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Knife Found at Peterson Home Analyzed
AP ^ | 7/12/5

Posted on 07/12/2005 9:59:47 PM PDT by SmithL

Modesto -- Authorities are conducting forensic tests on a 10-inch knife reportedly found at the home where convicted murderer Scott Peterson lived with his now-dead wife, but questions remain about whether it had been planted there recently.

"You could tell there had been liquid on the blade" and a "red stain on the handle," said Gerry Roberts, the man who recently bought the home.

Roberts said two of his friends found the knife last week inside a cabinet near the swimming pool in the backyard.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: laci
So, they missed the knife AND the finger
1 posted on 07/12/2005 9:59:49 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

After all this time, any bloodstains would have turned *black*.

I'm 99% sure this is a plant.


2 posted on 07/12/2005 10:06:59 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: SmithL

What do you mean about "the finger"?


3 posted on 07/12/2005 10:08:50 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: AntiGuv
What do you mean about "the finger"?

Don't read too much into it. I was only referencing another recent California hoax.

4 posted on 07/12/2005 10:10:54 PM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: SmithL

Oh, OK. I get it now.

Welp, so far as this goes, it'll be interesting to see if anything comes of the mystery-knife investigation (I doubt it).


5 posted on 07/12/2005 10:12:09 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: SmithL

Ok. Alrighty then!


6 posted on 07/12/2005 10:14:44 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Howlin

FYI


7 posted on 07/12/2005 10:20:34 PM PDT by Mo1 (We will stay in the fight until the fight is won ~~~ President G.W. Bush)
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To: AntiGuv; Mo1

This guy is after money. From the National Enquirer, I think.

Realtor buys killer Scott Peterson's home for himself

(07-02) 18:00 PDT Modesto, Calif. (AP) --

A Modesto realtor has purchased the house of notorious double-murderer Scott Peterson and plans to make it his home.

"It's probably the most controversial home in the world," realtor Gerry Roberts said Friday when the sale was finalized. He paid $390,000 — $10,000 more than the asking price — for the bungalow where prosecutors believe Peterson strangled or smothered his pregnant wife, Laci, three years ago.

Peterson was sentenced to death in March for killing his wife and unborn son, Conner, on Christmas Eve in a case that riveted the American public.

Roberts, 54 and the father of three adult children, said that his bid was accepted after he sent Laci's mother, Sharon Rocha, and Scott's father, Lee Peterson, a letter praising the home's charm as "exactly what I had been looking for all this time."

"I will honor this home and plan to keep it in my family for many years to come," he wrote.

Scott and Laci paid $177,000 for the home in 2000. They had already converted one of the three bedrooms to a nursery for their first-born when Laci went missing. Her body and her baby's corpse were found nearly four months later in San Francisco Bay.

During escrow, vandals cut gas lines to a backyard barbecue and the gas meter, and drove into a brick wall on the property, Roberts said.

"There was a bit of craziness," acknowledged Roberts, who currently rents a home. "I realize the home and its occupants touched so many lives."


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Modesto police skeptical of claim of knife found at former Peterson home


MODESTO, Calif. Modesto police are skeptical after the new owner of the home where Scott and Laci Peterson lived says a knife was found in the back yard.

Gerry Roberts, who bought the three-bedroom house earlier this month, says two friends found the ten-inch knife in a wood cabinet while cleaning the backyard last week.

Roberts also confirmed that he is considering releasing photos of the knife to a tabloid magazine.

Modesto police have sent the ten-inch knife to a crime lab for testing after receiving a media inquiry. It could be weeks before the results come back because the test is considered low priority.

Police spokesman Rick Applegate says -- quote -- "there is nothing to make us believe the knife was used in the crime."

Copyright 2005 Associated Press.


8 posted on 07/12/2005 10:28:18 PM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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To: SmithL

Wow. This is hugh. They could really throw the book at peterson now!


9 posted on 07/12/2005 10:29:20 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("Rommel, you magnificent son of bitch.....I READ YOUR BOOK!! - Gen. Patton)
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To: Michael.SF.

Read on...


10 posted on 07/12/2005 10:30:18 PM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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To: Howlin
what did I miss?

Peterson is convicted so this 'evidence', will not effect him.

Seems suspicious to me that after paying an inflated price, the new buyer 'finds' this evidence.

11 posted on 07/12/2005 10:36:29 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("Rommel, you magnificent son of bitch.....I READ YOUR BOOK!! - Gen. Patton)
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To: Michael.SF.

I think so, too.


12 posted on 07/12/2005 10:37:26 PM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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To: Howlin

C'mon, a little e-bay action is cool, hmmm?

BARF


13 posted on 07/12/2005 11:06:18 PM PDT by msf92497 (My brain is "twitchy")
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To: msf92497

Not long after the verdict, there was an acutal listing on eBay -- For Sale: Scott Peterson's Soul.

:-)


14 posted on 07/12/2005 11:09:36 PM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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To: Howlin

Shite!!!

Who was the party in posession of the "item"...


...SATAN???


15 posted on 07/12/2005 11:10:53 PM PDT by msf92497 (My brain is "twitchy")
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To: msf92497

Yes. And I thought I had saved that to my HD, so I could have shown it to you.....it was hilarious!


16 posted on 07/12/2005 11:20:22 PM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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To: Howlin

I'm out fer the duration.

CIAO...hmmm C I A Ooooooooooooooooooh.


17 posted on 07/12/2005 11:21:51 PM PDT by msf92497 (My brain is "twitchy")
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To: Spktyr

I would not even give it the 1%


18 posted on 07/13/2005 6:08:40 AM PDT by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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To: Howlin

Just watching Cath. Crier. Scott's sister Anne was just on, said that she has learned via a prison guard that SP is called Pretty Boy in prison.

And get this: he has a photo of HIMSELF hanging in his cell. The profiler Candace Delong was also on, and got a big chuckle out of that, said how typical of a narcissist!


19 posted on 07/13/2005 2:47:17 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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