Rot In Hell, Hans

July 10th, 2008

So, Hans Reiser, who, during a six-month trial, vehemently denied having anything to do with the disappearance of his estranged wife Nina, has now led police to her dead body in a purported bid to be convicted of second-degree murder rather than first-degree murder. He has finally admitted that he strangled her to death.

That’s just great. He ostentatiously denied and denied and denied. Was reportedly rude, combative, and manipulative in court. He even suggested that his wife had returned to and was hiding out in her native Russia. But as soon as the shit hit the fan and he was trapped, it was, “Oops! I guess I did do it. Here’s the body. Reduced sentence, please.”

Ok, yes, he’s a murderer, and therefore we can hardly expect him to be honest (although some people do fess up when they know their back is against the wall). But to be such an asshole about it, to get up on the stand and not just lie, but lie in such an egotistical manner, to go on and on for a reported eleven days proclaiming complete innocence…. Does the man have any conscience, any scrap of decency at all?

Again, yes, he’s a murderer. How can I expect him to have a conscience or be decent? But murders can happen when people get whipped up in a frenzy of rage –particularly in a situation as contentious as a nasty divorce –and they do things they don’t mean to do. I’m not saying in any way that this makes it excusable, just saying that you can do things in the heat of the moment that you sincerely regret later. Haven’t we all in some shape or form?

So, maybe I’m expecting too much from old Hans –that he might actually feel some remorse for killing the mother of his children, instead of being an egotistical blowhard. Sure, he didn’t want to go to jail, so he denied the charge, but if you’re going to deny it, enter your plea and then keep your damn mouth shut. Don’t insult everyone with your bullshit grandiose claims of innocence while your murdered wife lies in a shallow grave on a hillside and her family searches for her desperately.

Bite me, Hans.

Bastard.

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2 Responses to “Rot In Hell, Hans”

  1. Steve-O on July 15, 2008 3:56 pm

    I gotta admit, I was pretty shocked when a jury found ol’ Hans guilty – unanimously – without much in the way of physical evidence. If the guy had just shut his yapper and let his lawyer do the talking, he’d be a free man today. People who think they know more than everyone else are the biggest idiots. Now that he’s confessed and produced a body, I totally agree – rot in hell Hans, you murdered the mother of your own children.

    That said – now who will continue the ReiserFS file system project???

  2. mad mama on July 15, 2008 7:36 pm

    Oh, Steve-O. Once a computer geek, always a computer geek, huh? ;-)

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