Total & absolute agreement. Peterson was NOT convicted of killing his wife since there was no evidence to that effect. He was convicted and will be sentenced to death for being a schmuck.
In the meantime, there may well be a killer out there and the police, right from the get-go, decided to exclude anyone else from their investigation of Laci's disappearance.
This is NOT justice. No way.
It sets a dangerous precedent whereby police and prosecutors can accuse anyone of anything and get a conviction.
By this standard of evidence we can convict and execute *witches*.
Actually, there is lots of evidence that he did it. Like his motive, her body turning up right where he said he went fishing, the concrete anchor, his having the wrong fishing gear, his initial lying about his whereabouts on the day after her disappearence, his talking about his wife in the past tense before her body turned up. etc.
This trials message to all those adulterers out there who don't care about their wives:
You better hope to hell she doesn't suddenly show up missing and/or dead!!!! You will definitely go down for it if she does. Better to divorce than to continue to be a cheatin', lyin' schmuck!