Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell said that Durst, 71, was a flight risk and a danger to others, according to the AP.
Durst was arrested in a New Orleans hotel on March 14, the day before HBO showed the final episode of “The Jinx” featuring an audio recording of the suspect saying he “killed them all.” Durst’s arrest was on a warrant for the murder of Susan Berman, who was shot in the head in her home in 2000.
Louisiana authorities also filed drug and gun charges against him, so there is a question as to whether he would face those charges before facing the murder charge in Los Angeles.
His lawyers have argued that his arrest was illegal.
A search warrant of Durst’s hotel room showed that police found $42,631, a .38 revolver, one spent shell casing and four live rounds and a rubber and chest-length latex mask, according to New Orleans station WDSU-TV. Police also found marijuana, and said he had been withdrawing large sums of money from his bank account.
The HBO series detailed the disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Berman’s murder and the killing of one of Durst’s neighbors.