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Scott Peterson's half-sister writes book, publisher announces
San Jose Mercury News ^

Posted on 02/04/2005 12:18:49 PM PST by NativeTexun

Posted on Thu, Feb. 03, 2005

Scott Peterson's half-sister writes book, publisher announces Associated Press

MODESTO, Calif. - The half-sister of convicted murderer Scott Peterson has written a book about the "untold story" surrounding the case, the publisher announced Thursday.

Anne Bird was put up for adoption at birth and reunited with her biological mother, Jackie Peterson, and her brother, Scott, in 1997, according to a statement from ReganBooks, a division of HarperCollins.

The book, "Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother, Scott Peterson, is Guilty," is set to go on sale March 1. The publisher says it will detail "the untold story of Scott, Laci, and the Peterson family."

Peterson was convicted Nov. 12 on two counts of murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried. The jury fixed the penalty at death. Formal sentencing is set for March 11.

ReganBooks in January released the book, "Witness For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson," written by his former mistress Amber Frey. CBS subsequently bought the rights to make a television movie based on the book.

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"Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother, Scott Peterson, is Guilty,"
1 posted on 02/04/2005 12:18:50 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: NativeTexun; runningbear

Bump...very interesting..She was not called by the defense to tell how perfect he is.


2 posted on 02/04/2005 12:21:20 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: NativeTexun

This is a new one. I never heard about her before. And after hours and hours and hours of Greta, how could she have been so misled


3 posted on 02/04/2005 12:21:35 PM PST by queenkathy
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To: MEG33

Yes, should be very revealing. Jackie Peterson had two and maybe three children out of wedlock, if I remember correctly, before she and Lee Peterson married. I know there were at least two.


4 posted on 02/04/2005 12:22:44 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: NativeTexun

And Gloria is her attorney.....what a shock!

Gloria also is representing the ex wife of Robert Blake and has something to do with a custody suit against Michael Jackson

ooops...Gloria Allred


5 posted on 02/04/2005 12:22:53 PM PST by Jrabbit
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To: NativeTexun

Next, we'll have Peterson's soccer coach, 3rd grade teacher, his aunt Clara, and college drinking buddy polluting the book racks.


6 posted on 02/04/2005 12:24:06 PM PST by pissant
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To: OldFriend; Jackie-O; RGSpincich; Howlin

Anne Bird is writing a book!


7 posted on 02/04/2005 12:26:43 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: pissant

This may be revealing..Scott spent some time with her after Laci disppeared and she lived near the bay. I knew her husband was suspicious of Scott..but not much has been said either way.


8 posted on 02/04/2005 12:29:02 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: NativeTexun


"Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother, Scott Peterson, is Guilty,"
9 posted on 02/04/2005 12:29:17 PM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: MEG33

10 posted on 02/04/2005 12:30:07 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: NativeTexun

Is that Jabba the Hut?


11 posted on 02/04/2005 12:32:44 PM PST by pissant
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To: NativeTexun

Jackie is a real piece of work, isn't she?


12 posted on 02/04/2005 12:36:32 PM PST by lady lawyer
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To: NativeTexun

http://www2.cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_034204804.html



AP
Video
Half Sister Speaks Out.
Peterson's Half-Sister Says He Did It

Feb 3, 2005 5:45 pm US/Pacific
(Bay City News) Scott Peterson's half-sister has written a tell-all book about her relationship with the convicted killer and his mother Jackie Peterson, who gave her up for adoption......snip

Has an interview on video


13 posted on 02/04/2005 12:39:29 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: lady lawyer

http://www.findlaci2003.us/ne-scott-guilty-anne-mark12-13-04.html

SCOTT'S OWN RELATIVES
BELIEVE HE KILLED LACI!
And they refused to testify to help spare his life
by DON GENTILE - December 13, 2004

Two of Scott Peterson's closest relatives refused to plead for his life during the penalty phase of his trial -- because they're convinced Scott murdered his wife Laci and their unborn son!

While several family members testified Scott is a compassionate man who didn't deserve to be sentenced to death, The ENQUIRER has learned that his half-sister ANNE BIRD and half-brother Mark refused to take the witness stand because they believe he is guilty.

DIVIDED FAMILY

Those snubs set off a secret family feud as Scott's mother Jackie attempted to line up penalty phase witnesses on behalf of her son. After Scott's murder conviction on November 12, Jackie telephoned Anne -- who refused to
talk to a psychologist hired to prepare witnesses for the death penalty hearing.

"Don't you want to save your brother's life?" Jackie asked Anne, according to a source. But Anne -- who'd once been extremely close to Scott -- had become convinced Scott was a murderer.

"After Laci disappeared, Scott spent a lot of time at Anne's house to hide out from the press," the source said.

"At first Anne did everything to help him. She went to the Berkeley Marina searching for witnesses who saw Scott fishing. She hunted through pawnshops looking for pieces of Laci's jewelry that Jackie believed the real killer stole and pawned.

"But Scott's behavior bothered her. Anne saw him call his girlfriend Amber Frey over and over. She was shocked one day when Scott made a romantic play for her babysitter. She never saw him grieve for Laci.

"In the end, Anne believed Scott did it."

She wasn't the only close family member to feel that way. While Scott's half-brothers Joe and John and his half-sister Susan Caudillo testified during the death penalty phase, his half-brother Mark was noticeably absent.

"Mark thinks Scott did it and he thought so just a few days after Laci disappeared," a Peterson family member told The ENQUIRER.

Mark rushed to Modesto, Calif., with other family members after Laci vanished on Christmas Eve 2002. He spent a week helping in the search.

But he was troubled by Scott's refusal to take a lie detector test.

"Mark inquired if Scott was convinced to take a polygraph if in fact he would be cleared as a suspect," lead Detective Craig Grogan wrote in a report.

Grogan told Mark it would help, but there was no convincing Scott. Mark, a 46-year-old father of four, never attended a single day of Scott's trial.

After the bodies of Laci and her son Conner were found, Laci's family held a memorial service in Modesto on May 4, 2003 -- what would have been Laci's 28th birthday.

Some 3,000 people -- but not one member of Scott's family -- attended.

"We are not attending because we want her to have a peaceful, dignified memorial and not a circus," said Jackie Peterson.

The ENQUIRER, however, learned that Mark wanted to go, but was ordered to stay away. "Scott's father Lee told Mark that if he went to the memorial, he would never talk to him again," said the family member.


14 posted on 02/04/2005 12:40:15 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: MEG33

thanks


15 posted on 02/04/2005 12:40:54 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: lady lawyer

Here's the link for the information on both the Peterson and Rocha families. Jackie had three illegitimate children that she adopted out.

http://www.crimenews2000.com/lacipeterson/who/who1.htm


16 posted on 02/04/2005 12:47:10 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: MEG33; RGSpincich; The Other Harry; Quilla; runningbear; oceanperch; spectre; PennsylvaniaMom; ...

Peterson ping.

These are the two children Jackie abandoned and only told Scott about on the day he married Laci.


17 posted on 02/04/2005 1:29:53 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: NativeTexun

Jackie Peterson knew......


18 posted on 02/04/2005 1:30:05 PM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: Howlin

Actually, I think there are three.


19 posted on 02/04/2005 1:34:03 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: Howlin

I was wrong .. two is correct.


20 posted on 02/04/2005 1:37:27 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: Constitution Day

He's Baaaaaaaack....... :)


21 posted on 02/04/2005 1:38:19 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.)
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To: NativeTexun

I wasn't questioning; heck, the way she was popping them out, I wouldn't be surprised.

I am thinking that these two children, not having been around the rest of the clan forever, were able to see through the manipulation.


22 posted on 02/04/2005 1:39:09 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: Howlin

Here's a link I discovered some months ago that lists the members of both families (Rocha and Peterson).

Jackie had two or three illegitimate children that she adopted out.

http://www.crimenews2000.com/lacipeterson/who/who1.htm


23 posted on 02/04/2005 1:43:02 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: NativeTexun

3. And she kept the last one; she had him when she married Lee; for some reason, he never adopted him.


24 posted on 02/04/2005 1:44:00 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: Howlin

Yes, I read that in the link I posted.


25 posted on 02/04/2005 1:46:12 PM PST by NativeTexun
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The downward spiral continues apace.


26 posted on 02/04/2005 1:47:32 PM PST by Constitution Day (NLC™)
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To: Constitution Day

Scott's 15 minutes are several orders of magnitude greater than the last 2 minutes of a football game for temporal distortion.

Have a good weekend CD.


27 posted on 02/04/2005 1:50:34 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ha! What a great comparison.

I hope you have a good one as well. Stupor Bowl time!


28 posted on 02/04/2005 1:54:18 PM PST by Constitution Day (NLC™)
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To: Howlin
The thing that gets me crazed is that opportunist, G L O R I A (as in the song.). No wonder they always gave her jabs on Greta. !!!

She's everywhere , She's everywhere !

What a nob !

29 posted on 02/04/2005 2:40:12 PM PST by Neenah
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day

Where's your graphics! I miss them!


30 posted on 02/04/2005 3:07:58 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Howlin

Thanks for the ping. This could be interesting.


31 posted on 02/04/2005 3:29:24 PM PST by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim
"He's Baaaaaaaack....... :)"

And so are you. :-)

32 posted on 02/04/2005 3:33:24 PM PST by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Howlin


WOW!
Bet Jackie is mad this daughter "found" her.


33 posted on 02/04/2005 4:16:54 PM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: onyx

;)


34 posted on 02/04/2005 4:50:24 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33; Howlin; runningbear

She needs to write a book. She and her husband are liened up with the California Tax Franchise Board and IRS.
http://rechart1.co.alameda.ca.us/results.asp


35 posted on 02/04/2005 5:37:41 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Howlin

oh goodie goodie!!


36 posted on 02/04/2005 6:16:02 PM PST by bonfire
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To: RGSpincich


LOL! GOOD sleuthing!

Well, it's not uncommon to be up the river
with CA's Franchise Tax Board.


37 posted on 02/04/2005 6:21:51 PM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: onyx

LOL Who knows how many kids she REALLY has parcelled out all over California?


38 posted on 02/04/2005 6:26:42 PM PST by bonfire
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To: MEG33

I heard Gloria today say that the book "will not disappoint"!! I think this girl has some good information to tell.


39 posted on 02/04/2005 9:35:54 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South - we'd make good Americans!!)
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To: RGSpincich

Great find!


40 posted on 02/04/2005 9:40:35 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Canadian Outrage

I hope so...At least she was around him before and after the murders.


41 posted on 02/04/2005 9:42:07 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Canadian Outrage; Howlin

All the "expert" idiots that Greta had on were saying that Anne is just a money grabber! I think not, I think she knows lots of Petersons secrets & I can't wait to buy her book!!!


42 posted on 02/04/2005 11:30:02 PM PST by blondee123
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To: RGSpincich

RG I don't know how to search that site. I went to it but I don't know what to search for.


43 posted on 02/05/2005 2:35:11 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South - we'd make good Americans!!)
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To: blondee123

I agree. This girl was initially in support of SP until she got to see and hear him in action. She could have some really ugly but accurate and firsthand knowledge of what this guy was up to in the very early stages when he should have been a basket case.


44 posted on 02/05/2005 3:45:15 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South - we'd make good Americans!!)
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To: Canadian Outrage

Here is a fresh link to the results. I think the page expires after X amount of time.

http://rechart1.co.alameda.ca.us/results.asp


45 posted on 02/05/2005 3:56:13 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: MEG33
Yes, I found out about this last week...Gloria Allred is representing her. The Peterson family is said to be floored by thins, a little anxious that Anne might let some Peterson Family skeletons out of the closet.
46 posted on 02/07/2005 5:01:00 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O
Saw the interview with her tonight on Dateline and she had a lot of things to say including the fact that two days after Laci went missing her Mother Jackie called her to help with Scott's alibi.
Also it came out that there is another brother named Don who has not been heard from.
This Jackie Peterson is a real piece of work and she seems only to be interested in Scott and none of the other kids she has.
47 posted on 03/02/2005 6:21:45 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood

It just ended airing here.

Anne Bird has a strong feeling that Laci (and Connor) were drowned in the backyard pool.

Laci told her a month before that she liked to float in the pool very often as it eased the discomfort of her pregnancy at that stage.

Jackie comes off as a real piece of work. Jealous of Scott and Laci living closer to the Rochas. She tells Anne at that same month time period that Scott and Laci are having problems and in answer to Anne's "what?" says "men", projecting Scott's adultery onto Laci (though Anne didn't know what to make of it at that time and didn't explicitly say my last part about Jackie projecting).


48 posted on 03/02/2005 6:58:56 PM PST by cyncooper
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