[conspire] (forw) Re: [Evals] Nina Reiser's body recovered
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jul 8 18:05:32 PDT 2008
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Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 18:03:47 -0700
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: evals at lists.merlins.org
Subject: Re: [Evals] Nina Reiser's body recovered
Quoting Brian Chrisman (brian at permitsoft.com):
> I don't know what they were offering him before the trial, but
> probably it was less than 2nd degree murder?
I heard it alleged that he was offered voluntary manslaughter, back when
the police started leaning on him, but before he was arrested and
Latest from Henry K. Lee at
Hans Reiser Trial: July 8, 2008
The body found in a grave on a steep hillside is indeed that of Nina
Reiser, police said today at a news conference. She was identified
through dental records, clothing and jewelry, authorities said.
At the news conference, prosecutor Paul Hora confirmed that Hans Reiser
led police to the body as part of a deal in which he would plead guilty
to second-degree murder and receive a sentence of 15 years to life in
prison, instead of 25 years to life for first-degree murder. Under the
deal, Hans would waive his right to appeal, the prosecutor said.
Hora said the details still have to be worked out but indicated that the
deal was made with the approval of Nina Reiser's family and with Judge
Larry Goodman's knowledge. Goodman, in fact, signed the paperwork that
allowed investigators to spring Reiser from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on
Monday so that he could lead investigators to Nina's body.
Hora said if Hans fulfills all his obligations, the deal would likely be
approved. We pressed him on what those obligations were, but Hora
declined to comment. Sources, however, have told The Chronicle that as
part of any deal, Hans would have to say exactly what happened. Sources
have said Hans acknowledged that he and Nina fought and that he
Hans won't be sentenced Wednesday but the parties may still appear
before Goodman to discuss the next steps.
David Kravets's coverage at
that Judge Goodman has (provisionally?) accepted the deal. It sounds
like a final deal will have to await forensic evidence, e.g., looking
for any signs of premeditation.
If that goes through (and no date's been set), then Reiser would be
locked away until his initial parole eligibility in 2021.
My heart goes out to Niorlene, Rory, the Sharanovas, and Nina's friends
-- but at least they now know for certain what happened to her.
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