Nina had vanished. But was it really murder?

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The verdict

Hans Reiser (Photo: PA Photos)

On 28 April 2008, Hans Reiser was found guilty of first-degree murder. But, as a deal, if he revealed the location of Nina’s body, he could plead guilty to second-degree murder.

He led police to a grave half a mile from his home, where Nina’s skeleton lay.

She’d been strangled.

Reiser was sentenced to 15 years to life.

Sean Sturgeon made up all his murder confessions – there’s no evidence he killed anyone.

 

By Rachel Tompkins

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. The verdict
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