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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Anonymous Penguin
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"No, a jury must must judge according to the evidence at hand"

That is exactly what I meant to say. According to the evidence at hand *then* there was no body, nor enough evidence that Nina was indeed dead.

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dlundh Member since:

Oh, come one. There was more than enough circumstantial evidence (and no credible explanation from Reiser) to convict him. You only have to prove something beyond a _reasonable_ doubt - something that was very efficiently made, not least by Reisers self-incriminatory rambling on the witness stand.

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