Report: Louisiana Drops Gun Charge Against Murder Suspect Robert Durst

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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.