File system killer leads police to wife's bones
Reiser's desperate bid for a reduced sentence
Convicted murderer and, er, file system whiz Hans Reiser today led police to the buried body of his wife Nina Reiser.
In an apparent bid to reduce his sentence, Reiser agreed to drag police into Redwood Regional Park and disclose the location of his wife's remains. Police found a grave four feet by four feet by four feet filled with bones placed just three blocks from the home Reiser shared with his mother. Reiser apparently went right to the grave located on the side of a hill.
"It was a difficult, emotional trip," Reiser's attorney William Du Bois told a local news station.
During his trial, Reiser maintained his innocence, and his attorneys suggested that Nina might still be alive and living in Europe. But with only two days remaining before sentencing, Reiser agreed to assist authorities, likely hoping for a more lenient sentence.
His first-degree murder conviction could be reduced to a second-degree murder charge. Such a shift would result in a 15 years to life sentence instead of a 25 years to life sentence.
While Reiser's lawyers may have made a deal seeking the reduced charge, a judge will have the ultimate say in Reiser's sentencing. As a result of the recent events, Reiser's sentencing has been postponed indefinitely.
Reiser is a well-known open source programmer who concocted the ReiserFS file system. His murder trial was a regular feature during Silicon Valley news reports throughout his six-month trial.
Police had searched the area where Nina Reiser's body was recovered with cadaver dogs. Volunteers also covered the same ground looking clues as to Reiser's location. ®
Much worse, I (and many others) run an OSfrom a man who duped most of the using world, in the process making himself open to charges ofhigh treason (remember the US Navy frigate/destroyer that wallowed dead in the water because M$ wanted it to rely on NT?)
Half the people I see posting on the internet would've done the same thing, gotten caught up in juvenile anger and it resulted in murder, not wanting to end up in prison or be shunned so much so they maintained innocence, then when it finally comes down to it in the end they realize they are going to be convicted either way and just want a chance of getting out of prison before they've died of old age.
Did you think all guilty people confess instead of leading the police et al on a chase? If that were the case would we need courts at all?
I'm not siding with the guy, obviously society can't have murderers wandering around loose if they pose a danger.
I've known a few people on the autistic spectrum who've been a bit "In Your Face", but they'd all have spotted that naming an FS after yourself is more than a little bit narcissistic.
Whatever brought Reiser to do this, he _did_ kill someone, he _did_ try to hide the evidence, and he _did_ lie about it.
Your passage was logged? I knew that the yanks liked biometrics, but I'd think your passage is a step too far.