As it turns out, Sean Sturgeon was a bit of a red herring.
In the end, there really is no nerd defense. If there was any bias in the Wired article, it was probably too sympathetic to Reiser. After all, he is a prototypical American nerd, undeniably brilliant, socially awkward, a person who escapes to an alternate, violent, but structured fantasy. Nevertheless, he murdered someone. All the sympathy goes to the victim of his crime.
There are acts we cannot undo. Acts that should have never been committed in the first place. The only hope now is that he recognizes the horrible cost of his crime and may he spend the rest of his days humbly atoning for this sin.