No. C071233.

225 Cal.App.4th 108 (2014)

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. ROBERT DURST, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

March 28, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen M. Hinkle , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Kamala D. Harris , Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell , Assistant Attorney General, Catherine Chatman and Jeffrey Grant , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



Defendant Robert Durst lit a candle and opened a gas valve in an empty house, which caused the house to explode when firefighters opened the front door. Convicted of arson and other crimes with enhancements for injuring the firefighters and sentenced to 17 years in state prison, defendant appeals.

On appeal, defendant contends the trial court erred by (1) denying his motion to suppress his confession as...

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