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Robert Durst's New Orleans charges could carry long prison sentence
Robert Durst's New Orleans charges could carry long prison sentence

When Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans and charged with two crimes, a search of his room turned up a .38 revolver and about 5 ounces of marijuana, records show. For a first-time offender, the charge of illegally carrying a weapon in the presence of a controlled substance carries a maximum penalty of 10 years, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon carries a maximum of 20 years, according to Orleans Parish district attorney's office spokesman Christopher Bowman. But for someone with a felony record, the maximum penalty could be life in prison, Bowman said. Bowman declined to say Thursday whether his office plans to prosecute Durst before he is extradited to...

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