The saga of Robert Durst continues.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Durst's lawyers filed documents Friday in the State Criminal District Court in New Orleans that claimed The Jinx subject was illegally arrested on charges that he murdered a woman in California, as well as drugs and weapons charges.
William Gibbens and Dick DeGuerin say Durst should be released and asked a judge to schedule a preliminary hearing to prove there's no probable cause to keep him jailed. The judge agreed to schedule the hearing during a separate court appearance by Durst on Monday.
The lawyers also requested the judge order the evidence secured from the hotel where Durst was arrested on Saturday be preserved. Recovered from Durst's room was a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver, a latex mask that completely changed his appearance, a fake Texas ID with the name Everette Ward and $42,000 in hundred dollar bills. Authorities are also said to have found marijuana.
Durst, 71, has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2000 death of his longtime friend Susan Berman. The Los Angeles police reopened the investigation as a result of HBO's docuseries The Jinx, which chronicled Durst's links to three unsolved homicides or missing persons cases dating all the way back to 1982, including that of Berman, Durst's first wife Kathy Durst, and his neighbor Morris Black.
Durst is being held on charges that he was a felon in possession of a gun and illegally carried a weapon with a controlled substance. Durst's attorneys claim his prior convictions do not merit the gun charge. The documents also claim that Durst's arrest was orchestrated to coincide with the final episode of The Jinx, which aired Sunday.