Hans Reiser trial postponed

Opening statements in the Hans Reiser murder trial scheduled to begin today in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland will be postponed until 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to prosecutor Paul Hora.

Reiser, a 43-year-old computer engineer, is accused of murdering his wife, Nina Reiser, 31, who disappeared Sept. 3, 2006, after dropping off the couple’s two children at his home at 6979 Exeter Drive in Oakland’s Montclair District.

Her body has not been found, despite extensive searches in the heavily wooded Oakland hills and elsewhere.

Nina Reiser, who was trained as a gynecologist in her native Russia, married Hans Reiser in 1999, and they separated in May 2004.They were undergoing contentious divorce proceedings at the time she disappeared, but the divorce wasn’t finalized.

Although Nina Reiser’s body hasn’t been found, in October 2006 prosecutors charged Hans Reiser with murder after Oakland police said they found biological and trace evidence suggesting that she is dead, as well as blood evidence tying him to her death. He’s being held in custody without bail.

— Bay City News

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