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Robert Durst Agrees to Be Extradited to California



    Robert Durst Agrees to Be Extradited to California
    File image of Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Durst was due in a New Orleans court for a hearing Thursday before Magistrate Harry Cantrell on charges of possessing a firearm after a felony conviction and illegally possessing a firearm along with an illegal drug.

    Prosecutors say fugitive real estate heir Robert Durst has agreed to be extradited from Louisiana to Los Angeles by mid-August to face a murder charge.

    The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Tuesday that prosecutors jointly filed an agreement with Durst and his attorneys for his return by Aug. 18.

    Durst had previously waived extradition.

    Court filings show that Durst has struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors on a weapons charge in New Orleans.

    The weapons charge has kept Durst jailed in Louisiana since March. In Los Angeles, he's accused of killing friend and former spokeswoman Susan Berman.

    Durst's lawyers have said he is eager to prove he is innocent in Berman's death.