Attorney puts missing woman's character on trial

The defense attorney representing murder suspect Hans Reiser painted missing mother Nina Reiser as a woman who had been engaging in deviant sexual behavior and whose family has ties to Russian secret police and intelligence agencies.

That depiction was made during the preliminary hearing for Oakland's Hans Reiser, 43, on charges that he murdered his estranged wife. In the morning, the missing woman's best friend, Ellen Doren, and the couple's 7-year-old son testified in the courtroom of Judge Julie Conger in Alameda Superior Court in Oakland.

Attorney puts missing woman's character on trial.

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