Reiser juror speaks with ABC7 News

April 29, 2008 3:21:20 PM PDT
One of the jurors in the Hans Reiser murder trial talked to ABC7 News on Tuesday.

The juror tells us what convinced him was the mountain of circumstantial evidence in this case. There was proof of Nina Reiser's blood inside his home and his car, plus the fact that his passenger seat was missing, but there was something else that helped them convict Reiser.

"We never saw sympathy from Hans Reiser for Nina Reiser," says juror Vince Dunn.

Dunn sat just feet away from Reiser for six months during their investigation. On Monday, Dunn and eleven other jurors convicted him of first-degree murder of his estranged wife.

"I believe he was a cold-blooded murderer and murder in the first degree seems to fit," says Dunn.

Dunn, who is a fifth grade teacher, says overwhelming circumstantial evidence is why it only took jurors two and a half hours to reach a guilty verdict. He also says, when Reiser took the stand, it backfired.

"We saw a lot of behavior here in court that suggested he was very arrogant and very self-centered and that a couple times, acted as if he was crying on the stand. I was sitting four feet away from him, there was no tears, it was an act," says Dunn.

Nina Reiser was last seen in September of 2006, and even though her body was never found, Dunn is confident of the guilty verdict.

"He didn't have any sympathy for his wife. He basically was bashing her all along," says Dunn.

Hans Reiser could face 25 years to life in prison. Sentencing has been scheduled for July 9.


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