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Robert Durst Will Stand Trial Next Summer on Charges of Killing Susan Berman

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday afternoon that they’ve reached an agreement to extradite Jinx star and unsettling man Robert Durst back from New Orleans to stand trial for murder. Durst was charged in March with the 2000 murder of his friend and confidante Susan Berman.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that L.A. County has reached an agreement with their New Orleans counterparts to extradite Durst by August. He’s been in custody in Louisiana since April, when he was indicted on charges of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance. When he was arrested, Durst was carrying a latex mask, a map of Florida and Cuba, and lots of cash. He is expected to plead guilty on the gun charges, which by themselves could carry a decade in prison.

The family of Durst’s first wife Kathie, who disappeared in 1982, said in October they would file a wrongful death suit against him. All of which is to say: life has a way of going downhill when you mutter “What did I do? Killed them all, of course,” while wearing a hot microphone.

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Durst leaves Federal Court in an Orleans Parish Sheriff’s vehicle after his arraignment, in New Orleans, April 14, 2015. Photo via AP Images

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