Robert Durst Makes Extradition Deal With Feds — See Why The Jinx Is 'Eager' To Face Murder Charges In Los Angeles!
Robert Durst is heading back to the West Coast.
Earlier this year, the subject of the HBO docu-series The Jinx was charged with murder for the 2000 execution-style shooting of his college friend Susan Berman — allegedly to keep her from talking to investigators about the disappearance of his first wife in 1982.
Next summer, the New York real estate heir will return to El Lay to face the murder charges — and possibly the death penalty.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said the former fugitive agreed to be extradited from New Orleans by August 18, 2016.
According to court filings, the 72-year-old has struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors on a federal gun charge — which has kept him held in Louisiana since March.
One of Durst's lawyers, Dick DeGuerin, said in a statement that the extradition deal was:
"Part of our effort to have Robert Durst face and defeat the California murder charge as soon as possible. Bob Durst didn't kill Susan Berman and doesn't know who did… He is eager to go to trial and prove his innocence."
We're not sure what will come of this extradition agreement, but hopefully the truth comes out and justice will be served.
[Image via HBO.]