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Peterson's ex-girlfriend testifies today
The National Post ^ | 11/12/03 | Julie Smith

Posted on 11/12/2003 5:28:47 AM PST by runningbear

Peterson's ex-girlfriend testifies today
Amber Frey: Detective told court husband lamented wife's death weeks before her murder

Peterson's ex-girlfriend testifies today
Amber Frey: Detective told court husband lamented wife's death weeks before her murder

Julie Smyth
National Post

Wednesday, November 12, 2003


Laci and Scott Peterson celebrate Christmas in this undated family photo. Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant, disappeared last Christmas Eve. Her body and that of her unborn son were found in April.

The murder trial of Scott Peterson, accused of killing his pregnant wife and their unborn child, has not even begun, yet a preliminary hearing is already providing the tabloids and talk shows with enough salacious details to keep the American public captivated.

The hearing is set to provide even more fodder for the media this week -- Amber Frey, Mr. Peterson's former girlfriend, is expected to take the stand as early as today as a key witness. She will be speaking for the first time since she went public in January about their affair, when she claimed she had no idea her ex-boyfriend was married and expecting a child. She went to the police when she discovered his pregnant wife was missing.

Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant with her first child, disappeared from her Modesto, Calif., home on Christmas Eve.

In April, her body and that of her unborn son, whom she wanted to name Connor, washed up on the shore of San Francisco Bay, just miles from where Mr. Peterson had told police he was fishing the day his wife vanished.

The most sensational details came on Thursday, when a police detective revealed to the court that Mr. Peterson told Ms. Frey on Dec. 9, more than two weeks before Mrs. Peterson went missing, that he had "lost his wife" and that the upcoming holidays would be his first without her.

Ms. Frey told police her former lover said he would be able to spend more time with her after Jan. 26, Detective Al Brocchini told the court.

Mr. Peterson initially denied to police that he had been involved with Ms. Frey, a massage therapist and single mother, but eventually went public about his affair during a television interview with Diane Sawyer. He said Mrs. Peterson, a 27-year-old substitute teacher, knew about the affair and they were working through their problems. Speaking through teary eyes, he told the cameras they had a "glorious" marriage and never fought about his infidelity.

Det. Brocchini, who investigated Mrs. Peterson's disappearance, testified last week that police discovered on Dec. 9 that Mr. Peterson had bought a boat and paid for it with cash -- more than a dozen US$100 bills, according to the man who sold him the boat. He said Mr. Peterson also paid cash -- 36 US$100 bills -- for a car, according to another man who sold Mr. Peterson the vehicle in San Diego shortly before his arrest. Mr. Peterson filled out the paperwork using his mother's name, the court heard.

Mr. Peterson, a 31-year-old fertilizer salesman, spent days leading a volunteer search when his wife first went missing. However, he came under the spotlight when police began searching his house, boat and truck and after Ms. Frey admitted to their affair. Police arrested him on April 18, not far from the Mexico border. His hair was bleached blond and he was carrying US$10,000 in cash.

He was charged with two counts of capital murder and could face the death penalty.

Mr. Peterson has denied any guilt and his lawyers have vowed to find the real killers, raising the possibility of a satanic cult killing.

The preliminary hearing at Stanislaus County Superior Court................

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Modesto Man Goes Hollywood, Opens Speciality Shops

Modesto Man Goes Hollywood, Opens Speciality Shops

Tue, Nov 11, 2003, 05:11 PM PT
By Hanh Nguyen

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Former hotel general manager Brad Saltzman, who served as a chief volunteer in the search for missing Modesto, Calif., woman Laci Peterson, has gone Hollywood.

He's opening a Pure Foods, a chain of retail stores specializing in

b, low-fat and sugar-free items important to diets such as the Atkins, Zone and South Beach diets, which are popular in the showbiz world.

Celebs such as Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt owe their svelte bodies to the Atkins diet, while Madonna, Demi Moore and Charlie Sheen are fans of the Zone.

Saltzman says the stress of the Peterson case caused him to gain weight, especially before being forced to resign in July after refusing to accommodate the parents of Scott Peterson, the husband suspected of murdering Laci and their unborn son last Christmas. Their bodies were found in a marina along the San Francisco Bay shoreline.

"I guess I ate a little too much, for the same reasons a lot of us do -- to escape," says Saltzman about dealing with his dubious notoriety.

But after losing more than 20 pounds on the Atkins Diet while trying to piece back together, Saltzman decided to focus on his health.

"I had several offers from other hotels," he says. "But after all the media attention and negative energy associated with the Peterson case, I decided to take a totally different direction and make a new start."

An estimated 35 million people are now embracing some form of low-carb diet and many more will no doubt make a fresh start after the upcoming ......

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Peterson mailbox is alleged

Peterson mailbox is alleged

By GARTH STAPLEY
BEE STAFF WRITER

Last Updated: November 9, 2003, 08:17:54 AM PST

Scott Peterson told his lover in late December to send a Christmas present to his private mailbox, according to well-placed sources.

Peterson rented a private mailbox on Dec. 23 -- the same day that his pregnant wife, Laci, visited her obstetrician and watched her sister cut her husband's hair. Authorities have said they believe Scott Peterson murdered his wife that night or the next morning.

Around the same period, Peterson told Fresno massage therapist Amber Frey that he could not spend the holidays with her, but "would be able to be with her more exclusively like Jan. 25," a detective testified Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

Peterson also told Frey that he would be out of the country for the holidays, his first without his wife, Modesto police Detective Al Brocchini testified Thursday.

Frey, 28 and a single mother, has said she did not know that Peterson was married when they met Nov. 20. On Dec. 9, he told her that he had "lost his wife," Brocchini said at Peterson's preliminary hearing on double-murder charges.

Also on Dec. 9, Peterson bought a 14-foot aluminum fishing boat -- a central part of the prosecution's case. Authorities say they believe Peterson carried his wife's body in the boat. A hair found in pliers in the boat could have been Laci Peterson's, an FBI expert testified Oct. 29, the first day of the hearing.

Peterson is accused in the deaths of his wife and their unborn son, Conner. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Frey's attorney, Gloria Allred of Los Angeles, refused Friday to confirm or deny the account of Peterson's private mailbox.

Peterson accompanied Frey to a party in Fresno on Dec. 14. A photo, widely circulated since, captured the cozy couple by a Christmas tree.

Sources said Frey, downcast at having to spend the holidays without her boyfriend, talked to him on the phone about exchanging gifts. Peterson instructed her to send a gift to his private mailbox, the sources said.

Brocchini testified Thursday that Peterson denied having an affair when the detective interviewed him Christmas Eve for a missing person report on Laci Peterson.

Scott Peterson also denied the affair to reporters. He came clean Jan. 28 -- four days after Frey revealed their romance at a news conference arranged by Modesto police.

Frey secretly taped her phone conversations with Peterson after she learned the ...........

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A Boy Named JacquelineA Boy Named Jacqueline

POSTED: 2:56 PM PST November 7, 2003
UPDATED: 5:12 PM PST November 9, 2003

MODESTO, Calif. -- After days of scientific information on DNA, testimony at the Scott Peterson preliminary hearing finally got down to the heart of the prosecution's case with the testimony of detective Al Brocchini. Here are excerpts from Brocchini's testimony about what Scott Peterson told him during their first meeting -- hours after Laci Peterson was reported missing.

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Video

Ted Rowlands Friday Report From Modesto

Video

Ted Rowlands Reports On Brocchini's Testimony

On the happening at the Peterson household on Christmas Eve morning (Brocchini's answers are designated 'A' and Assistant D.A. Rick Distaso's questions are designated

'Q'):

MR. DISTASO: Q. What time did the defendant say he woke up?

A. He woke up about 8:00 o'clock. Laci had gotten up a little bit earlier.

Q. And did he say whether or not they both ate breakfast?

A. Yes.

Q. What did he say?

A. He said he got up after Laci, took a shower and went had a bowl of cereal.

Q. Did he say what Laci had had for breakfast?

A. Said she had a bowl of cereal.

Q. What did he say happened next? Or what did he say they did next?

A. They watched Laci's favorite show, Martha Stewart.

Q. And did he say whether or not they watched the whole show?

A. No, he said he didn't watch the whole show, but I asked him what he remembered about the show.

Q. Okay. And what did he tell you?

A. That they were cooking meringue, something to do with meringue.

Q. Okay. Did he tell you anything else about the show, anything else that he remembered?

A. No............

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Murder hearing turns to home

Murder hearing turns to home

By JOHN COTÉ
and GARTH STAPLEY
BEE STAFF WRITERS

Last Updated: November 11, 2003, 07:56:38 AM PST

The questions "Who cleaned what, and when did they clean it?" are hovering over Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing on double-murder charges.

Much of the six days of testimony in Stanislaus County Superior Court has been devoted to mops, a bucket, towels and laundry.

Prosecutors also have focused their questions on items found in Peterson's truck, including patio umbrellas wrapped in a tarp, a loaded .22-caliber handgun and an unopened package of fishing lures.

Judge Al Girolami's gag order prevents attorneys, investigators and others from providing context for the evidence.

But some details are emerging in the case against the 31-year-old Modesto fertilizer salesman charged with murdering his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner.

The focus on cleaning in the couple's Covena Avenue home could address two issues: Peterson's statement about what his wife was doing when he says he last saw her, Christmas Eve morning; and whether he attempted to sanitize a crime scene.

Testimony also focused on whether animals were in the home -- Peterson's explanation for a displaced throw rug and a reason that he gave for cleaning the floors twice in two days.

Peterson said his wife was mopping the floor in front of French doors in the kitchen area as he left at about 9:30 a.m. to go fishing in San Francisco Bay, a police detective testified last week.

Peterson told police that he returned home between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m. and his wife was missing.

House cleaner Margarita Nava testified that she cleaned the home the day before as part of her regular two-week rounds. Nava said she mopped the floors with water and Pine-Sol and used bleach only in the bathroom.

The floors were dirty and there was animal hair in the home, Nava said. There was an animal bed in "Laci's bedroom" and a water bowl in the bathroom. Nava said she did not know if they were for a cat or a dog.

Nava said she put towels used to clean a door in the mopping bucket and placed it on top of the washing machine, behind a set of doors in the living room.

Nava said she then put the mop outside to dry.

Peterson told police that his wife asked him to bring in the mop bucket from outside Christmas Eve morning because "she was pregnant, so she couldn't carry it," Detective Al Brocchini testified.

Peterson said he placed the bucket near the front door, and there were two mops present, Brocchini testified.

Peterson said that upon his return from the bay, he opened the French doors, and the cat and dog ran in, with the cat heading toward the bucket, Brocchini said.

"He thought the cat was gonna spill it or drink out of it," Brocchini said. "He took it out and dumped it."

Peterson told police that he set the bucket and mops outside, along a walkway that leads to the front door, where the first officer on the scene, Jon Evers, said they were in plain sight when he arrived at about 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24 in response to the missing person report about Laci Peterson.

Early in the investigation, police sources said there was a noticeable smell of bleach when officers entered the home, but Evers and Brocchini both have testified that they did not smell bleach or other cleaners.

After putting the bucket outside, Peterson told police, he removed some towels from the washing machine, put them on top of the machine, undressed and washed the clothes that he had been wearing, Brocchini said.

The detective testified that he found a laundry basket overflowing in the master bedroom and dirty white towels on top of the washing machine.

Questioning also keyed on a rug that two police officers said was bunched up against a doorway when they responded to the missing person call..........

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Superior Court, Stanislaus County

November 6, 2003

Minute Order: Preliminary Hearing

(ie; Seventh day court provided overview)

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Important Info for this Week

Posted on Tuesday, November 11 2003 at 5:08 PM PST ----

Court is scheduled to begin tomorrow (Weds, 11/12/03) at 9:30 am (PST). You must be seated in the courtroom by 9:15 am.

A large perimeter trench was dug on the media parking lot across from the courthouse. There is now limited parking for live trucks/vans ONLY. The entrance has been moved. You now enter this lot on H Street between 10th and 11th Streets.

DO NOT PARK YOUR PRIVATE CARS ON THIS LOT. There is adequate public parking at the parking structure on 11th Street beween I and J Street.

All courtroom seating credentials issued at the beginning of the Scott Peterson Preliminary Hearing will remain valid for the duration. Please do not discard your numbered pass even though it's passed the expiration date -- as it will not be replaced and you will forfeit your designation.

Court is scheduled for Weds, Thurs and Friday of this week. Depending on the pace of the hearing, it could extend into the following week.

1 posted on 11/12/2003 5:28:47 AM PST by runningbear
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; TexKat; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; ...
Pinging...
2 posted on 11/12/2003 5:29:44 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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Pinging...
3 posted on 11/12/2003 5:30:18 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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Pinging...
4 posted on 11/12/2003 5:30:47 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
If not the Satanic Cult theory, maybe Geragos will eventually, as evidence piles up, pull the Durst Defense: "Scott killed Laci in self-defense and cut her up because he feared no one would believe her."

I just hope the case won't get another dimwitted and/or corrupt OJ/Durst jury.

5 posted on 11/12/2003 5:32:44 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Constitution Day

6 posted on 11/12/2003 5:32:54 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (SSDD - Same S#it Different Democrat)
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To: Dante3
I do too... Good morning.. ;o)
7 posted on 11/12/2003 5:33:44 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Cloe
Pinging....
8 posted on 11/12/2003 5:34:01 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
OH BOY! I just can't WAIT for more unending hours of coverage of this story by FOX NEWS (ALL LACI PETERSON ALL THE TIME). Fox News should just go ahead and create a spinoff channel devoted solely to the Laci Peterson trial and let Greta Van Boring host it 24/7. They could call it SFNC. Sensationalist Fox News Channel.
9 posted on 11/12/2003 5:34:34 AM PST by xrp
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To: runningbear
On the record last night Gloria Alred told everyone that Amber wouldnt be taking the stand today. hmmmm...
10 posted on 11/12/2003 5:37:34 AM PST by suzyq5558 (LIBERAL'S are irational. which means they are certifiable)
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To: xrp
Why thank you... interesting proposal you posted... ;o)

lucky for me, I have no cable, only internet data/links....lol...

thank goodness I am not bounded by TV!

11 posted on 11/12/2003 5:42:19 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: suzyq5558
should be good, depending on the questioning!
12 posted on 11/12/2003 5:42:51 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: xrp
What you said dittos.
13 posted on 11/12/2003 6:04:45 AM PST by toomuchcoffee
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2nd FBI expert to defend tests based on DNA

2nd FBI expert to defend tests based on DNA

By JOHN COTÉ
BEE STAFF WRITER

Last Updated: November 12, 2003, 05:58:45 AM PST

Testimony over a disputed DNA technique is expected to again dominate Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing on double-murder charges, with a second FBI expert set to testify today.

Prosecutors have indicated that they will call Bruce Budowle, described as one of the "principal architects" of the FBI's DNA typing program, in a bid to counter defense arguments that the DNA test used by the FBI in the Peterson case is unreliable and should be excluded from court.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled to resume at 9:30 a.m. in Stanislaus County Superior Court in Modesto after a five-day break.

Of the six days of testimony so far, three have been devoted to technical and exhaustive questioning of experts about mitochondrial DNA.

FBI lab technicians used mitochondrial DNA testing on a single hair found attached to pliers in Peterson's boat and determined that it could not have been his, but may have been his wife's.

If the FBI findings hold up, the hair could be a key piece of physical evidence linking Laci Peterson to the boat that her husband said he took fishing to San Francisco Bay on Dec. 24, the day that she was reported missing.

Peterson told police that his wife was gone when he arrived back at their Modesto home.

Laci Peterson, 27, was almost eight months pregnant at the time. Scott Peterson, 31, is charged with murdering his wife and their unborn son, Conner. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Laci Peterson's body and that of her son were found in April along San Francisco Bay's eastern shore, several miles from where Peterson said he went fishing.

A defense expert last week blasted the DNA technique, saying it can produce false results and relies on a flawed database for analysis. The process also is susceptible to contamination, said William Shields, a professor of biology at the State University of New York, Syracuse.

Shields testified that FBI techniques do not take into account evolving genetic science and could wrongly rule out a DNA sample coming from a given individual.

Unlike more commonly known nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA analysis can rule out a match with a known sample, but cannot show that a test sample came from a specific person.

Mitochondrial DNA is passed down from women to their children, and all maternal family members share the same mitochondrial DNA in most cases.

Under California law, evidence from a novel scientific technique cannot be admitted in court unless a judge determines it is generally accepted by the relevant scientific community.

FBI expert Constance L. Fisher testified earlier that the technique was widely accepted and considered valid.

The defense is trying to show that the method is in dispute.

Peterson's case is the first California case in which mitochondrial DNA is being offered for forensic evidence. It has been admitted as evidence apparently for another purpose in a San Diego court.

14 posted on 11/12/2003 6:06:44 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: suzyq5558
BUMP
15 posted on 11/12/2003 6:21:46 AM PST by GrandMoM ("Without prayer, the hand of GOD stops, BUT, with prayer the hand of GOD moves !!!)
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To: runningbear
Thanks, RB! That was cheap of that newspaper to report "ex-girlfriend testifies today" when they knew darn well that it was only a possibility--and a remote one at that.
16 posted on 11/12/2003 6:29:35 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: runningbear
Around the same period, Peterson told Fresno massage therapist Amber Frey that he could not spend the holidays with her, but "would be able to be with her more exclusively like Jan. 25," a detective testified Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

It just amazes me that he actually thought everything would be just fine only one month after Laci disappeared.

Nobody would be looking for her anymore, and he certainly would be over it all by then.

How detached can somebody be?

17 posted on 11/12/2003 7:19:44 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: Tijeras_Slim

18 posted on 11/12/2003 7:21:19 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: texasbluebell
It just amazes me that he actually thought everything would be just fine only one month after Laci disappeared.

Currently, he probably wants to write to her: "Okay, just give it one year from now, okay, and then I promise you that you and I can be together exclusively."

19 posted on 11/12/2003 7:25:46 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
Even if he had NOTHING to do with her death, he should spend time in jail for having an affair(s) and not giving a sh** after Laci went missing. Call me cruel, but I don't have sympathy with ANYONE who cheats on their spouse. He obviously wasn't paying attention to his wife and unborn child to have been as obsessed as he was about Amber. That's a crime in my book.
20 posted on 11/12/2003 7:54:25 AM PST by bonfire
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To: bonfire
btw, damn good thing I won't be on the jury. Reasonable doubt, my butt!
21 posted on 11/12/2003 7:55:18 AM PST by bonfire
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To: bonfire
Amen. There are many good reasons to despise him, all apart from whether he committed the murders.
22 posted on 11/12/2003 7:56:53 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
Scooter and his promises...
23 posted on 11/12/2003 7:57:56 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: texasbluebell
Yeah, Scooter and his promises!

"Amber, I promise it will be just you and me, living in Paris, and I won't see anyone else, even hot models named 'Yvette', and I will never, ever harm you unless I get tired of you and feel tied down."

24 posted on 11/12/2003 8:04:35 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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Setting It Straight
Last Updated: November 12, 2003, 07:12:02 AM PST


Modesto police said they found a bucket and mops inside the front gate of Scott and Laci Peterson's house on Dec. 24 when officers came to investigate Laci Peterson's disappearance. A Peterson house graphic on Page A-18 Tuesday indicated an incorrect location for the cleaning tools.

http://www.modbee.com/local/story/7726754p-8629103c.html



I can't find the graphic online. Can someone who has access to the Modbee print addition kindly scan the house graphic located on Page A-18?

Thank you,
maggie
25 posted on 11/12/2003 8:10:21 AM PST by maggief
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To: runningbear
From Article:"Peterson's case is the first California case in which mitochondrial DNA is being offered for forensic evidence. It has been admitted as evidence apparently for another purpose in a San Diego court."

Well, maybe it wasn't offered for forensic evidence, but mitochordrial DNA was done in the Westerfield case.

Catherine Theisen, who examines mitochondrial DNA at the FBI crime lab, said she and an assistant studied four hairs that the San Diego Police Department sent on Feb. 14.

A hair found on a bathmat in the motorhome "cannot be excluded from coming from Danielle van Dam," Theisen said.

Mitochondrial DNA, Theisen explained, is carried down from the mother's side and is primarily used to study hair, bones and teeth.
DNA Expert link Westerfield To Danielle

26 posted on 11/12/2003 8:25:12 AM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: Devil_Anse; runningbear; Yaelle; Canadian Outrage; Jackie-O; clouda; RGSpincich; Velveeta
Here's a Covena floor plan interpretation from a poster at WS:

http://cypros.homestead.com/index.html
27 posted on 11/12/2003 8:26:49 AM PST by maggief
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To: Spunky
Only 20 years ago, in cases where police technicians found something from the body of the perpetrator at a scene, they did a blood type analysis. The majority of people are "secretors". Being a secretor means that your blood type can be determined from bodily fluids of yours other than just blood.

And the secretor vs. non-secretor distinction was yet another clue, when they would attempt to find out about a perpetrator by studying his/her "leavings" at a scene.

These determinations, compared to DNA and even mitochondrial DNA, were hardly cutting-edge. If the above tests have been accepted as legitimate (which they have), I don't see why mitochondrial DNA, which has a finer point than just blood type analysis, shouldn't be allowed to be used for evidence.
28 posted on 11/12/2003 8:30:41 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
not sure, only the DA and Allred will know at this point.
30 posted on 11/12/2003 8:43:45 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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"A Peterson house graphic on Page A-18 Tuesday indicated an incorrect location for the cleaning tools."

A person just can't trust the media at all. I remember reading that the mops and bucket were sitting outside the front door, then later read they were outside the sliding doors.

Thanks for posting the link to a house drawing. Thats about the way I pictured it, but not sure which was N-S-E-W.

31 posted on 11/12/2003 8:43:49 AM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: Devil_Anse
"I don't see why mitochondrial DNA, which has a finer point than just blood type analysis, shouldn't be allowed to be used for evidence.

I don't either. I know there was a lot of talk about it in the Westerfield case, but they also had other DNA.

32 posted on 11/12/2003 8:46:32 AM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: editer
I enlarged the font for visually impaired FReepers. Way to be racist against the visually challenged, editer.
33 posted on 11/12/2003 8:51:18 AM PST by xrp
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To: Devil_Anse
The Det is one sharp ear piece! ;o)

Detective Recalls Cryptic Peterson Remark
Detective Points to Day That Scott Peterson Bought Boat That He Made Cryptic Remark About Laci

Detective Recalls Cryptic Peterson Remark
Detective Points to Day That Scott Peterson Bought Boat That He Made Cryptic Remark About Laci

The Associated Press

MODESTO, Calif. Nov. 7 — The same day he bought a fishing boat that would provide his alibi when his pregnant wife vanished two weeks later, Scott Peterson told his mistress he was a widower planning his first Christmas alone, a police officer testified.

Detective Allen Brocchini, who launched the Christmas Eve investigation into Laci Peterson's disappearance, said Scott Peterson bought the boat Dec. 9 the same day Fresno massage therapist Amber Frey later told the officer that she confronted Peterson about being married.

While Brocchini did not link the two events that happened that day, he provided the pieces of the puzzle prosecutors are assembling to show Peterson was plotting the demise of his wife weeks before he returned from his Dec. 24 fishing excursion and reported her gone.

Peterson Family Members Take the Stand Prosecutors called Sharon Rocha and Lee Peterson to the stand.

Peterson Defense Sees 'Satanic' Evidence Peterson's defense team is trying to bolster its theory that a cult may have been behind the killing of his pregnant wife.

Detective Recalls Cryptic Peterson Remark

Laci's Sister Takes the Stand

A Look at Scott's Jail Cell

Scott's Team Examines Remains

The Other Victim: Former Mistress Hires Atttorney Amber Frey, right, who acknowledged that she had a relationship with Scott Peterson, announced that she has retained the legal representation of attorney Gloria Allred.

Also see: • Will Nude Pix Discredit Peterson Mistress? • Scott Peterson’s Mistress Could Make Prosecution’s Case

Friend of Scott Peterson's Girlfriend Sues Magazine Over Photo

Tribute Song: Remembering Laci By John Strand

EXCLUSIVE WEDDING PHOTOS

MAP: LOCATION OF REMAINS

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Timeline: The Search for Laci Peterson

Brocchini's testimony Thursday in the preliminary hearing revealed the details he gathered from the day Peterson claimed he was motoring his 14-foot skiff on San Francisco Bay to his arrest nearly four months later in San Diego.

Peterson was arrested driving a Mercedes convertible be bought for $3,600 cash, using his mother's name, "Jacqueline Peterson."

When asked about the peculiar name, he told the seller it was the name his parents gave him, Brocchini said.

In the first hours of the investigation, Peterson denied he was having an affair, Brocchini said. Peterson never told him about Frey.

On Dec. 30, Frey placed one of the hundreds of calls Modesto police received each day. Brocchini was watching a clerk type notes from the caller and decided to pick up the phone and handle the call himself.

The detective then drove 90 miles to Fresno to interview Frey, a single mother.

Frey said she met Peterson on Nov. 20 and he said he was single. But she later became suspicious and confronted him about three weeks later because she thought he was married.

"He said he lost his wife, this would be the first holiday he was without his wife," Frey told Brocchini.

34 posted on 11/12/2003 8:51:52 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Spunky
Right ... it's no wonder we're confused about the location of the bucket and mops, and the scrunched rug. The media is giving us conflicting information.
35 posted on 11/12/2003 8:55:49 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggiefluffs
Mod Bee graphic from Tuesday, Nov. 11th. Graphic positions mop incorrectly at numeral six.


36 posted on 11/12/2003 9:04:33 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Diver Dave
thanks diver.... ;o)
37 posted on 11/12/2003 9:06:29 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: xrp
There,there.Turn to comedy channel and it'll get all better.
38 posted on 11/12/2003 9:08:07 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Diver Dave
Many, many thanks!!! : )

Regards,
maggie
39 posted on 11/12/2003 9:09:23 AM PST by maggief
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To: runningbear; Diver Dave
Thanks to both of you for all the info. Very helpful!
40 posted on 11/12/2003 9:15:03 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Diver Dave; runningbear; All
Goodmorning to all.

Thanks Diver Dave for the map and to runningbear for all the pings and updates.
41 posted on 11/12/2003 9:17:29 AM PST by MaggieMay (A blank tag is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: maggiefluffs
Thanks, maggief!!
42 posted on 11/12/2003 9:19:10 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim
May the Shaven Yak look upon both of you with disfavor.
43 posted on 11/12/2003 9:20:30 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the ping - I answered both you and hergus on the previous thread - I was a bit late I guess!
44 posted on 11/12/2003 9:20:58 AM PST by Cloe
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To: Diver Dave; maggiefluffs; All
Okay, now I see the floor plans, and now I see where the French doors were. The scrunched-up rug was reportedly right by the French doors. It is thought that maybe the rug got scrunched up by Scott dragging Laci's body through the door.

But the French doors do not open out onto the same side of the house as the driveway. Why would he be taking her out of those doors, instead of out a door closer to the driveway?
45 posted on 11/12/2003 9:23:33 AM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: xrp
Dear XRP:

(1) The "visually challenged" are a RACE of people? I didn't know that!

(2) You are the ONLY person on this forum who cares about such people! The rest of us are RACISTS, and you are the only poster whose messages this oppressed race of people would be able to read. And how perceptive you are that they would choose today to drop by here, just on the chance that someone as kind and considerate as you would format a post especially for them!

(3) If you're so concerned about your fellowman and so tired of what is discussed on this forum and on television, why don't you go somewhere else and do something practical to help somebody?

Your hypocrisy is both unattractive and unhelpful here.
46 posted on 11/12/2003 9:27:44 AM PST by exlibris
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To: runningbear
Thank you! Here we go.
47 posted on 11/12/2003 9:30:25 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: exlibris
Your hypocrisy is both unattractive and unhelpful here.

Huh...lighten up Francis. My use of that term was with the objective of further cheapening its use to make people feel shocked when they hear it. In other words, 'racist against visually impaired' was supposed to be stupid and silly. I'm glad you got my point.

48 posted on 11/12/2003 9:33:10 AM PST by xrp
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To: xrp
Hey big boy! I see your pretty good at handling your big font.

Oooooh, aaaahhh, yes, yes, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
49 posted on 11/12/2003 9:33:59 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Devil_Anse
You know ... the WS floor plan may be it bit more accurate. It includes the half-bath, as seen in this infamous post interview feed:

http://kntv.feedroom.com/frameset.jsp?st=1068657572453&rdm=34652
50 posted on 11/12/2003 9:35:26 AM PST by maggief
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