NEW ORLEANS– It does not make good sense to send out property beneficiary Robert Durst to jail in Indiana, where he’s been designated, when he deals with a murder trial in Los Angeles, Durst’s lawyer stated Monday.
“Our legal group is doing exactly what they can to learn the why of it and learn if anything can be done” to obtain Durst sent out to the federal jail closest to Los Angeles, Richard DeGuerin stated Monday.
But he stated he does not understand if there’s any method to alter the choice to send out Durst to Terre Haute to serve his sentence of 7 years and a month on a weapons charge.
“The Bureau of Prisons is a firm all its own. Even a federal district judge cannot inform them exactly what to do,”DeGuerin stated.”There’s no procedure of appeal.”
DeGuerin stated the project might have been made since the Terre Haute jail has one of 2″level 3″medical centers in the federal system. The other remains in North Carolina at a jail for sexual transgressors.
He stated Durst had spine combination surgical treatment in mid-July
“They figure he requires a greater level of healthcare than we believe he requires, “he stated.
Durst is implicated in California of eliminating his buddy Susan Berman in 2000 to keep her from talking with district attorneys about the disappearance of Durst’s very first spouse, Kathleen Durst, in 1982.
“We’ve been stating from the date of his arrest in April of in 2015 that he didn’t eliminate Susan Berman, does not understand who did and he desires his day in court and wishes to show that he didn’t. And the only location that can be done remains in California,”DeGuerin stated.
When U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt sentenced Durst in New Orleans, he suggested that Durst serve his time at FCI Terminal Island, California, about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The area is near the trial location and has medical centers Durst requires since of his “sophisticated age and major health factors to consider, consisting of movement obstacles,” defense attorney composed in their demand.
DeGuerin stated Monday that Durst “does have severe medical problems, however they’re under control.”
He states Durst is a 72-year-old cancer survivor, has actually had brain surgical treatment for hydrocephalus, and has actually had 2 operations to fuse neck vertebrae, the most current in mid-July.
” He’s recuperating from his surgical treatment. Medical professionals have actually treated him. They state he’s OKAY to take a trip to California,” he stated.