Robert Durst, the alleged murderer who famously muttered into a hot mic that he was definitely a murderer, has pled guilty to illegal firearm charges, landing him an 85-month federal prison sentence and allowing authorities to transfer him to Los Angeles to await trial for the murder of his friend, writer Susan Berman. Maybe now Durst will finally face justice for one of the murders he allegedly probably almost definitely committed. Having a trial in Los Angeles, conveniently, will also bring him back to Hollywood so HBO can (fingers crossed) make a sequel to "The Jinx." One can hope, anyway.
When we last saw Robert Durst, he was being arrested at a Marriott hotel in New Orleans (where he was staying under an alias) by the FBI, who believed he was about to flee the country. During that arrest, a gun was found, and since Durst is a convicted felon, owning a gun is illegal. Durst's high-priced attorneys, who have gotten him off the hook for much bigger things, of course, were vastly overconfident that they could get these charges thrown out by arguing the search was unconstitutional. Federal judge Helen G. Berrigan, however, sided with prosecution. The cocky defense lawyers had apparently even neglected to fill out paperwork for a plea agreement that would have reduced his sentence from 85 months to 29. Now the battle will begin to see whether the new evidence (and the infamous bathroom confession) uncovered in "The Jinx" is admissible in court.
When we last saw Durst before his arrest, he was peeing on some candy in a Texas CVS. When we last saw him before that, he was muttering "killed them all, of course" into a hot mic on "The Jinx." Not too many positive headlines about this guy.