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

Jul 02, 2008, 12:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Kravets)

"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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