Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:50 UTC, submitted by Punktyras
Linux "Hans Reiser is waiting for me, standing on the other side of an imitation-wood table. The room is small, the concrete walls bare. A guard locks the steel door from the outside. There is no sound. Reiser is wearing the red jumpsuit of a prisoner in solitary confinement, though he has been allowed to meet with me in this chilly visiting room. There was a time when he was known as a cantankerous but visionary open source programmer. His work was funded by the government; he was widely credited (and sometimes reviled) for rethinking the structure of the Linux operating system. Now he is known as prisoner BFP563."
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Not just blood...
by SodaAnt on Thu 28th Jun 2007 22:16 UTC
SodaAnt
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2005-11-15

Circumstantial? There were drops of his wife's blood in his car. Unless those drops of blood were old, that's pretty compelling physical evidence.

Not to mention the fact that the passenger seat was completely missing and the carpet had been recently cleaned with a strong solvent. Although I have to admit, if I were a juror on this case, the lack of a body would be enough to raise reasonable doubt in my mind. I think the DA is being extremely stupid in this case. There is no statute of limitations for murder, so why prosecute now? Why not wait until a body or other evidence is found?

Edited 2007-06-28 22:19

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RE: Not just blood...
by kadymae on Fri 29th Jun 2007 05:10 in reply to "Not just blood..."
kadymae Member since:
2005-08-02

There is no statute of limitations for murder, so why prosecute now?

Because all Reiser would have to do then, is hop a plane to a country that has no extradition treaty with the US and he's untouchable.

As an aside, the father of my husband's best friend hopped a plane to New Zealand as soon as he heard the Federal Grand Jury had handed down an indictment against him -- New Zealand won't extradite to the US for less than a capital crime.

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RE: Not just blood...
by kristoph on Fri 29th Jun 2007 05:19 in reply to "Not just blood..."
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

I don't know about the body but the fact that she had an ex boyfriend who was into BSM and admitted to killing eight people would certainly put some serious doubt in my mind.

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RE[2]: Not just blood...
by Soulbender on Fri 29th Jun 2007 06:02 in reply to "RE: Not just blood..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"who was into BSM and admitted to killing eight people"

So, this guy admitted to killing 8 people, effectively making him a serial killer, but he's just walking around outside and is not in police custody? Yeah, right.

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RE[2]: Not just blood...
by Tyr. on Fri 29th Jun 2007 16:28 in reply to "RE: Not just blood..."
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know about the body but the fact that she had an ex boyfriend who was into BSM and admitted to killing eight people would certainly put some serious doubt in my mind.

He was into Biomolecular Structure and Modelling ? ( www.biochem.ucl.ac.uk/bsm/ ) I hear that's one of the warning signs.

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