(NEW ORLEANS) — Robert Durst is scheduled to return to court in New Orleans Monday for two hearings.
The first is a bail hearing on two weapons charges, while the second hearing is to contest his arrest on a capital murder warrant issued by Los Angeles police.
The New York real estate heir was arrested on March 14 by FBI agents at a New Orleans hotel in connection with the death of Susan Berman in Los Angeles 15 years ago.
Durst’s attorneys have said Durst is innocent and say they plan to tell the court that the L.A. arrest warrant is invalid and there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest him.
FBI agents believed Durst, 71, may have wanted to flee the country, possibly to Cuba, as he registered under an alias at the hotel, paid with cash, and was found with fake documents, a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation told ABC News.
The day of Durst’s arrest was the day of the first nonstop flight from New Orleans to Cuba since 1958, according to nola.com.
Police say, at the time of Durst’s arrest, they also found him in possession of a full-face latex mask, more than $42,000 in cash, enough pot for about 300 joints, a fake ID, a real passport and a .38 special revolver with four live rounds.
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