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Prosecutor: Durst had nearly 150 grams of pot when arrested

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A prosecutor says authorities found more than a quarter-pound of marijuana and a revolver in Robert Durst's hotel room when he was arrested in New Orleans over the weekend.

The eccentric millionaire, who was the subject of an HBO serial documentary, appeared before a judge in New Orleans for a second straight day to face the drug and weapons charges. Yesterday, he waived extradition to Los Angeles, where he is charged with first-degree murder in the 2000 shooting of Susan Berman, the daughter of a prominent Las Vegas mobster.

Berman was killed at her home near Beverly Hills shortly before New York investigators planned to question her about the disappearance of Durst's wife, Kathleen.

Durst has long been suspected in his wife's 1982 disappearance, but never charged.

In 2003, he was acquitted of murder in a dismemberment death in Texas.

In the documentary about Durst that concluded Sunday night, he was heard mumbling about how he "killed them all." But a law enforcement official says his arrest on the murder charge was based not on that, but on words he wrote.

It's not clear how soon he'll be sent to California. Magistrate Harry Cantrell has scheduled another hearing for next Monday in New Orleans.

Robert Durst back in court for 2nd straight day

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge has scheduled a hearing next week for millionaire Robert Durst, who faces weapons and drug charges in Louisiana and a murder charge in Los Angeles.
    
Durst was in court Tuesday, his second appearance before a judge in as many days. He was arrested Saturday at a New Orleans hotel on the murder charge. Authorities found a revolver and nearly 150 grams of marijuana in his hotel room.
    
Durst's attorney says the murder charge was based on a television show and not on actual fact.
    
In the finale of "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" that aired Sunday on HBO, the real estate heir was heard saying: "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."
    
The judge scheduled another hearing for Monday.

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