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Laci Peterson hearing set to begin
USAToday ^ | Posted 10/29/2003 6:53 AM | Al Golube

Posted on 10/29/2003 5:36:29 AM PST by runningbear

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Okay, here is the day of the Prelim on scott Peterson case... lets see if Geragos postpones it again!
1 posted on 10/29/2003 5:36:29 AM PST by runningbear
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To: runningbear
Now you've done it.
2 posted on 10/29/2003 5:37:02 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough (American-American.)
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; TexKat; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; ...
Pinging.... hearing thread.....
3 posted on 10/29/2003 5:37:15 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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Pinging.... hearing thread.....
4 posted on 10/29/2003 5:37:42 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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Pinging.... hearing thread.....
5 posted on 10/29/2003 5:38:10 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
LOL... the devil made me do it.... ;o)
6 posted on 10/29/2003 5:38:57 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: editer
I am pinging ya here.... see what happens with the hearing today....
7 posted on 10/29/2003 5:46:57 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
Can I tell you ONE more time how terrific you've been with keeping us all up to date with your pings?

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
8 posted on 10/29/2003 5:50:08 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the ping!
9 posted on 10/29/2003 5:52:56 AM PST by justshe (Do you trust a Democrat to protect America?)
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Peterson preliminary hearing today

Fresno Bee story

Peterson preliminary hearing today

By Brian Melley
Associated Press

(Published Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 5:42 AM)

Ten months after Laci Peterson vanished without a trace from her Modesto home, prosecutors prepared to show that her husband killed her and their unborn son nearly four months before they washed up in San Francisco Bay. The long-awaited preliminary hearing starting today in Stanislaus County Superior Court will determine whether Scott Peterson, a former fertilizer salesman, stands trial on two counts of first-degree murder and whether prosecutors will be able to pursue the death penalty.

The hearing is expected to reveal the most detail to date of the evidence amassed by investigators in the case that riveted the nation after the substitute teacher disappeared Christmas Eve.

Scott Peterson reported his wife missing when he returned home from a solo fishing trip near Berkeley. The case was portrayed as an American tragedy, with Laci Peterson's smile beaming from photos and videos. The expectant parents seemed like the All-American couple until Scott Peterson's paramour surfaced and he admitted having an extramarital affair.

After Peterson and other family members led hundreds of volunteers to search canals, reservoirs and wildlands in the Central Valley, the decomposed remains of the mother-to-be and her fetus were found in April by dog walkers, within miles of where Peterson said he had been fishing Dec. 24.

While the four-month mystery inspired around-the-clock cable news coverage and generated headlines around the world, the arrest and subsequent hearings did little to unveil what clues led investigators to suspect her husband from the beginning.

Leaks led Judge Al Girolami to muzzle players in the case and he sealed most of the police records outlining theories and evidence in order to protect Peterson's right to a fair trial.

Peterson, 31, has pleaded innocent to two counts of murder and special circumstances that could lead to his execution for the death of his 27-year-old wife, who was eight months pregnant with a boy they planned to name Conner. He has been held without bail since he was arrested in San Diego County, near the Mexico border, with his hair bleached and $10,000 cash.

Defense lawyer Mark Geragos has said he would not only prove Peterson innocent, but also would find the "real killers," a pledge that has led to suggestions that a satanic cult may have .......

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LISTEN LIVE KFBK

I believe KFBK will do many updates, or live in the court.....not sure...

KFBK home page

10 posted on 10/29/2003 5:54:03 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Velveeta
LOL.....well, thank you many times over... you all are great too!... ;o)
11 posted on 10/29/2003 5:54:44 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the new thread rb, as always.
Ready, steady, go!
12 posted on 10/29/2003 5:58:02 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear
Thanks runningbear! I just heard Lis Wiehl on Fox & Friends say that the prosecutors may put Amber on the stand only to verify that tapes were made. She thinks this would be a smart move because Geragos would not be able to cross examine her on anything else. Her presence would symbolize to the defense team what's to come. She feels they might do this to encourage a plea. This is an interesting idea on how to use Amber that I haven't heard from anyone else.
13 posted on 10/29/2003 6:04:51 AM PST by drjulie
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To: Velveeta; runningbear; All
Here is CTV.com's morning story.
http://www.courttv.com/trials/peterson/102803_ctv.html
14 posted on 10/29/2003 6:05:20 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear
Thanks runningbear. :)
15 posted on 10/29/2003 6:06:09 AM PST by MaggieMay (A blank tag is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: runningbear
Thanks RB, someone please keep us cubicle bound individuals updated.
16 posted on 10/29/2003 6:06:49 AM PST by TexKat
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To: drjulie
keep me posted as I can't get to read until after lunch...but I will be listening to KFBK hopefully I can get it in East San Jose... ;o) it at times is reachable over here...
17 posted on 10/29/2003 6:10:29 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: drjulie
keep me posted as I can't get to read until after lunch...but I will be listening to KFBK hopefully I can get it in East San Jose... ;o) it at times is reachable over here...
18 posted on 10/29/2003 6:10:31 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: TexKat
here here... second the motion... ;o)
19 posted on 10/29/2003 6:11:13 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: MaggieMay
keep up the great postings you do... ;o)
20 posted on 10/29/2003 6:11:34 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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drats, work pc did a hiccup.... lol (double posts... )
21 posted on 10/29/2003 6:12:10 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
Peterson's attorneys had boxes of evidence dropped off at the Modesto courthouse Tuesday afternoon.

No doubt, the name of the "actual killer" is contained in one of those boxes of recycled phone books.

22 posted on 10/29/2003 6:12:20 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: drjulie
That does sound like an interesting angle. It would show that Amber is prepared to go the distance, yet save her from a nasty cross exam.

23 posted on 10/29/2003 6:14:15 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Jackie-O
Thanks, honey!
24 posted on 10/29/2003 6:14:52 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: RGSpincich
LOL...good morning RG...
25 posted on 10/29/2003 6:17:12 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
I discussed the case with my Liberal Democrat family in Oklahoma. They all think he is guilty. My conservative friends here in Texas all think he is guilty. HOPEFULLY he will be convicted. ???????
26 posted on 10/29/2003 6:17:32 AM PST by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary, Hairy Hildabeast, Mistress of ALL Darkness? Me Neither!)
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To: RGSpincich
No doubt, the name of the "actual killer" is contained in one of those boxes of recycled phone books.

LOL! Would you believe me if I told you that I woke up this morning and KNEW you were going to say that?!? It's been since, what...the end of May when Geragos said he was going to release the name of the actual killer?

27 posted on 10/29/2003 6:17:46 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the ping.

I wish we could see Scotty's face when the Amber tapes are played.
28 posted on 10/29/2003 6:23:08 AM PST by clouda
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To: buffyt
pending trial... ;o)
29 posted on 10/29/2003 6:23:40 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: clouda; hergus
Hergus... can you do those still/live image shots? If so, please posts... ;o)
30 posted on 10/29/2003 6:24:45 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: RGSpincich
No doubt, the name of the "actual killer" is contained in one of those boxes of recycled phone books.

LOL! Along with a picture of the "actual killers"


31 posted on 10/29/2003 6:26:22 AM PST by clouda
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To: Velveeta; Jackie-O
It's been since, what...the end of May when Geragos said he was going to release the name of the actual killer?

Yep, May 22nd. "...a matter of days or sooner." Right, Jackie?

32 posted on 10/29/2003 6:33:41 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich
Yes RG...were STILL WAITINGGGGGG! Aren't we?!
35 posted on 10/29/2003 6:45:46 AM PST by Jackie-O (Nope, not gonna happen.)
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Looks like the gang is gathering here, eh?
We have been discussing every leak, angle, theory for months now. Sometimes making ourselves crazy,sometimes bickering, sometimes joking when news was slow, it's been great.
Now here comes the real stuff. It's been a lonngg wait. I'm stoked for this.
37 posted on 10/29/2003 6:50:49 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: clouda
The guy with the hat looks like SP, pre-January 24th.
38 posted on 10/29/2003 6:52:38 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich
No doubt, the name of the "actual killer" is contained in one of those boxes of recycled phone books.

LOL spewing coffee on my monitor.

Oh, oh. I'm listed in both phone books published in these parts. Does this mean I can expect a bad case of chaffed wrists?
Then again, Scotty's name is in there too. :) Yep, Gearloose has got his man.

39 posted on 10/29/2003 6:55:12 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Jackie-O
Praying the Rocha's have the strength to get through this.
40 posted on 10/29/2003 6:58:18 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: editer
(Jest edittin.)

You're good, I'm impressed!

41 posted on 10/29/2003 6:59:20 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Jackie-O
No more hiding for Scott. Everyone will hear the evidence, and justice for Laci and Connor will begin.

Scotty Boy won't be laughing anymore.


42 posted on 10/29/2003 7:03:39 AM PST by clouda (terrisfight.org)
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To: Diver Dave
Oh, oh. I'm listed in both phone books published in these parts.

Have you seen Matt Dalton in your rear view mirror? I know they say he's off the case but watch it...he's a wild man. ;~)

43 posted on 10/29/2003 7:37:30 AM PST by RGSpincich
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LOL!

Speaking of the weeks before 1/24/03, when Scott was hiding his face.

Peterson Hearing: Scott's Behavior Scrutinized

Peterson Hearing: Scott's Behavior Scrutinized

Scott Peterson is accused of killing his wife Laci and their unborn child.

The preliminary hearing for Scott Peterson begins in Modesto Wednesday.

While prosecutors plan on hearing from a long list of witnesses, the focus will clearly be on the man who's accused of a heinous crime -- killing his wife and unborn child.

From day one of his wife Laci's disappearance, Scott Peterson stood out. Initially it was his silence.

"If it were my husband, I would be begging for his life," said Laci's best friend Stacy Boyers. "I would be pleading with you people. I wouldn't be letting everyone and my friends and family do it for me."

Laci Peterson was reported missing on Christmas Eve. But Scott refused to allow investigators to look for evidence inside the couple's home until police obtained a search warrant. That took almost two days.

In the weeks that followed, Peterson allegedly avoided police and was described as less than cooperative.

My most memorable encounter with Scott came in the street in front of his home. It was 36 hours after Laci was first reported missing. Pointing at a group of reporters he barked, "I don't want you taking any pictures of me, my house, or my family." When told the attention might help in the search for his missing wife, Scott shot back, "You aren't going to change my mind."

Earlier on, Scott seemed to have disdain for reporters. But there were exceptions. CBS 5's Juliette Goodrich was approached late one night in a hotel parking lot full of news crews.

"He seemed extremely calm," Goodrich said. "When we talked about his wife, he got somber. And a little peculiar because you didn't know what he was getting at -- why would he knock on the door of our van."

Peterson declined an on-camera interview and slipped away without notice.

But things changed when news of an extra-martial affair became public. Scott was then frequently available for the cameras. But he remained selective about doing interviews.

Reporter Gloria Gomez said Scott later craved the attention, and during a one-on-one interview she found him rehearsed and vacant. "He almost knew, 'OK, here comes that question where I need to show a little emotion,'" she said. "It was like he turned off and on."

That would surface again and again. One week after Laci disappeared, Scott inquired about selling the couple's home. He would later trade in her SUV and there were reports that Scott was golfing at the upscale Del Rio country club while the search for his wife was in full stride.

"It doesn't make sense," said Laci's brother Brent Rocha. "He's not acting like a husband that's missing his wife."

Alone none of this may mean much. But together it could leave a jury cold.

44 posted on 10/29/2003 7:47:24 AM PST by clouda (terrisfight.org)
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To: runningbear
From Article: "Telephone records show that Frey and Peterson exchanged at least 76 calls over nine weeks starting nine days before Laci Peterson's family reported her missing Christmas Eve."

I would have thought since Scott and Frey met November 20-22 or there abouts the calls would have started before that.

I wonder what those conversations were about?

45 posted on 10/29/2003 7:50:55 AM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: Diver Dave
I'm still praying you get a "notice" for jury duty!
47 posted on 10/29/2003 8:04:52 AM PST by Howlin (A Democratic president is MUCH better than being a RINO!)
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To: clouda
Scumbag smiling New Years Eve because he just had an hours long phone conversation with the mistress he said didn't exsist, thought Laci would never wash ashore....
48 posted on 10/29/2003 8:15:35 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Velveeta
It will make it alot easier for them if the case has some strong evidence that yields a conviction.
And Wacky Jackie and Lee better lay off Sharon and the Rochas...or I'll just have to go out there and pinch her oxygen feed tube!
49 posted on 10/29/2003 8:18:32 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear
running bear, are any news we hear to be posted here?
50 posted on 10/29/2003 8:20:58 AM PST by suzyq5558 (Terri is not in a coma!)
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