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Scott Peterson's Father Breaks His Silence
KGO-TV ^ | May 6, 2005

Posted on 05/06/2005 11:10:03 AM PDT by Howlin

May 6 (ABC7) — Scott Peterson's father is breaking months of silence, lashing out at the Modesto Police Department and the media for his son's murder conviction. Local Headlines

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In a letter to the Modesto Bee, Lee Peterson says:

"My son was convicted because he had an affair. He was convicted by a jury full of hatred because of the way Scott was vilified in the media... Scott will be freed through the appellate process in time, mark my words."

Lee Peterson was responding to news reports last week that the Laci Peterson case cost taxpayers $4.1 million dollars.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: laci; murder; peterson; sanquentin; scum; sonsmurderer; wifesmurderer; willietheworm
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1 posted on 05/06/2005 11:10:05 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: MEG33; RGSpincich; The Other Harry; Quilla; runningbear; oceanperch; spectre; PennsylvaniaMom; ...

The letter:

http://www.modbee.com/opinion/letters/story/10420880p-11221308c.html


2 posted on 05/06/2005 11:10:50 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

No, Lee....your son was convicted of a double murder.


3 posted on 05/06/2005 11:11:26 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

Investigation a $4.13M lie


Concerning the article "Peterson's final tab $4.13M" (April 22, Page A-1), it is time for some truth to be told. Modesto citizens bore the cost of the police department investigation and trial to put an innocent man on death row.

Ron Grantski says the investigation was done professionally; ergo, a conviction was forthcoming. That is utter nonsense. The detectives in this case were anything but professional. They leaked lies to the media from day one.

For example, a life insurance policy which was two years old was reported to the media to be just days old.

The Modesto Police Department failed to follow up on solid leads and sightings. These leads did not fit the MPD's scenario. The police deliberately withheld exculpatory evidence — a woman saw Laci at the warehouse where the boat was kept. That would account for the single hair found in the boat, a hair that might have been Laci's.

Expenditures of $4 million and the MPD, FBI and Department of Justice came up with one hair, which possibly belonged to Laci and which could have been where it was found by any number of means.

My son has no history of violence or a police record that suggests he could be capable of anything like this. My son was convicted by the media, mostly because of lies leaked by the MPD. Pressure was brought to solve this crime (and) pin it on someone so the MPD wouldn't look inept. The MPD gave in to this pressure.

My son was convicted because he had an affair. He was convicted by a jury full of hatred because of the way Scott was vilified in the media.

He was convicted because of public opinion. Scott was not convicted of this crime under the standards required by law. The evidence presented did not meet the standards required to convict.

Consider: There was no cause of death, no crime scene, no motive, not a shred of evidence in the home or truck, no background of abuse, not even a harsh word was heard from Scott to Laci by any witness — including Sharon Rocha or Laci's siblings or friends.

The media manipulates our justice system in this country, and all you folks out there (especially in Modesto) should be scared as hell of what could happen to you and your families in this atmosphere of police corruption and media bias.

The Modesto Police Department, by its behavior, made it clear it cared not one whit about truth or justice. The detectives and the chief were only interested in self-aggrandizement and their own careers.

The power these people have (and utterly misused) is awesome. Because of them, a man is on death row and a family is hurting beyond all comprehension.

Scott will be freed through the appellate process in time, mark my words. He is innocent, innocent, innocent.

LEE PETERSON

Solana Beach


4 posted on 05/06/2005 11:11:47 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

Thanks Mr. Peterson, we've all been on pins and needles wondering what you had to say.


5 posted on 05/06/2005 11:12:08 AM PDT by RushCrush (Next thing you know Bill Clinton will be advocating celibacy!)
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To: Howlin

I see. Scott's a "victim."


6 posted on 05/06/2005 11:12:09 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: anniegetyourgun

Shoot.......that link worked a minute ago!


7 posted on 05/06/2005 11:12:19 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

Thank you for sharing that, Lee. Now, SHUT UP.


8 posted on 05/06/2005 11:12:25 AM PDT by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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To: SmithL

And I bet every word of that is the unbiased truth!


9 posted on 05/06/2005 11:13:02 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin
innocent,innocent,innocent

Reminds me of Kerry's mother on her deathbed.

10 posted on 05/06/2005 11:13:05 AM PDT by RushCrush (Next thing you know Bill Clinton will be advocating celibacy!)
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To: Howlin

This man is delusional.


11 posted on 05/06/2005 11:13:16 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Yeah, I have a 1998 signup date. So?)
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To: Howlin

"Scott will be freed through the appellate process in time, mark my words." Lee Peterson was responding to news reports last week that the Laci Peterson case cost taxpayers $4.1 million dollars.

Keep hanging on to that thread of Hope, Dad. I suppose I would too, if I had no concept of reality. (This must be affecting Dad's income in a negative way; it was time to take action!)


12 posted on 05/06/2005 11:13:16 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Howlin

Looks like they're gearing up for the appeal.


13 posted on 05/06/2005 11:13:20 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Howlin
<'Finger' Lady On Her Way To San Jose Cinco de Mayo Celebration Gets Violent 72-Hour Ultimatum Issued For East Bay Hostage Scott Peterson's Father Breaks His Silence 12 Sex Predators Arrested In South Bay Castro Valley Double Shooting Suspect Wanted 2,000 S.F. Phone Customers Without Service Through Weekend 'Subway Bandit' Pleads Not Guilty In South Bay

How come we don't see more headlines like this?

14 posted on 05/06/2005 11:13:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: Howlin

Lee, why don't you just blame George Bush. That should get most of California and it's lefty Judges on your side.


15 posted on 05/06/2005 11:13:30 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: Howlin

Now we know where Scott gets his ability to deny truth.....


16 posted on 05/06/2005 11:13:40 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Lazamataz

I swear I thought I proofed it! That's what I get for doing four things at one time!


17 posted on 05/06/2005 11:14:24 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin
Nobody cares, Lee.
18 posted on 05/06/2005 11:14:37 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Howlin

I liked it. Proof less often.


19 posted on 05/06/2005 11:16:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: MizSterious

I suspect we'll be seeing them all over cable shortly. But I don't even think he has an attorney!


20 posted on 05/06/2005 11:17:00 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

The heart of the problem, we see, still exists. Scott has been coddled all his life: the Golden Boy who could do no wrong. He thought he would get away with it, and his parents want to help him do so. The arrogance of this family is astounding.
Sad.


21 posted on 05/06/2005 11:17:02 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: Lazamataz

I was thinking the other day about the day you posted one entire play..............LOL.


22 posted on 05/06/2005 11:17:36 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: BlueNgold
Yes, the problem does still seem to be around and not the least bit chastened .
23 posted on 05/06/2005 11:19:02 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

Conspicuously absent from Mr. Peterson's letter is any concern about who actually did kill his daughter-in-law. Or perhaps he denies that she's dead at all?


24 posted on 05/06/2005 11:19:16 AM PDT by Sloth (I don't post a lot of the threads you read; I make a lot of the threads you read better.)
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To: Howlin
You know, the Peterson family really does need prayer. Seriously. I agree with the jury, just like most of America.

Consider how devastated his parents must be--how incredibly unbelievable to them is the fact their son is a murderer. I'm sure they did a good job when Scott was a kid. Scott made a very, very wicked choice. The psychological ruin put on his parents is one of his crimes--a crime for which he has not been convicted.

I might react the same way if my child did something so unbelievably heinous, out of character, out of the blue.

So I urge those of us who believe in prayer to say a little one for Scott's parents. We needn't sacrifice our compassion for them in order to demand justice for Scott's crimes.

25 posted on 05/06/2005 11:20:32 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Howlin

A loving father with his blinders on attempting to defend his son. Too bad Scott didn't inherit any parental instinct from him. Scott sure didn't protect his child- He killed him.


26 posted on 05/06/2005 11:20:56 AM PDT by msp2004
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To: Howlin

Hmmm . . . Where did Scott get all that cash he had on him when he was caught? I don't think I ever heard (which is surprising since it seemed like the media hammered us 24/7 with every sordid detail). IF he got it from his old man, shouldn't Lee be in jail himself for helping his son to flee?


27 posted on 05/06/2005 11:21:11 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Sloth

Also,
No one in Scott's family seems all that torn up at the loss of a grandchild.

Geez...
they must have a reptilian gene to be so cold-blooded.


28 posted on 05/06/2005 11:23:02 AM PDT by najida (Living in my house with just a power cord, a garden hose & a bucket; what else does a girl need ; ))
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To: Howlin

Worked for me...


29 posted on 05/06/2005 11:25:14 AM PDT by tomkat (Dear Father, please save us from those who live to save us, amen)
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To: Howlin

"Cost taxpayers $ 4.1 Million" NOT including the cost keep him for the next 25 plus years plus public defender for appeals. There defense/belief in their son is unbelievable.


30 posted on 05/06/2005 11:25:29 AM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: Sloth

From the Letters to the Editor:

Where is he coming from?
I read the letter from Scott Peterson's father ("Investigation a $4.13 million lie," May 3 ) over and over again and tried to see where he was coming from. The only words that kept coming to my mind is "total state of denial."





Talk about a family in denial, denial, denial. Maybe Lee Peterson should read Catherine Crier's book "A Deadly Game" and "Blood Brother" by his stepdaughter, Anne Bird. The Modesto Police Department did an outstanding job of investigating Laci's disappearance and the district attorney did another fine job putting the pieces of the puzzle together to convict Scott Peterson.
Scott Peterson's parents should be ashamed of themselves for lying to police to protect their golden boy. In recorded conversations, his parents said terrible things and treated the Modesto Police Department terribly. The evidence all pointed to Scott Peterson as the killer. It is time for them to face reality and understand that their son did murder his wife and unborn son and received a just sentence.

CHERYL DADASOVICH

Manteca





In response to Lee Peterson's letter, I can only say that his son should have stood up in court like a man and proclaimed his innocence as loud as he could. Seems the court system did just what it was supposed to do.
JOHN ANGLIM

former Modesto resident

Rogue River, Oregon


31 posted on 05/06/2005 11:28:02 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: BlueNgold
The heart of the problem, we see, still exists. Scott has been coddled all his life: the Golden Boy who could do no wrong. He thought he would get away with it, and his parents want to help him do so. The arrogance of this family is astounding.

Time was when parents would be ASHAMED of their son if he was convicted of a double murder. Time was when the parents would apologize to the parents of the murder victims, and even move away because they were so horrified and embarrassed by being the parents of a killer.

Now, however, too many people simply refuse to acknowledge the facts. "I don't like it, so it's not true." Talking to such people is like talking to the insane (no insult meant to the insane). They live in a world of self-delusion.

32 posted on 05/06/2005 11:34:59 AM PDT by American Quilter
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To: Howlin; All
"Consider: There was no cause of death, no crime scene, no motive, not a shred of evidence in the home or truck, no background of abuse, not even a harsh word was heard from Scott to Laci by any witness — including Sharon Rocha or Laci's siblings or friends."

I agree with this statement. No proof that a murder was committed just a body and a babies body washed up on shore and the knowledge that she was missing.

He will win on appeal and be set free.
33 posted on 05/06/2005 11:41:46 AM PDT by PureTrouble
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To: Howlin

Money well spent, IMHO.

What is this suppose to suggest, if the cost is too steep, let cold blooded wife and offspring killers go free!?

The cost for that kind of mentality is far more greater, and damaging to society.


34 posted on 05/06/2005 11:50:34 AM PDT by This Just In ((In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king))
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To: This Just In

Well, I understand, but I'd like the WHOLE truth, not just the part this bozo thinks we should have.


35 posted on 05/06/2005 11:51:44 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: PureTrouble
Scott is keeping two pictures of Laci in his Cell. One of her wearing her wedding dress. Isn't that sweet?

He's definitely setting the stage for his appeal. But he won't win.

sw

36 posted on 05/06/2005 11:54:01 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Scott Peterson's father is breaking months of silence...

Actually, I was just beginning to enjoy the silence on this issue.


37 posted on 05/06/2005 12:04:11 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Howlin
In all honesty, I don't believe they are interested in the truth.

Why did Scott alter his appearance while attempting to buy a used Mercedes using his mothers I.D., and carry a large amount of cash near the Mexican border? After all, didn't he sell Laci's car and buy himself a brand new truck?

And what a coincidence: he's fishing.....alone(unless you're a fly fisherman, people usually go fishing with family and/or friends) in the same area where Laci and their sons body was found on Christmas eve?! What about Laci's hair found on pliers in the boat? Let's not forget the bleach order which permeated the kitchen, or the blinds which a neighbor testified Laci always opened in the mornings, but were drawn the day of her disappearance. Call it circumstantial. I call it evidence that helped to convict Scott.
38 posted on 05/06/2005 12:05:11 PM PDT by This Just In ((In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king))
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To: Howlin

It looks like it runs in the family. Now we have screwball dad to go with belligerent mom and satanic son.


39 posted on 05/06/2005 12:05:58 PM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: RacerF150

Whatever makes you think Lee's a screwball? I mean, just because on the day the jury found his son guilty of a double murder he was hundreds of miles away buying himself a Jaguar doesn't mean he doesn't care.


40 posted on 05/06/2005 12:08:10 PM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I'm sure they did a good job when Scott was a kid.

Since he has been convicted of double murder, your opinion would seem to assume a fact not in evidence.
41 posted on 05/06/2005 12:08:37 PM PDT by Xenalyte (I am at Dr. Venture's lab to right that which is wrong and to repair the torn curtain of time itself)
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To: This Just In

The truth doesn't seem to enter into the Peterson family dynamic.


42 posted on 05/06/2005 12:08:54 PM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: PureTrouble
He will win on appeal and be set free.

Dead wrong; the appeal is ONLY about mistakes the judge made; he bent over backwards for Geragos and Peterson.

BTW, just so you and Lee will know, you don't have to prove motive, nor identify a crime scene, nor even prove how death occurred.

43 posted on 05/06/2005 12:11:20 PM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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Because of them, a man is on death row and a family is hurting beyond all comprehension.

Really? I wonder how Laci's family is feeling.

Scott Peterson was convicted because the jury believes he killed his wife and unborn son. The evidence showed him to be a manipulative, sociopathic, pathological lying narcissist with no remorese and no feelings of any kind.

His lack of emotion upon his guilty verdict speaks volumes, IMO. It is beyond me that one who is truly not guilty of a crime would sit there calmly while being read a verdict of "guilty" for the crime.

The guy did it and he won't be free ever again. Mr. Peterson needs to accept the fact that he raised a sociopathic murderer.

44 posted on 05/06/2005 12:11:32 PM PDT by blinachka (Vechnaya Pamyat Daddy... xoxo)
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To: Howlin

Dad has some serious denial problems.


45 posted on 05/06/2005 12:12:54 PM PDT by foolscap
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To: blinachka

Well, there's the rub; he can't or won't. Like the letter writer said, if he really was innocent, he should have taken the stand.


46 posted on 05/06/2005 12:13:30 PM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

I am curious about the cost of an investigation, any investigation. The people who conduct the investigation are county/city/state employees are they not? They get a salary whether they are sitting on their butts or gathering information, correct? Where does the huge cost come from, overtime, lab test? Where?


47 posted on 05/06/2005 12:15:06 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: RacerF150
Now we have screwball dad to go with belligerent mom and satanic son.

Sad, true, and funny all at the same time.

48 posted on 05/06/2005 12:17:41 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Don't hate me because I'm a player)
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To: Howlin

I think Lee needs to take a couple of puffs from his wife's oxygen tank to clear his head!


49 posted on 05/06/2005 12:23:01 PM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Howlin
The media manipulates our justice system in this country,

This is something we should worry about...

As for Scotty well he is home.

50 posted on 05/06/2005 12:25:13 PM PDT by Deetes (Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick)
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