Report: Louisiana Drops Gun Charge Against Murder Suspect Robert Durst

Robert Durst is escorted into Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court in New Orleans on March 17, 2015. Gerald Herbert/AP

On Thursday, the state of Louisiana dropped a gun charge against Robert Durst, a New Orleans District Attorney spokesman confirmed. A federal case in Louisana is still pending for similar charges, as are charges of murder in California for the death of Susan Berman, Durst's friend and one-time spokeswoman. 

When Durst was arrested in Louisiana, he had a fake identification card, cash in small envelopes, a latex face mask, marijuana and a gun with a spent bullet in his hotel room.

Though the charge has been dropped, Durst will continue to be held without bail because in a 2003 case, he posted $250,000 bail and left town.  

Durst was the star of the HBO series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. He was acquitted on charges of murdering his neighbor, who he admitted he dismembered, and has long been a suspect in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife. He was once the heir to the Durst Organization real estate fortune, taking a $65 million settlement in exchange for his stake in the company. 

In the series finale, Durst says, "[I] killed them all, of course," though it is unlikely this statement would be brought up in his California trial.