A former lover of the missing wife of Linux programmer and accused spouse killer Hans Reiser has confessed to killing eight people unrelated to the case, prosecutors informed the defense last week.
In a brief hearing yesterday, linux programmer Hans Reiser pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder of his estranged wife Nina. Nina, who disappeared last September, hasn't been seen since dropping her children off at Reiser's home for visitation.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Julie Conger said Friday afternoon that there is sufficient evidence to order Oakland software developer Hans Reiser to stand trial on charges that he murdered his wife, Nina Reiser, last year.
The preliminary hearing for an Oakland man accused in the murder of his wife is set to continue this morning (9:00). A judge will decide whether there's enough evidence to try Hans Reiser for the murder of Nina Reiser.
Hans Reiser wanted a speedy preliminary hearing on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser, but owing to his attorney's busy schedule, will have to wait at least until March 9 for the conclusion of those proceedings.
A judge will not require Hans Reiser's 7-year-old son to return from Russia to give further testimony in his father's preliminary hearing, and says she will rule in a month on whether a computer engineer Hans Reiser should stand trial for the murder of his wife, who remains missing.
The preliminary hearing for Oakland software developer Hans Reiser on charges that he murdered his estranged wife, Nina Reiser, was thrown into turmoil Tuesday when the couple's son failed to return from Russia to testify in the case.
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The defense lawyer for Oakland computer programmer Hans Reiser tried to raise doubts today about DNA evidence that prosecutors believe connects him to the death of his wife Nina Reiser, who was last seen alive Sept. 3.
Hans Reiser, the prominent Bay Area Linux programmer charged with murdering his wife, says he's seeking to sell off his open-source file system company, Namesys, to help pay mounting legal costs.
A expert in forensic investigations testified Wednesday that there is almost no chance blood lifted from a pillar in Hans Reiser's home and blood on a sleeping bag stuff sack found in his car is not that of his estranged wife Nina Reiser.
Oakland computer programmer Hans Reiser repeatedly laughed in court and whispered in his lawyer's ear Wednesday as prosecutors presented circumstantial evidence aimed at proving that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser, who disappeared on Sept. 3.
Murder defendant Hans Reiser of Oakland hid his car in a quiet West Berkeley neighborhood after his wife Nina Reiser disappeared in September and tried to elude police surveillance in the weeks after she disappeared, an Oakland police officer said today in Alameda County Superior Court.
Palmer testified during a preliminary hearing in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland for Hans Reiser, 42, charged with murdering his estranged wife. Says son never called anyone about wife's disappearance.
Antonios Zografos, an Oakland man who dated Nina Reiser for about eight months before she disappeared, said he became concerned when he couldn't reach her by phone the afternoon of Sept. 3, as they had planned to meet around 5:30 p.m. to have dinner and see a movie.
The defense attorney representing murder suspect Hans Reiser painted missing mother Nina Reiser as a woman who had been engaging in deviant sexual behavior and whose family has ties to Russian secret police and intelligence agencies.
Also: The 7-year-old son of an Oakland man charged with murdering his wife testified in court today that he hadn't heard his parents arguing the day police believe that she was killed.
The preliminary hearing for Hans Reiser on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser began today with testimony from the woman Nina Reiser was supposed to meet on the day she disappeared.
A preliminary hearing is set for today for Hans Reiser -- the Oakland man charged with murder after his wife disappeared.
Search and rescue teams with dogs and all-terrain vehicles combed both sides of rugged Pinehurst Road in Contra Costa County on Saturday in a new search for the body of 31-year-old Nina Reiser.
Hans Reiser, 42, appeared in Alameda County Superior Court briefly to enter the not guilty plea to a sole count of murder. A preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 11.