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Civil jury in California orders the convicted murderer, once known in tech circles for his Linux software, to pay his two children $60 million for killing their mother.
Hans Reiser, who was convicted of killing his wife in a bizarre 2008 courtroom drama, is demanding a new trial. The main claim in his rambling 117-page filing is that his attorney forced him to take the stand against his will.
The Linux programmer's attorney argues his nerdy client is socially inept, strange, and paranoid--but not a murderer. Will the jury buy it?
Linux programmer pleads guilty to second-degree murder and thus gets a reduced sentence as part of a deal made in exchange for bringing police to his victim's body.
The Linux programmer who was convicted in April of murdering his wife brings authorities to his victim's remains--and as a result could get off easier.
Linux programmer convicted in April of murdering his estranged wife leads police to what is believed to be her body, authorities tell the San Francisco Chronicle.
Deal could be in the works in which Linux programmer convicted of murdering his estranged wife would disclose the body's location in exchange for a reduced sentence.
Following a long, drama-filled trial, a jury in Oakland, Calif., finds the Linux programmer guilty of murdering his estranged wife, whose body has never been found.
When it comes to stereotypical nerds, the programmer accused of murdering his wife is in a class of his own, or at least that's what his defense attorney would like the jury to think.
Testimony offers details of the day his wife went missing, but also highlights suspect Hans Reiser's life as a child genius, computer geek, and self-propelled learner.