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Hans Reiser's 'Geek Defense' Could Backfire

Apr 23, 2008, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Meyers)

"The most undisputed assertion in the trial of Hans Reiser, the Linux programmer accused of killing his estranged wife, is that he's a geek to the nth degree. He's been called strange, socially inept, devoid of emotion, and paranoid... and no one disagrees.

"Even the typically easy-going Alameda County Superior Court Judge Larry Goodman, who is presiding over the Oakland, Calif.-based trial, called Reiser arrogant and rude and at one point, in the jury's absence, said 'there are not enough words in the English language to describe what you are,'' according to news accounts..."

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