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Star Magazine ^ | May 28, 2003 | Star Magazine

Posted on 05/28/2003 4:01:07 PM PDT by Mister Magoo


BACHELOR PAD Scott Peterson has become popular with the ladies since he was accused of murdering wife Laci. So far, none of his female penpals have visited him during his stay at Stanislaus County Jail in Modesto, Calif.

HOW "sick" is this?

Scott Peterson, accused of murdering his pretty wife Laci is being bombarded with letters from love-hungry ladies begging him to marry them!

Sources inside Stanislaus County Jail in Modesto, Calif., say the handsome 30-year-old fertilizer salesman has received marriage proposals from desperate gals of all shapes and sizes since his arrest April 18.

The kooky letters are delivered to the 6-foot-by-9-foot cell where Peterson is being housed alone to keep other prisoners from killing him in retaliation for the alleged murders of his wife Laci, 27, and their unborn son Conner.

"Inmates look down on men accused of killing women and children," says Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kelly Huston. "We don't want some three-striker with nothing to lose trying to harm Scott while he is awaiting trial."

Officials are so afraid that someone will get to their famous prisoner that guards are required to check in on him every 30 minutes.

Pretty, dark-haired Laci, a substitute schoolteacher who was eight months pregnant, was reported missing from the couple's Modesto home last Christmas Eve.

Peterson, who had joined in a frantic search for his wife, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder after the bodies of Laci and her baby washed ashore from San Francisco Bay in mid-April.

Now, at a cost of $34,000 a year to taxpayers, the suspect spends his days peering from his cell at a TV set mounted in a corridor and shared by inmates in five other cells. He receives three meals a day and is allowed to shower every other day.

Twice a week, two deputies escort Peterson to the jail roof, where he's given 90 minutes to walk, stretch or shoot a basketball.

He gets to spend as long as he wants with his lawyers. And he can respond to love letters in his spare time. But none of his passionate penpals have been invited to see him.

Peterson can have two personal visits every seven days. So far, he's only met with family members -- and none of his sicko fans.

Published on: May 28, 2003

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: avoidingchildsupport; conner; deathpenaltytime; dontubelievemyalibi; getarope; ibefishing; jail; laci; marriage; matrimony; peterson; sonkiller; wifekiller
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To: Wheat

You're absolutely right. Even the famous self-made serial widows of the 19th century got marriage proposals from men all over the country, and that got a lot of adverse comment in the press and from the pulpit. The really popular women prisoners seem to be the women who have killed multiple men, generally their husbands, like Nannie Doss. I think even Martha Beck got marriage proposals, even though she was already married, weighed 300 lbs, and murdered other women and at least one child "for" her husband (at least in her mind that was the motive).

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and speculate :Most of the men who send marriage proposals and love letters to mankillers are masochists, who enjoy fantasizing about being abused by a beautiful woman (even though the women onto whom they project their fantasies usually aren't very attractive).Most of the women who try to link up romantically with womankillers are suffering from 'martyr syndrome' : They just know the love of a good woman (ie, them) can "save" that poor victim of society! Why, the fact he killed those other women proves that he's a hurt, abused little boy lashing out, and who knows what those other women did to deserve that!?! But the "lure of the celebrity" plays a role too. But that's just speculation , based solely on reading waaay too many true crime books. (I have about 400 volumes in my personal library alone.)My favorite TC authors are Harold Schecter and Colin Wilson.

104 posted on 05/29/2003 7:24:46 AM PDT by kaylar (Amrozi (Bali bombing suspect) said: "Terrorism is ordered by Allah. That's in the Koran.")
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