‘The Jinx’s Robert Durst Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison On Gun Charge
A federal judge in New Orleans has formally sentenced real estate magnate Robert Durst to 85 months in prison, followed by three years’ supervised release, for weapons possession.
U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt today approved the sentence that was agreed to as part of a plea deal reached in February on the felony charge. Durst, whose long-suspected involvement in several murders chronicled in HBO’s documentary The Jinx led to his arrest, also was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and $100 special assessment.
But the legal saga is not over for Durst, who still faces a murder charge in Los Angeles for the killing of Susan Berman. Durst has insisted he’s innocent.
A loaded .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver was found in March 2015 during a lawful search of Durst’s New Orleans hotel room after an arrest warrant was issued for the Berman killing. Having previously been convicted of multiple felonies, Durst was indicted in the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 10, 2015, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.