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Hans Reiser's 'Mental State' Created by Police

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If Hans Reiser's behavior seemed suspicious following his wife's disappearance, thank the Oakland Police Department. That's what the 44-year-old defendant's defense attorney, William DuBois, said Wednesday at his client's murder trial here.

DuBois said Child Protective Services was used by police "as a vehicle to drive my client into a condition where they can describe his conduct as unusual and consistent with consciousness of guilt, when as a matter of fact his mental state was created in large part by the Oakland Police Department."

Judge Larry Goodman asked what DuBois was doing. DuBois responded that he was trying to show bias with the Oakland Police Department who immediately fingered the popular open-source computer programmer.

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Also: Hans Reiser Trial: Jan. 30, 2008

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