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Lawyers to Judge: Hans Reiser May Be 'Mentally Incompetent'

Jul 02, 2008, 12:45 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Lawyers for Hans Reiser claim the Linux developer convicted of murdering his wife may be 'mentally incompetent,' an argument that, if successful, could send Reiser to a mental institution instead of prison.

"In a court filing Tuesday, defense attorney William DuBois wrote Alameda County Superior Court Judge Larry Goodman 'that in my carefully considered opinion, defendant Hans Reiser may be mentally incompetent as a result of a mental disorder or developmental disability...'"

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