Prominent Bay Area Linux programmer Hans Reiser, 43, must stand trial for the alleged murder of his estranged wife, who's been missing since September, a judge ruled Friday.
Judge Julie Conger concluded that there "was a strong suspicion that, if not personally responsible, Reiser had some part in the disappearance" of his wife, 31-year-old Nina Reiser.
The ruling capped three months of preliminary hearings to determine if there's sufficient evidence to try the case. According to William DuBois, Reiser's lawyer, Reiser is now likely to go to trial within the next 90 days.
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