Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst’s attorneys say they followed all the rules when they subpoenaed the FBI agent and state trooper who arrested Durst in March, so their call for state court testimony should stand.
Federal prosecutors have asked the U.S. District Court in New Orleans to throw out the subpoenas and the possibility that a state magistrate might hold the three in contempt for failing to show up for a March hearing.
The federal judge considering that question put off a hearing scheduled Tuesday until April 27.
Durst, an estranged heir of the family that owns 1 World Trade Center, has waived extradition to California, where he faces a murder charge.
State and federal weapons charges filed in Louisiana have kept him jailed there.
Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst’s trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September.
U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set the date for Sept. 21 on Monday. Durst is charged with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction.
Durst’s attorneys asked for a delay Friday, saying the government is still working on its requests for pretrial information.
Durst is an estranged heir of the family that owns 1 World Trade Center. He has waived extradition to California, where he’s charged with murder.
State and federal weapons charges have kept him in Louisiana.
A different federal judge delayed until April 27 a hearing on whether Durst’s attorneys followed the rules when they got state court subpoenas for the state trooper and FBI agents who arrested Durst.