The news keeps getting worse for Robert Durst. Now the suspected multiple murderer has been indicted in federal gun charges.
A federal grand jury formally indicted Durst last Friday for violating the Federal Gun Control Act. The charge stems for his having possessed a firearm after having been convicted of a felony. The gun was found when Durst was arrested in New Orleans in order to be extradited to Los Angeles where he has been charged with the murder of Susan Berman.
While Durst agreed not to fight extradition, the State of Louisiana is holding on to him for now as it has also charged him with violating its gun laws.
“Now it’s not just the state of Louisiana against Robert Durst. It’s the United States of America against Robert Durst, ” Donald “Chick” Foret, a veteran New Orleans trial lawyer, told NBC News.
Some observers are saying that it is much more likely Durst will be convicted on the gun charges than he will ever be convicted in California for Berman’s murder.
That charge was made after new evidence against Durst surfaced in the recent HBO documentary series about him called “The Jinx.”
Meanwhile Durst’s lawyer Dick DeGuerin has gained the ire of writer Cindy Adams. DeGuerin was the man who won Durst an acquittal for self-defense when he was charged with murder in Texas twenty years ago.
Now DeGuerin is denying that Robert Durst ever granted any of the interviews which Adams wrote about. So Adams has said in The New York Post that the Durst lawyer is “short and little. What sticks out most is his ego. In 2003, he tried peeing on me after my repeated personal exclusive NY Post one-on-one front-page talks with Robert Durst.”
Adams says that she interviewed Durst twice after his acquittal and that the suspected serial killer gave her explicit permission to quote him.