Hans Reiser

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Dad Who Killed Wife Ordered to Pay $60M to Children

Jury not swayed by Linux programmer's bizarre defense

(Newser) - In a postscript to one of the weirder murder trials of recent years, a California computer programmer has been ordered to pay $60 million to his two children to compensate them for his murder of their mother. Hans Reiser strangled his estranged wife in 2006, when his children were five... More »

Computer Brainiac Guilty of Wife's Murder

'Geek defense' didn't work

(Newser) - A brilliant California computer programmer was found guilty of murdering his estranged wife yesterday—despite the fact that her body was never found. "I've been the best father that I know how," shouted Hans Reiser, 44, after the verdict, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. His wife's blood was... More »

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