And before someone says, "You can prosecute murder even without a body for the ME to examine" -- then why wasn't Peterson charged before Laci's body was found?
But there was a body -- two of them. And the ME wasn't able to conclude the cause of death was homicide.
Unless there was other compelling evidence eliminating the other possibilities, there should have been no charge.
This case doesn't even have enough hard direct or cirsumstantial evidence for a civil case which needs only to show a preponderance of evidence.
(I couldn't say it better....)
From the Contra Costa Times, June 7, 2003:
The coroner lists Peterson's manner of death as homicide. Death certificates for the 27-year-old and the son with whom she was eight months pregnant were made public late Friday.
Once again--you omitted the word 'reasonable' to describe other possibilities. Why didn't you include the alien abduction theory in your article?
You obviously have not read the transcripts.