In this update from the Hans Reiser trial, Reiser’s lawyer is quoted as saying:
“I just know this is one of the great screw jobs of what happened to Hans Reiser,” DuBois said. “It’s easy to screw a platypus.”
Not to DuBois: The Chewbacca Defense was supposed to be a joke.
For those not following this case, Hans Reiser, a filesystem architect, is accused of murdering his Russian wife, Nina. His wife’s blood was found in his car and Reiser took a mysterious trip to Reno shortly thereafter, to eat at a buffet, supposedly. Meanwhile, the wife’s boyfriend has confessed to being a serial killer and his children are now living in Russia with their grandmother. He’s been in jail for about 18 months.