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Stanislaus County Superior Court judge seals Laci Peterson autopsy
The San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 15, 2003

Posted on 05/16/2003 6:16:00 AM PDT by runningbear

Stanislaus County Superior Court judge seals Laci Peterson autopsy

Posted on Thu, May. 15, 2003

Stanislaus County Superior Court judge seals Laci Peterson autopsy

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - The autopsies of Laci Peterson and her unborn son were completed by the Contra Costa County coroner and sealed Thursday by a judge in Stanislaus County Superior Court, prosecutors said.

The autopsies were completed sooner than expected, but it wasn't clear if a cause of death had been determined in the homicides. Jimmy Lee, a spokesman for the Contra Costa sheriff would not comment, but has said in the past that the cause of death may never be known.

Scott Peterson, 30, is being held without bail on two counts of murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. He has pleaded innocent.

He was arrested last month after the decomposed remains of his wife and the son they planned to name Conner were found on the shore of San Francisco Bay in Richmond near where Peterson told police he went fishing on Christmas Eve, the day he reported his wife missing.

Police have not revealed how they believe Laci Peterson, a 27-year-old substitute teacher, was killed or any of the evidence they compiled against her husband, a fertilizer salesman.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers asked to seal the autopsy and Judge Al Girolami agreed. The autopsy report could be unsealed at a May 27 hearing in which news organizations are seeking the release of other court documents, including search warrants and police reports.

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KILLER 'CARVED' LACI'

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PETERSON May face death

KILLER 'CARVED' LACI'

By HOWARD BREUER and ANDY GELLER --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

May 16, 2003 -- Laci Peterson was savagely carved up, her killer cutting off her head and removing internal body parts, a chilling new report said yesterday. Fox News quoted a source on the legal team of her husband, Scott, as saying the condition of Laci's body was "horrendous" - "awful, awful, awful."

The source - who saw documents revealing the condition of the body - said the 27-year-old Modesto, Calif., woman "was carved up" - and "the head is not the only part that is missing."

Asked if the damage to the body could have been caused by it being underwater for three months, the source said, "No . . . there are internal parts missing."

John Goold, the chief investigator in the infamous case, declined to comment on the report.

"We want to protect the integrity of the investigation," he said.

Mark Geragos, Scott Peterson's lawyer, did not return calls.

The remains of Laci, a substitute teacher, and her unborn son, Conner, washed up from San Francisco Bay around April 14.

Scott, who reported her missing on Christmas Eve, was arrested days later in San Diego. He pleaded not guilty to two charges of murder, for which prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty.

The coroner's office in Contra Costa County completed the autopsies of Laci and Conner yesterday, but the results were immediately sealed by Judge Al Girolami in Stanislaus County, which includes Modesto.

Jimmy Lee, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said the autopsy reports would be turned over to the Stanislaus district attorney's office in the next few days.

Goold, chief deputy district attorney in Stanislaus, said he would send the reports to defense attorneys. Asked if medical examiners had gotten answers to the main questions in the case, Lee said, "In a very general sense, the answer is yes."

Police sources believe Scott, who was having an affair, killed Laci in their home the night of Dec. 23 and weighed down her body with concrete anchors before tossing it into the waters of the bay.

The defense source conceded Scott could have inflicted the unspeakable damage on his wife's body, but questioned where and how.

"With the exception of a single hair that may be Laci's, found on that pair of needle-nose pliers found in Scott's boat, there's nothing forensically to link Scott to this crime," the source asserted.

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Defense claims 'credible' suspects

Article Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2003 - 3:57:14 AM PST

Defense claims 'credible' suspects

Peterson's attorneys refuse to name names; Laci's autopsy complete

By FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

Defense attorneys for murder suspect Scott Peterson are stay-ing tight-lipped in a number of new developments in the case of his dead wife.

The attorneys say they have identified one or more "credible suspects," but will not say who the suspects are. They also will not reveal what the defense theory is regarding the disappearance of Laci Peterson.

The autopsies of the 27-year-old Modesto woman and her unborn son were completed Thursday morning by the Contra Costa County coroner and reports were sealed by a judge in Stanislaus County Su-

perior Court, prosecutors said.

The autopsies were complet-ed sooner than expected, but it wasn't clear if a cause of death had been determined in the homicides.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers asked to seal the autopsy report and Judge Al Girolami agreed. The report could be unsealed at a May 27 hearing in which news organizations are seeking the release of other court documents, including search warrants and police reports.

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Autopsies on Laci Peterson and Baby Ordered Sealed

Autopsies on Laci Peterson and Baby Ordered Sealed

Thu May 15, 2003 05:14 PM ET

By Dan Whitcomb
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Coroner's officials completed autopsies on the bodies of Laci Peterson and her unborn son on Thursday but immediately sealed the results under a court order sought by prosecutors and lawyers for accused killer Scott Peterson.

Both sides agreed to the order "in order to protect the integrity of the case, the defendant's right to a fair trial and avoid undue media exposure, Stanislaus County District Attorney James Brazelton said in a statement.

The order was apparently signed on Thursday by Superior Court Judge Al Girolami, who is presiding over Scott Peterson's trial on double murder charges and who has also sealed other key documents in the sensational case.

A spokesman for the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, which handled the autopsies, said that they would comply with the order and that the remains of Laci and her unborn son were being kept there until further order from the court.

Officials declined to comment on a report by the Fox News Channel that coroner's officials had been unable to determine a cause of death for Laci, whose body washed out of San Francisco Bay last month.

Fox, in a story posted on its Web site (http://www.foxnews.com) said an unnamed defense source had told the network that Laci's body had been "carved up" and was missing the head and other body parts. The source said the extensive injuries could not have been caused by being underwater for three months.

Mark Geragos, Scott Peterson's lead defense attorney, could not be reached for comment.

Police arrested Peterson last month and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty against the 30-year-old fertilizer salesman.

Authorities have released little of the evidence they have against Peterson, who has pleaded innocent to two counts of first-degree murder. Peterson, who is being held without bail, said he last saw his 27-year-old pregnant wife on Christmas Eve as he left to go fishing.

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Peterson Case, Similar Crimes, Build Momentum for Protection of Unborn

Peterson Case, Similar Crimes, Build Momentum for Protection of Unborn

By Steve Brown
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
May 16, 2003

(CNSNews.com) - With a high-profile murder case providing momentum, pro-life activists are mounting an aggressive campaign to persuade Congress to pass the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.
Please don't tell me that my dead son was not a real crime victim!

In addition to citing the Laci and Conner Peterson murders, the National Right to Life Committee's ad campaign uses the photo of a mother at a funeral cradling the dead body of her son who had died in the womb when the mother was beaten.

According to the mother in the photo, Tracy Marciniak, law enforcement authorities in Milwaukee, Wis., told her, "Nobody died in the attack." Marciniak's testimony is included in the print ad, which began running May 14.

"When I was hospitalized and grieving for my dead baby, law enforcement authorities told my family that they could charge the man who attacked only with assault," Marciniak stated in the ad. "I was devastated."

Marciniak's husband attacked her in Milwaukee in 1992, when her son, Zachariah, was four days away from his birth due date. The husband, Glendale Black, was convicted of beating his wife, but there was no law to punish him for the death of his unborn son.

In 1998, Wisconsin lawmakers approved legislation treating such instances as two crimes - not one.

"Thank God California has such a law," Marciniak said. "That's why prosecutors were able to file a double homicide charge in the brutal murders of Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Conner. They didn't have to tell surviving family members that legally, Conner had never lived and never died."

The recent revelations in the Laci Peterson case have bolstered interest and support for federal legislation to deal with violence committed against unborn children. The Unborn Victims of Violence Act is awaiting action in both the House and Senate. In the House, the bill has been renamed "Laci and Conner's Law" in honor of Peterson and her unborn son. Peterson's husband, Scott, is charged in the crimes.

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Pondering the Laci phenomena

Posted on Fri, May. 16, 2003

BILL MANN: MEDIA NOTES
Pondering the Laci phenomena

YOU'VE PROBABLY wondered the same thing: Why has the Laci Peterson story gotten so much TV coverage? At times, it's been more than excessive -- e.g., one local TV station recently ran a pointless live shot of Scott Peterson, husband and accused murderer, in a rooftop jail exercise yard.

KGO-TV anchor Pete Wilson claimed on his radio chat show the other day he'd been petitioning Channel 7 news management to back off the Peterson coverage a bit, saying, "unsuccessfully, I might add."

This does seem like classic media overkill -- even though I'm not part of the horde that blames an amorphous entity called "the media" for many of the evils in society. It's obvious from talking to local TV news people that there is, in actual fact, a high level of public interest in the story of the murdered Modesto housewife.

One Alameda reader, Gloria A., e-mails: "Laci was pretty and cute and she lived in a nice house in a good neighborhood. It's a reality show in the truest sense." Gloria adds: "Sure, I'm interested in the story, but certainly not to the degree it's been played on TV." And then something you can't totally dismiss: "I have to wonder that if Laci had been plain-looking or if she'd been black, would this story have been half as big?"

Almost certainly not. TV likes pretty people (no big surprise there). As for the other part, one African-American TV newsman told me, "That's probably part of it, but that still doesn't fully explain why the story's so big."

One local TV news exec who asked to remain anonymous said, "Like Wilson, I've said in our news meetings the story shouldn't get this much play. I know that we don't play it as big on my newscast as the station does on others."

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Sketch of suspect

Police Seek Man For Questioning In Trail Killing
2 Witnesses Saw A Man In The Area Of Trail Murder, Police Say

Police Seek Man For Questioning In Trail Killing
2 Witnesses Saw A Man In The Area Of Trail Murder, Police Say

POSTED: 4:18 p.m. PDT May 15, 2003
UPDATED: 5:47 p.m. PDT May 15, 2003

CONCORD -- Police have released the description of a man they want to question in connection with the killing of a 49-year-old Antioch woman who was beaten to death on a trail near her workplace in Concord on Tuesday.

Two separate witness accounts led police to prepare a sketch and description of a white man they say was in the area when Kathleen Aiello-Loreck was on her noontime stroll on a popular walking trail.

Sgt. Stephen Price said that the man hasn't been named a suspect, but police think he may have seen something that could prove valuable to the investigation.

At a 2 p.m. news conference police described the man as a 25 to 40-year-old white male between 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds with a medium build and a pronounced belly. He is said to be clean-shaven with brown, medium length hair and was wearing brown Docker-style khakis, a light-colored Polo or T-shirt with a dark-colored zip-up sweatshirt. He was also wearing dark brown sunglasses.

Aiello-Loreck, a mother of three, never returned to the offices of Systron Donner Inertial Division from a walk along the Contra Costa Canal, between Cowell and Tioga roads.

She was found near the path with fatal injuries to her head. Medical personnel pronounced her dead at an area hospital shortly before 5 p.m., police said.

Price Thursday described the killing is an isolated incident. "We still see Concord as a safe city," he said. "We don't think there's any reason to be alarmed."

He added that it remains unclear whether the attacker was lying in wait or if Aiello-Loreck was a random target.

At the time of the attack, Aiello-Loreck was on a cell phone call with a man police have not yet identified. Price said they have made contact with the man and that he is cooperating with the investigation.

Tuesday's was the second murder in Concord this year, according to the Police Department. Price said there was no evidence that Aiello-Loreck was sexually assaulted.

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well, better get this one started... ;o)
1 posted on 05/16/2003 6:16:00 AM PDT by runningbear
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To: runningbear; Rheo; spectre; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; ...
psst.... pinging... Good morning.. ;o)
2 posted on 05/16/2003 6:17:35 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: BonneBlue; EastCoast; RGSpincich; jdontom; HoHoeHeaux; blondee123; hergus; submarine; ...
psst.... pinging... Good morning.. ;o)
3 posted on 05/16/2003 6:18:14 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; amazed; Wednesday's Child; LuvMyNick; RightOnGOP; Valpal1; phd2b; SandyEgo; ...
psst.... pinging... Good morning.. ;o)
4 posted on 05/16/2003 6:18:56 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: juzcuz; fiesti; iaf97; homeschool mama; PennsylvaniaMom; MightyMouseToSaveThe Day; ...
psst.... pinging... Good morning.. ;o)
5 posted on 05/16/2003 6:19:26 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
Ah! There you are.

Has anyone noticed double posts and other weird things with the webserver here this morning?

6 posted on 05/16/2003 6:29:55 AM PDT by oceanperch (Who will represent Amber?)
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To: runningbear
The killing was not only senseless, but quite savage. Peterson, assuming he's guilty could very well have been on drugs at the time, then cleaned it up afterwards. If not, then this was no crime of passion, but the work of a psycho who got pleasure out his crime.
7 posted on 05/16/2003 6:36:33 AM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: runningbear
Thanks RB. Is the preliminary hearing still scheduled for this month?
8 posted on 05/16/2003 6:37:05 AM PDT by Lanza
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To: oceanperch
not yet... lol.. Happens sometimes..
9 posted on 05/16/2003 6:38:00 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
a real sick-o in my opinion, and no emotions at all, but fake ones!
10 posted on 05/16/2003 6:42:23 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
Goold, chief deputy district attorney in Stanislaus, said he would send the reports to defense attorneys. Asked if medical examiners had gotten answers to the main questions in the case, Lee said, "In a very general sense, the answer is yes."

Thanks for the ping, and good morning rb.

11 posted on 05/16/2003 6:44:16 AM PDT by truthkeeper
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To: Lanza; All
Next pending scheduled court date is May 27th, at 0830 hours in Stanislaus Superior Court.

Prelim, motions, (wiretaps, warrants, and autopsy, amongst other filings)

maybe a circus day parade?... Court doc on filings

12 posted on 05/16/2003 6:45:28 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: truthkeeper
;o)
13 posted on 05/16/2003 6:46:22 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
By the end of next week we should know everything in that autopsy report. Leave it to Geraldo and Geragos.

14 posted on 05/16/2003 6:48:48 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: runningbear; RGSpincich
I guess the media or those who were intercepted will get to listen to what they said...lol..

Wiretaps

15 posted on 05/16/2003 6:49:07 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
Good morning...my thoughts on the 'revelations' of yesterday. Geragos is totally without conscience. He will do/say anything to defend his client. He makes Johnny Cochran look like the next Justice of the Supreme Court. Why? Because last night, Jerry Rivers (aka, Geraldo) on Hannity and Colmes breathlessly repeated the 'leaks' from the defense team. Even the FR like hypothetical questions Jerry posed were answered in the most favorable light to Scaughty. Dr. Bodnar started to explain about the water, propellers, rocks, etc., but was pretty much cut off so that Jerry could 'report' his exclusive. My opinion, the Helter/Skelter, some Manson like cult or devotee, did it defense took shape last night with the help of Fox News. Honest. The glove didn't fit...so you must acquit...will be, 'the blood ain't there (the house/boat/truck) so Scaughty must breath free air.'

Ok...my rant for the a.m. is done...

16 posted on 05/16/2003 6:49:51 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SCOWderPuffGirls!!!)
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To: bonfire
reading that court doc, MG may be walking a fine line of pissing of the courts....
17 posted on 05/16/2003 6:50:03 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
He pi$$es me off just looking at him! I couldn't stand him before he took this case. He's "swarmy".
18 posted on 05/16/2003 6:53:07 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: bonfire
AKA as Whoraldo and Outrageros
19 posted on 05/16/2003 6:55:20 AM PDT by oceanperch (Who will represent Amber?)
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To: runningbear
I read the order you provided. IMHO, I think the defense better blabbing or they risk a contempt of court citation.
20 posted on 05/16/2003 6:56:07 AM PDT by truthkeeper
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To: All
Judge seals autopsy report on Peterson and unborn son

SORRY ON THE LARGE IMAGE, IT WAS THE BEE'S FAULT.....;o)

Judge seals autopsy report on Peterson and unborn son

By JOHN COTÉ
BEE STAFF WRITER

Published: May 16, 2003, 06:16:50 AM PDT

At the request of prosecutors and defense attorneys, a judge sealed the completed autopsy reports for Laci Peterson and her unborn son Thursday.

"What we're trying to do is protect the defendant's right to a fair trial," Chief Deputy District Attorney John Goold said. "That's our major concern, the case itself. Nobody wants to see this stuff splashed across the Internet."

Court documents filed Thursday indicated that neither side had received the reports.

A statement from the Contra Costa County coroner's office said the reports would be delivered to the Stanislaus County district attorney's office within the "next few days."

The reports were completed earlier than expected, and Contra Costa officials were preparing to release them Thursday afternoon, Stanislaus County prosecutors said.

Prosecutors requested that the coroner withhold the documents until "further investigation" could be completed, Stanislaus County Superior Court documents show.

"We don't have a legal right to withhold these documents without a court order," said Jimmy Lee, a spokesman for the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department. "We have to follow the law."

Thursday morning, Judge Al Girolami ordered the reports conditionally sealed, pending a May 27 hearing on the matter. He also directed the coroner's office to provide the report to prosecutors, who would give a copy to the defense.

Girolami also ordered the remains held at the Contra Costa coroner's office until further notice.

Papers' challenge to be heard

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21 posted on 05/16/2003 6:58:22 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
LOL. ... yep, OJ part 2.... ;o)
22 posted on 05/16/2003 7:00:44 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Wheat
lol! Yes...SMARMY!

If this is the best that's come forward to defend Scott; he's in trouble.
24 posted on 05/16/2003 7:09:34 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: runningbear
"May 16, 2003 -- Laci Peterson was savagely carved up, her killer cutting off her head and removing internal body parts, a chilling new report said yesterday. "

Sadistic sex gone awry. Watch out for LIBERALtarians to come running to Scott's defense.
<pSeriously, I believe it was Scott. Of course I don't have all the facts but I'm just connecting the dots. If he is proven to be the one, has has EARNED captial punishment and should have NO choice on how it is done. Laci nor Conner didn't have a choice on death either.

25 posted on 05/16/2003 7:16:56 AM PDT by nmh
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To: runningbear; Diver Dave
Thank you for the ping, rb.

Off topic:

Court to Hear Suit Filed by Condit's Wife
Thu May 15,11:35 PM ET - AP

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030516/ap_on_re_us/brf_condit_libel_suit_1

FRESNO, Calif. - A $10 million libel suit filed by former Rep. Gary Condit (news, bio, voting record)'s wife against a supermarket tabloid is headed to court after lawyers failed to reach a settlement Thursday, the woman's attorney said.

Carolyn Condit sued the National Enquirer last year after it published headlines on its Web site and its Aug. 7, 2001, front page that said: "Cops: Condit's Wife Attacked Chandra."
(snip)
26 posted on 05/16/2003 7:21:48 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
Actually, killers who "overkill" their victim generally know their victim quite well. All the anger they've been harboring against this person explodes in the killing. IF what the defense is claiming is true, I don't think Scott needed to be on drugs to do it. He had plenty of anger and resentment to fuel him.
27 posted on 05/16/2003 7:29:10 AM PDT by Amore (I hate tag lines)
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To: maggiefluffs
Is there something in the water in the Modesto area? Or strange crop circles just outside of town? LOL...In the Chamber of Commerce brochure is the welcoming of network uplink trucks listed as an industry?
28 posted on 05/16/2003 7:41:17 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SCOWderPuffGirls!!!)
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To: Amore
Someone on another forum reported seeing Ted Rowlands report this morning saying that head, hands and feet were gone.

Also, said that there were "hundreds" of people who said they saw Scott that morning ... including one man who saw him at the marina at about 6:30 and watched him with binoculars. Saw him towing something ... or something floating by the boat (Laci?).

29 posted on 05/16/2003 7:48:08 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: runningbear
Scott isn't looking too good these days. :o)

Have MPD Divers continued their search for cement blocks and remaining body parts (Lord...I hate that thought)?

30 posted on 05/16/2003 7:57:01 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: BunnySlippers
Peterson Searchers Return To Richmond
KTVU.com
POSTED: 7:50 a.m. PDT May 16, 2003

RICHMOND, Calif. -- A Contra Costa County police boat equipped with side-scan sonar was trolling the waters off Richmond Friday, searching for further evidence in the murder case of Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Connor.
(snip)

http://www.ktvu.com/news/2208762/detail.html

Also see video link:
Ted Rowlands Friday Report On Search And Autopsy


31 posted on 05/16/2003 8:01:06 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggiefluffs
Thank you for posting that information. You answered my earlier question. :o)
32 posted on 05/16/2003 8:03:40 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
I caught Geraldo on Hannity and Colmes and had the same reaction you did.

I caught a rerun of Catherine Crier's show from yesterday. Rita Cosby and Ted Rowlands were on. Both agreed that there were several witnesses who placed Snott at the marina twice on Dec. 24.

Both agreed that Amber had sent the note in the book warning Snott of phone taps and that this could have caused LE and the DA to be suspicicous of her.

Rita said that Amber was the catalyst--the motive for the murder.

Rita and Ted both said that Laci *knew* about the boat and had seen it at least once in the warehouse and may have even sat in the boat. I didn't hear either give a source of any type for this information.
33 posted on 05/16/2003 8:04:15 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: bonfire
>>He's "swarmy".<<

Smarmy even. :)

34 posted on 05/16/2003 8:06:00 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: An American In Dairyland
Rita Cosby could be a SCOW then...that what started our cabal...those of us the think/believe that Amber intentionally or (unintentionally) set into action the course of events that lead to Scaughty Peterson killing his wife and unborn son.
35 posted on 05/16/2003 8:08:40 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SCOWderPuffGirls!!!)
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To: runningbear
I guess the media or those who were intercepted will get to listen to what they said

Or they can stop in at the Geragos Gift Shop and receive a free copy of what Geragos says they said.

36 posted on 05/16/2003 8:10:59 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
>>Rita Cosby could be a SCOW then...that what started our cabal...those of us the think/believe that Amber intentionally or (unintentionally) set into action the course of events that lead to Scaughty Peterson killing his wife and unborn son.<<

That would be me then. Big Time! I've been getting heat for my opinions about Amber all over the internet.


37 posted on 05/16/2003 8:11:27 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland (wish I could be a SCOW someday, too!)
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To: maggiefluffs
"Meanwhile, a reliable source has told KTVU Channel 2 that Peterson's remains were missing her head, hands, feet and some internal organs when recovered. However, the source would not speculate on whether the missing parts were the result of the natural decay of the body or from dismemberment.

There was a broadcast report circulating Friday Laci Peterson's may have fallen victim to a satanic cult.

Speaking On Friday's Mornings On 2, Benny Del Re -- the head of the Santa Clara County Crime Lab -- downplayed the report, saying such a conclusion would be extremely difficult without intricate knowledge of the autopsy report.

And there ya go, MG spinning twisted sisters stuff.... ;o)

The courts need to gag that guy!!!

38 posted on 05/16/2003 8:15:55 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: RGSpincich
;o)....LOL>...broccoli? ... necklaces.... satanic cults, ....he must be smoking something good! ;o)
39 posted on 05/16/2003 8:18:03 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: An American In Dairyland
You are SCOW!!! Just don't lobby for any official SCOW office...it is a sore point with some of the members.

;)PaMom

40 posted on 05/16/2003 8:19:35 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SCOWderPuffGirls!!!)
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To: runningbear
Thank you
41 posted on 05/16/2003 8:20:12 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Amore
IF what the defense is claiming is true, I don't think Scott needed to be on drugs to do it. He had plenty of anger and resentment to fuel him.

Very possible. Almost every story I've seen on Peterson said he was usually calm and collected, rarely lost his temper, which is why I suggested maybe he was on drugs.

But there's also the factor of someone who never releases emotion, then all of a sudden it comes out in a huge fit of rage. Either way, given the nature of the crime Peterson can't claim it was a crime of passion should he decide to plea, it's death penalty or life all the way.

42 posted on 05/16/2003 8:27:42 AM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
>>You are SCOW!!! Just don't lobby for any official SCOW office...it is a sore point with some of the members. <<

It's honor enough just to be included in such a revered group! :)

43 posted on 05/16/2003 8:28:55 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: runningbear
There was a broadcast report circulating Friday Laci Peterson's may have fallen victim to a satanic cult.

Sounds like Geragos dreaming!

44 posted on 05/16/2003 8:35:47 AM PDT by Bella
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To: maggiefluffs; runningbear
Thanks for that link, maggie. Discovery in all their lawsuits may just be what they don't want. Too bad the DC cops didn't initiate phone taps.

Thanks, as always, for the pings and links RB. The Modbee makes it sound as if nobody has received the autopsy reports. Hmmmm. Who ya gonna believe? Rivera is certainly credible what with solving the Capone vault caper. :)

45 posted on 05/16/2003 8:36:19 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: runningbear
""The defense source conceded Scott could have inflicted the unspeakable damage on his wife's body, but questioned where and how."


MG is hiding I think, after seeing the autopsy
47 posted on 05/16/2003 8:56:14 AM PDT by joyce11111
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To: runningbear
More (sort of) off topic news:

Geraldo's Nuptials
The Washington Post | 5/16/03 | Lloyd Grove

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/912782/posts
Posted on 05/16/2003 8:13 AM PDT by arasina

Gee, I wonder if MG is invited?!?


48 posted on 05/16/2003 8:58:33 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Bella
The Helter/Skelter Defense. Paging Mr. Bugliosi, paging Mr. Bugliosi...
49 posted on 05/16/2003 8:58:43 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SCOWderPuffGirls!!!)
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To: nmh; runningbear
thanks for the ping rb........found a little tid-bit last night on this jack the ripper cult type killing perposed by the defense. It can be determined by science if the victom was alive or dead when body parts were removed, if limbs fell off do to trama or from natural causes.

Perimortem Trauma
Five characteristics:
- Sharp edges (fragment edges & fracture lines
- Hinging - bone bent away from blow
- Formation of fracture lines
- Shape of broken ends - angled with jagged surfaces
- Sometimes staining from hematoma

Postmortem Trauma:
Though not related to death, it must be distinguished
Usually related to recovery & transport.

Postmortem Trauma Characteristics:
. Breaks rarely exhibit radiating fracture lines
. Tends to snap - no green stick or hinge fractures
. Long bones tend to break at right angles to long axis
. Color of break is different from other bone surfaces

50 posted on 05/16/2003 9:02:48 AM PDT by jdontom (BacktheBadge)
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