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SCOTT'S STICKY TAPES
The NY Post ^ | 3/23/04 | Howard BREUER

Posted on 03/23/2004 5:30:59 AM PST by runningbear

SCOTT'S STICKY TAPES

SCOTT'S STICKY TAPES

By HOWARD BREUER

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SCOTT PETERSON "A host of lies."

March 23, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Jurors will be allowed to see TV interviews in which double-murder suspect Scott Peterson discusses his affair with Amber Frey and other aspects of the Laci Peterson case, a judge ruled yesterday.

Peterson's attorney, Mark Geragos, had tried to exclude the interviews with Diane Sawyer and other reporters, arguing that they were "spliced and diced."

But Judge Alfred Delucchi said the interviews could be offered to "show consciousness of guilt and evidence of the defendant's state of mind."

Prosecutor Rick Distaso said he wants to use the interviews to convince jurors that Peterson told "a whole host of lies to shift blame from himself."

For instance, Peterson, 31, told Sawyer that Frey was the only woman with whom he'd had an affair, but police later learned of at least one other affair early in the couple's marriage, Distaso has said.

In response to the remarks, Peterson leaned back and threw the prosecutor a disapproving glance.

A Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer close to Geragos said the TV tapes will make it a lot harder for jurors to believe that Peterson didn't kill his wife and unborn son - who washed up dead last April along the same body of water where Peterson said he went fishing the day Laci disappeared.

"Why should 12 jurors believe anything Peterson has to say when they could go back to one or more lies that he told?" said attorney Gregory Brenner. "That is going to be really big in coming back to haunt him at trial."

In recent motions, Distaso said he also wants to play tape of Peterson saying he told police about Frey on Christmas Eve 2002, hours after his pregnant wife disappeared. Police say they first learned of the affair from Frey when she contacted them six days later.

Peterson also told Sawyer that police likely found blood in the pickup truck they confiscated.

"I know for a fact there'd be plenty of blood in there from me. You know, I work on farms and you can take a look at my hands now and they have cuts all over them," the fertilizer salesman told Sawyer.

Also yesterday, Geragos declined to give the judge a list of witnesses who could .........

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Jurors Will Be Able To See Peterson TV Interviews

Jurors Will Be Able To See Peterson TV Interviews

POSTED: 9:29 am PST March 22, 2004
UPDATED: 4:15 pm PST March 22, 2004

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- The jury at Scott Peterson's double-murder trial will be allowed to hear television interviews he did in the weeks after his wife's disappearance in which he discussed the search for Laci Peterson and admitted having an affair, a judge ruled Monday.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had argued the interviews have no relevance in the case.

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Video On Demand: KTVU Legal Panel Discusses Peterson Change Of Venue Possibilities

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Video On Demands: Attorney Mark Geraqos Comments Outside Courthouse Monday

"The statements do not amount to admissions or confessions since they relate to collateral matters rather than the crime for which Mr. Peterson now stands falsely accused," Geragos wrote in a court filing.

Prosecutors allege Peterson lied repeatedly during the interviews.

"The defendant gives statements that conflict with those he told police, initially lies about his relationship with (massage therapist) Amber Frey, lies about his relationship with his wife ... and makes numerous admissions that evidence his guilt," prosecutors wrote in a Feb. 23 filing.

Judge Alfred A. Delucchi said the interviews can "show consciousness of guilt" and the "defendant's state of mind" and their "probative value outweighs any prejudicial value."

Prosecutors likely will introduce as evidence four TV interviews with Peterson -- one by Diane Sawyer of ABC News and three by Northern California stations.

Scott Peterson: The Interviews

Rowlands One-On-One With Scott Peterson (Part 1)
Rowlands One-On-One With Scott Peterson (Part 2)
Timeline: Laci Peterson Case

During the interviews, the prosecution alleges, Peterson lied about his relationship with his wife and about being cooperative and forthcoming with police.

In court documents, prosecutors claim Peterson implicated himself through a series of incongruous statements on camera:

-- Peterson said he fully cooperated with police and told officers on Christmas Eve about his affair with Frey. Prosecutors claim Peterson denied his relationship with Frey on Dec. 30, 2002 -- the day Frey first told police of the affair.

-- Peterson said he told his wife about the affair and she was "at peace" ............

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Behind-the-scenes attorneys are key in trial

Article Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2004 - 5:15:18 AM PST

Lawyer Mark Geragos, center, and his defense team leaves the San Mateo Superior Court house during the lunch break of the pre-trial hearing for Scott Peterson in Redwood City, Calif., Monday March 1, 2004. Peterson is charged in the deaths of his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son. (AP Photo/ Frederic Larson, Pool)

Behind-the-scenes attorneys are key in trial
Harris and Harris are the right-hand men

By Jason Dearen and Tim Hay, STAFF WRITERS

While defense attorney Mark Geragos and prosecutor Rick Distaso are the personalities that jurors will come to know in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial, they won't be the ones doing all the legal footwork.

The prosecution and defense each has a tough, competent lawyer riding shotgun -- one who helps shape the case well out of the limelight, and keeps track of the innumerable details that, taken together, could mean the difference between life and death for the defendant.

They're both named Harris. They will both be quiet and unassuming while the front men put on their cases for the jury, but behind the scenes, they are the bulldogs.

"The No. 2 attorney does the grunt work, like writing the boring motions," said Daniel Horowitz, an Oakland defense lawyer who has been following the Peterson case.

The second attorney also is key in organizing the volumes of information and doing the research that shapes legal arguments. Both attorneys declined to be interviewed for this story.

Contrasting styles ........

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Peterson's attorney reaffirms client's innocence as first qualified juror selected

Posted on Mon, Mar. 22, 2004

Peterson's attorney reaffirms client's innocence as first qualified juror selected

By Brian Anderson

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

REDWOOD CITY - His partner suggested Scott Peterson was guilty. And his job pairs him at times with South Bay prosecutors.

Juror 4663 even has testified as an expert witness in the prosecution of polluters -- a detail not lost on defense attorney Mark Geragos.

"I'm a little concerned," Geragos told the man this morning. "You seem like a juror I would not want to have on the case."

Yet the environmental inspector with the City of San Jose said he believed he could fairly sit in judgment at Peterson's murder trial. Peterson, he agreed, is still innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

So it was today that the middle-age man with the soft tone and wire-rimmed glasses became the first juror to be qualified to serve on a panel that will be seated in Peterson's trial.

In fact, he was the only one of five prospective jurors called into the second floor courtroom here to make the cut today. The others, who said they were against the death penalty or against Peterson, were allowed out of the high-profile trial.

Chipping away

In what was the first day of individual jury questioning, Judge Alfred Delucchi and lawyers on both sides of the case began chipping away at 300 or so potential jurors remaining from a pool of 1,000 people initially summoned. Their goal is to find 80 people who could serve as jurors in what is expected to be a five or six month trial -- a task that started strong with Juror 4663's qualification but then seemed to stall...........

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the Peterson trial For many are called but few are chosen...
1 of 13 potential jurors makes it past first interview

the Peterson trial For many are called but few are chosen...
1 of 13 potential jurors makes it past first interview

Stacy Finz and Diana Walsh, Chronicle Staff Writers

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

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More than half didn't even make it inside the courtroom door.

And those who did, with just one exception, were booted about as fast as you can say Scott Peterson.

Seating a jury in the high-profile capital murder case got off to a rocky start Monday, the first day that prospective jurors were asked to go in for individual interviews with the judge and lawyers on the case. Thirteen were called.

But before the one-on-one questioning began, prosecutors and defense attorneys excused seven right off the bat. The dismissed jurors had made it clear, in a 23-page questionnaire they filled out two weeks ago, that they either couldn't keep an open mind in the case or had philosophical problems with the death penalty.

The remaining six were taken in one at a time to answer questions. Five of those were disqualified, too.

At least one of those said he thought Peterson was guilty and that he couldn't stay away from media reports of the case. Another said she could be fair and impartial, but that her work would pay her salary for only three of the six months the trial is expected to last.

One woman lasted less than a minute when she said she could not vote to execute another human being. Another woman said that if she found Peterson guilty of the charges, she would only recommend death and would not consider an optional punishment of life in prison.

In the end, just one man, an environmental investigator for the city of San Jose who helps prosecutors build cases against toxic polluters, was asked to return in six weeks for the final selection process. ..........

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Judge allows use of Scott Peterson TV interviews as evidence

Posted on Tue, Mar. 23, 2004

Judge allows use of Scott Peterson TV interviews as evidence

BRIAN SKOLOFF

Associated Press

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Television interviews Scott Peterson gave in the weeks after his wife's disappearance in which he discussed the search for Laci Peterson and admitted having an affair will be allowed to be used at his double-murder trial.

Judge Alfred A. Delucchi ruled Monday that the television interviews can "show consciousness of guilt" and the "defendant's state of mind."

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had argued the interviews have no relevance in the case.

"The statements do not amount to admissions or confessions since they relate to collateral matters rather than the crime for which Mr. Peterson now stands falsely accused," Geragos wrote in a court filing.

Prosecutors allege Peterson lied repeatedly during the interviews.

Also Monday, Geragos said he would wait before possibly seeking a second change of venue. A Stanislaus County judge moved the case from Modesto after finding an impartial jury could not be seated in Peterson's hometown.

"What we've decided to do is go through jury selection," Geragos said outside the courtroom, adding he would reevaluate later whether to seek a move.

Peterson could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and their unborn son.

Authorities allege he killed Laci Peterson on Dec. 23 or 24, 2002 because he was having an affair with a massage therapist, then dumped Laci's body in San Francisco Bay. The bodies of his wife and unborn son washed ashore nearly four months later.

Prosecutors likely will introduce as evidence four TV interviews with Peterson - one by Diane Sawyer of ABC News and three by Northern California stations.

During the interviews, the prosecution alleges, Peterson lied about his relationship with his wife and about being cooperative with police. Prosecutors claim Peterson implicated himself through a series of incongruous statements on camera:

_ Peterson said he told his wife about the affair and she was "at peace" with it. But witnesses will testify that Laci Peterson never mentioned the affair, and they "did not perceive any evidence of the affair" in the way the couple interacted, according to a prosecution filing........

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1 posted on 03/23/2004 5:30:59 AM PST by runningbear
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To: Constitution Day

Scotty on tape!
2 posted on 03/23/2004 5:41:18 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Just once I'd like to get by on my looks.)
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To: Jackie-O; Devil_Anse; Canadian Outrage; Velveeta; Spunky; Howlin; Diver Dave; RGSpincich; ...
Pinging..... OMG, I lost my ping list at work since they did a change over to windows 2000. I can't find or retrieve it... ping the other please.......

have to re-send an older one from home tomorrow..... ;o(

3 posted on 03/23/2004 5:41:46 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
How inconsiderate of your employer! ;~)
4 posted on 03/23/2004 5:55:54 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: runningbear
Rule #1: Don't say nothin' to nobody!

Rule #2: Don't trust nobody, not even your Mother!

If more criminals followed these simple rules, the Police would have a much more difficult job. Fortunately for us all, criminals are stupid.
5 posted on 03/23/2004 5:57:08 AM PST by bondjamesbond (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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To: runningbear
BUMP
6 posted on 03/23/2004 6:19:19 AM PST by GrandMoM (GOD is working in secret, behind the scenes even when it looks like nothing will ever change! JM)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
SCOTT'S STICKY TAPES

Scott found out long ago that this situation couldn't be fixed by duct tape alone..

7 posted on 03/23/2004 6:23:55 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: runningbear
GOOD!! Let the games begin. I, for one, will be glad to see the perpetual smirk wiped of off Snotty's face --- and the tapes, along with Amber's testimony, ought to do that!
8 posted on 03/23/2004 6:48:12 AM PST by soozla (Putting "butter on the message bread" since 1998)
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To: runningbear; Jackie-O; Devil_Anse; Canadian Outrage; Velveeta; All
If Gregaros doesn't get his way, and get another change of venue, The Judge has set May 17, as the day for opening statements.
I think it was the 17th. I know for sure it was May. Its the pits when you can't remember from one room to the next. :-)
9 posted on 03/23/2004 7:21:48 AM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: runningbear
I know I couldn't possibly serve on that jury.
10 posted on 03/23/2004 7:43:23 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Until Kofi Annan rides the Jerusalem RTD....nothing will change.)
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To: grizzfan
BTT
11 posted on 03/23/2004 8:38:34 AM PST by Lucy Lake
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To: runningbear
Peterson said he told his wife about the affair and she was "at peace" .......

He omitted to mention to Diane that as he told Laci, she was wearing a blue tarp and heading for a coral reef...

12 posted on 03/23/2004 8:58:24 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: All
How many of us, IF we had the time to serve, would make it onto the jury? I would definitely be thrown off because my brother is an attorney and most importantly because I had a baby the week Connor was to be born.
13 posted on 03/23/2004 9:00:37 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: grizzfan
Thanks. Grizzfan, for the ping!
14 posted on 03/23/2004 9:01:46 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: grizzfan
WOW!
Thanks for the "special" alert.
It will be such a pleasure to watch Geragos
go down in flames.
15 posted on 03/23/2004 9:16:51 AM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: Yaelle
FOFL!
16 posted on 03/23/2004 9:48:18 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Yaelle
From the article above:

"Another woman said that if she found Peterson guilty of the charges, she would only recommend death and would not consider an optional punishment of life in prison."

That would be me...I wouldn't make it either
17 posted on 03/23/2004 9:50:39 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Yaelle
"How many of us, IF we had the time to serve, would make it onto the jury? I would definitely be thrown off because my brother is an attorney and most importantly because I had a baby the week Connor was to be born."

I think most of us regular posters would be rejected. I imagine they would look for people who haven't visted web sites on this topic or posted to chats or discussion boards. If you were picked, could you be fair? Interestingly, I think I could. I'm very good at being objective/analytical when I need to be and I do believe that people deserve fair trials. I thought it was interesting that the questionnaire asked if the respondent had training in psychology/counseling, etc. Is that something the defense wants or doesn't want? Mmmmmm I'm not terribly knowledgable of jury selection, although I do think it is more art than science. It's easier to predict individual behavior than group behavior.
18 posted on 03/23/2004 9:52:31 AM PST by drjulie
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To: Spunky
LOL! If only I could remember where I put those Ginko Biloba capsules.....
19 posted on 03/23/2004 9:52:53 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: runningbear
Sorry for the mental image, but I thought this would be a Scott Ritter thread.
20 posted on 03/23/2004 9:54:09 AM PST by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: Velveeta; runningbear; All
Morning. Thanks for the ping and the new thread rb.
After watching LKL and Greta last night I really started to think about the Sawyer interview. Everyone was talking about how the tapes showed he was lying about Laci being ok about the affair, the thing about the nursery. Well Laci is not able to testify to prove that a lie.
But what no one mentions is that in that interview, he said he told LE about the affair on the first night, when in fact he did NOT tell LE about the affair until confronted with the photos of him and Amber. LE will be able to testify about "Big Lie #1." He also says in that interview that he told Amber the truth about being married and his wife big "missing" early on, and that the inappropriate relationship was over. The tape recorded phone calls and Amber's testimony will go to prove "Big Lie #2.
IMO these two things are BIG. Definitely shows consciousness of guilt.
21 posted on 03/23/2004 10:15:47 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O
Yep.and i think this is the very reason the judge is allowing the tapes.
22 posted on 03/23/2004 10:28:01 AM PST by suzyq5558 (The demodemons are ANGRY at the administration? so pray tell what is new?)
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To: Velveeta; Devil_Anse; Canadian Outrage
You ladies have freepmail.
23 posted on 03/23/2004 10:39:47 AM PST by Jackie-O (BBL)
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To: suzyq5558; runningbear; Velveeta; Devil_Anse; Canadian Outrage; grizzfan; onyx; Howlin; ...
2 more jurors accepted this AM.
24 posted on 03/23/2004 10:44:47 AM PST by Jackie-O (BBL)
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To: Yaelle; drjulie; reformedcrat; Sandylapper
ping to my last post
25 posted on 03/23/2004 10:46:18 AM PST by Jackie-O (BBL)
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To: Spunky
Spunky...2 more jurors accepted this morning.
26 posted on 03/23/2004 10:48:32 AM PST by Jackie-O (BBL)
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To: Jackie-O
2 more jurors.
How many seated thus far?
27 posted on 03/23/2004 2:08:42 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: soozla
You and me both. I cannot wait to have that wretched SMIRK wiped clean off. The guy disgusts me even more than his Lawyer.
28 posted on 03/23/2004 3:06:42 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Yaelle
Both you and Laci should be looking after a ONE year old. What a tremendously awful crime. I'll bet when you look at your little one you really see the horror of what happened to Laci and the LOSS for Sharon and the rest of the family. There are no words strong enough to express my contempt for this animal.
29 posted on 03/23/2004 3:10:09 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: runningbear; reformedcrat
Hi bear. Thanks again for the ping. Can you add reformedcrat to your list. I'll ping her right now but for tomorrow. Thanks
30 posted on 03/23/2004 3:11:56 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: onyx
Will it ever. Geragos definitely needs his ballooned ego punctured!! And this trial could be the one to do it.!! Somehow I just feel like God Himself is going to see that there is Justice for Laci and Connor ON THIS EARTH!!
31 posted on 03/23/2004 3:19:41 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Velveeta
That would be me too ONLY in the town square. ROFL. I wouldn't have any problem filling that syringe and pumping it into his vein. In fact, that's a lot less cruel than what he did to Laci and Connor. Just think about it Vel, after he killed Laci, in the next hour his SON was dying.
32 posted on 03/23/2004 3:22:52 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Canadian Outrage
Somehow I just feel like God Himself is going to see that there is Justice for Laci and Connor ON THIS EARTH!!






Oh yeah.
SP and "Smarmy" shouldn't get away with this one.
And I do and I will thank God for justice in this case.

I hate to write this,
let alone even think it,
but I am praying the jury
will not include an idiot woman
who might have a "liking" for SP.


33 posted on 03/23/2004 3:25:31 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: Jackie-O
You are right on Jackie!! And then factor in all the other lies. I mean, his lies stack up like cord wood. He is quickly going to become a man that NOBODY can believe other than his dimwit parents. How do they have the nerve to call him a "perfect" son? Perfect sons don't do things as demonic and brutal as this.
34 posted on 03/23/2004 3:29:01 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Jackie-O
You have mail backatchya l'il girl.
35 posted on 03/23/2004 3:30:44 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: drjulie
Interesting julie. I wonder which way the Defense wants it in relation to your occupation???
36 posted on 03/23/2004 3:33:23 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: runningbear
He said he told Laci about his affair and she was "at peace"!! Being AT PEACE is said of the dead!!
37 posted on 03/23/2004 3:35:41 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: onyx
Hopefully there will be a Foreperson who has a strong personality. I doubt the Prosecution wants 20 something women on this Jury.
38 posted on 03/23/2004 3:37:06 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Ann Archy
Your right!! And just thinking about somebody being "at peace" with their spouse having an affair is just so rediculous. It's sort of like his: " I find violence towards woman UNAPPROACHABLE"!! You know, I think he is crafty but he is also stoooooopid!! I've heard several statements he made where he used the wrong word. Perhaps he was trying to sound smart. Didn't work!!
39 posted on 03/23/2004 3:42:20 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Canadian Outrage
I am certain the prosecution hates the very idea of a 20 something, plain-Jane single woman. I'm also certain that Smarmy wants as many of them as possible. We shall see.



40 posted on 03/23/2004 3:42:31 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: Canadian Outrage

Worse yet, a 30 something, plain-Jane 'old maid.'
41 posted on 03/23/2004 3:43:26 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: Canadian Outrage
HI, finally got here, thanks for the reminder.

How bad is that!! Get my computer going again and forget to go find the Peterson thread!

What's that's sticky stuff in eggs, that's supposed to be good for memory too. I'll think of it later...

Not to rile the Death Penalty genii, but I don't think I could vote for a death penalty. Philosophically, I can only think of the terror of being condemned for something I didn't do. That would be small consolation if someone ever hurt my kids.

But I supposed tearing someone limb from limb would be different from voting for a lethal injection. lol

I can't wait to see what LE choosed to juxtapose from Scott's interrogations and his TV interviews! Bet they have quite a program in mind.

Pinz
I have to go find the Live Thread to see how Freepers responded to the hearings. Rummy is my hero!

Lecithin!!!


42 posted on 03/23/2004 4:20:47 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: onyx
3 as of 4 hours ago...but I've been out for a while. I'll give the news a listen to see if any more made it today. They are looking to have about 80 to chose from to be seated on May 13.
43 posted on 03/23/2004 4:34:07 PM PST by Jackie-O (BBL)
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To: Jackie-O

OK.
I am depending on you for my news. :)
44 posted on 03/23/2004 4:40:13 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: Jackie-O
They added 2 today so that makes THREE Jurors so far!! Geragos should be penalized for wasting all of last week for his NON-filing!!
45 posted on 03/23/2004 4:52:16 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: runningbear
""I'm a little concerned," Geragos told the man this morning. "You seem like a juror I would not want to have on the case."


Yet the environmental inspector with the City of San Jose said he believed he could fairly sit in judgment at Peterson's murder trial. Peterson, he agreed, is still innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

So it was today that the middle-age man with the soft tone and wire-rimmed glasses became the first juror to be qualified to serve on a panel that will be seated in Peterson's trial."

This really bothers me. The "middle-aged man with the soft tone" (does the reporter imply that the guy is gay?), the first juror chosen, has been set up by Geragos. Geragos accuses him from the get-go of being biased in favor of the prosecution, so he might feel obligated to acquit to show how fair-minded he can be. I hope this juror has a stronger ego, but I think Geragos picked him because he saw a potential wimp.

--Marty
46 posted on 03/23/2004 5:01:08 PM PST by reformedcrat (A new Pubbie who finally woke up.))
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To: reformedcrat
Well once he sees the autopsy photos and listens to Peterson absolutely convict himself, he may well have no trouble. I sort of think that by the time this trial is over the Jurors are gonna want to convict Geragos as well!!
47 posted on 03/23/2004 5:08:29 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Canadian Outrage
LOL, Lynn, I agree. After seeing Geragos act up during the Ryder trial, I can't imagine why anyone would want him representing them. --Marty
48 posted on 03/23/2004 5:30:31 PM PST by reformedcrat (A new Pubbie who finally woke up.))
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To: reformedcrat
I know, he's a total blowhard. Months ago he stood on the courthouse steps with the entire Peterson clan on his butt foaming at the mouth about, how he was setting the bar really high here and that there could be an arrest in oh about 2 hours or very soon. This was supposed to be the real killer. He's embarassing!!
49 posted on 03/23/2004 5:36:47 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: drjulie
I would think that the defense would want someone like you on the jury...isn't a part of your profession to be objective? I think that would make you a most effective Doc.
50 posted on 03/23/2004 5:40:38 PM PST by Jackie-O (BBL)
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