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:Do you think Scot Peterson will get the Death Penalty?
Jarbo Bayou Times ^ | 11/20/04 | JBT

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?


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I am not sure about this one. Do you have a feel for this?
1 posted on 11/20/2004 7:21:36 PM PST by BellStar
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To: BellStar

He should, but I predict he won't.


2 posted on 11/20/2004 7:22:25 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: BellStar

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.


3 posted on 11/20/2004 7:23:41 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: BellStar

do i care? no


4 posted on 11/20/2004 7:23:49 PM PST by Kewlhand`tek (What the hell was that? I hope it was outgoing!)
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To: dfwgator

Poll here.
http://www.jarbobayoutimes.com/


5 posted on 11/20/2004 7:23:58 PM PST by BellStar (Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: BellStar
He kills his pregnant wife and unborn child, and you even have to ask? See you scotty boy...hope you don't mind needles.
6 posted on 11/20/2004 7:24:13 PM PST by FairfaxVA (SELECT * FROM liberals WHERE clue > 0. Zero rows returned!)
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To: BellStar

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.


7 posted on 11/20/2004 7:24:27 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: BellStar


He should get life.
That way the state will save millions on his appeals.


8 posted on 11/20/2004 7:25:37 PM PST by onyx
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To: Kewlhand`tek

Poll here for you too.
http://www.jarbobayoutimes.com/



9 posted on 11/20/2004 7:25:52 PM PST by BellStar (Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: BellStar
Scott who?,that's so last week.

It's the NBA thing now.

10 posted on 11/20/2004 7:25:58 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve to keep us free.)
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To: mdittmar

Yeah, that's the ticket. Lock him in a room with the Indiana Pacers ... or with the Detroit Pistons' fans.


11 posted on 11/20/2004 7:27:28 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: BellStar

Nope. No blood, no smoking gun, method/location of murder unknown.


12 posted on 11/20/2004 7:28:00 PM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: BellStar

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.


13 posted on 11/20/2004 7:28:11 PM PST by jammer
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To: BellStar

I hope so.


14 posted on 11/20/2004 7:30:32 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud rabbit hater and killer)
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To: Trout-Mouth
Nope. No blood, no smoking gun, method/location of murder unknown.

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?

15 posted on 11/20/2004 7:32:11 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: BellStar
In view of the speed with which the jury convicted Peterson (after finally getting the jury settled) it looks to me like Scotty Boy has a date with the gurney. It is pretty clear that there are not a lot of Scott Peterson fans in that jury room.


16 posted on 11/20/2004 7:32:47 PM PST by Tom D. (Beer is Proof that God Loves Us and Wants Us to be Happy - B. Franklin)
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To: BellStar

Who cares?


17 posted on 11/20/2004 7:35:36 PM PST by Fireone (Homeland security is 10,000 rounds of ammo and 10 cords of dry firewood.)
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To: BellStar

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.


18 posted on 11/20/2004 7:36:18 PM PST by soozla (HELL, YEAH!!)
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To: BellStar

He should, he'll get the sentence, but whether it's actually imposed out there is anyone's guess.


19 posted on 11/20/2004 7:39:06 PM PST by theDentist (Proud Member of FreeRepublic 's "Pyjama-Hadeen")
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To: onyx

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.


20 posted on 11/20/2004 7:41:34 PM PST by Pinetop
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To: Tom D.

Poll here.
http://www.jarbobayoutimes.com/

So how did you vote?


21 posted on 11/20/2004 7:43:19 PM PST by BellStar (Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: BellStar
No.

He should be made to watch the news reports about his trial every day for 24/7 until he goes completely mad and starts drooling like a rabid dog.

Then execute him.

Hey, if we had to endure this nonsense for 6 months, the least he can do is watch it until he goes bonkers

22 posted on 11/20/2004 7:43:42 PM PST by Popman (Democrat Party Political Values are Condescension, Hypocrisy, Bigotry)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Guilt was determined on circumstances and beyond a reasonable doubt. Sentencing is s different ball game. Death I should think would have to present more "evidence" than beyond a reasonable doubt.


23 posted on 11/20/2004 7:45:20 PM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: BellStar

You're asking the wrong group of Americans.

Ask the "Main Stream Media" they know all about these kinds of things.
Hell they create them, manipulate them, nurture them,
and arrainge the outcome.

Go ask Them. Because,Frankly My Dear.......


24 posted on 11/20/2004 7:46:51 PM PST by Pompah (The price of greatness is responsibility)
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To: BellStar

In California, it doesn't really matter. Even if he gets the death penalty, it will take two lifetimes to ever carry it out.


25 posted on 11/20/2004 7:47:06 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: Trout-Mouth

If there is no "reasonable doubt" that he did it, why not give him the needle? What standard (above "beyond a reasonable doubt") would you advocate?


26 posted on 11/20/2004 7:50:20 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: TommyDale
Exactly. One of the cable people did a piece from San Q and the San Q representative said there more than 400 on death row. California ain't Texas.
27 posted on 11/20/2004 7:52:12 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: Pinetop

This jury is getting to decide the penalty phase.


28 posted on 11/20/2004 7:54:21 PM PST by onyx
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To: BellStar

I answered the question in the FreeRepublic headline (Will Peterson get the death penalty?) before I read the underlying poll (Should Peterson get the death penalty?). My answer to both questions is the same.


29 posted on 11/20/2004 7:57:27 PM PST by Tom D. (Beer is Proof that God Loves Us and Wants Us to be Happy - B. Franklin)
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To: BellStar

Since his conviction is only beyond a reasonable doubt he should get life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Only had there been no doubt that he did it, proven by hard evidence, should he get the death penalty.

It is too bad, because the person who did it really deserves to die.


30 posted on 11/20/2004 8:01:21 PM PST by DB (©)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Well, I would have voted to convict. I am not against the death penalty but in this case there is no blood evidence or even a manner of killing that tied it to Scott. In my opinion, it was his actions, the dumping ground, and the tapes that did him in. I have my ideas on how he did it but it is sheer speculation. I could not vote death penalty on this crime. Logic is not the law and trying to tie the conviction to the sentence doesn't work. I deflect to life in place of death. In other words, they did not prove with blood, witnesses, smoking gun type evidence he actually killer them. They did however prove circumstances were beyond a reasonable doubt that he killed them.

He won't get death.


31 posted on 11/20/2004 8:03:13 PM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: bushisdamanin04

It is possible that he didn't do it.

It is just very unlikely.

Had there been more than circumstantial evidence there would have been no doubt he did it.

That's the difference.


32 posted on 11/20/2004 8:04:00 PM PST by DB (©)
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To: mdittmar

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33 posted on 11/20/2004 8:04:11 PM PST by BellStar (Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Trout-Mouth

I agree. Life.


34 posted on 11/20/2004 8:19:08 PM PST by MaryJaneNC
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To: BellStar

Whether he does or not, the liklihood of him being lethally injected is between slim and none. California has many people on death row, and zero executions.

The will of the people be damned, rogue politicians do whatever the hell they please.

Should he get the death penalty? Absolutely! He should have gotten two counts of premeditated murder, not just one. At least he did get one.

Garagos, what the hell do you provide for all that money?


35 posted on 11/20/2004 8:30:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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To: BellStar

I think he will get life, and he will have to really suffer for what he did.


36 posted on 11/20/2004 8:34:17 PM PST by MomwithHope
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To: TommyDale

Two lifetimes he'll spend on death row waiting. Does a very good job of keeping him from ever geting clemency.


37 posted on 11/20/2004 8:47:54 PM PST by libstripper
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To: onyx

I'd like him to get life so he can be housed in the general jail population.


38 posted on 11/20/2004 8:48:05 PM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: onyx

I haven't been following this reaaaallly closely, but I recall that Geragos had been asking for a different jury for the penalty phase... was that resolved? I thought it was part of a new motion to change venue, etc., etc.


39 posted on 11/20/2004 8:51:49 PM PST by Pinetop
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To: Pinetop


Same jury will hear the penalty phase, beginning on Monday.
Geragos can bitch all he wants. :)


40 posted on 11/20/2004 8:55:45 PM PST by onyx
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To: OldFriend


GMTA!
Yes, I want Scottie to get the real feel of the general population. :)


41 posted on 11/20/2004 8:56:18 PM PST by onyx
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To: DoughtyOne
Willie Horton was sentenced to death.

The US Supreme Court determined the death penalty was cruel and unusual and everyone on death row had their sentence commuted to life.

Horton's sentence was commuted to life in prison.

Michael Dukakis thought this conviceted murderer was entitled to weekend passes out of jail.

The rest is history.

42 posted on 11/20/2004 9:02:19 PM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: DoughtyOne
Garagos, what the hell do you provide for all that money?

Garagos didn't charge a dime. It was all pro bono. Why do you think he didn't bother to show up when the jury came back?

43 posted on 11/20/2004 9:10:52 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist
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To: OldFriend

Yes, it always does my heart good when Sirhan Sirhan, Charles Manson, Squeaky Frome and others go in for their parole hearings. What a revolting situation.


44 posted on 11/20/2004 9:14:55 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

Ouch. Well Scott did get what he paid for then. LOL

As much as I dislike Garagos, the verdict came in early surprising just about everyone. He was in Los Angeles.


45 posted on 11/20/2004 9:16:27 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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To: BellStar
A painless death isn't good enough for this guy. I'd rather see him live a long life in prison, deprived of the "good life" than see him slip painlessly into the next life.

I totally believe in the death penalty, but there are things worse than death. Life in prison, in a small cell 23 hours a day would qualify as worse than death where scott is concerned.

No golf, no women, no fancy clothes or haircuts. Just surrounded by angry men who hate baby killers.

46 posted on 11/20/2004 9:18:17 PM PST by mombonn ( ˇViva Bush/Cheney! Dukakis and Kerry are the matching bookends of the Bush era.)
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To: OldFriend
life puts them in isolation so to speak one hour out in yard once a week I am told.
47 posted on 11/20/2004 9:18:31 PM PST by BellStar (Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

No it was not Pro Bono! Mom and dad hocked house and all they had!


48 posted on 11/20/2004 9:20:16 PM PST by BellStar (Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: mombonn
I heard Nancy Grace remark on some other incidents in Scott's life.

He lied to his parents about a golf scholarship to San Jose State College.

He left the school under suspicious circumstances.

Not sure what she knew but I remember early on in the case a woman came on TV and said that her daughter disappeared from her college campus and when the police wanted to question Scott he refused.

There is something else out there on this piece of garbage.

49 posted on 11/20/2004 9:24:54 PM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: BellStar

From what I have garnered about Pelican Bay, I suspect incarceration there would be a good deal worse than death.

And, I suspect that is where this case is heading.


50 posted on 11/20/2004 9:36:35 PM PST by dk/coro
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