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Fugitive heir to enter plea on gun charge in February

1 year 2 months 14 hours ago January 26, 2016 Jan 26, 2016 Tuesday, January 26 2016 January 26, 2016 3:05 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A fugitive New York real estate heir held in Louisiana on a weapons charge will enter a plea next month that will let him return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge.

Court filings show U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt set Feb. 3 as the date for Robert Durst's re-arraignment on a charge of illegally carrying a .38-caliber revolver after being convicted of a felony.

The charge has kept Durst in Louisiana even though he waived extradition to Los Angeles to face a charge that he killed a friend and onetime spokeswoman in 2000.

Previous filings show Durst has made a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Louisiana.

In December, Durst's attorneys and Los Angeles County prosecutors filed an agreement stating that Durst will be extradited by Aug. 18.

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