Robert Durst Sentenced to 7 Years on Federal Gun Charge


A federal judge in Louisiana has sentenced famed NY real estate mogul, The Jinx documentary subject (and recent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt character), and seemingly self-proclaimed murderer Robert Durst to serve more than seven years in prison for felony gun possession Wednesday. The sentence, which finalizes a plea bargain Durst made with prosecutors in February, includes 85 months of jail time, followed by three years of supervised release, according to Deadline. Durst was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm in March, 2015, when authorities found a loaded .38 revolver while searching his New Orleans hotel room.

A little refresher, for those who have not been keeping up with his recent criminal resurgence: Robert Durst, a big name in New York’s real estate market, had been suspected of killing multiple people — including his first wife — over the past few decades, but was never charged. Things changed during the filming of the HBO documentary, The Jinx, when Durst was recorded admitting to committing the murders after an interview while his microphone was still on.

This is far from the end of Durst’s courtroom drama. With the Louisiana charge settled, Durst will now be moved to Los Angeles, where he will stand trial for the murder of his friend Susan Berman from the year 2000. At the time, authorities and journalists suggested that Durst had shot Berman to death because she had been planning to reveal information that might have connected to him to the 1982 disappearance of his first wife. Late last year, the Los Angeles district attorney requested that Durst be remanded to their custody for the trial no later than August 18. It looks like they’ll be getting their hands on him sooner, rather than later.