The subject of the HBO documentary “The Jinx” pled guilty to illegally possessing a gun — a .38-caliber revolver — following a felony conviction. Durst will be sentenced to 85 months in federal prison in late April under a plea bargain arrangement.
The maximum penalty that Durst could have faced was 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.
He was charged on March 16 by Louisiana State Police for possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with a controlled substance.
The plea clears the way for Durst to be extradited to federal prison in Los Angeles by Aug. 18 to face a pending murder charge. He was arrested in March for the 2000 murder of his friend and former spokeswoman Susan Berman.
He was jailed on March 14 — a day before the shocking finale of “The Jinx,” featuring an audio recording in which he’s heard muttering “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course” into a microphone he didn’t know was on. The docu-series detailed the disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathleen, in 1982; Berman’s murder; and the killing of one of Durst’s neighbors.
Durst has been linked to several deaths over the last 34 years, including that of his ex-wife. He admitted to killing his neighbor, Morris Black, in self-defense, and was acquitted of murder in 2003.