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SCOTT'S FISHY FURY
The New York Post ^ | June 15 2004 | Howard Breuer

Posted on 06/15/2004 5:32:05 AM PDT by runningbear

SCOTT'S FISHY FURY

SCOTT'S FISHY FURY

By HOWARD BREUER

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June 15, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Scott Peterson hotly cursed and threw a flashlight after police grilled him about his suspicious fishing trip the day his pregnant wife, Laci, disappeared, one officer testified yesterday.

"I asked him what he was fishing for," Modesto Detective Matthew Spurlock told rapt jurors during the start of the third week of Peterson's murder trial.

"He had this blank look for a second or so, his eyes shifted a bit. And he didn't really answer the question.

"I asked what he was using for bait, and I got the same kind of response . . . this blank shifting," Spurlock said. "He couldn't really answer. Then he said, 'a silver lure,' and he held his hands about 7 to 8 inches apart."

Spurlock said that when he then asked Peterson to leave the house, he watched as the fertilizer salesman cursed through gritted teeth and threw a flashlight to the ground.

"It sounded like 'f - - -,' like it was being said out of frustration," the cop said............

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Mistrial denied in surprise testimony

Mistrial denied in surprise testimony

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BY GARTH STAPLEY
BEE STAFF WRITER

Last Updated: June 15, 2004, 04:20:32 AM PDT

REDWOOD CITY -- The judge in Scott Peterson's double-murder trial refused to declare a mistrial Monday over surprise testimony about Peterson's use of an obscenity shortly after his pregnant wife disappeared.

Superior Court Judge Alfred Delucchi gently chastised prosecutor Rick Distaso for pulling a fast one, but concluded that it was not a gross violation of trial procedure.

Also Monday, Sharon Rocha cried as she looked away from a large screen showing remains of her daughter, Laci Peterson. Minutes later, pictures of her smiling daughter splashed on the screen and Rocha quietly got up and exited the courtroom.

And two Modesto police officers said Scott Peterson seemed caught off-guard when first asked about his solo fishing trip.

Sparks flew after lead defense attorney Mark Geragos asked Delucchi for a mistrial, in a motion that drew snickers from the audience.........

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Angry Geragos Asks For Mistrial In Case
Police Officer Says Peterson Cursed

Angry Geragos Asks For Mistrial In Case
Police Officer Says Peterson Cursed

(AP)

June 14 (BCN) — A furious Mark Geragos asked for a mistrial this morning in the Scott Peterson double murder trial after prosecutors failed to inform him that a police officer overheard Peterson use an expletive on the night his wife Laci went missing. .........

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Prosecution slowly builds case in Peterson trial
Debate over merits of deliberate strategy


Vicki Ellen Behringer / AP file
Prosecutor Rick Distaso, third from left, gestures to the jury, during opening arguments as Scott Peterson and Judge Alfred A. Delucchi listen in a Redwood City, Calif., courtroom June 1, 2004, in this courtroom sketch.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: avoidingchildsupport; baby; babyunborn; conner; deathpenaltytime; dontubelievemyalibi; getarope; ibefishing; laci; lacipeterson; smallbaby; smallchild; sonkiller; unborn; wifekiller
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update on Scott Peterson trial.
1 posted on 06/15/2004 5:32:06 AM PDT by runningbear
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; TexKat; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; ...

PINGING......


2 posted on 06/15/2004 5:32:43 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: cherry; Velveeta; kmiller1k; STOCKHRSE; winstar1k; lakey; oc-flyfish; SunnyUsa; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ...

PINGING......


3 posted on 06/15/2004 5:33:20 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
Thanks so much for an excellent thread! I hope you will keep it up. I'm a CourtTV junkie, but I'm glad this one isn't being televised, (in the interest of Justice, and so Geragos strutting and preening won't get the attention he craves), but I am interested in the daily recaps and good reporting.

Thanks again.

4 posted on 06/15/2004 5:36:43 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@God Blessed America With Ronald Reagan.com)
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To: runningbear
Thanks so much for an excellent thread! I hope you will keep it up. I'm a CourtTV junkie, but I'm glad this one isn't being televised, (in the interest of Justice, and so Geragos strutting and preening won't get the attention he craves), but I am interested in the daily recaps and good reporting.

Thanks again.

5 posted on 06/15/2004 5:36:44 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@God Blessed America With Ronald Reagan.com)
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Peterson Prosecutors Turn to Police

Peterson Prosecutors Turn to Police

Tuesday June 15, 2004 10:46 AM

By BRIAN SKOLOFF

Associated Press Writer

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors in the Scott Peterson murder trial have turned to the police officers who first investigated his wife's death, while Peterson's defense is trying to characterize the probe as sloppy and incomplete.

Two officers took the witness stand Monday in Peterson's double-murder trial, one testifying that a few items in the Petersons' otherwise tidy home raised his suspicions almost immediately.

Officer Derrick Letsinger said Monday that he didn't smell bleach and didn't notice any signs of a recent cleaning, he did say that he became skeptical after seeing a crumpled rug, dirty towels on the washing machine and a wet mop behind an otherwise ``model home.''

Prosecutors have argued that Peterson's pregnant wife, Laci, was killed in the couple's Modesto home and her body was dumped in San Francisco Bay around Christmas Eve in 2002.

Another officer, Matthew Spurlock, said there was something else that seemed suspicious: Peterson's alibi. Peterson told him he had been fishing alone on the bay the day his wife died, but could not say what he was trying to catch......

6 posted on 06/15/2004 5:43:38 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: YaYa123

your welcome... hubby signed up with Direct TV, and I still don't have much time to watch stuff... Like the puter instead.... but has draw backs too.... (sometimes)


7 posted on 06/15/2004 5:44:40 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear

Study of a sociopath.


8 posted on 06/15/2004 5:51:59 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: runningbear
Boy that does sound fishy. Any one I know who goes fishing could tell you not just what they were using, but how they were using it, why they were using it, and how they did.

For example, Sunday night I went out for a little bass fishing near a beaver dam from 7pm-8pm. I was using 5" moss colored senko worms rigged weedless and weightless in less than 3 feet of water. I caught two largemouth bass.

9 posted on 06/15/2004 6:14:41 AM PDT by Huck (We miss you Ronnie!)
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To: runningbear
This guy sure acts like a guilty man, from start to finish. I can't help but think he did it.
10 posted on 06/15/2004 6:15:43 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Huck

I do not go fishing very often but I can always remember what I was trying to fish for-walleyes, crappies, perch, etc. You use different lures or bait for your fish of choice plus you position your boat in areas conducive to catching what you are looking for. Further, sometimes you just sit on one spot and sometimes you troll. Even a neophyte knows this stuff. I assume the jurors do too. Scott should have thought about this.


11 posted on 06/15/2004 6:21:10 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: runningbear; All

CHECK THIS OUT!!!! Read down a few posts. Snotty has a new love interest.
http://board2.courttv.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=133236


12 posted on 06/15/2004 6:21:30 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O

Just unbelievable. Bet his parents are so proud.


13 posted on 06/15/2004 6:27:51 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: Constitution Day

Even early in the case, Scotty could have used a spinner...

14 posted on 06/15/2004 6:37:23 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (John Kerry - Not the Swiftest Boat in the Delta.)
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To: Jackie-O
"Scott Peterson is passing 'love notes' of a sexual nature to this woman social worker in the prison!! On ctv now. She has turned the notes in to the authorites. Catherine Crier says Scott Peterson is propositioning this woman.

The woman is married.

Catherine Crier's guest is saying Scott Peterson is showing us that he puts himself FIRST above anyone and anything else."

15 posted on 06/15/2004 6:38:49 AM PDT by EggsAckley (..........Hatred is the bastard child of ignorance........)
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To: EggsAckley; runningbear; All

This entire thing just keeps getting crazier and crazier. Do you guys think he's going to change his plea to insanity?


16 posted on 06/15/2004 6:42:19 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

He was hust counting his blessings that he wasn't using "Deadbait"

Groan


17 posted on 06/15/2004 6:42:42 AM PDT by TexasTransplant ("You know, I think the best possible social program is a job" Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: TexasTransplant

You can't talk about Scotty that way... he's my CHUM.


18 posted on 06/15/2004 6:45:10 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (John Kerry - Not the Swiftest Boat in the Delta.)
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To: EggsAckley; bonfire; Devil_Anse

Unfortunately, I don't think any of this will come into the trial...unless Snotty himself takes the stand.
Dev, what do you think??


19 posted on 06/15/2004 6:45:32 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Slim, You are sentenced to thirty lashes with a wet mackerel.


20 posted on 06/15/2004 6:47:12 AM PDT by EggsAckley (..........Hatred is the bastard child of ignorance........)
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To: EggsAckley

I don't even get a herring first?


21 posted on 06/15/2004 6:48:35 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (John Kerry - Not the Swiftest Boat in the Delta.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Stop!! Your killing me!! ROFLMAO!!!!


22 posted on 06/15/2004 6:51:10 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear

Thanks for all the pings. I haven't been around much and when I get here there are usually so many posts I can never begin to catch up. Maybe today will be different.


23 posted on 06/15/2004 6:54:32 AM PDT by muggs
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To: Jackie-O

Never... I'm on a mission from Cod.


24 posted on 06/15/2004 6:54:57 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (John Kerry - Not the Swiftest Boat in the Delta.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
You're reminding me of the punchline of that old joke....... (can't remember the lead-in). After the scientists crossed the three fish, they named it Co-Wal-Ski. But it was so dumb they had to teach it how to swim.

[Oh, yeah, Coho, Wall-eyed pike, and Muskie.]

25 posted on 06/15/2004 6:59:39 AM PDT by EggsAckley (..........Hatred is the bastard child of ignorance........)
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To: EggsAckley; Canadian Outrage; Howlin

No one is talking about the pants she had on when her body surfaced being identified by # by the company rep yesterday late..They had mock cuffs, not real cuffs(Amy said she didn't recall the pants Laci wore to the Salon having cuffs).... The illusion was created by stitching and they had shown Amy a picture at first...?

I am hopeful a link is established firmly that the pants are identical to the ones she had on at the Salon.

Geragos ,hammering away, made a big deal out of the color being "stone" instead of cream or tan until the Judge cut him off as the rep said it described a color of tan...

I read this on Websleuths ... a poster attended the trial yesterday. She said the prosecuter asked...were the pants black?..NO, the rep said and that ended that...She had a favorable opinion of the prosecution.


26 posted on 06/15/2004 7:00:02 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Nah, you're floundering, but I think you're going to skate . . .

Unlike Scott.

27 posted on 06/15/2004 7:00:43 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of Venery (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Great one!


28 posted on 06/15/2004 7:02:49 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: AnAmericanMother; EggsAckley; MEG33
Nah, you're floundering, but I think you're going to skate . . .

Unlike Scott.

Scotty thinks his legal team is good enough to get the case to tuna round to his favor.

29 posted on 06/15/2004 7:06:20 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (John Kerry - Not the Swiftest Boat in the Delta.)
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To: runningbear

Thanks for the update RB!


30 posted on 06/15/2004 7:07:43 AM PDT by drjulie
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To: MEG33
Thanks for the info Meg..I missed allot of the coverage yesterday, Cubbies were playing Houston an Clemens was pitching. Great game.
31 posted on 06/15/2004 7:09:27 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the update...if it weren't for good FREEPERS like you and Fox News'Greta I wouldn't have a clue as to the court proceedings...

Thanks again, I really appreciate the threads!

32 posted on 06/15/2004 7:11:30 AM PDT by antivenom ("Never argue with an idiot, he'll bring you down to his level - then beat you with experience.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Scotty needs to be put in his plaice before he incurs the wrasse of the betta sort . . .


33 posted on 06/15/2004 7:14:59 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of Venery (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: EggsAckley

I think he puts "Mr. Happy" first...strange how men let that lil fella ruin their lives...


34 posted on 06/15/2004 7:19:03 AM PDT by antivenom ("Never argue with an idiot, he'll bring you down to his level - then beat you with experience.")
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To: Jackie-O

"Snotty has a new love interest."

Strange but not surprising. Awhile back I said that we are probably going to see a series of obsessions with women. If this is true we can safely assume that the obsession with Amber is over.


35 posted on 06/15/2004 7:19:49 AM PDT by drjulie
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Scotties' mother is there to "perch" over Geragos' shoulder to ensure Baby Boy's story is swallowed, hook, line and sinker.


36 posted on 06/15/2004 7:20:14 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: antivenom

"Men are all alike. Unzip their pants and their brains fall out."


37 posted on 06/15/2004 7:22:38 AM PDT by EggsAckley (..........Hatred is the bastard child of ignorance........)
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To: Jackie-O

I got nothing much out of "coverage" yesterday...The Websleuths site was where I got the best info.


38 posted on 06/15/2004 7:23:13 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: antivenom
I think he puts "Mr. Happy" first...strange how men let that lil fella ruin their lives...

I'm not following THAT closely, but isn't this at the heart of his defense? That he is such a philanderer, he would never have killed Laci just to be with Amber . . .

39 posted on 06/15/2004 7:23:52 AM PDT by pettifogger
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To: pettifogger

Some of phone calls with Amber will be interesting...My theory is that a baby would cramp his style and as Laci might divorce him over his philandering some day, he didn't want child support payments dogging him....Only Scottie knows for sure.


40 posted on 06/15/2004 7:50:02 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: pettifogger
OHHH he wasn't gonna let a wife get in his way...WE know that...it was 'lil Conner he didn't want to deal with...two against one...Snotty Scotty saw Laci ganging up on him and he didn't like a fight with 2 against 1...

Scotty truly believes he is G-d's gift to women and that he isn't accountable to anyone...

41 posted on 06/15/2004 7:50:57 AM PDT by antivenom ("Never argue with an idiot, he'll bring you down to his level - then beat you with experience.")
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To: antivenom; MEG33

Not saying I AGREE with the purported defense, or that it's a winner, just that it is what it is.


42 posted on 06/15/2004 7:52:30 AM PDT by pettifogger
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To: pettifogger

Wasn't Geragos in that 60's folk trio, Peter Paul and Mary? He sure looks like one of them.....


43 posted on 06/15/2004 7:54:23 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: runningbear

good morning RB..thanks for the pings...seems we are going to see some bad acting out of MG as he tries to distort the truth and cling to anything that will create doubt, all to show Snotts family they are gettng their moneys worth...six figures = fire and brimstone.....7 figures (million bucks) = blood sweat and tears !! who ever said bad actors don't rake in the bucks !


44 posted on 06/15/2004 7:55:22 AM PDT by Searching4Justice
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Let the jury MULLET over for awhile.


45 posted on 06/15/2004 8:48:59 AM PDT by Sender (Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. -Tolstoy)
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To: runningbear
we had DIRECT too, but switched to DISH when they had one of those special deals for signing up. No extra charge for extra independent tv connections. It's fabulous!!! Satellite tv in almost every room of the house and everyone is watching what they like.

Best thing in the world is having tv on my computer room.

46 posted on 06/15/2004 9:01:07 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@God Blessed America With Ronald Reagan.com)
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To: Jackie-O

Geragos opening statement: (page 15) "They didn't find any blood. They found fish emulsion in the boat."

http://www.mercurynews.com/multimedia/mercurynews/archive/peterson_defense_opening.pdf

Interesting- Yet, when asked what kind of fish Snott said: "I don't know".. So how did fish emulsion get in the boat, fish emulsion you can buy it in gardening stores as a fertilizer..


47 posted on 06/15/2004 9:25:05 AM PDT by juzcuz
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To: Devil_Anse; runningbear; fiesti; Canadian Outrage; Velveeta; All
Read this blogg...lots of info from inside the courtroom yesterday...
And Dev, notice that Laci's tennis shoes AND sandals were outside the french doors... http://www.misfitting.com/
48 posted on 06/15/2004 9:25:11 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: All

Try this...
http://www.misfitting.com/


49 posted on 06/15/2004 9:25:43 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O

I read this -about the love interest-on the front of some tabloid at the grocery store yesterday, but I didn't believe it.

NOW I DO!!!

What a PIG!!!


50 posted on 06/15/2004 9:29:34 AM PDT by sissyjane (You're either with us or against us.)
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