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Posted on 12/07/2004 6:15:31 AM PST by crushelits
Witnesses: Jury Wrongly Convicted Peterson
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. In tearful testimony, Scott Peterson's (search) family and friends pleaded with jurors to spare his life, contending that he was mistakenly convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci.
Defense witnesses have already testified that Peterson sang to seniors on Sundays, distributed food and clothes in Tijuana and that he was a good friend and loving son.
On the fifth day of the trial's penalty phase, Peterson's relatives questioned the jury's verdict.
"I don't believe he's guilty," said his uncle, John Lathamke to see him die. It would tear our family apart."
But jurors showed no expression, some even looking away or toward the ground as Latham spoke.
Testimony in the seven-month-old trial's penalty phase was set to continue Tuesday and run into the next day before closing arguments. Jurors were expected to begin deliberating Thursday whether to sentence Peterson to life without parole or the death penalty.
Peterson was convicted Nov. 12 of one count of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife, Laci, and one count of second-degree murder for the killing of her fetus.
Prosecutors say he smothered or strangled Laci Peterson (search) in their Modesto home on or around Christmas Eve 2002, then dumped her body into San Francisco Bay. The remains of the victims were discovered about four months later a few miles from where Peterson claims to have been fishing alone the day his wife vanished.
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Lethal injection is too humane for this scumbag.
Nice photo of Geragos. When the case is appealed, it's standard procedure by the state-appointed attorneys to trash the defendent's attorney in an attempt to overthrow the conviction.
Nice alliteration, Scott!
Anyone ever been on a lake in the same sixe boat as Peterson and tried throwing 100lbs of dead weight overboard?? Cant do it, without tyhe boat tipping.
Why wouldnt the Judge allow that evidence??? Hmmm...He was in a hurry to find someone guilty, thats why....
Get real! He did it, and it doesn't matter how he put the body in the water. He could very well have put them in from the bridge, from the shore, or even tipped the boat over while doing it -- but he did it.
I especially love how he ended up in Mexico with a new haircut and dyed blonde hair.
That's what I would do right after my pregnant wife had disappeared and presumedly been killed.
Nope, no kenth agenda here.
It is NOT inaccurate to refer to an unborn child as a fetus.
Yes, that's right. The judge has spent a lifetime on the bench, watching his Ps and Qs, patiently following procedure and acquiring a decent reputation as a no-nonsense judge over all these years so that, when the time came, he could pounce on poor little, innocent Scott Peterson.
When thought of in these terms it might make some sense that the judge was even conspiring with the "real killers" Geragos promised he would reveal. What was that theory again? Oh, yes!... that a band of Satanic homeless people kidnapped Laci, held her until Scott's alibi became public knowledge and, with malice aforethought, obtained a boat and dumped the body where Scott had been fishing in order to "set him up" (motives unknown). Scott must be as important as he thinks he is in order for so many to want to do this terrible thing to him (not to Laci... that wasn't AS terrible as this travesty)... including, as you say, the judge himself. Whew!
If they give Peterson life, would that mean he would be in the general population in prison? I hope so. He'll be getting daily anal probes from his fellow cons :O
Well said. I'm still waiting for the "real killers" to emerge from the O.J. case.
Sure he could, a few counterweights and sluffing her off rather than throwing her (too visible). Looks like the mench did off his wife and unborn son. If convicted I hope he gets old sparky.
I dont know if it an be done or not but with the cement anchors it was more then 100 pounds.
It is always heard from friends and neighbors, "I can't believe he could have done such a thing."
Hey, it happens. My neighbors said the same thing when the police showed up and started digging up...never mind...forget I said anything.
You don't think Scumbag Scott killed Laci?
Who do you think did? Same guy killed OJ's wife?
Without that dread weight -- that awesome sense of sober, full, accountable judgement -- no part of a California Murder Trial sees any genuine justice, no matter what the verdict.
It was the homeless satanists living under the bridge who killed Laci and Connor. They drove her to the bay in their tan van with the BBQ sauce stains.
Oh my, if this is true, we must all be wrong. He couldn't possibly be a killer. Have killers ever before been Mr. Nice-guys, doers of good and really nice deeds, good friends and loving sons?
I believe the answer is a resounding YES!
California only allows Mr. Needle. The gas chamber still works, but ACLU types sued because it was "inhumane". The condemned can still choose it as an option, though. ;)
Then they had to put the jewelry on the dresser.......
I think he should be forced to suffer "Old Sparky" that sometimes malfunctions, necessitating several painful attempts. I would like to see the shooting flames out his eye sockets. It may not be the most humane method, but his crime wasn't exactly humane either. It is certainly proper justice.
Yup, sang to seniors on Sunday and Amber on Mondays.
It only took four more posts to get a kneejerk reaction to mine.
As for OJ......his son did it.....right???????
One kneejerk deserves another.
I'm reminded of that unpleasant "dry sponge" scene in The Green Mile.
Laci was eight months pregnant...I guarantee it was more than 100lbs even without cement blocks.
And you saw Elvis yesterday, didn't ya?
A small 10 horsepower outboard motor weighs 150lbs. A fisherman drops the motor off the stern and tips it back in all the time. The boat does not tip over.
No, it's the opposite....You throw the weights over first and then the body...pretty easy really....(Have had several boats of the same size)
This article is a load of crap. It should have headlined " Peterson Family and friends Plead for Mercy for Felon Convicted of Multiple Murders". The existing headline leads one to think witnesses in the trial were pleading for him.
Poor decision on the part of the editor or more slanting the view?
I saw a special on San Quentin's death row. I'm not sure if that is where he is going but I am sure it's someplace equally ....unpleasant. That murdering S.O.B. will be begging for death in 5 minutes.
And then there's the question: "Would you like to date a good looking bachelor "with no support payments and lotsa money", named Scott Peterson?". I'm sure Scott, with all his phony doings would attend a "widow/widowers" group to line up another victim.
Somewhere, I believe there is something in his past which points to this. I'd guess that the secret lies with his parents.
Well, it won't be hard to find something to trash.
This has been the most shockingly poorly defended case I've ever seen.
And just two weeks after Scotty boy told two people she was dead!!! What a coincidence, huh?
Notice how the article leaves out the part where he did all this because it was a REQUIREMENT to graduate from the high school he went to.
It wasn't out of the goodness of his heart.
Anyone ever been on a lake in the same sixe boat as Peterson and tried throwing 100lbs of dead weight overboard??
What if he tied her body to the boat and towed her out? Would that work?
Don't forget that they have to be homeless GYNECOLOGISTS because Geragos claims Conner was born alive!
It certainly doesn't help when you start out with a rousing speech to the jury promising to bring in all kinds of other potential murderers, and then drop the subject completely for the rest of the months-long trial. I liked the part where Geragos wasn't even present when the jury came back in with a guilty verdict. He was said to be in court defending another client.
Somehow I'd bet that Jackie Peterson has been giving him pure hell.:)
Was he arrested in Tijuana? If not, then why is it relevant that he was seen there in what has been described as a disguise? If he was there, why wouldn't he stay there? The only things I really know about this case, is they replaced jurors and then got a quick consensus on a guilty verdict. It just seemed to me a way to use the entire jury pool, to get rid of anyone that would vote to acquit. How would anyone like to go through a trial fighting to bring reasonable doubt into the subject, only to have those that had such doubt, removed from the jury because of that doubt? Like I said, I am nearly completely ignorant of the facts in this case, and something seems a little fishy.
How's your blog doing?
This case is obviously out of your realm,
whatever that might be. The jury is still
out regarding that.
I've always thought that maybe he towed her out there somehow, or that he put her body in the water tethered to the boat and then attached the anchors.
Heck, he was on the other side of Brooks Island; for all we know, he beached the boat and did it from there.
I don't think the jury is going to buy all this 'he's a saint' crap. They've seen the evidence and know he's guilty. He didn't show Laci and Connor any mercy; I don't think they're going to be willing to show him any. I don't think they're going to be swayed too much by Scott's mother's tearful testimony, either. She wouldn't be in the tough shape she's in if it hadn't been for her philandering, evil son.
San Quentin is the only place that has death row in CA.