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McCULLOUGH: Peterson SHOULD die!
WMCA - New York ^ | 11.14.2004

Posted on 11/14/2004 2:12:57 PM PST by KMC1

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But I do think I can offer two simple observations about the outcome.

1. Somewhere in his search for the "real killers" O.J. Simpson is thanking his high paid lawyers for not allowing this jury to sit on his case. A brief side by side of the two cases is pretty telling. In the O.J. trial - multiple samples of DNA and physical evidence. You had shoe prints that matched O.J.'s, gloves that belonged to him, and spots of his blood at the murder scene.

In the Peterson trial - the last I had seen there was not one drop of physical or DNA evidence that was able to be brought to bear on the circumstances of the case.

Peterson gets a guilty verdict off of pretty overwhelming amounts of circumstantial evidence. O.J. walks even with physical evidence.

2. It appears to me the new "Laci and Connor" law - so named for the victims in this very crime - was properly utilized. The jury said that two lives had been taken in the horrific act of these murders. This is a good first step in declaring that an unborn child's life has value and meaning. Where it goes from this point on some level will be up to the courts - and that's a mess for another day. But for now - unborn children have been partially vindicated - and for that I am thankful.

NOW THE MATTER BECOMES - should this be a case that deserves death as its punishment - in my opinion if he was indeed guilty of the crimes committed - there is no question in my mind - YES!

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: avoidingchildsupport; conner; deathpenalty; deathpenaltytime; getarope; ibefishing; laci; noconscience; sonkiller; sopranoscott; stringhimup; wifekiller

1 posted on 11/14/2004 2:12:58 PM PST by KMC1
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To: KMC1

Peterson had the misfortune of a jury of his peers. OJ had the fortune of a jury of non-peers.


2 posted on 11/14/2004 2:14:43 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: KMC1

Peterson should not die.

There's just enough doubt there for me to reject that in this case.

Without physical or eyewitness evidence there should be no death penalty imposed ever.


3 posted on 11/14/2004 2:15:53 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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To: xzins

Besides, lethal injection is a far more humane punishment than spending the remainder of your life in a cell.


4 posted on 11/14/2004 2:17:17 PM PST by Se7eN
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To: xzins

I respectfully disagree. Peterson has now been convicted of a double murder, one of which is first degree.

He should have been shuffled out the back door or the courthouse immediately and hung from the nearest tree.


5 posted on 11/14/2004 2:19:31 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: KMC1

About the Peterson jury, what did they base their guilty verdict on? I have a strong feeling that Scott Peterson murdered Laci and Conner. But the jury has to decide whether it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Did the jury see evidence that the public wasn't allowed to see?


6 posted on 11/14/2004 2:21:18 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: WildTurkey
OJ had the fortune of a jury of non-peers

Oh they were peers alright. They may not have been Hollywood celebs but they were peers in the only category that mattered for OJ.

7 posted on 11/14/2004 2:22:01 PM PST by Tula Git
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To: Leapfrog; xzins

Rarely do they impose the death penalty for a first crime..and a spousal murder in that county I heard..I am convinced beyond all doubt he did it..and it was a cruel crime but I doubt he'll get death..He is so coldblooded I believe he deserves it.
I read the transcripts..


8 posted on 11/14/2004 2:25:23 PM PST by MEG33 ( Congratulations President Bush!..Thank you God. Four More Years!)
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To: Se7eN

I'm all for tying anchors to him and tossing him overboard.


9 posted on 11/14/2004 2:25:44 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: xzins

Most wrongful convictions are based on faulty eyewitness testimony.


10 posted on 11/14/2004 2:27:35 PM PST by MEG33 ( Congratulations President Bush!..Thank you God. Four More Years!)
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To: xzins

You're right. Execution is too easy for this monster.


11 posted on 11/14/2004 2:30:07 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud rabbit hater and killer)
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To: MEG33

I believe he did it, too.

However, I prefer a standard of within a reasonable doubt for conviction, but a standard of absolutely certain irreversibility for the death penalty.


12 posted on 11/14/2004 2:35:08 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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To: KMC1
How often does California actually impose the death penalty? Three year old Samantha Runion's murderer had a father who'd been sitting on death row for twenty-seven years!
13 posted on 11/14/2004 2:37:52 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist
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To: xzins

Well, I agree with you. I think he's guilty too, but I'll always have a sliver of doubt (unless he confesses or more evidence turns up).


14 posted on 11/14/2004 2:43:30 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: KMC1
Scott Peterson's penalty should be the combination of two movies. "Deliverance" and "Ground Hog Day"
15 posted on 11/14/2004 2:47:49 PM PST by elizabetty
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To: AntiGuv

I have to agree. I think he's guilty but I haven't seen a thing that would remove the doubts I have. The doubts are small but I couldn't honestly vote for guilty based on the crappy case this DA put together.


16 posted on 11/14/2004 2:53:20 PM PST by American_Centurion (I am the martyrs' bane.)
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To: AntiGuv

I have to agree. I think he's guilty but I haven't seen a thing that would remove the doubts I have. The doubts are small but I couldn't honestly vote for guilty based on the crappy case this DA put together.


17 posted on 11/14/2004 2:54:09 PM PST by American_Centurion (I am the martyrs' bane.)
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To: elizabetty
Amen to that!

With Scott being the "pretty boy" that he is, I imagine that will happen.

18 posted on 11/14/2004 2:56:15 PM PST by Angry Republican (yvan eht nioj!)
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To: KMC1

And if they accidentally lock Greta and all the lawyers in the gas chamber with him, I won't cry.


19 posted on 11/14/2004 3:00:56 PM PST by thoughtomator (The Era of Old Media is over! Long live the Pajamasphere!)
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To: KMC1

The guy was obviously guilty, only those lacking common sense would agree. And when you lack common sense, you can come up with all sorts of 'doubts' to sooth your mind...


20 posted on 11/14/2004 3:10:47 PM PST by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: KMC1

You are correct in all your assertions! I predict that Peterson and lawyers will submit multiple, possibly endless appeals and will live on for years behind bars. Whether or not he will eventually pay the price with an injection would depend largely upon the very liberal CA court system (bad example: the infamous 9th Court)


21 posted on 11/14/2004 3:16:03 PM PST by Paulus Invictus
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To: American_Centurion

The prosecutor may not have had the strongest case for a DA but seems to me Garagos didn't so such a hot job either. I think Scott is guilty. He was his own condemning evidecne.


22 posted on 11/14/2004 5:29:03 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: MEG33
Most wrongful convictions are based on faulty eyewitness testimony.

Good point.

23 posted on 11/14/2004 5:48:35 PM PST by Once-Ler (God Blessed America Again!)
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