Skip to comments.:Do you think Scot Peterson will get the Death Penalty?
Posted on 11/20/2004 7:21:35 PM PST by BellStar
Please Freep this poll!Do you think Scot Peterson will get the Death Penalty?
He should, but I predict he won't.
I don't think anyone who was convicted of a crime without the kind of physical evidence in this case should get the death penalty. Putting this guy away for life is good enough for me.
do i care? no
I believe he will not. However, I believe it would be to Peterson's advantage to get the death penalty as it will increase his chances on appeal and he would probably never be executed anyway (I think there are more than 400 death row inmates in California). An appellate court is much less likely to find "harmless error" where the DP is involved.
He should get life.
That way the state will save millions on his appeals.
Poll here for you too.
It's the NBA thing now.
Yeah, that's the ticket. Lock him in a room with the Indiana Pacers ... or with the Detroit Pistons' fans.
Nope. No blood, no smoking gun, method/location of murder unknown.
I have no feel. Obviously, few people have ever been convicted on so little evidence--never by an impartial jury--and, even then, they had to dismiss dissenters and put two headhunters in as substitutes.
I hope so.
Now that raises an interesting point. If the evidence of guilt isn't good enough to sentence a defendant to death, is it acceptable to sentence that same defendant to life in prison w/o parole based on that very same evidence?
I'm thinking that if the concerted effort Peterson made to pull this murder off is highlighted in the penalty phase, the plotting, planning, concealment and absolute devious nature of his crimes, he will. The death penalty is made so society doesn't have to waste the tax $$$'s to support a monster like this @ $200,000 per year for, conceivably, the next 50 years.
He should, he'll get the sentence, but whether it's actually imposed out there is anyone's guess.
Scott Peterson will live longer on death row than he will in the general prison population. If he is exposed to the general prison population, he will be killed in short order.
That said, I think if this jury is given the penalty issue, they will give him the death penalty.
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