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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RE: Guilty
by Bit_Rapist on Mon 9th Jun 2008 16:02 UTC in reply to "Guilty"
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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.
This case is a testament to everything that is wrong with the U.S. justice system.

So what you are saying is that if the system worked correctly, then a murderer would be walking free right now?

He was tried in a court of law, found guilty and now is willing to show the location of the body. My god the system is obviously flawed!

With the events unfolded and his willingness to possibly show the location of the body, which pretty much destroys any innocence claim he had, I'm thinking the justice system here in the US worked just fine on this go 'round.

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