Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Reiser jurors quizzed on feelings about murder case with no body

Filed under

Attorneys asked prospective Alameda County jurors in the murder trial of computer programmer Hans Reiser today whether they were comfortable hearing a circumstantial-evidence case in which the body of Reiser's alleged victim - his wife - has never been found.

Deputy District Attorney Paul Hora and defense attorney William Du Bois took turns questioning prospective jurors about whether they could be objective about the case, given that Nina Reiser hasn't been seen since disappearing last September.

Hans Reiser, 43, who is well known in computer-programming circles as the creator of the ReiserFS file system, has pleaded not guilty to killing his estranged wife, who was 31 when she vanished a year ago.

"This case is a little bit different than other cases," Hora told five women and two men sitting in the Oakland courtroom of Superior Court Judge Larry Goodman. Usually, there's a body, an autopsy and a cause of death, but not so in this case, Hora noted.

Du Bois told prospective jurors that he would argue for acquittal because "there is no direct evidence of a homicide, let alone that there even was a homicide."

One man made it clear today that he didn't want to be on the panel.

More Here

More in Tux Machines

Linksys WRT router gains faster SoC, more RAM, OpenWrt

Linksys has launched a “WRT1900ACS” router that updates the AC version with a faster dual-core, 1.6GHz SoC, twice the RAM (at 512MB), and OpenWrt support. In early 2014 when Linksys resurrected the hackable Linksys WRT54G WiFi router in a new WRT1900AC model, the Belkin subsidiary said the the Linux-based router would also support the lightweight, networking-focused OpenWrt Linux distribution. With the new WRT1900ACS, Linksys is making life easier for OpenWrt lovers by providing full, open source OpenWrt support out of the box. Read more

New Renesas SoCs offer 1.5GHz, 1080p, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe

The RZ/G updates the Renesas Electronics RZ line of system-on-chips, which includes the Linux-ready RZ/A1 line of single-core, 400MHz Cortex-A9 SoCs, as well as an RZ/T line that runs an RTOS on a Cortex-M4 microcontroller. The new devices are aimed at a wide range of Linux- and Android embedded products including hand-held medical devices, digital signage, and industrial, home appliance, and office equipment devices that use a human-machine interface (HMI), says the Japanese semiconductor firm. Read more

Fedora OpenID issues resolved

It is very likely that you have seen the issues we had with logging in to Fedora Infrastructure services, or other websites that use Fedora OpenID to authenticate you. Read more

Mozilla Continues Moving Away From NPAPI Plugins

Firefox continues making progress on loosening web developers' and users' dependence on NPAPI plug-ins with a goal still in place to remove support for most NPAPI plugins by the end of 2016. Read more