Robert Durst Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges, Agrees To Seven Year Prison Sentence

Truth rating: 10
Robert Durst Guilty Gun Charge

By Andrew Shuster |

Robert Durst Guilty Gun Charge

(Getty Images)

Robert Durst pleaded guilty in Louisiana federal court on Wednesday to illegally possessing a handgun. The real estate heir, who’s been a suspect in several murders over the course of more than 30 years, agreed to a sentence of seven years and one month in prison for the weapons charge.

Durst was the subject of the popular HBO documentary series “The Jinx,” which chronicled him being the prime suspect in the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen, in 1982, and the murder of his neighbor, Morris Black, in 2001. Durst was acquitted of both charges, however, he’s still wanted in California for the murder of his former friend, Susan Berman, who was shot to death in 2000.

As Gossip Cop reported, the Los Angeles Police Department issued an arrest warrant for the real estate magnate in March 2015, and FBI agents tracked him down to a hotel in New Orleans. Durst was arrested on a weapons charge after the agents discovered a handgun in his room. Because Durst is a convicted felon, it is illegal for him to possess a firearm.

In late December, the LA County District Attorney’s Office made a deal to extradite Durst to Los Angeles upon settling his handgun charge case in Louisiana. He’s expected to be officially sentenced this April as part of his plea bargain deal. Durst will not fight extradition to Los Angeles, as he’s eager to go to trial and defend himself in the Berman murder case.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. LawNewz
  4. The Mary Sue