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Suspect in heir murder wants to return to Texas

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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A New York real estate heir charged with the dismemberment murder of a 71-year-old neighbor in Galveston doesn't plan to fight extradition because he wants to return to Texas, his attorney said.

Robert Durst is scheduled to appear in court in Northampton County, Pa., on Jan. 25 and is expected to waive his right to an extradition hearing.

"Mr. Durst wants to come back to Texas. He's not guilty of murder, and he wants a trial," Houston lawyer Dick DeGuerin said.

Durst has been jailed without bail in Pennsylvania since he was arrested Nov. 30 while allegedly trying to shoplift a sandwich and other goods from a grocery store, even though he had $500 in his pocket.