A California jury on Tuesday found a former software developer at the center of a sensational murder trial liable for the death in 2006 of his estranged wife and awarded their two children $60 million in damages, court documents show.
Hans Reiser, who created a computer file used in the Linux operating system, was convicted in 2008 of murdering his wife, Nina, after a high-profile trial, despite the fact that neither a body nor a murder weapon was produced for the jury. Read More
A lawyer for the son and daughter of convicted killer Hans Reiser told jurors in his civil trial Wednesday that the children should be compensated for the murder of their mother.
Arturo Gonzalez, who represents 12-year-old Rory and 11-year-old Niorline Reiser in their wrongful death lawsuit, said in his opening statement that the value of a mother-child relationship is “priceless.” Read More
Opening statements will be presented this morning in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against convicted murderer Hans Reiser by his two children.
Reiser, 48, is serving a term of 15 years to life in state prison for killing his wife, 31-year-old Nina Reiser, at his home in the Oakland Hills on Sept. 3, 2006. Read More
Computer engineer Hans Reiser told authorities he killed his estranged wife Nina on Sept. 3, 2006, by hitting her in the face and strangling her with a judo hold while their children played computer games one floor below, prosecutor Paul Hora and defense lawyer William DuBois said today.
Hora and DuBois revealed the details of how Reiser, 44, killed Nina for the first time after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his case and was sentenced to 15 years to life. Read More
A state appeals court in San Francisco has dismissed a dispute over whether an Alameda County juvenile court judge can order the young children of convicted murderer Hans Reiser to return from Russia for child welfare evaluations.
The Court of Appeal said in a decision issued Monday that the case is moot because the children are in Russia with their grandmother and are unlikely to return in the wake of their father's conviction for murdering their mother. Read More