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Scott Peterson's parents hire appellate lawyers
AP ^ | 12/28/5

Posted on 12/28/2005 1:47:31 PM PST by SmithL

MODESTO, Calif. - The parents of condemned murderer Scott Peterson hired two noted attorneys to begin his appeals.

"Since he is innocent, we don't want him sitting there any longer than he has to," Lee Peterson, the former fertilizer salesman's father, said Tuesday.

Peterson was convicted Nov. 12, 2004, in the murders of his pregnant wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried.

Death sentences are automatically appealed in California, but it can sometimes take several years for inmates to receive a state-appointed attorney.

Peterson's trial lawyer Mark Geragos could have handled the appeals but said he felt the case warrants "a fresh set of eyes."

The Petersons hired attorneys Cliff Gardner and Lawrence Gibbs, who represent the Menendez brothers, convicted of murdering their parents in Southern California in 1989.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: appeal; babykiller; beyondsick; buyclintonpardon; connerpeterson; deathpenalty; fryhim; geragoshatesmurderer; guiltyashell; justiceforlaci; lacipeterson; lyingmurdererscumbag; pos; prisonjustice; scottpeterson; wastedmoney; wifekiller
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1 posted on 12/28/2005 1:47:31 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL
"Since he is innocent, we don't want him sitting there any longer than he has to,"

There are many words to describe this clymer. "Innocent" would not be on my list.

2 posted on 12/28/2005 1:48:43 PM PST by peyton randolph (<a href="http://clinton.senate.gov/">shrew</a>)
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To: SmithL

But have they hired OJ to find the real killer?


3 posted on 12/28/2005 1:49:24 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: SmithL

That's all fine and dandy, but what does Amber have to say about it?


4 posted on 12/28/2005 1:49:55 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: SmithL

I don't want to hear about this case. Is there any way we can request a ZOT?


5 posted on 12/28/2005 1:50:04 PM PST by JamesP81
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To: SmithL

I hear that Tookie's lawyers don't have anything to do.


6 posted on 12/28/2005 1:50:29 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (I strongly condemn violence against adulterous gay cannibals.)
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To: SmithL

Let 'em spend all their money.


7 posted on 12/28/2005 1:50:29 PM PST by ErnBatavia (I post in slang..live with it or ignore it - reader's choice.)
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To: SmithL
The Petersons hired attorneys Cliff Gardner and Lawrence Gibbs, who represent the Menendez brothers, convicted of murdering their parents in Southern California in 1989.

Doesn't look like the Menendez brothers are going anywhere either.

8 posted on 12/28/2005 1:51:40 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Happy Festivus!)
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To: SmithL

" . . .wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried. . . "

Blech.


9 posted on 12/28/2005 1:51:53 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: SmithL

So, where are Hollywood? Jesse Jackson? Shouldn't they be there trying to save another "INNOCENT" from the death chambers?


10 posted on 12/28/2005 1:52:08 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Mr. President: It is now time to turn over the money changers' tables.)
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To: SmithL

Are the Libs going to now complain that the NSA got Scott Peterson too?


11 posted on 12/28/2005 1:52:43 PM PST by Wasanother (Terrorist come in many forms but all are RATS.)
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To: SmithL

Was that Geragos's car I just heard driving away?


12 posted on 12/28/2005 1:53:57 PM PST by jaydubya2
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To: ErnBatavia

They already spent it, that's why Geragos won't take the appeal. Both are losers.


13 posted on 12/28/2005 1:54:04 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: JamesP81; Tijeras_Slim
I don't want to hear about this case. Is there any way we can request a ZOT?

Good luck with all that.

14 posted on 12/28/2005 1:54:22 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: ErnBatavia

They already spent it, that's why Geragos won't take the appeal. Both are losers.


15 posted on 12/28/2005 1:55:15 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: SmithL
Peterson's trial lawyer Mark Geragos could have handled the appeals but said he felt the case warrants "a fresh set of eyes."

Translation: I know he did it so I can't ethically argue that he is innocent

16 posted on 12/28/2005 1:55:41 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: JamesP81

You could just scroll on by.


17 posted on 12/28/2005 1:55:47 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: JamesP81
OK, fine.

ZOT!

Don't mention it, I'm glad to help.
; )

18 posted on 12/28/2005 1:56:27 PM PST by SmithL (Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Lift up your gates and sing, Hosana in the highest! Hosana to your King!)
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To: JamesP81

I'm still interested. I have an Enquiring Mind.


19 posted on 12/28/2005 1:56:43 PM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: SmithL

We know where Scott got his lack of sense from. Both of his parents passed it on to him.


20 posted on 12/28/2005 1:59:02 PM PST by demkicker
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To: SmithL

Scott's parents are in total denial. They will never get him off.


21 posted on 12/28/2005 1:59:07 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: SmithL
Peterson was convicted Nov. 12, 2004, in the murders of his pregnant wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried.

Conor Peterson had a name.

22 posted on 12/28/2005 2:03:30 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I'm glad. It's just punishment for their stupidity that they will spend all their remaining resources in their twilight years for a completely fruitless enterprise.


23 posted on 12/28/2005 2:04:24 PM PST by wideawake
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To: SmithL

Praise the Lord! Just when the Natalie Holloway/Aruba story was hitting the wall. This should keep the Greta Van OJ show on the air a couple more years.


24 posted on 12/28/2005 2:06:51 PM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: jaydubya2

Why did they hire Geragos in the first place?


25 posted on 12/28/2005 2:07:45 PM PST by Jane Austen
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To: SmithL
Peterson was convicted Nov. 12, 2004, in the murders of his pregnant wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried.

Still wondering why Scott is convicted of murdering a fetus. If a woman does that it is called abortion and it's OK, so they say.

26 posted on 12/28/2005 2:08:08 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: SmithL; MEG33; Howlin; Canadian Outrage; runningbear
On a related note from today's Modesto Bee...

Excerpts from "For Laci" by Sharon Rocha

27 posted on 12/28/2005 2:11:09 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Jane Austen
Why did they hire Geragos in the first place?

Good Question. He's tried many high profile cases, but I don't recall him winning any. If you remember, When they announced the verdit (or was it the sentencing?) of Peterson, Geragos was nowhere to be found.
28 posted on 12/28/2005 2:18:05 PM PST by jaydubya2
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To: SmithL; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Howlin; RGSpincich; Canadian Outrage; All
Scott's Appeal

29 posted on 12/28/2005 2:19:37 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: txroadkill
"Peterson's trial lawyer Mark Geragos could have handled the appeals but said he felt the case warrants "a fresh set of eyes."

Translation: I know he did it so I can't ethically argue that he is innocent

(slight addition) Besides, the Petersons are broke...I squeezed their last dime out of them,.

30 posted on 12/28/2005 2:20:42 PM PST by albee ("Those that bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boot that kicks them!" - Eric Hoffer)
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To: peyton randolph

I agree, "Innocent" is NOT one of the words that should even be CONSIDERED when referring to this POS!!


31 posted on 12/28/2005 2:24:27 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: JamesP81

Try a thread that your interested in.


32 posted on 12/28/2005 2:25:15 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: peyton randolph
There are many words to describe this clymer.

Whats a "Clymer"? I did not find it in the dictionary.

33 posted on 12/28/2005 2:26:25 PM PST by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

BLECH is right. Remember his little note to the volunteers? "Signed Laci's husband"!! BLECH!!


34 posted on 12/28/2005 2:27:40 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: SmithL

"The fetus" how offensive, she was pregnant by 8 plus months. She was carrying a baby!!!!!!!!

Oh good, Melendez'z attorney, they fuzzed the jury so much one woman said she did not want to give the death penalty, seems she felt sorry for them not having parents and all :(


35 posted on 12/28/2005 2:30:24 PM PST by Burlem
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To: SmithL

"The fetus" how offensive, she was pregnant by 8 plus months. She was carrying a baby!!!!!!!!

Oh good, Melendez'z attorney, they fuzzed the jury so much one woman said she did not want to give the death penalty, seems she felt sorry for them not having parents and all :(


36 posted on 12/28/2005 2:30:26 PM PST by Burlem
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To: jazusamo

Yeah they did. I heard they spent everything they had pretty much. Even a couple of the siblings put mortgages on their homes.

And Geragos is hardly an appellate Lawyer. He failed miserably at a Defense.


37 posted on 12/28/2005 2:30:31 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: JamesP81
I don't want to hear about this case.Is there any way we can request a ZOT?

Okay, you may ZOT yourself. I always appreciate a poster who falls on his own mouse to avoid disrupting a thread.

38 posted on 12/28/2005 2:32:14 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I'm not sure it's even denial. They KNOW he did it but they are like Scott - Sociopaths. They are lying to themselves and the world. I guess they think if they go on with this "innocent charade" long enough that somebody will believe them. A very sad set of parents these are. And a very dysfunctional family also.


39 posted on 12/28/2005 2:33:08 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: MEG33

Great graphic. Sums it up nicely.


40 posted on 12/28/2005 2:33:14 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Diver Dave

Thanks for that link DD!! I know where I'm headed tomorrow - Chapters Book Store!! Sharon has such a way with words. How sad that her talent has to be shown on a subject like this. CO


41 posted on 12/28/2005 2:42:19 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: Diver Dave

Thank you Dave.. sad.


42 posted on 12/28/2005 2:43:23 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Mark was here

LOL - That's the journalist that GW was heard to call " A Major League A$$hole"!! In short, the expression was just reduced to a "clymer".


43 posted on 12/28/2005 2:44:35 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: MEG33

Thanks for the article Meg.


44 posted on 12/28/2005 2:45:49 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: ErnBatavia

I haven't figured out (yet) where Lee Peterson gets this much money. I thought they mortgaged their house to hire Geragos? Who got the money for selling Laci's house?


45 posted on 12/28/2005 2:47:22 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: SmithL
Since he is innocent, we don't want him sitting there any longer than he has to

And the sooner he is out, the sooner he can help find the real killer

46 posted on 12/28/2005 2:47:53 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Jane Austen

He called them and volunteered to relieve them of their life savings /sarcasm (he did contact them after trashing Scott something fierce on the LK show for weeks).


47 posted on 12/28/2005 2:49:18 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: SmithL

Requires a new set of liars. Gerragos is a piece of garbage whose client got just what he deserved.


48 posted on 12/28/2005 2:49:30 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: albee
"Peterson's trial lawyer Mark Geragos could have handled the appeals but said he felt the case warrants "a fresh set of eyes." Translation: I know he did it so I can't ethically argue that he is innocent (slight addition) Besides, the Petersons are broke...I squeezed their last dime out of them,.

Or I know he is innocent, but they don't have any money left. Oh well, next.

49 posted on 12/28/2005 2:51:18 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: OldFriend
Requires a new set of liars. Gerragos is a piece of garbage whose client got just what he deserved.

What is funny is that an appeal can only be done based on errors of Law, not fact.

You have to get a Judge to say, in writing, that another judge screwed up. Egregiously. Judges are the ultimate good-old-boys club. It is an unwritten rule that it Just Isn't Done.

Very, very few appeals actually win.

But let the Petersons p*ss out all their remaining pennies. They raised a murderer, they should suffer.

50 posted on 12/28/2005 2:55:52 PM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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