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Reiser’s Murder Case Takes On A New Twist

Wired News has an interesting update on the Hans Reiser murder case. Specifically, regarding Sean Sturgeon, a former acquaintance of Hans Reiser who Nina Reiser had once dated. What was the interesting part? Apparently, Sean Sturgeon had confessed to killing eight people, although none are related to the Reiser hearing. Interesting excerpt from the Wired article:

Sturgeon’s answers in the 40-minute interview were frequently evasive, and he declined to answer specific questions about the alleged killings. “I have offered to be judged for my crimes,” he said at one point. “I take responsibility for what I have done.”

Nonetheless, he vigorously denied killing Nina Reiser. “I’ve never been a threat to Nina Reiser,” Sturgeon said. “I will take a lie-detector test. I will take whatever passes for truth serum these days.” He also indicated that the evidence pointed to Hans Reiser’s guilt. “I will not take credit for what another has done,” he said. “Let Hans take a lie-detector test about Nina.”

It’s unclear when Sturgeon made the confession — he would say only, “I have cooperated since day one.” Asked why he had confessed at all, he responded with this question: “In a murder case, if somebody has killed, who is a witness, is it relevant? Yes or no?”

When this reporter responded that it was relevant, Sturgeon said, “Then you have the answer to your question.”

CrimeBlog.US has done excellent research on this case and it’s showcased very well in this post. Recommended reading for those interested in this case.