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SCOTT TRYST TWIST
The NY Post ^ | Nov 6, 2003

Posted on 11/06/2003 5:29:25 AM PST by runningbear

SCOTT TRYST TWIST


BED HOPPER: Scott Peterson, in court recently, "has a need" for adultery, a relative says. - Pool photo

SCOTT TRYST TWIST

By HOWARD BREUER

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November 6, 2003 -- MODESTO, Calif. - Scott Peterson might have had up to six extramarital flings, and defense lawyers will use his alleged bed-hopping to debunk claims he killed his wife to be with gal pal Amber Frey, sources told The Post.

The legal counter-punch would try to prove Peterson had no reason to kill for Frey, a 28-year-old massage therapist, because he was happy just running around behind Laci's back, according to defense sources and others familiar with their strategy.

Authorities have theorized that Peterson, a Modesto fertilizer salesman, murdered Laci and their unborn son, Connor, so he could clear the way to take up with Frey.

But if prosecutors push that theory, Peterson's defense is ready to admit the Frey affair was merely one of many.

The Fox News Channel yesterday quoted a family relative, who said Scott Peterson had at least three affairs.

"He has a sexual problem and has a need to sleep with other women," the relative told Fox.

Lead defense lawyer Mark Geragos was not available for comment yesterday. A DA spokesman conceded that the new allegations could be a wild card at Peterson's trial.

"It's hard to say which way that would land," said John Goold, chief deputy DA. "Both sides could have different arguments on the issue."

The series of affairs, if ever used as evidence, would surely be a slippery slope for one side or another, said Fox News Channel legal editor Stan Goldman.

"The prosecution should probably not put all its eggs in that basket, that Amber Frey was the sole motive for killing his wife," said Goldman, a law professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. "If it turns out that he had many other girlfriends, then Amber Frey becomes less and less important."

"But on the other hand, the prosecution could still argue that it wasn't one woman that was the motive to kill his wife, but rather that it was a world of women," Goldman added.

Pregnant Laci, 27, vanished on Christmas Eve while Scott, 31, allegedly went on a solo fishing trip in San Francisco Bay.

The remains of her and Connor washed ashore in April near San Francisco, leading to Peterson's arrest days later.

Yesterday was supposed to be the sixth day of testimony in Scott Peterson's ........

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Mops Used In Laci Murder Clean-Up?

Mops Used In Laci Murder Clean-Up?

Nov 5, 2003 8:34 am US/Central

MODESTO, Calif. (CBS) A police officer said Tuesday that he saw a bucket and mops in plain sight in front of Scott Peterson's home as officers began investigating his pregnant wife's disappearance.

The defense testimony is considered a counterpoint to a possible prosecution argument that Peterson mopped the kitchen after killing Laci Peterson on the night of Dec. 23.

Evers said there was no smell of bleach or other cleaning agents in the house, reports CBS News Correspondent Manuel Gallegus.

Other officers have reported detecting the scent of bleach in the kitchen.

Evers testified on the fifth day of a hearing to determine if Peterson, a former fertilizer salesman, will stand trial on two counts of murder for the death of his wife and unborn son.

Peterson, 31, told police he last saw his wife the morning before Christmas as he left to go fishing near Berkeley. He told them he returned to their Modesto home late that afternoon, shortly before family members reported Laci Peterson missing.

The bodies of 27-year-old Laci Peterson and her unborn son washed ashore along the San Francisco Bay in April, about three miles from where her husband said he was fishing.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Peterson.

On Friday, the couple's housekeeper, Margarita Nava, testified that she mopped the kitchen floor Dec. 23 with water and Pine-Sol. She said she put the mop outside to dry but put the bucket on top of the washing machine with rags that needed to be laundered.

On Monday, Scott Peterson's defense attorneys challenged the type of DNA analysis done on a hair found in his boat, saying the technique is too unreliable to be used in court.

Prosecutors believe the hair, found in a pair of pliers in the boat, could be from Peterson's wife, Laci. An FBI crime lab supervisor testified during the preliminary hearing last week that mitochondrial DNA from the hair matched a gene swab taken earlier this year from Laci Peterson's mother, Sharon Rocha.

Defense witness William Shields, a biology professor from the State University of New York at Syracuse, testified Monday that while mitochondrial DNA testing can be useful, it is not as precise as other types of DNA testing.

Mitochondrial DNA cannot specifically identify an individual, but if compared with samples taken from a family member, it can show the statistical likelihood that a hair or other tissue came from a certain person.

Peterson is charged with murder in the deaths of his 27-year-old wife and the baby boy she was carrying. The preliminary hearing is to determine if he will stand trial.

There is no evidence Laci Peterson was ever in the boat before her death, and prosecutors are expected to show that she did not even know about the vessel.

Mitochondrial DNA — a molecule that is much smaller than the more familiar nuclear DNA that is used to reveal a person's genetic makeup — helped identify victims of the World Trade Center attack. It can be extracted from hair and bones when little else remains of a body.........

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Scott Peterson quickly came under suspicion, detective testifies

Posted on Tue, Nov. 04, 2003

Scott Peterson quickly came under suspicion, detective testifies

BY JULIA PRODIS SULEK

Knight Ridder Newspapers

MODESTO, Calif. - (KRT) - Police became suspicious of Scott Peterson within hours after his wife was reported missing, first when he seemed to trip up on his alibi, then when he smoothed out a small rug that was scrunched up against the back door, a detective testified Tuesday.

While the prosecution is counting on Peterson's initial statements and actions to bolster its case, the defense is expected to use the police's reaction to further its own contention - that police became so focused on Peterson from the start that they neglected to adequately pursue any other leads in the murder of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son.

The defense also pointed out Tuesday that when Detective Jon Evers filed his police report he wrote that there was "nothing out of the ordinary to indicate a struggle or violence had occurred" at the Peterson home. Evers also acknowledged under cross examination that he did not smell any cleaning products when he entered the home - potentially undermining a police theory that Peterson mopped up evidence that day.

Two more detectives plan to take the stand this morning in the sixth day of Peterson's preliminary hearing, which will determine whether the 31-year-old fertilizer salesman will stand trial on two first-degree murder charges. Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant, was reported missing Christmas Eve. Her body and the body of their unborn sun washed up along the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay in April.

One of the star witnesses against Peterson - his former mistress Amber Frey - also could testify as early as Wednesday afternoon. The 28-year-old massage therapist from Fresno could shed light on the only motive suggested so far - that Peterson's feelings for her were so strong that he killed his pregnant wife to be with her.

Tuesday's testimony in Stanislaus County court again focused on Peterson's behavior during his first contact with police.

Evers said Peterson had told him he had spent that day fishing in the San Francisco Bay and came home to find his wife gone and the leash still on the dog in the yard. As he walked through the house with Peterson and a fellow officer, the other officer asked Peterson what he had been fishing for that day. Evers didn't hear Peterson's answer, but Evers said that the fellow officer took him aside a moment later and whispered, "Scott didn't know what he was fishing for."

Evers also said he noticed a throw rug "scrunched" up against the back door jamb, and asked Peterson, "Is that always like that?"

"He said, `Oh, no, the cat and the dog must have been playing,'" Evers testified.

With the toe of his shoe, Peterson then pulled the rug away from the door, Evers said. Although the significance of the rug wasn't mentioned, those in the courtroom were left to wonder whether something heavy, such as a body, had been dragged across it.

But Peterson's defense lawyer, Kirk McAllister, asked Evers why he never mentioned the rug in his police report.

"I was in a hurry when I prepared that," he said, adding that he told detectives about it the next day.

McAllister continued to downplay the significance of the rug when he asked Evers, "Was there a lump under it, like some weapon?"

"I didn't see anything," Evers replied.

"It was a flat rug, right?"

"Yes," Evers said.

McAllister also tried to contradict the police theory that Peterson mopped up his crime scene. Evers testified that he noticed a wet mop and bucket along the walkway near the front door, but he conceded he noticed no wet floors when he went through the house after 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. And contrary to previous reports that police smelled bleach in the house, Evers told McAllister he didn't smell any.

"You smelled no odor of any kind - chlorine, bleach or any other cleaning agent?" McAllister asked.

"That's correct," Evers replied.

Detectives who are scheduled to take the stand Wednesday will likely be asked whether they smelled bleach, either on that first night or in the next couple of days while Peterson was still living in the modest ranch-style house.

Acting on their suspicions, police asked Peterson that night to take them to his office, which was attached to a warehouse storage unit where he kept his fishing boat - a 14-foot aluminum Gamefisher that was reportedly purchased just two weeks before Laci vanished...........

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Wednesday Proceeding Cancelled In Peterson Case

Wednesday Proceeding Cancelled In Peterson Case

POSTED: 11:25 AM PST November 5, 2003
UPDATED: 11:41 AM PST November 5, 2003

MODESTO, Calif. -- Proceedings in the Scott Peterson preliminary hearing were delayed Wednesday after lead defense attorney Mark Geragos was forced to stay in Los Angeles to deal with a hung jury in another murder case.

Geragos was absent from the proceedings on Tuesday, but was expected to be back in Modesto on Wednesday morning. When the court was told he had been delayed, the proceedings were pushed back to 2:30 p.m. in the hopes that Geragos could make it back. But when Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami was told Geragos could not make it back at all, he called off the proceedings.

Court will be back in session at 9:30 a.m. PST on Thursday.

On Tuesday, with defense attorney Kurt McAllister taking the lead, Modesto police officer Jon Evers testified about what he saw when he arrived at the Peterson home on Christmas Eve.

He said he noticed a mop bucket and two mops in front of Scott and Laci Peterson's home. The officer said the mops were in plain view as he entered the modest single-story green-shingled house on Covena Avenue.

Evers also said he never smelled bleach or any other cleaning agent inside the house.

Video

Ted Rowlands Reports On Tuesday's Hearing

The testimony is considered a counterpoint to a possible prosecution argument that Peterson, 31, cleaned and mopped the kitchen after killing his wife on the night of Dec. 23.

On Friday, the couple's housekeeper, Margarita Nava, testified that she mopped the kitchen floor Dec. 23 with water and Pine-Sol. She said she put the mop outside to dry but put the bucket on top of the washing machine with rags that needed to be laundered.

Other officers have reported detecting the scent of bleach in the kitchen. The mop bucket was seized for evidence, Evers said.

Evers testified on the fifth day of a hearing to determine if Peterson will stand trial on two counts of murder for the death of his wife and unborn son.

While Evers' report noted that there was no evidence of a break-in or sign of a struggle in the house, he did notice that a rug by the breezeway was "scrunched" up against the door jamb. He asked Peterson about it.

"I pointed out that it was the first time I noticed the rug scrunched up against the door," Evers said. "I asked him, 'Is that always like that?"'

"He said, 'Oh no, the cat and dog must have been playing,"' Evers said.................

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Superior Court, Stanislaus County November 5, 2003

Minute Order: Preliminary Hearing

(ie; Sixth day court provided overview)

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Peterson lawyer quizzes detective


Laci Peterson was reported missing December 24; her husband, Scott, has pleaded innocent to charges of killing her and their unborn son.

Peterson lawyer quizzes detective

Tuesday, November 4, 2003 Posted: 6:42 PM EST (2342 GMT)

VIDEO

A defense expert says a DNA testing technique used to identify a hair found in Scott Peterson's boat is unreliable.

MODESTO, California (CNN) -- A lawyer for Scott Peterson on Tuesday cross-examined one of the first police officials to interview Peterson after his wife was reported missing.

The cross-examination by defense attorney Kirk McAllister came in an abbreviated session of Peterson's preliminary hearing. Lead defense attorney Mark Geragos was in court in Los Angeles on another case.

Detective Jon Evers interviewed Peterson on December 24 last year, the day Peterson's wife was reported missing by her family.

Evers testified he was told by another law enforcement official that although Peterson said he was fishing in the San Francisco Bay that day, he could not specify the kind of fish he hoped to catch.

Peterson is charged with killing his pregnant wife, Laci, 27, and their unborn son. Their bodies washed up from San Francisco Bay in April.

Peterson, a 31-year-old former fertilizer salesman, has proclaimed his innocence. Prosecutors have said they would seek the death penalty if he is convicted.

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some excerpted online news of Scott Peterson prelim hearings!

"Weds Hearing Delayed Until 2:30 pm

Posted on Wednesday, November 5 2003 at 9:22 AM PST ----

Today is Day 6 of the People v. Scott Lee Peterson Preliminary Hearing.

The hearing convened at 9:00 am (PST) and the judge was advised that defense attorney Mark Geragos was still tending to other court matters in Los Angeles this morning. He is anticipated to arrive in Modesto between 1 and 2:00 pm.

After discussion by both the prosecution and the defense, today's hearing has been delayed and will resume at 2:30 pm (PST) today.

Any additional changes will be posted to the Web site http://www.pressupdate.info as soon as they are available.

All press credentials and passes into the courtroom for today's hearing are valid for the entire day.

1 posted on 11/06/2003 5:29:26 AM PST by runningbear
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; TexKat; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; ...
Pinging.........:

Court hearing resumes today, Nov 6, 2003 at 0930 hours, Department 2.......

2 posted on 11/06/2003 5:32:42 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Texas Eagle; Scupoli; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; muggs; ..
Pinging.........:

Court hearing resumes today, Nov 6, 2003 at 0930 hours, Department 2.......

3 posted on 11/06/2003 5:33:18 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Constitution Day
A day without Scotty is like....
4 posted on 11/06/2003 5:34:46 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (SSDD - Same S#it Different Democrat)
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To: runningbear
So is his defense is, I had lots of girlfriends? LOL. Keep digging Scott.

It's so obvious he had an incentive to do with away with the ball and chain. He'll be convicted.

5 posted on 11/06/2003 5:34:57 AM PST by veronica ("I just realised I have a perfect part for you in "Terminator 4"....)
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To: runningbear
Good morning, Runningbear!
6 posted on 11/06/2003 5:35:18 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
good morning... ;o)

Don't you just love how the NY Post labels titles of stories?... sweet!

7 posted on 11/06/2003 5:39:03 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: veronica
I loved the words:"Bed Hopper"......;o)
8 posted on 11/06/2003 5:39:40 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: veronica
I believe his exact words were "When the cat's out of the way, this dog will put himself in play."
9 posted on 11/06/2003 5:44:20 AM PST by at bay (no deals, Snotty, only nee-deals)
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To: runningbear
"He has a sexual problem and has a need to sleep with other women," the relative told Fox.

That "sexual problem" is merely a purely selfish desire to scratch one's itch.

10 posted on 11/06/2003 5:44:45 AM PST by wimpycat
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To: veronica
The legal counter-punch would try to prove Peterson had no reason to kill for Frey, a 28-year-old massage therapist, because he was happy just running around behind Laci's back, according to defense sources and others familiar with their strategy.

I believe it was the baby that interfered with his "sexual problem" (serial adultery). That was what was different. He didn't want to be a father, didn't want to be "tied down". Having a wife didn't stop him, but having a wife and baby making more and more demands on his time and attention would have been a serious aggravation to his social life.

11 posted on 11/06/2003 5:50:15 AM PST by wimpycat
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To: at bay
Where does he get the hair gel from?
12 posted on 11/06/2003 5:55:30 AM PST by at bay (no deals, Snotty, only nee-deals)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
...like a day without Chinese water torture. ;)
13 posted on 11/06/2003 5:57:55 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: runningbear
Scott Peterson, in court recently, "has a need" for adultery, a relative says.

Well, if he had followed the advice offered on Philanderers.com, he (1) wouldn't have had an affair to start with (2) if he had one or more he would have been very careful to make sure it disrupt the life of his family, and thus (3) would not have murdered his wife (if he did).

(Learned of this web site on Philly's Big Talker -- WPHT, 1210 AM, Micheal Smerconish show, this morning.)

14 posted on 11/06/2003 5:58:41 AM PST by bvw
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To: wimpycat
heehee....
15 posted on 11/06/2003 6:06:48 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: bvw
interesting, but while at work, bookmarked it for later home view the link you posted... ;o)
16 posted on 11/06/2003 6:09:59 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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Delay stretches hearing: LA case ties up Peterson lawyer

Delay stretches hearing: LA case ties up Peterson lawyer


Modesto police Detective Al Brocchini, front, a key witness in the Scott Peterson case, leaves the courthouse after the preliminary hearing was delayed. Brocchini is followed by Detective Craig Grogan, center, and Sgt. Mike Zahr. AL GOLUB/THE BEE


Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Scott Peterson's former girlfriend Amber Frey, walks in line Wednesday with others on the way to Peterson's preliminary hearing in Stanislaus County Superior Court. AL GOLUB/THE BEE

By JOHN COTÉ
BEE STAFF WRITER

Last Updated: November 6, 2003, 05:59:50 AM PST

Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing on double-murder charges was postponed Wednesday because defense attorney Mark Geragos remained in Los Angeles to address legal issues in a murder trial there.

The hearing is set to resume at 9:30 a.m. today in Stanislaus County Superior Court, with Modesto police Detective Al Brocchini due to take the witness stand. Brocchini is at the center of a defense effort to try to show that evidence was mishandled and possibly planted.

Before Wednesday's delay, Peterson's hearing had already run the five days that prosecutors originally estimated it would last. It is now expected to stretch into next week.

Perhaps the most anticipated witness yet to testify, Fresno massage therapist Amber Frey, may not take the stand until Wednesday. Frey, 28, was Peterson's girlfriend at the time of his wife's disappearance.

The 31-year-old Peterson is accused in the deaths of his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

His preliminary hearing has crept along, bogged down by technical testimony about a disputed DNA test and most recently by Geragos' absence.

More than 40 journalists from across the country had gathered in Modesto Wednesday morning to hear Brocchini testify. Scott Peterson's parents appeared in court, but none of Laci Peterson's family was present.

While some Peterson onlookers grumbled that Geragos may be stalling, legal observers said it is not unusual for a defense attorney to have a preliminary hearing starting quickly on the heels of another trial.

"Attorneys do this all the time, juggle their schedules," said Laurie Levenson, a law professor and director of Loyola Law School's Center for Ethical Advocacy. "It's harder when they're in two different counties and you're commuting."

Darrell Mavis, the Los Angeles prosecutor lined up against Geragos, said he was scheduled to start a triple-murder trial two days after closing arguments in the ongoing case, but reached a plea deal in the second case.

Levenson said the timing in the Los Angeles trial, where the jury was deliberating and apparently stuck on legal issues, was a significant factor.

Some of the questions in that case are about the difference between a heat-of-passion killing and murder, a legal distinction that involves widely different sentence lengths, attorneys in the case said.

Geragos represents Karen Terteryan, 21, who faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of murder with a street-gang enhancement.

Prosecutors contend that Terteryan and Rafael Gevorgyan, 18, fatally beat and stabbed a high school senior, Raul Aguirre, when he intervened in a fight.

The judge in the case took the unusual step Tuesday of reopening arguments to address the jury questions after six days of deliberation.

The jury continued deliberating, and left Wednesday without reaching a verdict.

Levenson said responding to the juror questions was a crucial point in the case.

"It's fairly clear what the jury is focused on," she said. "You have to address their concerns now or there will be no tomorrow."

The situation with Peterson's preliminary hearing is different, she said.

Peterson is entitled to a preliminary hearing in an expeditious manner, Levenson ........

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17 posted on 11/06/2003 6:14:57 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
More red herrings.

I'm totally unconvinced that the prosecution will claim that he killed Laci in order to be with Amber. By doing so, they pave the way for the "he screwed lots of girls" defense outlined in the article.

Much more sensible to suggest that Laci found out about this or one of the other affairs, they fought, blows were exchanged, Laci dies.

Article is BS.

18 posted on 11/06/2003 6:15:09 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: runningbear
Well, there it is. Better known about than ignored. Affairs and flings are bad news, and always diminish liVeS lived -- Mr. Mitchell, the pseudonym of the site owner, cold be stronger in warning against them.
19 posted on 11/06/2003 6:17:13 AM PST by bvw
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To: runningbear
"He has a sexual problem and has a need to sleep with other women," the relative told Fox.

Ho boy. From finding the "real" killer to the Boggs defense?

20 posted on 11/06/2003 6:51:09 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich
ROFL.... strange twisting scenes.... ;o)
21 posted on 11/06/2003 7:00:48 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: wimpycat
I don't think they have enough to convict him beyond a reasonable doubt. Cats and dogs to scrunch up rugs. A hair on some plyers with out blood really scratching the barrel's bottom. There is no mention of blood found any-where.

Do I think in my gut he did it? Yes! But gut feelings don't make evidence and I think the evidence presented publically thus far is still very sketchy!
22 posted on 11/06/2003 7:09:50 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: runningbear
"He has a sexual problem and has a need to sleep with other women," the relative told Fox.

My ex-wife had the very same problem.

23 posted on 11/06/2003 7:25:50 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: runningbear; Devil_Anse; Spunky; Sandylapper; RGSpincich; All
Morning rb, thanks for the ping! Greta visited the Peterson home with a camera crew yesterday since court was cancelled. Gave me a better idea of the layout, how the house is situated.
24 posted on 11/06/2003 7:35:04 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O
I was at a chiroprator's office yesterday, and the therapist told me about this book Portrait of a killer
Jack the Ripper Case Closed

Have you read her books before?

25 posted on 11/06/2003 7:52:14 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Jackie-O
".... Greta visited the Peterson home with a camera crew yesterday since court was cancelled. Gave me a better idea of the layout, how the house is situated."

Darn I wish I had cable again.

Lets hear the details.

26 posted on 11/06/2003 8:09:03 AM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: runningbear
Hey RB,

I just bought the Enquirer with the headline "Scott gave Amber Laci's jewelry"..

I haven't read the article yet, but will let you all know what it says.
27 posted on 11/06/2003 8:44:33 AM PST by Lanza
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To: RGSpincich
"He has a sexual problem and has a need to sleep with other women," the relative told Fox.--

I wonder why Snott needed the Viagra that LE found in his medicine cabinet, I wonder if it was prescribed. What doctor would prescribe Viagra to a sex addict?

Geez, can u imagine Geragos suggesting that Viagra "drove" Snott to run around.
28 posted on 11/06/2003 8:50:02 AM PST by juzcuz
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To: at bay
Where does he get the hair gel from?

Ever see the movie "There's Something About Mary"?

29 posted on 11/06/2003 8:55:38 AM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: runningbear
I think I saw this author on Crier a while back discussing this book...very interesting forensic work by her.
30 posted on 11/06/2003 8:56:12 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear
"I was at a chiroprator's office yesterday, and the therapist told me about this book Portrait of a killer
Jack the Ripper Case Closed"

It's a great book - I highly recommend it!

31 posted on 11/06/2003 8:56:34 AM PST by drjulie
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To: Lanza
Before Laci disappeared?

A great deal has been made of motive. Yet what has struck me in hearing about the Michael Peterson case and two cases involving highly respected physicians who all were convicted of killing their wives: at best there was a weak motive, no clear-cut motive was established.

In the case of a prominent medical examiner from Florida, there was another woman (the wife didn't know about her) and apparently the doctor didn't want to pay alimony to his wife of some 30 years who thought they had a happy marriage.

32 posted on 11/06/2003 8:59:13 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Lanza
Greta just mentioned this on Fox News. All she said was that the Enquirer has a report that Scott gave jewelry to Amber. Any details from the NE article that you have would be appreciated.

33 posted on 11/06/2003 9:01:24 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Labyrinthos
With women?
34 posted on 11/06/2003 9:02:17 AM PST by StolarStorm
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To: Spunky
They did not go inside, of course, but were right out in front. Interesting that they showed the location the mop bucket was found behind the gate on the right side if the house. To me this is an odd place for it to be, in front of the converted garage area. (if you are facing the house) The driveway where he suposedly loaded something into the truck/boat is a shared driveway with a house next door that is vacant, clearly visable by neighboring homes. Tonight they will take a tour of the park where the dog was walked.
35 posted on 11/06/2003 9:04:27 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Velveeta; All
Didn't Greta say that the Enquirer reported that SP left the jewelry "somewhere" for Amber on the 24th, after Laci was missing?
36 posted on 11/06/2003 9:06:02 AM PST by Sandylapper
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To: veronica
I have always thought that the best way for a husband to defend himself against charges he killed his wife is the "I had lots of girlfriends so I did not need to kill my wife." That shows a depth of character which should immediately lead to a not guilty verdict. I am sure the jury will be as impressed as I am at this logic.
37 posted on 11/06/2003 9:07:46 AM PST by babaloo
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To: juzcuz; drjulie
What doctor would perscribe Viagra to a sex adict?

Excellent point!

What do you think Doc?

38 posted on 11/06/2003 9:07:50 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Sandylapper
That's what I heard too! When on the 24th could he have left it and where?
39 posted on 11/06/2003 9:08:39 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: runningbear
'Morning and thanks for the ping, rb! "Stuff's ahappening"!
40 posted on 11/06/2003 9:08:47 AM PST by Sandylapper
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To: runningbear
Thanks so much for the pings, RB.

Legal beagles, tell me: WHY is it so necessary to have a clear motive for the crime, when the evidence will (I believe) show that Scott's the murderer? They are saying that the prosecution shouldn't hang its hat on Scott killing for Amber. DUH. He did not kill for her. I agree there. But why would the prosecution HAVE to have a perfectly clear, wrapped in a silk ribbon motive?

We all saw the conviction of that Green River serial killer of the 45+ women yesterday. What is his concise, neat little motive? Not so easy, huh? We can't expect to always know why people do the things they do. And the simple fact that most married people who are murdered are killed by their spouses (right? I think I've heard this) means that familiarity must breed some kind of contempt.

I can see that Scott was used to being Mommy's Darling and probably had a desire to be adored by a female ALL THE TIME, and new blood probably made him feel more like Mommy always did. Also, most people don't sleep around or kill because of their considerations for others. Did anyone stop to think that narcissistic personality types do not consider other people at all? They are all bit players on the great stage of HIMSELF. Therefore murder is just one way to get something he wanted.

According to The Mindhunter, John Douglas, this kind of personality probably has killed before. I did not hear Douglas say that he thinks Scott has killed before, just that when you see this kind of presenting personality, it's a possibility. Especially since Scott seemed to have been so sure he would never be caught and now seems sure he won't be convicted. It's like he has gotten away with an awful lot already.

41 posted on 11/06/2003 9:09:10 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: at bay
Where does he get the hair gel from?

It's toothpaste.

42 posted on 11/06/2003 9:10:24 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Velveeta
How about the mailbox? I always figured he left a payment there for Dirty and Skeeter! If the mailbox, then Amber drove to Modesto to pick it up? Hummmnn....
43 posted on 11/06/2003 9:10:28 AM PST by Sandylapper
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To: So Cal Rocket
"Ever see the movie "There's Something About Mary"?"

Tehehehehehehehe! That was the funniest thing I have seen in the longest time and the most gross. :-)

44 posted on 11/06/2003 9:10:38 AM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: Jackie-O
You can get Viagra over the Internet by filling out a quick little "have you ever had high blood pressure" type of questionnaire. They don't ask if you are now or have ever been a sex addict!
45 posted on 11/06/2003 9:15:09 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Velveeta
Any details from the NE article that you have would be appreciated.

SO we don't have to read it in line. LOL.

46 posted on 11/06/2003 9:16:45 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Sandylapper
Could be the mailbox. Could also be he left it with someone. Maybe the friend that first introduced him to Amber?
47 posted on 11/06/2003 9:17:00 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Spunky
EEEEEEEEWWWW!
48 posted on 11/06/2003 9:17:36 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Yaelle
And just how do you know that little factoid?? ;o)
49 posted on 11/06/2003 9:17:46 AM PST by Jackie-O (Kidding!!!)
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To: Yaelle
And you would know this, how?
50 posted on 11/06/2003 9:18:32 AM PST by Velveeta (Just kidding!!!!)
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