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Reiser trial delayed; attorneys debate TV show impact

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The start of Hans Reiser's trial on charges he murdered his wife has been pushed back a week, with both the defense and prosecution giving different reasons for the delay.

The trial of Reiser — who is accused of killing Nina Reiser despite her body never being found — was expected to start Monday, however opening statements are now set for Nov. 5.

Reiser's attorney, William DuBois, said the move is due to concerns about potential prejudicial information in an upcoming television segment on the case to be featured on ABC TV's 20/20 program on Nov. 2. DuBois said the 20/20 team interviewed Hans Reiser with his permission. DuBois sat in on the interview, although he wasn't interviewed on camera himself.

Paul Hora, deputy district attorney handling the Reiser case, said in his mind the delay has nothing to do with the 20/20 feature.

"The jury knows they are to stay away from reading or watching all media reports on the case," Hora said. "They're aware if they do not do that, they will be dismissed."

The 12-person jury with four alternates was finalized Wednesday morning.

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