Robert Durst Update: Twitter Excited Over 'The Jinx' Star 'Finally' Facing Charges, 'Could Be Better Than OJ' [VIDEO]
Robert Durst is expected to stand trial to murder by August 2016, and many who have followed the case are very happy about this development.
Prosecutors announced Tuesday that Durst will be extradited from New Orleans, LA to Los Angeles, CA, where he will stand trial for the 2000 murder of his friend Susan Berman.
"We look forward to working with our district attorney to achieve some level of justice from Mr. Durst," said Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck.
Durst's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, spoke on the extradition process being discussed for a while now.
"Once we get our case resolved in New Orleans, then we will work on getting him, Bob, to California where he can be brought to trial," DeGuerin told the Los Angeles Times this week. "We're hoping to get it resolved and get him there as soon as possible."
Meanwhile, Durst is fully open to being extradited to get the case moving along.
"He recognizes that that's the main case, that's everything," DeGuerin said, of Durst. "He's been amenable to being extradited since Day One."
Many HBO viewers have followed Durst's case since the docu-series, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, began airing earlier this year. Some have taken to Twitter to express their excitement and relief over Durst finally facing murder charges:
Robert Durst is FINALLY going on trial 4 Susan Berman's murder. I want to be there to watch the whole thing. Can that be my Christmas gift?
— Name (@OkayLozy) December 23, 2015
Robert Durst back in trouble with the law. Thank god. Hope he's in prison before he dies of old age.
— COLIN E. WOODWARD (@colinewoodward) December 23, 2015
This is one of the most arrogant murderers I know of. I wanna see him smile like that when they slam to prison... https://t.co/HljkeYvAEE
— The Gary Frith Show (@garyfrith) December 23, 2015
— Sharon Carbine (@SharonCarbine) December 23, 2015
— Porscha (@Porscha_) December 23, 2015
Watched The Jinx on the plane in July. Riveting. It's time he was charged. The 'mic on' in the bathroom https://t.co/mKHMp8WlWq
— Marty (@MartyMcLeman) December 23, 2015
You can watch The Jinx in full on HBO Go and HBO NOW.