Skip to comments.Scott Peterson's Father Breaks His Silence
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.
No, Lee....your son was convicted of a double murder.
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.
Thanks Mr. Peterson, we've all been on pins and needles wondering what you had to say.
I see. Scott's a "victim."
Shoot.......that link worked a minute ago!
Thank you for sharing that, Lee. Now, SHUT UP.
And I bet every word of that is the unbiased truth!
Reminds me of Kerry's mother on her deathbed.
This man is delusional.
"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!)
Looks like they're gearing up for the appeal.
How come we don't see more headlines like this?
Lee, why don't you just blame George Bush. That should get most of California and it's lefty Judges on your side.
Now we know where Scott gets his ability to deny truth.....
I swear I thought I proofed it! That's what I get for doing four things at one time!
I liked it. Proof less often.
I suspect we'll be seeing them all over cable shortly. But I don't even think he has an attorney!
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