Celebrity murder suspect in jail in St. Gabriel
ST. GABRIEL - Celebrity murder suspect Robert Durst has been moved to Iberville Parish and the Elayne Hunt Correctional Center where the Orleans Parish Sheriff has a row of beds for mentally-ill inmates.
This weekend, Durst, a real estate heir, was booked into jail in New Orleans in connection with an unsolved, 15-year-old murder. Susan Berman, the daughter of a prominent Las Vegas mobster and friend of Durst, was killed in 2000.
Berman was killed at her home near Beverly Hills shortly before New York investigators planned to question her about the disappearance of Durst's wife, Kathleen.
Authorities suspect Durst is involved in the deaths of three people: his wife, Berman, and a neighbor he lived near in Texas. He was acquitted of murder in the case involving his neighbor in 2003.
Durst was arrested at a hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans and authorities said they found more than a quarter-pound of marijuana and a revolver in his hotel room. He waived extradition to Los Angeles for the murder charges but still has court requirements in Louisiana for the drug and weapons charges.
Durst was being housed at the Orleans Parish Prison while he awaited a hearing but it was announced he was going to be moved to Hunt late Tuesday. By 9:45 p.m., sources said Durst was inside the Hunt Correctional Center.
Durst, an eccentric millionaire, was the subject of an HBO serial documentary about the deaths. In its conclusion Sunday night, he was heard mumbling about how he "killed them all." The Associated Press reported Tuesday, a law enforcement official said Dursts' arrest on the murder charge was based not on that, but on words he wrote.
Authorities believe Durst was in New Orleans attempting to flee to Cuba when he was apprehended.
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