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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hans Reiser who strangled Russian wife and buried her in shallow grave is ordered to pay their 'damaged' children $60 Million compensation

A computer programmer and entrepreneur who murdered his wife and buried her in a shallow grave near their home has been ordered to pay their children $60million compensation.

Hans Reiser, 48, whose company Namesys has developed software used across the globe, was jailed in 2008 for the second-degree murder of his Russian wife Nina.

Now a civil jury in a California court has decided he should pay their two children, aged 12 and 11, after they filed a lawsuit for unlawful death.

Lawyers for the Reisers' children, Rory and Niorline, had asked jurors in Alameda County to pay $10million to each and an additional $5million in punitive damages.

However, after deliberating for several hours over two days, the jury went further and decided he should pay $25million to each child, plus $10million damages.

Reiser, whose company developed the journaled computer file systems ReiserFS and Reiser4, is serving 15 years to life for strangling his wife in their Oakland Hills home. Read More