Millionaire Murder Suspect Robert Durst Denied Bail
Prosecutors argued that Durst was a flight risk who had a map of Cuba when he was arrested
Accused murderer Robert Durst won’t be leaving jail anytime soon.
During a four-hour hearing in New Orleans on Monday, a judge ruled that Durst be held without bond.
Prosecutors argued that Durst, who was arrested on March 14 for the murder of his friend Susan Berman in California in 2000, is a flight risk.
According to the New York Times, the prosecution called James O Hern – an investigator with the district attorney s office – to the stand.
O’Hearn testified that Durst had been found with several suspicious items upon his arrest, including $44,000 in cash, maps of Cuba, marijuana, and a “flesh tone” mask with salt and pepper hair.
Prosecutors also allege that they found a tracking number for a UPS package that contained an additional $117,000 in cash.
Durst’s defense attempted to call their own witness: former district attorney Jeanine Pirro, who is now a Fox News host.
Pirro’s lawyer argued that she was in court to cover the hearing as a journalist. She was not compelled to testify.
In addition to the California murder charge, Durst has been booked in Louisiana on charges that he was a felon in possession of a gun and was illegally carrying a controlled substance.
The judge has scheduled another hearing on April 2, where additional evidence will be presented.
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