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Reiser Prosecution Jolt: Victim's Ex-Lover Confesses to Eight Killings

May 04, 2007, 12:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Davis)

"A former lover of the missing wife of Linux programmer and accused spouse killer Hans Reiser has confessed to killing eight people unrelated to the case, prosecutors informed the defense last week.

"Sean Sturgeon, a one-time friend of Reiser's, had already been a focus of the defense team's efforts to shift suspicion off Reiser in the disappearance of his estranged wife, Nina Reiser. Sturgeon's alleged confession to a series of unrelated murders will likely complicate the trial, which is set to begin Monday..."

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