Los Angeles Times Receives New Letter From Robert Durst

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Millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst (C) sits in State District Judge Susan Criss court with his attorney Dick DeGuerin (R) November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Times has received a letter purported to be from New York real estate magnate Robert Durst in which he declines to address his arrest on murder charges but discusses real estate, football, opera, his health and his years living in Los Angeles.

The Times received the letter on Wednesday, two weeks after a reporter sent an inquiry to Durst on March 25. The letter’s return address says it’s from Robert Durst, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, the prison in St. Gabriel, La., where Durst has been housed since his arrest last month in New Orleans on a California warrant. It’s postmarked April 1 out of Baton Rouge, about 15 miles north of the prison.

As Durst was being taken back to jail Thursday after a court appearance, his lead attorney, Houston-based litigator Dick DeGuerin, told The Times by phone that the letter appeared authentic.

“Bob is his own person and he’s writing letters to people. As long as they’re not discussing the facts or legal plans or strategy, I don’t have any problem with it,” DeGuerin told The Times after seeing Durst in court Thursday and later reviewing the letter.

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