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Hans Reiser Said Wife, Family 'Were a Financial Burden,' Witness Says

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wired: Two witnesses testified Monday at Hans Reiser's murder trial that the Linux programmer's wife and family were a burden, and that he would be better off without them.

Linux Programmer's Defense Seizes on Confused Aftermath of Nina Reiser's Disappearance

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blog.wired.com: Hans Reiser's defense attorney Thursday seized on the confusion in the immediate aftermath of Nina Reiser's disappearance to bolster the theory that the woman disappeared last year and was not murdered by her husband as prosecutors allege.

Video of Hans Reiser's Kids Moves Jurors at Linux Programmer's Murder Trial

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wired: A 21-minute videotape showing Hans Reiser's missing wife playing and cuddling with her children at their son's birthday party captivated jurors at the Linux programmer's murder trial here Wednesday.

Reiser's Mom Defending Son on Her Second Day of Testimony

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wired: Hans Reiser mother took the witness stand at her son's murder trial here for the second day Tuesday and did what moms usually do: Protect their offspring.

Hans Reiser's Mom Tells Jurors One Thing, Police Another

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wired: Hans Reiser's mother took the witness stand at her son's murder trial Monday, offering a different explanation about what she thought happened to her daughter in law than what she told police days after Nina Reiser vanished last year.

Police Officer to Nina Reiser: 'Get Yourself a Gun'

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wired blogs: An Oakland police officer testified at Hans Reiser's murder trial Thursday that he advised Nina Reiser, the wife of the popular Linux programmer, to "get yourself a gun" to protect herself from the man she was divorcing.

Hans Reiser Portrayed as 'Stressed' Before Nina Vanished, Jurors Bored

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wired.com: A local politician took the witness stand in the Hans Reiser murder trial Wednesday, offering testimony that the defendant was "stressed" and growing deeply frustrated with the divorce courts that had awarded legal custody of their children to his wife.

Reiser Murder Trial Theme Emerging: Wife Was a Good Mom, Bad Mom

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wired blog: Witness No. 3 continued on the stand Tuesday in the Hans Reiser murder trial, and she quickly became the subject of several insults under cross examination by the defendant's attorney.

Reiser Murder Trial: Divorce Was 'Hostile;' Couple Fought Over Violent Video Games

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wired blogs: The divorce between Nina and Hans Reiser was acrimonious at best, and their disputes often surrounded whether their young son could play violent video games, the missing woman's family law attorney testified here Monday at the husband's murder trial.

Hans Reiser Trial: Day Six

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The 8-year-old son of Linux superstar Hans Reiser testified at his father's murder trial here Thursday that his grandparents told him his dad did something terrible to his mother, Nina Reiser.

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