Fugitive heir to enter plea on gun charge in February
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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Business owner working with public officials to address Baton Rouge crime problem
'Porch pirates' caught stealing packages from homes in Livingston Parish
Attorneys say Ronald Greene family infuriated after emails show coverup over his...
Some subdivision construction deferred, others up for approval after May flood
New procedure can help people with cataracts and poor vision