Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jun 2008 15:53 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
Legal The story of Hans Reiser, the eccentric file system programmer, is a tragic one. The author of the ReiserFS was arrested under suspicion of the murder of his wife Nina Reiser in 2006, and was declared guilty in April 2008. Some still placed doubts about the conviction, stating that he might be innocent. It now seems that all doubt has been quelled, since Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff has revealed that Hans Reiser will disclose the location of Nina's body for a reduced sentence.
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by Worloch on Mon 9th Jun 2008 13:18 UTC
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To all the people saying, "WE WERE RIGHT, SEE!" I think you are missing the point. The people who were "defending" Reiser a few weeks ago were not "wrong" to do so. There was no direct evidence, so reguardless of how guilty he looked (or is) he should not have been convicted. The prosecution was sketchy at best, and relied on circumstantial evidence, and the emotions (they showed a video recording of the Reiser children's birthday parties and asked them if they loved their mother, of which only the latter bore minimal relevance to the case) and simple-mindedness of the jurors. This case is a testament to everything that is wrong with the U.S. justice system.

Edited 2008-06-09 13:21 UTC

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