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Robert Durst Will Be Transferred To L.A. Prison Ahead Of Murder Trial

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Robert Durst will serve his prison sentence for a federal weapons charge in Los Angeles while he awaits trial for the murder of his friend Susan Berman.

On Wednesday, a federal judge in New Orleans approved a plea bargain arrangement for the weapons charge, sentencing the real estate heir to 7 years, 1 month in federal prison, according to the AP. Durst pled guilty to charges of possessing a firearm in February, after a .38-caliber revolver was found in his hotel room. As a previously-convicted felon, it was illegal for Durst to own the weapon.

According to the New York Times, the judge also approved Durst's transfer to a minimum-security federal prison on Terminal Island, about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles in Long Beach Harbor.

Durst's trial for the murder of Susan Berman is expected to begin in Los Angeles later this summer.

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"I have been waiting to get to California about a year so I can state my not guilty plea," Durst told the court, reports the AP. "I truly, truly want to express my statement that I am not guilty in the death of Susan Berman."

Durst was the subject of the 2015 HBO documentary miniseries The Jinx, and was arrested the day before the finale ended. The series ends with Durst muttering under his breath into an open mic, "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."