New York real estate heir Robert Durst will return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the summer in the killing of his writer friend Susan Berman, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
In a statement, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said it had reached a deal with Durst’s attorney to have him extradited from New Orleans by Aug. 18.
Durst, 72, drew national attention this year as the subject of the HBO docudrama “The Jinx.”
The series explored the mysterious disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathy, in 1982, as well as the 2000 killing of Berman, who was found shot in her Benedict Canyon home. In the final episode, Durst is caught muttering what sounded like a confession to the killings into a microphone off-camera.
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