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Laci's hubby spent secret cash on lovers
New York Daily News ^ | 5/28/03 | MARY PAPENFUSS in Modesto, Calif. and MAKI BECKER in New York

Posted on 05/28/2003 1:14:59 AM PDT by kattracks

With as many as three girlfriends, multiple cell phones to stay in touch and a checking account hidden from his wife, Scott Peterson had a busy secret life, a source close to the double-murder investigation revealed.

Investigators also have evidence that Peterson - accused of killing his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, named Conner - made a "significant purchase" of items that could have been used to anchor a body, a second source familiar with the case said.

Investigators need to find the items to "connect all the dots," that source said.

The bodies of Laci and Conner washed ashore last month in San Francisco Bay, near where Scott Peterson, 30, had told cops he went fishing Christmas Eve. He reported his 27-year-old wife missing after returning that night.

Peterson, a fertilizer salesman, has proclaimed his innocence. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, has vowed to help him find the real killer.

Lawyer Gloria Allred, representing Peterson's admitted mistress, Amber Frey, urged any other girlfriends to step forward yesterday. Allred also met with prosecutors to discuss their plans to call Frey as a witness, possibly during a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 16.

Peterson, who is being held without bond, showed up in court yesterday aslawyers wrangled over an array of issues, from unsealing document towiretaps.

His bleach blond locks had been shorn to a near-buzz cut that was back to his original dark brown. He said nothing, appearing confident and sometimes flashing a smug grin as the legal eagles duked it out.

Judge Al Girolami heard arguments from California newspapers that want sealed documents - including search warrants and autopsy results - to be made public. He said he would rule this week.

Girolami also threatened to issue a gag order. "Every day we hear about something in the paper that we don't hear in court," he said. "I think we need a protective order."

The judge ordered prosecutors to give Peterson's camp copies of 69 phone conversations that law enforcement intercepted between the defendant and his lawyers in the months before his arrest.

Details of those conversations were disclosed Monday on Fox News Channel, which reported that Peterson told Frey in one conversation: "I know who did it, and I'll tell you later when I see you." That meeting never occurred.

Defense sources have raised the possibility that Laci Peterson was killed as part of a satanic ritual or by a strange man spotted in the neighborhood the day she disappeared.

After the court proceedings, Geragos said the defense team has received several helpful tips from the public that the police also are looking into.

"The big cases tend to bring out the big nuts," he conceded, "but a lot of information we have received has been very good."

Originally published on May 28, 2003



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 05/28/2003 1:14:59 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Lawyer Geragos is a profesional liar, a narcissistic cockroach with no ethics, a mind filled with smug evil, and a gleeful accomplice to murder. A typical shyster and member of the disgusting and totally corrupt lawyer industry.
2 posted on 05/28/2003 1:26:04 AM PDT by friendly
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To: friendly
Other than that, what do you think of him? LOL I agree with you. A fair trial does not mean getting a guilty man off. It means making sure his rights are not infringed on the way to a guilty verdict. IMO the slugs (lawyers) that get the guilty off should suffer the same fate as the victims.
3 posted on 05/28/2003 1:47:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: friendly
IOW, just the kind of attorney that you'd like to have on your side if you were charged with murder, eh?
4 posted on 05/28/2003 1:52:06 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: kattracks
Details of those conversations were disclosed Monday on Fox News Channel, which reported that Peterson told Frey in one conversation: "I know who did it, and I'll tell you later when I see you." That meeting never occurred.

I wonder if he was planning to knock off Amber too?

5 posted on 05/28/2003 2:03:30 AM PDT by jporcus
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To: kattracks
"The big cases tend to bring out the big nuts," he conceded,

He should know, he's the biggest nut out there if he thinks Peterson is not guilty.

Unless he gets lucky and the jury is comprised of psychopathic playboy fertilzer salesmen.

6 posted on 05/28/2003 2:16:12 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Convicted felons for Kerry)
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To: jporcus
Peterson told Frey in one conversation: "I know who did it, and I'll tell you later when I see you."

Let me guess. He was calling from a payphone behind a McDonalds about a hundred miles out of town sometime around midnight. Why does this story seem so familiar?

7 posted on 05/28/2003 2:18:03 AM PDT by The Great Satan (Revenge, Terror and Extortion: A Guide for the Perplexed)
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To: Ready4Freddy
One difference. If I were charged with murder I would be innocent and there lies the rub.
8 posted on 05/28/2003 2:20:27 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: kattracks
Peterson, a fertilizer salesman, has proclaimed his innocence. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, has vowed to help him find the real killer.

Anyone who has observed Geragos knows he also is a fertilizer salesman.

9 posted on 05/28/2003 2:22:24 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: The Great Satan
Makes one wonder why the prosecution is leaking this info. Probably because they know it'll never be heard in court?
10 posted on 05/28/2003 2:22:31 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: DB
Why bother with a trial, eh?
11 posted on 05/28/2003 2:24:08 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: jporcus
I wonder if he was planning to knock off Amber too?

I can almost see it in a lousy TV-movie: Scott lures Amber to an abandoned warehouse, or a piney wooden area where crickets chirp and owls hoot, or a wooden shack with broken glass where rain is leaking in, and she asks, "Who did it?" With a devilish smirk, he produces an axe and says, "Whaddaya think? I DID IT!" after which Amber shrieks and tries to escape...to no avail.

Ewwwww. I gotta stop watching Starz Action Channel.

12 posted on 05/28/2003 2:28:28 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: L.N. Smithee
Hehe.
13 posted on 05/28/2003 2:33:37 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: Ready4Freddy
Didn't say that.
14 posted on 05/28/2003 2:39:40 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: DB
So what's the difference you imply? You would be innocent, but this man is not?
15 posted on 05/28/2003 2:50:14 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: runningbear
ping...
16 posted on 05/28/2003 2:55:08 AM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: Ready4Freddy
So what's the difference you imply? You would be innocent, but this man is not?

A trial won't establish whether Scott is innocent or guilty, only whether the prosecution can prove its case.

17 posted on 05/28/2003 3:04:33 AM PDT by laredo44
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To: friendly
He's ALSO a dead ringer to Jackie Peterson. They look like TWINS!!
18 posted on 05/28/2003 3:54:56 AM PDT by Claire Voyant ((visualize whirled peas))
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To: laredo44
A trial won't establish whether Scott is innocent or guilty, only whether the prosecution can prove its case.

No, it will prove whether Geragos can bedazzle and ultimately sway one (1) juror with this satanic cult nonsense.

Alternative scenarios are staples in many high profile murder trials. This particular one indicates to me that the defense is desperately searching for something that will stick.

19 posted on 05/28/2003 3:57:42 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: kattracks
He said nothing, appearing confident and sometimes flashing a smug grin as the legal eagles duked it out.

He is so guilty ----it's too bad the legal system has to work the way it does. Obviously an innocent man mourning his wife and son but being blamed and tried for their murders would not have this demeanor.

20 posted on 05/28/2003 3:59:57 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Ready4Freddy
I see you are a LAWYER......does this mean you can explain, with a straight face, why Scott had $10,000.00, a totally different look and his BROTHER'S PASSPORT on him??? NO ONE carries someone else's passport unless they are about to flee.

Also, MOST...MOST of the time it's the SPOUSE that murders...not a stranger. I'm sure they told you that in Law School.

21 posted on 05/28/2003 4:00:07 AM PDT by Claire Voyant ((visualize whirled peas))
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To: Ready4Freddy
Tell it to Winona Ryder. Scotty would've been better off with a PD.
22 posted on 05/28/2003 4:01:36 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: L.N. Smithee
What is so bizarre ---if this guy gets off, he'll likely have no shortage of future girlfriends. Women will be lining up for the opportunity to spend time with him.
23 posted on 05/28/2003 4:02:49 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Ready4Freddy
Do you think Peterson is innocent?

Do you think his lawyers will lie and trash other innocent people to get him off regardless if he's guilty or not?

And you really believe that is an attorneys job and is what an ethical attorney should do?

I suppose you think OJ didn't do it because the jury didn't convict?

Peterson is absolutely entitled to a fair trial. He's not entitled to have his lawyer make a mockery of truth and justice.
24 posted on 05/28/2003 4:05:54 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: friendly
Lawyer Geragos is a profesional liar, a narcissistic cockroach with no ethics, a mind filled with smug evil, and a gleeful accomplice to murder. A typical shyster and member of the disgusting and totally corrupt lawyer industry.

You are SO RIGHT! "Cockroach" is the perfect description. I can't understand why ANYONE would hire this guy. It amounts to wearing a sign "Hi, I'm guilty as hell. And the only slimeball that will defend me is this cockroach."

25 posted on 05/28/2003 4:06:49 AM PDT by jporcus
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To: clouda
PINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGYYYYYYYYYYPPPPOOOOOOOOO....
26 posted on 05/28/2003 4:13:38 AM PDT by pitinkie
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To: Claire Voyant
"does this mean you can explain, with a straight face, why Scott had $10,000.00,"

Either a rather large nassau, or he was heading to Mexico. :>)

"NO ONE carries someone else's passport unless they are about to flee."

Nonsense. I've carried many a passport in my day, only some of them mine. Did you forget to assert that only guilty people flee? Do you believe everything that the prosecution leaks, but nothing that the defense does?

"Also, MOST...MOST of the time it's the SPOUSE that murders...not a stranger. I'm sure they told you that in Law School."

Absolutely. They also taught us to examine the evidence, and not be swayed by either side's playing to the public. The prosecution's been doing it for 4 months, the defense for 1 month now. I sure hope the prosecution's not as incompetent as Marcia Clark & that gang.

27 posted on 05/28/2003 4:46:08 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: DB
"He's not entitled to have his lawyer make a mockery of truth and justice."

Have you never seen the prosecution do that?

28 posted on 05/28/2003 4:48:30 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: DoughtyOne
Re your # 3... A fair trial does not mean getting a guilty man off. It means making sure his rights are not infringed on the way to a guilty verdict

Nice if this were true...But...Trial Lawyers in the real world have one, and only one central goal...Total aquital for the accused. That is how they gain fame and more recognition.

The "fair trial goal you assert as a central goal is tripe for public consumption.

Trial Lawyers in general are wealth seeking scumbags!.

Nonetheless, Have a nice day.


29 posted on 05/28/2003 4:49:42 AM PDT by rmvh
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To: The Other Harry
do ya really believe the NY daily news or is it the times?
30 posted on 05/28/2003 5:08:29 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Ready4Freddy
If the prosecution does that they should be fired (and charged).

Geragos has a long history of creating outrages stories based on nothing but lies. And no, I wouldn't hire him.
31 posted on 05/28/2003 5:15:46 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: kattracks
With as many as three girlfriends, multiple cell phones to stay in touch

Where was he getting enought money to support four women?

32 posted on 05/28/2003 5:20:57 AM PDT by razorback-bert
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To: L.N. Smithee
"Whaddaya think? I DID IT!" after which Amber shrieks and tries to escape but just as he starts to drop the axe on her, Amber removes her face mask revealing

 

SPECIAL AGENT JANET RENO who smirks "Are you man enough for THIS?!!!" ripping open her shirt and sending Peterson reeling for the door where he is apprehended.

33 posted on 05/28/2003 5:25:42 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: friendly
geragos and others of his sad, despicable ilk are true members of the "new" legal profession as it is portrayed in The Devil's Advocate...in the movie, Al Pacino -- playing satan -- calls the legal profession the "new priesthood." The new priesthood for satan, that is.
34 posted on 05/28/2003 6:49:05 AM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: rmvh
I think you misunderstood my post. I agree with you. My comment that you quoted was what the goal should be, not what it currently is.
35 posted on 05/28/2003 8:16:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: kattracks
Talk about a man's profession being the representation of his life, huh?
36 posted on 05/28/2003 8:18:09 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: jporcus
"Hi, I'm guilty as hell. And the only slimeball that will defend me is this cockroach."



BINGO!
37 posted on 05/28/2003 8:28:57 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: runningbear
do ya really believe the NY daily news or is it the times?

Right!

I seem to have trouble deciding.

38 posted on 05/28/2003 8:53:13 AM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: kattracks
Details of those conversations were disclosed Monday on Fox News Channel, which reported that Peterson told Frey in one conversation: "I know who did it, and I'll tell you later when I see you."

So this is the Miss Frey who says she had no idea that Peterson was married and waxes shocked and hurt. Well she sure as apples knew he was married when this conversation took place. His wife had been murdered and he was behaving in a most unbereaved manner. Yet she's still yakking down the phone to this creep and listening to his BS. I'd say Miss Frey is deeply emotionally involved with Peterson and in severe denial.

Seems like Scot was quite a guy. Kept several on the go at the same time. He acted and thought like a single person. No consideration for his wife's feelings, only his own selfish enjoyment. The only time I've heard him tell the truth is when he said "I know who did it."

Before someone says it, I know this doesn't make him a murderer. What it makes him is a selfish, uncaring creep, with the potential to be a murderer. Not all selfish creeps kill their wives. But all who kill their wives are selfish creeps.

39 posted on 05/28/2003 9:00:21 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: Rheo; spectre; Jaded; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Texas Eagle; Scupoli; sissyjane; ..
Running bears ping list!
40 posted on 05/28/2003 9:02:00 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Ready4Freddy
defense for 1 month now

And that's where all this crap is coming from, Mark Geragos leaking anything and everything to save his client's sorry A$$.

They're making a mockery of the legal system, and you are here, cheering them on.

41 posted on 05/28/2003 9:07:24 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: marshmallow
Yet she's still yakking down the phone to this creep and listening to his BS. I'd say Miss Frey is deeply emotionally involved with Peterson and in severe denial.

Perhaps it would help if you had all the details; then you wouldn't be quite so judgmental.

Amber Frey's phone were TAPPED by the Modesto Police Department with a court order. She talked to him at THEIR request; it's called "cooperating."

42 posted on 05/28/2003 9:10:48 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: marshmallow
BTW, just so you'll know, Amber Frey has been investigated AND cleared of any wrongdoing by the MPD. She has been aiding them in their investigation of this heartless monster since Decmeber 30th, 2002.
43 posted on 05/28/2003 9:12:34 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Hi Kim! Thanks for the ping!!
44 posted on 05/28/2003 9:27:16 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
If Laci were alive her husband would still be a loser/Moron. Some people just behave in that manner, always pushing the envelope. The art of one-upmanship.
45 posted on 05/28/2003 9:28:25 AM PDT by Jaded
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To: Ready4Freddy; DoughtyOne
If Mark Geragos is your best bet for an attorney, and he isn't available, your next move is to take out a hundred or so billboards and radio spots announcing you guilt.

Geragos is the celebrity scumbag attorney of last resort.
46 posted on 05/28/2003 9:29:30 AM PDT by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: Howlin
Actually, I can't figure out what ANY girl (including Laci) sees in him. His toneless, dead voice is so irritating. He's "flat". Can't wait to hear some of these women speak out on what attracted them. I just don't get it.
47 posted on 05/28/2003 9:34:52 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: kattracks
Am I missing something? Other than the title of the piece, where is the info about spending secret cash on lovers.
48 posted on 05/28/2003 9:46:54 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Jaded
Dang straight Jaded... I know that for sure! (reminds me of teenagers ~grin)
49 posted on 05/28/2003 9:55:05 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: BunnySlippers
I think it was this...

With as many as three girlfriends, multiple cell phones to stay in touch and a checking account hidden from his wife, Scott Peterson had a busy secret life, a source close to the double-murder investigation revealed.

50 posted on 05/28/2003 9:56:25 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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