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Day One: "DNA 101"
KGO TV ^ | Oct 29 2003

Posted on 10/30/2003 5:29:43 AM PST by runningbear

Day One: "DNA 101"

Day One: "DNA 101"
Peterson Hearing Resumes Thursday

(AP)

Oct. 29 (AP) — A hair found in a pair of pliers on the boat Scott Peterson took fishing the day his wife disappeared matched a genetic sample from Laci Peterson's mother, an FBI expert testified Wednesday, as prosecutors sought to have him tried in the murder of his wife and unborn son.

Major Players
Amber Frey's Impact
Laci, Conner Buried
Hearing To Remain Open
Satanic Evidence?
Talk About This Story
Full Coverage

For much of the day inside a packed courtroom, FBI lab supervisor Constance Fisher testified about the disputed method of DNA analysis she specializes in that can show a genetic match between a mother and child.

She testified that a one-inch strand of hair found on pliers in the boat did not match Scott Peterson, but did match a swab of DNA taken from the mouth of his mother-in-law, Sharon Rocha.

Defense lawyer Mark Geragos is challenging the admissibility of the testimony, saying the analysis was the subject of a "raging debate" in the scientific community and suggesting that the hair sample may have been contaminated or tampered with by law enforcement.

The technique has not been widely accepted in courts, and it was only ruled admissible once in a California state court, in the case of an accused murderer in San Diego.

With the exception of a brief mention of Laci Peterson's family at the start of the hearing, the 27-year-old substitute teacher's name was never uttered again during the daylong hearing in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

The hearing is expected to last into next week, after which Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami will decide if Peterson is tried on two counts of murder that could lead to the death penalty. ..........

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Peterson evidence set to be revealed

Peterson evidence set to be revealed
The public will hear at least some at the preliminary hearing.

By John Cote -- Modesto Bee

Published 2:15 a.m. PST Tuesday, October 28, 2003

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MODESTO -- The public's first real look at evidence against double-murder suspect Scott Peterson is expected Wednesday, when prosecutors begin laying out a legal case that has been under wraps for 10 months. "Everything will be a revelation to us," said Ruth Jones, a criminal law professor at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and a former prosecutor. "This case is unique in that sense."

Peterson's preliminary hearing, which likely will last five days, could demonstrate the strength of the prosecution's case and outline the possible trial. The hearing that begins Wednesday is to determine whether there is enough evidence to try Peterson in the deaths of his 27-year-old wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

It's unclear how much evidence the prosecution will unveil at the hearing, because it's relatively easy to have a defendant held for trial. For that reason, the defense rarely calls witnesses, protecting them from cross-examination.

But this case is different, legal observers said, pointing to widespread public scrutiny that has influenced legal tactics and might affect the trial.

"There are two battles going on here," said San Francisco Deputy District Attorney James Hammer. "The legal battle and the PR battle."

In the legal battle, attorneys are poised to spar over an array of evidence the defense wants kept out of court, including information from wiretaps, electronic tracking devices, DNA testing and scent-tracking dogs.

The judge also is to hear a defense argument that a potentially key piece of evidence -- a single hair found attached to a pair of needle-nose pliers in Peterson's boat -- likely was "altered" while in police possession.

Prosecutors contend that the hair simply broke inside an evidence bag.

The hair could be a critical piece of physical evidence linking Laci Peterson to the boat her husband said he took fishing on Christmas Eve, the day she was reported missing.

The defense's challenge of the evidence signals a wider tactic of trying to show that investigators acted improperly, echoing the O.J. Simpson murder trial, legal observers said. A jury acquitted the former football star in 1995 of killing his ex-wife and her friend.

"It's a very important strategy," said Professor George Bisharat, a criminal procedure specialist at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. "You really saw the potential impact in the sense that there was law enforcement wrongdoing in the O.J. Simpson case."

Like the Simpson case, the disappearance of Laci Peterson, a pretty substitute teacher with deep dimples and a captivating smile, has become staple fare for cable television, supermarket tabloids and newspapers on both coasts.

For months, hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement personnel scoured fields, reservoirs and waterways from the Sierra foothills to San Francisco Bay for Laci Peterson.

In April, passers-by discovered Laci Peterson's decomposed body and that of her son about a mile apart along the eastern shore of the bay, several miles from where Peterson said he had gone fishing.

He was arrested days later outside the ...........

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Timeline: Key Dates in the Laci Peterson Case

Timeline: Key Dates in the Laci Peterson Case

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Key dates in the murder case of Laci Peterson:

Dec. 24, 2002: Laci Peterson, 8 months pregnant, is reported missing from her Modesto, Calif. home by husband, Scott Peterson. He says he came home from a fishing trip to Berkeley Marina and his wife was nowhere to be found.

Dec. 28: Authorities search water near Berkeley Marina for first time.

Dec. 31: Modesto police shift their focus in case to foul play. "We have not ruled out other possibilities," homicide detective Jon Buehler says.

Jan. 3, 2003: Modesto police ask public for help verifying whereabouts of Scott Peterson in days before Christmas. In Berkeley, police spend hours combing waters near marina.

Jan. 9: Sonar search in water near marina reveals object authorities think is a body. It turns out to be an anchor.

Jan. 14: Authorities and friends expand search to Southern California.

Jan. 17: Laci Peterson's family and friends hold news conference to demand Scott Peterson tell authorities everything he knows about the case.

Jan. 18: As suspicion of Scott Peterson grows, authorities investigate his whereabouts in connection with the disappearance of a San Luis Obispo woman in 1996, when Scott and Laci Peterson lived there. Authorities later determine he had nothing to do with the second missing woman.

Jan. 19: Scott Peterson brings search for missing wife to Los Angeles, where he and his family distribute fliers to volunteers at a hotel.

Jan. 23: Laci Peterson's family says Scott Peterson told authorities he had been involved with another woman.

Jan. 24: Amber Frey, a massage therapist from Fresno, comes forward and confirms she had an intimate romantic relationship with Scott Peterson.

Jan. 28: In a televised interview, Scott Peterson admits he had a relationship with Frey and says he told his wife about it. "It wasn't anything that would break us apart," he says.

Feb. 5:Laci Peterson's family steps up their criticism of Scott Peterson, saying he sold his pregnant wife's car and considered selling the couple's house.

Feb. 10: Laci Peterson's expected due date. "Everybody's aware of it," says Modesto police Sgt. Ron Cloward.

Feb. 17: Scott Peterson's mother, Jackie, tells The Associated Press her family believes kidnappers abducted Laci Peterson with intentions of holding her captive until she delivered the baby.

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DEVIL SUFFERS DISCRIMINATION

DEVIL SUFFERS DISCRIMINATION

Last Call

Lorin McLain
Staff Columnist
My folks take Halloween very seriously. Every year, in early October, they set out to convert their nice Walnut Hills home into a bastion of evil by adorning every room with dark lights, nightmarish knick-knacks, voodoo accessories and whatever it takes to make the devil feel at home. They bring the ghouls out of the basement and turn the lawn into a graveyard.

All of this culminates in a big bash that occurs on a Saturday night around Halloween. My sister won't come, though, because several members of her church "wouldn't agree with it." Really, she's just scared, but won't admit it. I'm willing to bet that it's not a matter of this particular demonization, I mean denomination not agreeing with these aspects of the holiday in question, but really they're just scared.

After centuries gone by, the devil still gets a bad shake. We may have come a long way from burning at the stake those under suspicion of his influence, but still when a puzzling situation arises where we have no logical conclusion, we must have the devil at hand to blame.

Take the Laci Peterson case, for instance. The preliminary hearing to determine if Scott Peterson will stand trial for the murder of his wife just started. Scott Peterson has been held without bail since authorities arrested him at the Mexican border with his hair bleached and $10,000 in cash.

The defense is trying to prevent prosecutors from being able to present certain evidence to the court, such as DNA analysis of hair clippings from Peterson's wife found on pliers in his boat and information gathered from wiretaps and global positioning systems. The defense has implied that the "real killers" are worshippers of the dark lord.

That's right, Peterson died at the hands of a satanic cult, according to this theory.

Clearly there must be real compelling evidence to support this claim. The defense is unable to indicate that there are bad people at large other than Peterson himself, but merely a "satanic cult." California murders often seem due to circumstances resulting from a "satanic cult."

The Son of Sam is an instance of incriminating the devil. Lucifer was blamed for the psycho that randomly went out and killed people that summer of seventy something. David Berkowitz wasn't in league with the devil, as many have assumed, because of satanic associations made with the case, that he was possessed by some evil power. He didn't say "the devil made me do it," but he was forced to kill by his "father," who he ........

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DNA debate opens first day


Scott Peterson, right, and defense attorney Mark Geragos listen as FBI DNA expert Constance Fisher testifies Wednesday before Judge Al Girolami. LAURIE McADAM/THE BEE

DNA debate opens first day

By GARTH STAPLEY and JOHN COTÉ

BEE STAFF WRITERS

Last Updated: October 30, 2003, 05:04:55 AM PST

Wiretaps secretly recording Scott Peterson's telephone conversations while he was under police surveillance will not be used in his double-murder preliminary hearing, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Nor will they present evidence from GPS tracking devices placed on his vehicles to monitor his movements, Senior Deputy District Attorney Rick Distaso said moments after the long-awaited hearing got under way in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

The defense, however, still wants to raise the issue that the wiretaps were improperly conducted.

The bulk of Wednesday's proceedings was dedicated to an FBI expert's detailed testimony about mitochondrial DNA testing.

An afternoon of technical cross- examination by defense attorney Mark Geragos was aimed at showing the mitochondrial DNA testing process was unreliable and the results should not be admissable in court.

Geragos also contends that police mishandled a single strand of hair found attached to pliers in Peterson's boat.

Mitochondrial DNA tests showed that the hair did not come from Peterson but could have come from his wife, Laci, according to the prosecution.

Peterson told police he took the boat on a fishing trip to San Francisco Bay on Dec. 24, and his wife was missing when he returned to Modesto that evening. She was almost eight months pregnant at the time.

Her body and that of her son, Conner, were found in April along the bay's eastern shore, several miles from where Peterson said he went fishing. Police arrested Peterson on April 18 in the San Diego area, where his family lives.

Peterson, 31, is charged with murdering his wife and their unborn son, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Prosecutors are presenting some of their evidence during the preliminary hearing, slated to last five days, and Judge Al Girolami will decide whether there is enough evidence to hold Peterson for trial.

Frey's lawyer can stay

At the outset of the hearing, Geragos asked Girolami to order attorney Gloria Allred out of the courtroom. Allred represents Amber Frey, who was Peterson's girlfriend when Laci Peterson disappeared.

Frey, 28, of Fresno has cooperated with authorities since she contacted police on Dec. 30. She said she did not know that Peterson was married when they began their relationship.

Girolami allowed Allred to stay but ordered her not to discuss any ..........

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Partial Court Transcript

Provided by the Modesto Bee.

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updates from yesterday's court hearing on Scott Peterson.
1 posted on 10/30/2003 5:29:43 AM PST by runningbear
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; TexKat; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; ...
Pinging....... from yesterday's result online news....
2 posted on 10/30/2003 5:30:52 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Sunshine55; Yaelle; madison10; Devil_Anse; nycgal; crystalk; pbear8; L84AD8; vikingchick; Rheo; ...
Pinging....... from yesterday's result online news....
3 posted on 10/30/2003 5:31:16 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Howlin; fellowpatriot; HollyHock; Joan912; KneelBeforeZod; justshe; Alissa; Tijeras_Slim; TXLady; ..
Pinging....... from yesterday's result online news....
4 posted on 10/30/2003 5:32:13 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
I am sick of Peterson and Kobe. Is there anything else going on that is news?
5 posted on 10/30/2003 5:32:29 AM PST by Piquaboy
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To: Piquaboy
Ca fires.... ;o)
6 posted on 10/30/2003 5:33:36 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Piquaboy
Click on news and activism.
7 posted on 10/30/2003 5:34:36 AM PST by MEG33
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the new thread ping rb. I'm going to go back and read the LKL transcrips that I posted last and see if I missed anything.
8 posted on 10/30/2003 6:53:19 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear
Thanks, rb. I missed most of yesterday's news about the preliminary hearing, so these articles gave me a good synopsis of the 'doings' that happened!
9 posted on 10/30/2003 7:01:06 AM PST by justshe (Do you trust a Democrat to protect America?)
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To: MEG33
There seem to be some who search through the hundreds of new articles every day for that one article that they won't like. They must think to themselves something along the lines of "By garsh, I really hate this topic, I think I'll just click on it and complain, because FR should only allow articles I like." Either that, or "I really hate this topic. I just love forcing myself to read something I hate. It just makes my day."

Not sure which. But I see it a lot.

10 posted on 10/30/2003 7:03:29 AM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: MizSterious
Some people just love to gripe!
11 posted on 10/30/2003 7:07:20 AM PST by MEG33
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To: runningbear; Jackie-O; All
Thanks for the ping RB.

I hope they get to some other witnesses today.

About Amy testifying on the clothes Laci was wearing on the 23rd, do you all remember this?

According to Amy, Laci was wearing a black-colored top with cream either flowers or polka dots on it, cream-colored pants, a black coat, and cream scarf.

Article in People Magizine

Of potentially far greater significance, however, is the condition of the two sets of remains. The photos viewed by PEOPLE of Laci's and Conner's bodies are horrific, but disturbing in very different ways. As reported initially, Laci's body was little more than a torso. She was found with shreds of what appeared to be light-colored maternity pants — Scott said on the morning she disappeared she was wearing black pants — which had gray duct tape wrapped around the outside of the crotch area, tape that some experts believe could have been used to bind her. Given the condition of the body, no cause of death could be determined.

13 posted on 10/30/2003 7:12:00 AM PST by clouda (terrisfight.org)
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To: clouda
Thanks for the info.
14 posted on 10/30/2003 7:13:32 AM PST by MEG33
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To: clouda
Wow, that's right clouda! She may heve been found in the light colored pants that she had on the day before...not the black ones that Snott claimed she had on and the "dog walking sighting" witnesses the Defence has. I think we will know what she had on as soon as Amy testifies, I hope it will be before the weekend, or it'll drive me nuts wondering!
15 posted on 10/30/2003 7:27:06 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: MizSterious; MEG33
And some people just need a mental enema!

Good grief....if a subject doesn't interest me, why take the time to click on the subject..and post a reply..to let all know you don't like the topic!

I think too, some people had their pacifiers taken away too soon, or were not allowed to suck their thumbs, so they just naturally 'suck'.

16 posted on 10/30/2003 7:47:11 AM PST by justshe (Do you trust a Democrat to protect America?)
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To: justshe; editor; MEG33
LOL, I think you've hit the nail on the head!

17 posted on 10/30/2003 7:49:13 AM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Piquaboy
If your so sick and tired of these cases then why in the world did you just click onto this link???? just wondering.
18 posted on 10/30/2003 7:57:19 AM PST by suzyq5558 (Terri is not in a coma!)
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To: runningbear; xsmommy; onyx; justshe
Day 2.
19 posted on 10/30/2003 7:59:41 AM PST by Howlin
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To: runningbear; All
Found this report on websleuths.com and had to share it with you all. ROFL!!

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?s=10c7b0344dcd178c4358303c8e257716&threadid=1849

This morning local Station KTVU's Ted Rowlands is reading excerpts from letter's Scott has written to (I believe his parents) while in jail.

He says that he first heard that Laci and Connor were dead and that the bodies discovered where theirs when the arresting officers told him. He says that he did not believe them until he read it in the next mornings paper. He says that while in jail he is not able to grieve them, that he does not want anyone to see his tears so he buries his head in a blanket to cry.

He complains about the food and says that he has to ration his commisary bag of chips and stuff to get by. And that he feels like a contestant on "Survivor" and wishes that "someone would vote him off of this island".

He says that he waits and longs to be able to take a shower because he can make it last and be out in an area that is 8'x20' instead of his small cell.

He says that he thought of Laci on her birthday and wished in tears that he could hold her and Connor.

20 posted on 10/30/2003 8:04:59 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
Oh cry me a river!
21 posted on 10/30/2003 8:10:17 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Velveeta
"someone would vote him off of this island".

12 - zip would do it.

22 posted on 10/30/2003 8:10:32 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich
LOL!
23 posted on 10/30/2003 8:12:17 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O
ROFL. Cracked me up this morning!
24 posted on 10/30/2003 8:16:51 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: RGSpincich
12 - zip would do it.

"The tribe has spoken, Scott....time to extinguish your flame"

25 posted on 10/30/2003 8:18:04 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta; All
The maid will testify that Laci was tiring easily and would be too tired to be out walking on Dec. 24th. - KTVU
26 posted on 10/30/2003 8:20:29 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Velveeta
....time to extinguish your flame.

Perfect.

27 posted on 10/30/2003 8:22:21 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Velveeta
Oh, poor baby; he can't cry in jail-why? Fear of someone beatin' the cr-- out of him, in an attempt to remind him HE's the reason they're gone? (Unabashed opinion of uvular off)

Couldn't make it through last night's 400 plus postings to see if this has been mentioned yet, but TV Guide on-line is saying USA network has hired Dean Cain (TV Superman) to portray Scott Peterson in their upcoming docudrama, The Perfect Husband. No note of when this will be on.

28 posted on 10/30/2003 8:35:20 AM PST by uvular
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To: Velveeta
"This morning local Station KTVU's Ted Rowlands is reading excerpts from letter's Scott has written..."

Does KTVU have an online link? If so can you provide it for me?

29 posted on 10/30/2003 8:36:03 AM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: Velveeta; Devil_Anse
I was thinking about the courtroom favors thing again this morning...seems like Jackie took a page out of the OJ trial. Remember the Brown family and friends all wore angel pins and sister wore that large angel earring to honor Nichole's memory??
30 posted on 10/30/2003 8:36:28 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: uvular
My first thought was that he was making excuses for his lack of emotion, tears over the murders of his wife and child.
I saw the info about Dean also...I think Dean is too handsome to play Scott, will be interesting to see him play the bad guy for a switch.
31 posted on 10/30/2003 8:39:18 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O
HELP!

Is anyone else having this problem?

When I post a reply then hit preview and find I made a mistake and push arrow back to correct it, everything is gone.

Then when I finally get it posted and use the back arrow to go back I get this message on the way back.

"Warning: Page has Expired The page you requested was created using information you submitted in a form. This page is no longer available. As a security precaution, Internet Explorer does not automatically resubmit your information for you.

To resubmit your information and view this Web page, click the Refresh button.

32 posted on 10/30/2003 8:41:30 AM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: Jackie-O
Sounds likely to me that she did think of that.

Let's see if Scott ever wears one of their pins.
33 posted on 10/30/2003 8:42:32 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Spunky
I've had that happen. It's annoying, isn't it?

I just put this website in favorites, and when that happens, I just click it back on from favorites, and then (tediously) click to "My Comments", etc., to get back to where I was.
34 posted on 10/30/2003 8:44:23 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Velveeta; Howlin
I'd love to be able to laugh at what-all he said, but I can't. Too sickening. He has all the traits of a sociopath.
35 posted on 10/30/2003 8:45:21 AM PST by onyx
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To: clouda; STOCKHRSE
STOCKHRSE (Ray) explains this... he says that if black pants were in salt water long enough, they would lose their color.
36 posted on 10/30/2003 8:45:46 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Spunky
It happens to me on occasion, but usually goes away..I don't know why, I'm just assuming that the site is overloaded at the time I am posting.
37 posted on 10/30/2003 8:46:46 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Spunky
and push arrow back to correct it, everything is gone.

Don't go "back" just scroll down and fix your post in the new "reply" window.

38 posted on 10/30/2003 8:49:30 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Devil_Anse
I don't think the defendant is allowed to wear anything symbolic other that a sign of his faith, wedding ring. I noticed a few pics of Snott with the ring on when he is arrested and when he was lead into the courtroom at his arreignment. No ring in the pics with Amber! That would bug me if I were a juror and I had noticed that fact, and he was sitting across the courtroom from me and he had it on.
39 posted on 10/30/2003 8:50:15 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Spunky
KTVU Exclusive: Peterson Letters Reveal Tears And Loss

http://www.ktvu.com/news/2595311/detail.html

POSTED: 7:32 AM PST October 30, 2003
UPDATED: 8:23 AM PST October 30, 2003

MODESTO, Calif. -- In jailhouse letters to a friend written in pencil on a simple yellow legal pad, accused double killer Scott Peterson has revealed a world filled with tears and lost

In one, he wrote: "At night, I have my head buried in a blanket, I don't want the other inmates to see the tears."

Peterson entered the second day of his preliminary hearing Thursday in a Modesto courtroom where his family sits in support in the front rows on one side of the aisle while the family of his slain wife, Laci, sit on the other. He has been charged with Laci's Christmas Eve murder and that of the couple's unborn son, Conner, and faces the death penalty if found guilty.

Since his April arrest, Peterson has been held in the Stanislaus County Jail, in a solitary cell without the possibility of bail. His celebrity status has forced officials to isolate him from the other prisoners for his safety. In a series of letters, exclusively reported by KTVU's Ted Rowlands on Thursday, Peterson has revealed to an unidentified friend his thoughts as the hours have slowly rolled by.

Peterson said he was told that his wife and son's bodies had been positively identified while he sat in the back of a police car as he was being transported back to Modesto after his arrest in San Diego. The partial remains of Laci Peterson and those of the couple's unborn son had been discovered days earlier by dog walkers along the shore of the San Francisco Bay in Richmond. At the time, Scott Peterson was staying in his boyhood home of San Diego.

"I was told that they were gone on the car ride to Modesto by the detectives," he wrote. "I didn't believe...wouldn't believe them. I only knew it was true on the next morning when I saw the paper."

Peterson said he had a hard time dealing with the loss in his small jail cell.

"I am finding it so difficult to grieve for them here," he wrote. "At night, I have my head buried in a blanket, I don't want the other inmates to see the tears."

It was especially hard in the early hours of what would have been Laci's birthday.

"I woke up early today to a crashing cell door, I figured it must be after midnight and therefore Laci's birthday," he wrote. "I lay in this bunk dreaming about her, being able to hold her and Conner. As the morning went on, all I could do was lay here in tears."

As for life in jail, Peterson said the highlight of his day is his shower.

"The highlight of the day was the shower, you get to move around a room that is 8-feet-by-20-feet without chains on. I try to spend as much time there as possible."

He also said he hated the jailhouse food.

"They just brought dinner," he wrote. "It's a green 'liquid' with I think some tiny carrot chunks in it. I think I will have to resort to the commissary bag. I have been hoarding it, rationing it, like I am on 'Survivor.' Please vote me off this island."

For much of Wednesday inside a packed courtroom, FBI lab supervisor Constance Fisher testified about the controversial method of DNA analysis she specializes in that can show a genetic match between a mother and child.

She testified that a one-inch strand of hair found on pliers in the boat did not match Scott Peterson, but did match a swab of DNA taken from the mouth of his mother-in-law, Sharon Rocha.

(snip)
40 posted on 10/30/2003 8:50:37 AM PST by clouda (terrisfight.org)
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To: clouda; onyx
In one, he wrote: "At night, I have my head buried in a blanket, I don't want the other inmates to see the tears."

If he's in solation, who would see him?

41 posted on 10/30/2003 8:54:10 AM PST by Howlin
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To: uvular
I did see that (Superman) Dean Cain will portray Scottie. Hopefully Cain will practice getting that noted "smirk" and flat affect for an accurate portrayal.
42 posted on 10/30/2003 8:55:31 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Spunky
Here you go:

http://www.ktvu.com/index.html
43 posted on 10/30/2003 8:56:37 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Howlin
If he's in solation, who would see him?

Good question. Easy answer: He's lying.

44 posted on 10/30/2003 8:57:09 AM PST by onyx
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To: Howlin
"I woke up early today to a crashing cell door, I figured it must be after midnight and therefore Laci's birthday," he wrote. "I lay in this bunk dreaming about her, being able to hold her and Conner. As the morning went on, all I could do was lay here in tears."

This kind of BS makes me so angry. Another PR ploy by Scotty.

Lets hear those Amber tapes. They will show Scott for what he really is.

45 posted on 10/30/2003 8:58:58 AM PST by clouda (terrisfight.org)
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To: onyx
Perhaps you could tell me what "solation" is.........LOL.
46 posted on 10/30/2003 8:59:25 AM PST by Howlin
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To: clouda; onyx; Velveeta
I think the daily transcripts may be posted here:

http://www.modbee.com/reports/peterson/updates/story/7661413p-8566679c.html
47 posted on 10/30/2003 9:00:10 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Solitary is my guess?
48 posted on 10/30/2003 9:00:10 AM PST by onyx
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To: Howlin
Perhaps you could tell me what "solation" is.........LOL.

Now, I am ROFLMAO!!!! I thought "solation" was your own Southern term for "solitary." LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

49 posted on 10/30/2003 9:03:17 AM PST by onyx
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To: Jackie-O
Yes, I remember.

You know, I'm sure the Peterson's did care deeply for Laci. Hopefully, when that "Oh my God moment" hits the Petersons, they'll continue to wear the ribbons and remember that this trial is about justice for Laci. Now that they've worn the ribbons, if they remove them at any point it would be telling.
50 posted on 10/30/2003 9:04:38 AM PST by Velveeta
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