Skip to comments.Laci's hubby spent secret cash on lovers
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
I wonder if he was planning to knock off Amber too?
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.
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?
Anyone who has observed Geragos knows he also is a fertilizer salesman.
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.
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.
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.