complaint — are not among those that would make it bootleg for him to have a gun.
Until his complaint Wednesday, Durst had been arrested though not rigourously charged in tie with a .38-caliber revolver authorities contend was found in his room during a J.W. Marriott, where he was staying underneath a name Everette Ward.
According to justice testimony, an FBI representative famous Durst in a New Orleans hotel Mar 14 and escorted him to his hotel room. Durst was arrested early Mar 15 on a Los Angeles aver and arrested alone on a weapons charges a subsequent day.
Durst’s lawyers contend a detain in New Orleans was timed to coincide with a final part of “The Jinx,” that also described a disappearance of his wife, Kathleen, in 1982 from New York; a Los Angeles sharpened of Berman, 55, in 2000; and Black’s genocide in 2001.