August 20, 2007
Today CBS 5 reported that an extra search for Nina near Hans’ home was fruitless. It is coming on close to a year for valient Hans, and yet still absolutely no trace of Nina. This only furthers my conviction that Hans is sure to be acquitted of murder.
June 29, 2007
Looks like the Wired article got noticed by a lot of people. Yes, it certainly portrays Reiser as a bit of an eccentric, but his heart is clearly in the right place and I think the evidence against Nina continues to become more and more apparent. Since there is still no physical evidence to prove Hans killed Nina, any number of possible explanations are possible, based on the circumstantial evidence. While Nina’s upset family makes unsubstantiated accusations that Reiser killed Nina, I think it’s equally likely based purely on the same evidence that Nina stole large amount of money from Namesys, probably paying off the Russian Mafia, which she is thought to have connections with. It seems obvious to me that she clearly faked her death and framed Reiser so that she could get back to Russia (not hard when you’re paying off the Russian Mafia) to be with Reiser’s children and spend his hard-earned money while poor Hans sits behind bars unable to even see his kids. It’s a heartbreaking tale, and I for one hope he gets acquitted and Nina is brought to justice.
June 27, 2007
For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, Wired has an excellent article on the Reiser case. It contains the first interviews with Sturgeon and Reiser, and provides a fair look at the case from Hans’s woefully underrepresented perspective.
May 7, 2007
Reiser’s trial was scheduled to start today and I was hoping to go see it and show my support for Hans, but it’s been postponed since his attorney DuBois is currently still finishing up another unrelated murder case. DuBois says he hopes to be done with that trial by the 29th of May.
For those of you who haven’t heard the news, it turns out Nina’s ex-boyfriend just confessed to eight, possibly nine murders (http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2007/05/reiser). Nina supposedly broke up with him because he was too into his sadomasochistic lifestyle.
The ex-boyfriend claims that Reiser should take credit for the murder of Nina:
Speaking to Wired News, Sturgeon said “I will not take credit for what another has done. Let Hans take a lie-detector test about Nina.” Not blame. “Credit.” (http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/silence/archives/2007/05/saturday_mornin.shtml)
Who the hell knows though, this is a man who just confessed to killing eight people and getting off on beating the shit out of Nina. We’ll see where this goes.
Interestingly enough, the only semi-reputable news source to report this (other than this blog of course) has been Wired, so far all of the Bay Area news outlets have refrained from mentioning this interesting tidbit of information.
March 27, 2007
Inside Bay Area writes in http://origin.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_5512562
Police have yet to locate Nina Reiser’s body and much of the evidence against Reiser is circumstantial.
“He knows that they don’t have the evidence to convict him and he just wants to go home,” said Daniel Horowitz, a seasoned murder defense attorney who represented Reiser for two weeks. “Usually, time helps the defense, witness and evidence fades, the time makes a jury feel the case is unimportant.
“Reiser doesn’t want memories to fade. He just wants to get it done with and move on,” Horowitz added.
Reiser began that process Friday when he pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder and refused to waive time. As a result, his trial is scheduled to begin May 7
Reise’s case is looking better by the day. He believes his trial will be over soon and him proclaimed innocent. He has refused to seek bail because he is concentrating all of his time and money on his legal defense. Hang in there Hans! You’ll be out soon.
March 20, 2007
Personally, I am convinced that Hans will get off. There is not a shred of physical evidence to actually prove that Hans killed Nina. There are alternate explanations and interpretations of all of the evidence, there is no way he could be proven to be guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt.
The judge even went so far as to say she had grave doubts as to whether Nina was killed. She went missing September 3rd, and her body has still not been found. Poor Hans has been rotting in a jail cell without bail since October, rather than writing valuable software.
I am fully convinced Hans will go free, and when he does we will throw a BBQ for our favorite filesystem developer. You’re all invited.
January 4, 2007
I heard about the company thing. This really bums me out. I was booted off the internet by my parents all of last month (sheesh, u know they hold up a ton of work on puppy when i get grounded). Anyhow, let’s keep working on freeing hans. We all know this corproates conspiracy is holding back really important work.
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