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Reiser is Looking at 15 Years to Life for a Second Degree Murder

You have perhaps heard that while we were on vacation Linux file system ace and convicted wife killer Hans Reiser took the cops to where he had buried her body.

Two days later when Reiser was supposed to be sentenced to 25 years to life for first decree murder the judge disclosed that Reiser could have pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for three years in jail and – given the time served while awaiting trial – could have been out next spring, which would have saved his little boy from testifying.

Now thanks to an unusual deal cut in exchange for producing the remains he’s looking at 15 years to life for a second degree murder – provided he can live up to his end of bargain, a point on which the judge has his doubts.

The deal is dependent on Reiser waiving any right to appeal and confessing what happened. Reportedly he strangled her.

At the hearing his lawyer withdrew his motion that his client is mentally incompetent.

Sentencing is now set for August 13.

About Maureen O'Gara
Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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You know, reading the headline, and the author, I thought for a moment that this article was a confession about the mistakes with regard to "objectively" reporting on the SCO desaster.

Seems that I still have too much faith in people's uprightness.




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