In Oakland, a software designer, Hans Reiser, was convicted of the first degree murder of his wife, Nina Reiser. What makes this case interesting is the evidence brought in during the trial. Or, the evidence NOT brought in. Nina Reiser went missing after she dropped the kids off at his house over a year ago. She was never seen again. Her body, often the most important piece of evidence in a murder case, was never found.
The prosecution alleged he killed his wife amid a terrible custody battle. The defense suggested that she was stil alive living in Russia near her home town.
Obviously, the jury accepted his guilt without the evidence. Anyone headed to Russia?