Hans Reiser Trial Delayed Until Fall
After meeting and informally talking with the judge who will preside over his case, computer science engineer Hans Reiser agreed Tuesday to delay his trial on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser until at least September.
Reiser, 43, had a right to have jury selection in his case begin within 10 court days because a time clock was set in motion Monday when the case was assigned to Alameda County Superior Court Judge Larry Goodman.
But after talking with his attorney, William DuBois, and with Goodman, Reiser, who was dressed in yellow jail clothes, agreed to a schedule that calls for jury selection not to begin until Aug. 28.
The attorneys in the case think it might take a month to select a jury, so opening statement might not be presented until late September or early October.