Developer accused of murder says S&M-loving wife stole $150,000

Software developer Hans Reiser, standing trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nina Reiser, yesterday told jurors he suspects she and her boyfriend stole $150,000 from Reiser's company. Reiser's defense lawyers say Nina had a sadomasochistic affair with Reiser's friend, self-described serial killer Sean Sturgeon, and has now fled to Russia. Judge Larry Goodman thinks all that's irrelevant and has struck much of it from the record. Defense attorney William Du Bois told reporters it's unfair:

I think it's fundamentally unfair for this jury not to know that the woman for two years, lived with a sadomasochist who was also a drug abuser, and she's not just a goody two-shoes that takes her kids to Adventure Time or to little kinder-gyms.