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BURGLAR MAY TESTIFY vs. LACI HUBBY
The NY Post ^ | Jan 6 2004 | HOWARD BREUER

Posted on 01/06/2004 5:45:39 AM PST by runningbear

BURGLAR MAY TESTIFY vs LACI HUBBY

BURGLAR MAY TESTIFY vs. LACI HUBBY

By HOWARD BREUER

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January 6, 2004 -- MODESTO, Calif. - A convicted burglar who targeted neighbors of Scott and Laci Peterson around the time Laci disappeared may testify at Scott's murder trial to try to refute testimony from a potentially key defense witness.

Prosecutors filed documents yesterday seeking to allow Steven Wayne Todd, 37, to testify in the sensational case. Last February, Todd was sentenced to more than eight years for burglaries in December 2002.

Prosecutors may try to use Todd to undermine the defense's assertions that detectives zeroed in on Scott Peterson as a suspect early in the case, effectively rejecting other leads that could have led to Laci's true killer.

Possible defense witness Diane Jackson told police she was driving home at 11:40 a.m. Dec. 24. - two hours after Scott says he left Laci to go on a fishing trip - when she spotted something suspicious.

She said she saw three men, presumably Todd and accomplices, standing near a tan van across the street from the Petersons' home, making them potential suspects in the case.

Police insist that Jackson was wrong about the date and that the burglaries actually occurred Dec. 26, two days after Laci vanished.

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Superior Court, Stanislaus County
January 5, 2004

Declaration and Order for Production of Inmate/Witness from Deuel Vocational Institute

Deuel Vocational Institute

Superior Court, Stanislaus County January 2, 2004

Opposition to Motion for Change of Venue; Declaration of Dr. Ebbe Ebbesen, Mark Smith, Caitriona Goss; Points and Authorities in Opposition to Change of Venue

Change of Venue

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Conflicting Polls to Be Presented in Peterson Change of Venue Hearing

Conflicting Polls to Be Presented in Peterson Change of Venue Hearing

A new poll contradicts an earlier finding that Stanislaus County residents weren't unduly influenced by media reports of the Laci Peterson case.

According to a report in The Modesto Bee, a survey authorized by defense attorneys found that citizens of Stanislaus County are more likely to have formed conclusions about the guilt or innocence of Scott Peterson than Bay Area and Southern California residents.

The survey was conducted by Stephen Schoenthaler, a criminal justice professor at California State University, Stanislaus. It questioned 1,175 prospective jurors in ten California counties about their attitudes on the case.

The poll found a wide disparity in results from Laci Peterson's home county and those elsewhere in California. The survey results indicate that nearly 70 percent of Stanislaus residents have formed a strong opinion in the case, compared to less than 50 percent of those living in the Bay Area and Southern California.

The defense is expected to use the results from the latest poll in a change of venue hearing scheduled for January 8.

On Friday, prosecutors with the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office filed a motion to keep the trial in Modesto. Based on the results of a survey conducted by a U.C. .......

Jacko Defense: He Wasn't There

Jacko Defense: He Wasn't There

What kind of defense is Mark Geragos putting together for Michael Jackson? How about: absentee molester?

The word is coming down that Geragos will use the specific dates mentioned in the charges filed against Jackson to exonerate the singer. Those dates — Feb. 7 to March 10, 2003 — will work in Jackson's favor, I am told.

The defense will reconstruct a timeline of Jackson's travels, primarily to Miami, to show that he was rarely in town or at Neverland when the D.A.'s office says he allegedly molested a 13-year-old boy suffering from cancer.

What is known already is that Jackson was in Miami on Jan. 16 last year for the funeral of Bee Gees singer Maurice Gibb. Further, according to sources, he was also there on Feb. 6, the night ABC aired the Martin Bashir documentary "Living with Michael Jackson." He was then a guest of Miami lawyer Alvin Malnik.

The defense, I am told, will sketch out Jackson's trips through the six weeks in the police complaint, showing that Jackson was either in Miami or away and didn't have much access to the boy or his family.

Prosecutors will counter that the boy made a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., during that time, and that Jackson saw him there. But even if that turns out to be true, all nine charges against Jackson specify that they took place in Santa Barbara County, Calif., and not anywhere else.

One source close to Jackson suggested to me that possibly he'd been in the Miami recording studio The Hit Factory in early February. But a Hit Factory source went through the facility's 2003 schedule book and concluded for me that Jackson .....

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1 posted on 01/06/2004 5:45:39 AM PST by runningbear
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3 posted on 01/06/2004 5:47:55 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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4 posted on 01/06/2004 5:48:30 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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5 posted on 01/06/2004 5:49:23 AM PST by Support Free Republic (I'd rather be sleeping. Let's get this over with so I can go back to sleep!)
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To: Constitution Day
Bandwidth-limited ping...

Cruddy 24K dialup in a San Diego hotel.
6 posted on 01/06/2004 7:11:02 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Death before dhimmi.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Slim in San Diego??


7 posted on 01/06/2004 7:22:51 AM PST by Constitution Day (Iraqi blogger to President Bush: "The bones in the mass graves salute you, Avenger of the Bones.")
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To: runningbear; Devil_Anse; Velveeta; Canadian Outrage; drjulie; All
Thanks for the ping rb.
This testimony for the Defense from Dianne Jackson sounds bogus to me for the mere fact that the times don't make any sense. Didn't another neighbor find McKenzie a little after 10AM and return the dog to the yard? If these people were hanging around at 11:40, wouldn't the dog be loose after that?
8 posted on 01/06/2004 8:51:26 AM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day
And Happy New Year to you both. :-D

Pinz
9 posted on 01/06/2004 9:53:28 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: Jackie-O
You're right. The finding of the dog at 10:15--or 10:18-- gives the lie to this story of something happening at 11:40. Are we supposed to believe that Laci lost her dog some time btw 9:30 and 10:15, then somehow crawled back to her house, panting from her narrow escape, only to be abducted around 11:40?

Not to mention that the cellphone records show that Scott must have been driving from house to warehouse around 10:08, much later than he said he left the house.
10 posted on 01/06/2004 9:55:58 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse; Jackie-O
"Not to mention that the cellphone records show that Scott must have been driving from house to warehouse around 10:08, much later than he said he left the house."

The importance of the timeline laid out at the prelim was underreported, IMO. I think if the prosecutors would have been able to argue they would have really emphasized the time the dog was found and the aforementioned cell phone call by Scott. These two factors really damage Scott's story.
11 posted on 01/06/2004 10:07:26 AM PST by drjulie
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To: drjulie
I think that the time line and linking Laci to the boat was their main focus at the pre-lim. There was so much hype about Amber testifying at the pre-lim, I don't think they ever intended to call her...only floated the notion to make MG show his hand, see what he intended to do.
With the bar being so low, I think they just needed to show as little probable cause as possible to bind him over.
IMO there is ALOT more than meets the eye.
But you are SOOO right Doc, timeline in just about every murder case is CRUCIAL!
12 posted on 01/06/2004 10:21:58 AM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: drjulie
Yes--it looks like there were 10 whole minutes in which Laci changed her clothes, put on her shoes, got her dog on his leash, went to the park, got abducted, and in which her dog was able to make it back to the house.

And there's that door on the Petersons' house. I think it was one in the back. It was allegedly found unlocked. Looks like Scott, while he was peddling the story that she got abducted while walking the dog in the park, also wanted to leave open the possibility that someone went to the house and took her from there.

Considering that one of the TWO life jackets that the man sold Scott with the boat was missing, I wondered also if Scott toyed with the idea of saying he and Laci went out in the boat, and that she fell out and he couldn't reach her in time to rescue her.
13 posted on 01/06/2004 10:24:50 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Jackie-O
It does sound bogus!! Look for the Defense to do some "desperate" things in the next 48 hours. (or less)
14 posted on 01/06/2004 10:55:24 AM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Devil_Anse
And don't forget Dev, she mopped the floor in that 10 minutes also...quite allot for someone who was that pregnant, swollen feet, tiring easily. Maybe the cereal she ate that morning was Wheaties??
15 posted on 01/06/2004 11:09:15 AM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: Canadian Outrage; Devil_Anse; drjulie; Velveeta; Diver Dave; runningbear; All
It boggles my mind to think of what MG is juggling right now with his two big cases. Right now he's probably spinning his wheels trying to come up with some way to repair the damage Jackson has done to his credibility by claiming he was "manhandled, abused" by LE on 60 Minutes last week. It must be hard for him to come up with some way to separate the term "liar" from the term "pedophile" The two words alone are damning enough....
He has had to backtrack on so many of his bizarre scenarios of how Laci was murdered, but wait, in his last filing wasn't he saying that there was no proof that Laci was even murdered??? I'm so confused! ;o)
16 posted on 01/06/2004 11:28:29 AM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: runningbear
Thank you!
17 posted on 01/06/2004 11:46:18 AM PST by MEG33 (We Got Him!)
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To: Devil_Anse
ROFL. You crack me up.
18 posted on 01/06/2004 12:19:29 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Jackie-O
He's laughing all the way to the bank while juggling these cases.
19 posted on 01/06/2004 12:21:54 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Jackie-O
LOL, Wheaties! Breakfast of Champions!

Unless Scott ate it--then it would be Breakfast of Losers.
20 posted on 01/06/2004 12:28:08 PM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Velveeta
That's the unfortunate part. I hate seeing this dopey-eyed skunk profit!!
21 posted on 01/06/2004 1:35:31 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Devil_Anse
Wheaties and Red Bull...breakfast of scumbag wife murderers who need a boost after being up all night disposing of evidence!
22 posted on 01/06/2004 2:06:58 PM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: Jackie-O
I'd like to give him a boost!!!
23 posted on 01/06/2004 2:56:43 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Jackie-O
LOL! Wheaties, Red Bull... and Viagra! I'm surprised he hasn't exploded by now.
24 posted on 01/06/2004 3:14:37 PM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
ROFLMAFSTD!!! How could I forget the Viagra!!! Every part of his being was charged with the Wheaties/Red Bull/Viagra breakfast of champian loosers he had!!!
25 posted on 01/06/2004 3:19:25 PM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: runningbear
Geragos Asks 'Young Lady' To Come Forward 10:05 a.m. PDT May 9, 2003

MODESTO, Calif. -- Scott Peterson's attorney Mark Geragos told a judge Friday he would produce several witnesses if a grand jury was held that would point the finger at another suspect in the killing of Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Connor.

Attorney Mark Geragos Friday Press Conference At the end of a hearing in which Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami ordered the arrest and search warrants to remain sealed, Geragos stood and asked the judge to also rule that the Modesto County District Attorney's Office not be allowed to convene a grand jury in the case.

Instead, Geragos wants a more public preliminary hearing. The judge refused to grant Geragos' request and the defense attorney then pledged in open court to bring several witnesses to the grand jury that would point the blame at another suspect.

Outside the courthouse, Geragos went even further.

"We know there are people out there and specifically there is one particular young lady out there who we believe has some very important information," he said. "We are asking, and we will protect her anonymity, that she contact my office. We will do everything possible to keep you (the woman) out of this. Please provide us with the information we need."

The defense attorney said he could not go any further because he "did not want to be gagged in this case." Geragos was referring to a warning issued by Girolami that he would issue a gag order if the rhetoric outside the courtroom got too intense.

Geragos did thank the judge for keeping the documents sealed.

"Obviously, we are gratified today that the judge has conditionally sealed the warrants and not for the reasons you would normally expect," he said. "If you read the court of appeals decision that came down, the court of appeals -- which has reviewed the search warrants affidavits -- states in unequivocal language that releasing or unwinding any of this information now could compromise not only the investigation, but also whoever the actual perpetrator might be."

Geragos said he was building his defense on an initial investigation done by Kirk McAllister -- Peterson's original attorney in the case and now part of the defense team.

"We have a number of private detectives out there working in addition (to) lawyers in my office who have been living in Modesto," Geragos said of his team.

Meanwhile, the Modesto Bee reported in its Friday editions that a search warrant for strands of hair had been executed on Scott Peterson on April 25 while he was being held in jail. A source also told the paper that a full body picture was taken of Peterson to show the natural color of his body hair.

When Peterson was pulled over in a Mercedes-Benz and arrested in La Jolla, police noticed that he had lightened his hair.

Laci Peterson had been missing since Christmas Eve -- and the subject of a massive search -- until her badly decomposed body washed up on shore near Point Richmond on April 14. The 27-year-old Peterson was eight months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.

The day before Peterson's body was found, the fetus of her unborn son Conner washed up on shore about a mile north. Scott Peterson had told investigators he was on a day fishing trip to the nearby Berkeley Marina on Christmas Eve when Laci allegedly disappeared from the couple's Modesto home.

On April 18 police arrested Peterson in San Diego for the murders just hours before being alerted that the bodies of Laci and her unborn son had been positively identified through DNA analysis.

Modesto District Attorney Jim Brazelton has said he will seek the death penalty in the case.

26 posted on 01/06/2004 4:20:07 PM PST by joyce11111
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To: joyce11111
Oh I see, the last 48 hours "before" the next court day, Geragos is going to AGAIN produce the "real" killer. Yeah, right!! I am so sick of this bloviating babboon!!
27 posted on 01/06/2004 5:25:29 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Jackie-O
MG lost the Winnonna shoplifting case- he could become a B-Teamer if he can not win both of these cases. I would wager that he has no chance of beating both.
28 posted on 01/06/2004 5:59:03 PM PST by AlbertWang
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To: AlbertWang
Take that wager, Al. You could be a rich man. MG is a holly-weird attorney...he has had some bad scripts, bad B-movie scripts.
All of his wild scenarios for how Laci was murdered have been incredulous.
Now with these abuse allegations from Jacko, he has been suspiciously silent. I think he is more than overwhelmed with what is on his plate now.
Time will tell...can't wait to see how this all plays out.
29 posted on 01/06/2004 6:22:49 PM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: Jackie-O
It boggles my mind to think of what MG is juggling right now with his two big cases. Right now he's probably spinning his wheels trying to come up with some way to repair the damage Jackson has done to his credibility by claiming he was "manhandled, abused" by LE on 60 Minutes last week.

Now Jackie we all know how crediable MG is and we all know that MJ is innocent and it was all done at the hands of a satanic cult. I think MG is the worst attorney MJ could have gotten.



30 posted on 01/06/2004 7:43:57 PM PST by fiesti
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To: Canadian Outrage
I'd like to give him a boost!!!

GO GIRL GOOOOOOOOOO
31 posted on 01/06/2004 7:45:48 PM PST by fiesti
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To: runningbear
Thank You For Pinging Me!

I am so ready for this to move along.

I may not post but I am a lurking so if any SCOW are chiming in please keep me pinged so I don't end up reading 4,000 posts all of a sudden....:^ }
32 posted on 01/07/2004 1:51:31 AM PST by oceanperch ( been oughta town and catching up ...)
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the ping RB & Hi to everyone else, has been slow news for quite a while now. When is the trial "supposed" to start? Been away from this so long, can't remember.
33 posted on 01/07/2004 2:09:18 AM PST by blondee123
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To: Support Free Republic
and Oregon is? Proud to not be #18 anymore.
34 posted on 01/07/2004 2:15:52 AM PST by oceanperch ( been oughta town and catching up ...)
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To: Constitution Day
LMAO That is one I would like to put on my email signiture...can I do that as a webbie?

No disrespect though to the subject at hand...
35 posted on 01/07/2004 2:19:42 AM PST by oceanperch ( been oughta town and catching up ...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
What do I buy if I just want a laptop to access FR while on the road?

With good battery life.
36 posted on 01/07/2004 2:21:29 AM PST by oceanperch ( been oughta town and catching up ...)
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To: Devil_Anse
Speaking of Cell phone times/log...he was as before reported busy dialing Ms. Amber yet media leaks say he stopped calling for a period of time...will the prosecution link that dead air time to Amber as to busy committing an act only known to those estranged from reality...

My prayers for Laci's family...

Geragos is going to attach himself to media cases so as to diffuse this one I don't think so.
37 posted on 01/07/2004 2:28:11 AM PST by oceanperch ( been oughta town and catching up ...)
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To: oceanperch
I'm glad you said that--that occurred to me, also, back when we were hearing of all the phone calls, during the prelim. Remember when the media broke the info that Scott and Amber had talked a lot by phone in the 2 wks. b/f the murder? And we know they talked on Christmas, and the day after. But... nothing on the day of the 24th , I think.

Re: Geragos' having had the Michael Jackson case (since last Feb., from what I hear)--how much you wanna bet that Jackie and Scott are PROUD to have him represented by the same lawyer who represents that BIG, RICH celebrity?
38 posted on 01/07/2004 4:49:01 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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Scott Peterson's lawyer argues for L.A. County trial

Scott Peterson's lawyer argues for L.A. County trial

Wednesday, January 7, 2004 Posted: 4:16 AM EST (0916 GMT)

(CNN) -- In the latest exchange of legal arguments in the Scott Peterson case, defense attorney Mark Geragos argued that the best place for his client to obtain a fair trial is in Los Angeles County.

Using the 1970 murder trial of Charles Manson as a precedent, Geragos stated that "in a case of massive publicity Los Angeles County will necessarily always be the venue of choice since the adversities of publicity are offset by a trial being conducted in a populous metropolitan area."

More than 9 million people -- one-fourth of the state's population -- reside in Los Angeles County. Stanislaus County, where the case is currently centered, has a population of 500,000.

Peterson is charged with the murders of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son in December 2002. Their bodies washed up from the San Francisco Bay in April 2003.

Last week, the prosecution cited the same People v. Manson case as a reason not to move the trial out of Stanislaus County. Because Charles Manson did not receive a change of venue out of Los Angeles in spite of massive pretrial publicity, District Attorney James Brazelton argued, then Scott Peterson could also receive a fair trial in the county where his crime was allegedly committed.

Manson and five of his followers were convicted in 1971 of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the brutal killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.

In his rebuttal argument filed in Modesto, California, on Tuesday, Geragos repeated his contention that Stanislaus County is too small and the citizens too involved in the case for the defendant to obtain a fair trial.

"Potential jurors in Los Angeles County or otherwise remote from Stanislaus County are far less likely to have had such an intimate involvement with this matter," Geragos wrote.............

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A recap story: Questions still haunt Laci Peterson case
Pregnant Modesto woman vanished one year ago.

Questions still haunt Laci Peterson case
Pregnant Modesto woman vanished one year ago.

The Modesto Bee
(Published Wednesday, December 24, 2003, 5:45 AM)

MODESTO -- The details of what happened a year ago today could determine whether Scott Peterson lives or dies. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the 31-year-old fertilizer salesman, who they contend murdered his wife, Laci, and unborn son sometime late Dec. 23 or early Dec. 24 last year.

Peterson told Modesto police he decided that morning to go fishing in the San Francisco Bay rather than play golf. He last saw his wife mopping the floor as he left, and she planned to walk the dog that morning, he told police.

Detailed testimony from neighbors, police and family members during Peterson's 12-day preliminary hearing appear to corroborate parts of his alibi while also raising questions. Those include:

The fishing story: Peterson "couldn't say" what type of fish he was trying to catch when an officer asked him later that evening, a different officer testified. Neighbor Amie Krigbaum testified that Peterson "said that he was golfing all day" when he knocked on her door looking for his wife.

When Laci's stepfather asked him whether he was able to golf that day, Peterson said he decided to go fishing because it was too cold, the officer said.

The 10-minute window: The time span between a 10:08 a.m. call from Scott Peterson's cell phone and when a neighbor said she found the Petersons' dog in the street dragging its leash. The call was initiated through the cell tower that serves the Petersons' Covena Avenue home and then transferred to a second tower in downtown Modesto, indicating the caller was moving west.

The call could mark when Peterson left his home driving to his warehouse, which he told police he did about 9:30 that morning. If he left at 10:08 a.m., that would give his wife 10 minutes to finish mopping the floor, take the dog outside for a walk and be abducted before the dog is found at 10:18 a.m. But the call could have come from anywhere within a 11/2-mile radius that encompasses the Peterson home........

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39 posted on 01/07/2004 5:27:29 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Devil_Anse
Regarding the whole queerness of the Defense it just leaves such a sick feeling that is ......

Can you say Phenagren....Anti Barf Meds Dude.
40 posted on 01/07/2004 5:29:57 AM PST by oceanperch ( been oughta town and catching up ...)
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To: oceanperch
Geragos has always had that effect on me. I have despised him since I first saw and heard him--back when the Clinton mess was being discussed nightly, and I would see him blabber on, talking over others, on cable TV.
41 posted on 01/07/2004 5:38:06 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the articles, RB!!

"[Scott's 10:08 cellphone call] could have come from anywhere within a 1 1/2 mile radius that encompasses the Peterson home."

The call was still originated closer to the home than to the warehouse. Okay, so suppose the call originated 1 1/2 miles away from the home. How long would it take him to drive that on a non-work (for most people) day? About 3 minutes, if he was going at the residential-area speed of 30 mph.
42 posted on 01/07/2004 5:42:51 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: runningbear
He doesn't just want the venue changed--he also wants to dictate WHERE the venue is changed to?

Oh, yeah. That's really fair. And what law does he cite, I wonder, saying the defense gets to pick which county their case is heard in? ("Um... I think I'll take L.A. County... there're lots more liberals there, and of course liberals are more sympathetic to murderers...")
43 posted on 01/07/2004 5:45:08 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
That story lit up some errie things on Scott's frantic moments of that day. And able to track another call, via Livermore! Wow, big brother is really out there....lol.. But, from that story, oooooo the timeline is sooooo narrowed down. Geragos, unless he is a magician, will have a hard time convincing his total innocence.
44 posted on 01/07/2004 6:21:17 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA!

"in a case of massive publicity Los Angeles County will necessarily always be the venue of choice since the adversities of publicity are offset by a trial being conducted in a populous metropolitan area."

Are we QUITE SURE that Matt Dalton is not working with Scott's defense any more? This argument is worthy of his wise legal mind!

Translation: "I don't much like the people up here in this backward Stanislaus County; they're too much like those yokels out there in flyover country; they still talk about stuff like right and wrong--talk about behind the times! Some of them have the nerve not to be impressed by my expensive suits and my appearance of being a rich celebrity. And besides, L.A. County will have lots more blacks in the venire, and I'm so smart, you see, I'm so mentally superior to THEM, why, I'll be able to sell them any old bullcrap I want, see..."
45 posted on 01/07/2004 7:26:53 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: runningbear; Devil_Anse; drjulie
We were talking about this time-line yesterday. So if Snott were 3 minutes away from the home that would be 10:11 with the dog being found seven minutes later...easier to believe that Snott let that dog loose from the car along the way than to believe that Laci did all of the things he claims she did in that 7 minute window.
This time-line is going to be big...IMO
46 posted on 01/07/2004 7:31:52 AM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: Jackie-O
Yeah! Will he say, "I went to my warehouse after I left the house at 9:30, and I had left my warehouse and was at that spot (somewhere w/in 1 1/2 miles from his house), heading out of town to go fishing"? I wonder if his route from warehouse to Berkeley Marina would have plausibly led him into that 1 1/2 mile radius of his house?

Did you see the rest of that 2nd article RB posted today? Apparently Amy got the call from Vella Farms (basket had not been picked up) at 3:45, and promptly called Scott at home and on his cell. (One of his many cellphones?) Scott must have seen the cell call coming in, and that prompted him to call home, as though he were trying to get Laci to get the basket. Amy can congratulate herself, if it was her call that prompted him to make the cell call that placed him in Livermore at that time. 53 minutes in which to not only drive 51 miles, but also get to the warehouse, check e-mail, unhook boat, and get home... ?

I think you're right, it was while he was driving, making that 10:08 call, that he also took care of the chore of letting the dog loose.
47 posted on 01/07/2004 7:45:51 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
Good catch! I never noticed that little problem with the drive home.

Pinz
48 posted on 01/07/2004 7:48:36 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: runningbear; Devil_Anse; Jackie-O; Canadian Outrage; oceanperch
Fascinating insight into the mind/tactics of Geragos.

http://www.pressupdate.info/pdfs/peterson/010604/reply_to_DA_opposition_010604.pdf
49 posted on 01/07/2004 7:51:06 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: pinz-n-needlez
Thanks--I never noticed it either, till I read this article! But the article (the part that isn't excerpted) makes it quite clear!
50 posted on 01/07/2004 7:53:14 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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