It appears that murder charges will be filed against the estranged husband of missing Nina Reiser. Hans Reiser will be charged that he killed his estranged wife, Nina, prosecutors will be moving forward even though her body hasn’t been found. So much for “no body, no crime”
When Hans Reiser appears in an Oakland courtroom today on charges that he killed his estranged wife, Nina, prosecutors will be moving forward even though her body hasn’t been found.
The lack of a body in a homicide case is rare, but there have been plenty of instances in which murder defendants have been convicted through circumstantial evidence alone, legal experts said Wednesday.
Sources close to the investigation told The Chronicle on Wednesday that police believe Hans Reiser, 42, killed his wife at his Oakland hills home on Sept. 3, the day she dropped off the couple’s two children.
Nina Reiser’s blood, confirmed through DNA testing, was found at his Exeter Drive home and in his car, the sources said. Court records show that Nina Reiser, 31, last lived at the home in March 2001, several years before the couple separated. (San Francisco Chronicle)
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