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Wife killer, programmer Hans Reiser must pay kids $60M

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.

By Jul. 17, 2012

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Linux programmer Reiser requests new murder trial

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.

By Sep. 30, 2011

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Hans Reiser gets 15 years to life for murdering wife

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.

By Aug. 29, 2008

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Hans Reiser likely to get reduced sentence

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.

By Jul. 8, 2008

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Reiser reportedly leads police to wife's body

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.

By Jul. 7, 2008

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Report: Hans Reiser might lead authorities to wife's body

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.

By Jun. 6, 2008

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Hans Reiser guilty of first-degree murder

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.

By Apr. 28, 2008

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Hans Reiser's 'geek defense' could backfire

The Linux programmer's attorney argues his nerdy client is socially inept, strange, and paranoid--but not a murderer. Will the jury buy it?

By Apr. 22, 2008

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Geekiness at issue in Hans Reiser trial

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.

By Mar. 3, 2008

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Murder suspect Reiser takes the stand

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.

By Mar. 3, 2008