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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 July 17, 2012


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 September 30, 2011


Trial of ReiserFS programmer takes bizarre turn

Accused murderer's father testifies he had warned his son about "techno-geeks" who are into sadomasochism, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

By February 20, 2008


ReiserFS programmer murder trial gets under way

San Francisco Chronicle predicts trial of Hans Reiser, accused of killing his wife whose body has not been found, will be one of the most sensational in recent local memory.

By November 6, 2007


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 August 29, 2008


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 July 7, 2008


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 July 8, 2008


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 June 6, 2008


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 April 28, 2008