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PETERSON LAWYER SET FOR TIRADE
The New York Post ^ | July 6 2004 | HOWARD BREUER

Posted on 07/06/2004 5:29:41 AM PDT by runningbear

PETERSON LAWYER SET FOR TIRADE

PETERSON LAWYER SET FOR TIRADE

By HOWARD BREUER

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July 6, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — When Scott Peterson's double-murder trial resumes today, defense attorney Mark Geragos is expected to go on another rant and ask the judge to dismiss the case due to prosecutorial misconduct.

Geragos' ire revolves around the testimony of a police detective who recounted for the jury a tip he had received just after Scott Peterson's arrest but dismissed as implausible.

Modesto Detective Allen Brocchini told the jury that a college classmate of Peterson's told him how the defendant had once described how he'd commit the perfect murder.

"He said he would tie a bag around the neck with duct tape, put weights on the hands and throw it into the sea," Brocchini testified.

Geragos is expected to accuse prosecutors of letting Brocchini embellish his account to explain an error or omission made at Peterson's expense.

Brocchini said there were other statements by the classmate.......

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Duct tape is a sticky detail for Det. Brocchini

Duct tape is a sticky detail for Det. Brocchini

Officer's statement surrounding a tip to police turns out to be inaccurate

By Jason Dearen, STAFF WRITER

REDWOOD CITY -- When Laci Peterson's body washed up on a shore of the San Francisco Bay in April 2003, a line of duct tape was wrapped around the lower torso.

The grisly detail was first seen by jurors in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial in a photograph displayed during the prosecution's opening statement. Duct tape was mentioned in the courtroom last week by Modesto police Det. Al Brocchini -- the lead investigator in Laci Peterson's disappearance and murder -- who described a phoned-in tip he received a week after her body was found.

The tip came from one of Peterson's former acquaintances. According to Brocchini's report, the acquaintance said Peterson gave a detailed account in 1995 of how he would dispose of a corpse by tying "a bag around the neck with duct tape, put weights on the hands, and throw it into the sea" where fish could eat away at it, making it hard to identify. ......

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AXED LACI JUROR: 'I GET DEATH THREATS'

AXED LACI JUROR: 'I GET DEATH THREATS'

By HOWARD BREUER

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July 4, 2004 -- EXCLUSIVE

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The juror who got kicked off the Scott Peterson jury claims he's received hate mail and death threats for criticizing the prosecution — and says he's so scared, he's moving to another state.

Justin Falconer, 28, told The Post that after saying he believed prosecutors haven't proven Peterson's guilt, he became a lightning rod for trial-watchers.

He said he's complained to the San Mateo Police Department about the threats, and he and his girlfriend are arranging to get out of Dodge........

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Peterson prosecutors still looking for that damning detail

Peterson prosecutors still looking for that damning detail

Monday, July 5, 2004

By BRIAN SKOLOFF
Associated Press Writer

REDWOOD CITY -- It's the prosecution's disjointed story, legal experts say, that likely has jurors in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial questioning what really happened to his pregnant wife.

But there may be a good reason for their failure to weave the cohesive tale.

Prosecutors don't have enough hard evidence to be forceful in their claim that Peterson committed the crime -- neither cause nor time of death, no weapon and no witnesses who saw him do it.

"Those things are the heart of their story and they just don't have it," said Robert Talbot, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Defense lawyers are confident they can pick apart the alleged motive -- an affair with a woman Peterson had only known a short while.

But they aren't without their own challenge: how to explain, convincingly, why the bodies of Laci Peterson and the couple's fetus surfaced just two miles from where Scott Peterson claims he fished alone the day his wife vanished.

The defense says he was..........

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Peterson trial resumes after holiday break

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Posted on Tue, Jul. 06, 2004

Peterson trial resumes after holiday break

BRIAN SKOLOFF

Associated Press

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Prosecutors spent the bulk of last week portraying Scott Peterson as a lying cheat who maintained a relationship with his mistress even after his pregnant wife, Laci, had vanished.

The woman who introduced Peterson to his mistress testified that when she first met him, Peterson never mentioned he was married and told her he had "lost" his first love.

Shawn Sibley said she later set him up with massage therapist Amber Frey, the same woman who prosecutors claim was Peterson's motive to murder his wife........

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


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1 posted on 07/06/2004 5:29:41 AM PDT by runningbear
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; TexKat; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; ...
Pinging for today's court hearing:

2 weekends of vacation spots

Tahoe, Lake Don Pedro

I hope it works because I can't test the link at work, Websense comes up.....lol..

2 posted on 07/06/2004 5:33:35 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: BlondieTx; I. Ben Hurt; Lauratealeaf; RightWingMama; DreamWeaver; The Other Harry; Helen; Howlin; ..
Pinging for today's court hearing:

2 weekends of vacation spots

Tahoe, Lake Don Pedro

I hope it works because I can't test the link at work, Websense comes up.....lol..

3 posted on 07/06/2004 5:34:28 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Mrs Double Tap; r9etb; Yellowcat; clouda; grizzfan; CheneyChick; freeagle; Partisan Hack; ...
Pinging for today's court hearing:

2 weekends of vacation spots

Tahoe, Lake Don Pedro

I hope it works because I can't test the link at work, Websense comes up.....lol..

4 posted on 07/06/2004 5:35:10 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear

It works!!!! Great pictures!


5 posted on 07/06/2004 5:35:44 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Constitution Day
Scotty's been taking some hits....

Perhaps an image makeover will help.

6 posted on 07/06/2004 5:39:38 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Be a Dollar a Day FReeper, and SMILE when you get your Mastercard bill!)
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To: Howlin

thanks... hope no nudie ones showed.....LOL...just kidding....


7 posted on 07/06/2004 5:54:40 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Oh, GROSS!!!!

great pic... who'd of thunk it?

8 posted on 07/06/2004 5:55:16 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear

Beautiful pictures, runningbear!


9 posted on 07/06/2004 6:17:38 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL!..Good Morning, Tijeras!


10 posted on 07/06/2004 6:19:02 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: runningbear

"When Scott Peterson's double murder trial resumes today,
defense attorney Mark Geragos [yawwwn, blink] is expected to go on another rant [yawwwn, stretch] and ask the judge to dismiss the case due to prosecutorial misconduct [yawwwn, clear throat]."

If he does, he'll do it outside the presence of the jury. How can he rag on Brocchini if Brocchini is not on the witness stand? And since the state is doing its case, they are the ones who determine who will take the stand today. If they don't call Brocchini, how will Geragos get him in there to attack him?


11 posted on 07/06/2004 6:23:28 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse

"If he does, he'll do it outside the presence of the jury."

I think the whole duct tape flap was an effort to distract the public (i.e., jurors who are exposed to the media) from Shawn Sibley's damaging testimony. I've noticed that MG likes to leave a good impression, somehow, at the end of every week. Good application of psychological principles, BTW.


12 posted on 07/06/2004 6:28:09 AM PDT by drjulie
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To: drjulie

The entire long weekend filled with breathless pundits, reporters, defense lawyers discussing the fact that the prosecution has no credibility, calls for a mistrial.

I'd say Geragos pulled it off beautifully. Wonder who the little birdie was who leaked the behind closed doors conference details?...

Dear Judge,
The gag order isn't working!


13 posted on 07/06/2004 6:39:45 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: Devil_Anse

I don't know, and the more I thought about the duct tape thing... Didn't he say, he got many bad or fabricated tips, and that was just one? So, only thing I can say is that the judge can determine if it should be disregarded to the jury? I can't see any harm in that testimony...not for a mistrial or admonishments.... ;o)


14 posted on 07/06/2004 6:56:15 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: MEG33

thanks.... only wish I can view a few for a wall paper on work puter.... lol... But bring in the disk tomorrow.... lol..


15 posted on 07/06/2004 6:57:00 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
I can't see any harm in that testimony

On what planet is there no harm in that testimony?

Duct tape is found, prosecutor makes up a story about SP planning to use duct tape years before.

What happened to the concept of telling the truth?

16 posted on 07/06/2004 7:03:02 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: CurlyDave
IMO, no harm.... there is more to scotty and guilt. It is up to the judge, and jury to decide on verdict, and misconduct. Duct tape if I recall, was found wrapped around Laci in the Berkeley East Bay waters.

The truth! Do you think Markie Garagos tells the truth after HE publicly stated on the shows he was on BEFORE he was consulted to represent Mr Scott Peterson, that Scott is involved in the death of Laci and Conner? That the evidence points to Scott?

Oh well....

17 posted on 07/06/2004 7:17:31 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: CurlyDave
prosecutor makes up a story about SP planning to use duct tape years before

This is fact?

18 posted on 07/06/2004 7:20:05 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich

Beth saying it is possible Brocchini will be back on the stand to explain addition of "duct tape " to the tip he described ....AP story of closed door 30 minute meeting behind closed doors before court last Wednesday..

Dear Judge,
The Gag Order is one big joke!


19 posted on 07/06/2004 7:35:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: runningbear
Hi runningbear. I was down your way on vacation last week and have not been able to follow what is going on.

Did Brochenni make up the whole duct tape scenario that Scotts supposed friend told him about?

20 posted on 07/06/2004 8:04:32 AM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Spunky

This is not official..leaked probably by the defense..The word is that the tipster did not use the words "duct tape" and Geragos is going to call for a mistrial, prosecutor should have known, Broncchini lied...disaster looms..Blah blah blah..

We'll know today if it is true, if it is serious, if the judge is going to delete, chastise, ..or anything else the pundits have imagined.


21 posted on 07/06/2004 8:25:34 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: MEG33
Duct tape or gray tape? Building supplies or household supplies? Week ending theatrics by Geragos, no surprise.
22 posted on 07/06/2004 8:34:05 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich

misfitting.com has a chart up describing the testimony of each witness in brief and what it shows...It's worth a look...She didn't get to the Broncchini testimony yet.


23 posted on 07/06/2004 8:41:00 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: CurlyDave; runningbear

On what planet does one attack a poster w/o knowing the FACTS?

Fact: NO ONE in the public knows WHAT the old college friend (Espidia) told Brocchini.

If you have some inside track, and can get information that the public can't, please publish a copy of Old College Friend's statement and also a copy of Brocchini's report of his conversation with Old College Friend.

If not, then learn to be sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth.


24 posted on 07/06/2004 9:26:06 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: MEG33

THE OJ trial keeps coming up in my mind ,they had the guy dead on ,and he still was found not guilty, they have nothing to date on this guy exept that he is a cad, and he was fishing two miles from where the bodies turned up ,I dont know what to think.


25 posted on 07/06/2004 9:29:21 AM PDT by douglas1 (and IF LEFT UP TO YOU AND)
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To: Spunky

How can we know if Brocchini made it up unless we know exactly what is in the old college friend's statement, and in the report Brocchini must've written contemporaneously, and if we haven't heard from the old college friend?

Brocchini also said the old college friend's statement was not credible. Was that a lie too?

Is it too farfetched to imagine that maybe Geragos is telling a lie or two to his many media shills?


26 posted on 07/06/2004 9:29:45 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: douglas1

What to think: (First be sure you're familiar with the facts, including small ones like what she was wearing and when the evidence shows Scott left his house on Dec. 24, etc.)

Then tell yourself sincerely that Scott did not do it, that someone else did it. Then figure out, as much as you can, how, why, when, and where the person killed Laci, hid her body, and escaped without being caught.

Try it. I did.


27 posted on 07/06/2004 9:33:04 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse

LOL....


28 posted on 07/06/2004 9:56:57 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: All
Peterson Trial Resumes this Morning After Long Holiday Break

Snip it:

"(KCBS) - The Scott Peterson double murder trial resumes this morning after a six day holiday recess.

KCBS Reporter Bob Melrose in Redwood City says several more Modesto police officers are expected to take the stand this week.

Peterson's former mistress Amber Frey could also testify in the coming days.

Prosecutors claim Frey was Peterson's motive to murder his wife. The prosecution has been trying to portray Peterson as cheating husband."........

29 posted on 07/06/2004 10:03:47 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear

Lovely bear. I was there oh about 20 years ago!! LOL


30 posted on 07/06/2004 10:38:04 AM PDT by Canadian Outrage (IAll us Western Canuks belong South!!!)
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To: runningbear
I hope it works because I can't test the link at work, Websense comes up.....lol..

There is a way around that you know...it's not for public comsumption but I could Freepmail you, I am sure you would not "abuse" it.

31 posted on 07/06/2004 10:38:14 AM PDT by alexandria
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To: drjulie

I agree Julie. Distaso WILL be able to address this. He's a LOT smarter than the TH's are giving him. In fact, I'm APPALLED at the reporting. Just look at the title headings of the above articles!! LOOK OUT Geragos the train is gonna run ya over from behind!!


32 posted on 07/06/2004 10:41:12 AM PDT by Canadian Outrage (IAll us Western Canuks belong South!!!)
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To: runningbear

Thanks very much for the ping, rb! More excitement ahead, right?


33 posted on 07/06/2004 10:41:41 AM PDT by Sandylapper
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To: RGSpincich

Who knows that the tipster didn't use the words duct tape in the FIRST phone call to Brocchini??? I can't believe these breathless IDIOTS!!


34 posted on 07/06/2004 10:46:33 AM PDT by Canadian Outrage (IAll us Western Canuks belong South!!!)
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To: Devil_Anse

Ummmm troll alert????? Just wondering.


35 posted on 07/06/2004 10:48:40 AM PDT by Canadian Outrage (IAll us Western Canuks belong South!!!)
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To: Canadian Outrage; runningbear; Devil_Anse; RGSpincich; MEG33; All
Wheeww! Just caught up...been offline since Friday.
Just saw a report from BK a little while ago. Brochinni had been seated behind the Pros. table first thing this AM, with a large notebook of notes placed at the witness stand, indicating that he would be recalled. But after a closed door meeting with both sides/Judge, Jury was called back, Brochinni took his notebook and left the courtroom. No explanation....
36 posted on 07/06/2004 11:05:38 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Canadian Outrage

Don't know, but I don't think so. Might even be someone with genuine curiosity about the case--as we have! Wouldn't that be nice for a change, lol.


37 posted on 07/06/2004 11:08:52 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Jackie-O

Good... sheesh... let him go. If he is to testify during the state's case, then the state has to call him as a witness. They've called other witnesses lately.

If Geragos wants him back on the stand so he can vilify him, then seems to me Geragos must wait his turn, and call Brocchini then. Let's see, how would he open the questioning...

"Det. Brocchini, you're back here to spin some more lies, frame the defendant some more, and make a mockery out of the justice system, right?"

(To which Brocchini might well reply, "No, I thought you already had all that covered.")


38 posted on 07/06/2004 11:12:36 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse

LOL!
I guess MG was not granted his mistrial. No admonitions were made this AM either. Maybe the Pros. let Judge and MG know that they had notes to back up the Detective's comments? Or maybe they will finish up with the witness on stand before calling him back? I guess we'll see as the day goes on....


39 posted on 07/06/2004 11:17:39 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Devil_Anse

LOL - Good one!!


40 posted on 07/06/2004 11:18:17 AM PDT by Canadian Outrage (IAll us Western Canuks belong South!!!)
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To: Jackie-O

Are they back in Court carrying on Jackie????


41 posted on 07/06/2004 11:20:43 AM PDT by Canadian Outrage (IAll us Western Canuks belong South!!!)
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To: Jackie-O

Why should they call him back now? To give Geragos more of a chance to trash him?

Yes, I think you're right, they probably had evidence to show that Brocchini did not make up the part about duct tape. Which would mean Geragos DID make up the part about Brocchini lying.


42 posted on 07/06/2004 11:23:21 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Canadian Outrage

Yep....DOJ witness on the stand right now. I'm listening for BK's updates.


43 posted on 07/06/2004 11:24:39 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Canadian Outrage

LOL.....


44 posted on 07/06/2004 11:24:40 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Jackie-O

Thanks ...


45 posted on 07/06/2004 11:25:49 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Devil_Anse
I think that Brochinni had his binder there to show that the duct tape was mentioned and ALSO turned over in discovery long ago. MG knew this, just wanted to spin it for the weekend.
And lo and behold, no fireworks today.
46 posted on 07/06/2004 11:26:42 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear
Your pics were awesome!!! My kind of vaca!
47 posted on 07/06/2004 11:28:09 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O

Yes, but why is the spinning in the media so important to Geragos? It makes me think he is counting on the jury being influenced by media reports, and that's just wrong.


48 posted on 07/06/2004 11:30:46 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse

IMO, the spinning is all he has...his client is a murderer.


49 posted on 07/06/2004 11:33:05 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Tijeras_Slim
LOL... which one of the Laciettes did that site? ;^)

The juror who got kicked off the Scott Peterson jury claims he's received hate mail and death threats for criticizing the prosecution — and says he's so scared, he's moving to another state.

Some people are so emotionally invested in the outcome of this that I'm pretty sure he's not lying.
That's what being glued to the tube too much will do to ya...


50 posted on 07/06/2004 11:38:29 AM PDT by Constitution Day (FLUSH THE TWO JOHNS IN '04! (thanks to Lee's Ghost)
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