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: Comment by timefortea
by Soulbender on Tue 10th Jun 2008 09:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by timefortea"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

It is rarely, if ever, 100% certain that someone has committed a certain crime.

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RE[2]: Comment by timefortea
by Worloch on Tue 10th Jun 2008 17:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by timefortea"
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2008-06-09

But we can and should do a lot better than this. There was literally no direct evidence presented, the case was built on circumstantial evidence and inferences.

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RE[3]: Comment by timefortea
by evangs on Wed 11th Jun 2008 06:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by timefortea"
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2005-07-07

The moral of the story is, if you murder someone GET RID OF THE BODY QUICK! Then claim that all other evidence is circumstantial because there is no body so it can't be murder.

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