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(NEW ORLEANS) — Robert Durst appeared before a judge Monday in New Orleans for an extradition hearing after he was arrested for the unsolved murder of his friend in 2001.

Durst, who was chained and shackled at waist and feet, wore an orange jumpsuit and smiled for a bit as he looked around the courtroom.

It is unclear when Durst will be extradited to California on the murder charge.

Durst, the son of a wealthy New York real estate family, was the subject of a HBO series detailing the disappearance of his wife Kathleen, the murder of his friend Susan Berman and the death of his neighbor Morris Black.

Durst was acquitted in 2003 of Black’s murder, but was never charged in connection to Kathleen’s disappearance or Berman’s death.

Berman was scheduled to meet with investigators looking into Kathleen’s 1982 disappearance when Berman was found shot in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home, investigators said.

Durst was arrested in New Orleans on Sunday, just before the finale of the HBO series where he was heard on a recording saying that he “killed them all.”

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