Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Mysterious Delay At The Reiser Murder Trial

Filed under

Without an explanation, an Alameda County Superior Court judge ordered a 24-hour delay Monday in the long-waited trial of Han Reiser for the murder of his estranged wife, Nina, whose body has never been found and who the defense claims fled to her native Russia to escape a messy divorce.

Nina Reiser, 31, disappeared last year after dropping her two children off at her estranged husband's house in a quiet section of the Oakland hills.

Prosecutors say there's no great mystery about what happened; they believe they can prove she was killed by her husband, Hans Reiser, even though her body hasn't been recovered. But the defense has maintained there is no proof Nina Reiser is dead, let alone slain, and she may very well be secretly living in her native Russia.

Opening arguments were rescheduled for Tuesday.

Rest is Rehash here


Hans Reiser's Murder Trial is off to a slow start. Today with a packed hallway opening statements were suddenly postponed with little explanation.

In the courtroom though was a huge picture of Nina Reiser with one of her children as a baby. Hans Reiser was there too with his attorneys. I did not see him glance at the photo. By the time we left nothing was said in public. We did hear briefly from Hans Reiser's mother who said she believes her son is innocent. But she stayed away from reporters in the hallway as everyone took her picture.

Not much more here either

Han's defence

The article says the following:
"But the defense has maintained there is no proof Nina Reiser is dead, let alone slain, and she may very well be secretly living in her native Russia."

I really doubt that but how hard or easy is it to leave the US via a fake passport or something? This is probably just a desperate claim by the defense.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

GNOME's Evolution Email Client Now Follows the Notification Settings of GNOME Shell

The GNOME developers are still working hard these days on the second milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, which means that we should see more and more updates to various core components and GNOME applications. Read more Also: GNOME Shell and Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.20, Several Bugs Were Fixed

My Open Source Thanksgiving List: Wine, Netflix, OpenWrt and More

Running 3.1 miles through my hometown. Consuming unreasonable quantities of simple carbohydrates, fat and sodium. Pretending that the former activity justifies the latter. These are some of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Read more

BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with Over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support

The developers of the Arch Linux-based BlackArch GNU/Linux operating system have announced today, November 25, 2015, the immediate availability for download of a new installation media for the distribution. Read more

Snapcraft 0.5 Is Out for Snappy Ubuntu 15.04, Snapcraft 2.0 In Plan for Ubuntu 16.04

Canonical's Sergio Schvezov informs all users of the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices about the release of the Snapcraft 0.5 snaps creation utility. Read more