NEW ORLEANS — Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst waived extradition Monday and will return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the 15-year-old death of a writer and friend who acted as his spokeswoman.
Durst, who was acquitted of one murder and long suspected in two others over three decades in three states, muttered that he “killed them all, of course” in the finale of a six-part documentary that authorities hope will finally lead to a conviction.
Durst, 71, appeared before a judge in New Orleans on Monday after FBI agents arrested him before HBO’s broadcast of Sunday's final episode. He had been laying low in a Marriott hotel to avoid the growing attention at his Houston home, his lawyer said. He shuffled into the courtroom with his hands shackled at his waist, wearing sandals and an orange jumpsuit.