Skip to comments.Prosecutors want autopsy results unsealed
Posted on 05/30/2003 5:41:15 AM PDT by runningbear
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The latest for those who want to know from yesterday's events... ;o)
"Judge Girolami denied a request from the parties to consolidate the June 3, 3002 hearing scheduled in Dept. 5 with the hearing on June 6, 2003 scheduled in Dept. 2. The June 3, 2003 date remains on calendar in Dept. 5.
On June 6, 2003 Judge Girolami will also hear arguments on the wiretap In Camera hearing. The judge set the date of May 30, 2003 for Points and Authorities from the defense and June 4, 2003 for Points and Authorities from the District Attorney.
"STREETS CLOSED DURING WEEKEND
MODESTO, Calif. - The weekend, the PT Cruisers "Show and Glow" will have several downtown streets closed during evening and daytime hours.
On Friday, May 30th and Saturday, May 31st from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., J Street from 9th to 11th and 10th Street from I to J Street will be closed for the PT Cruisers "Show and Glow" show.
Then, on Sunday morning June 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the PT Cruiser Parade will close streets D to J from 10th Street to 16th, 16th Street to I Street, then I Street back to 10th Street. The PT Cruisers will circle around the J and I Street area twice and then on the second lap, the parade of cars will go south on 14th to Tuolumne River Regional Park."
And updating the Modesto Bee story
DA: Open autopsy reports
By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY
BEE STAFF WRITERS
Published: May 30, 2003, 05:40:19 AM PDT
MORE ON THE PETERSON CASE
Prosecutors countered Thursday's leak of information about Conner Peterson's dead body by asking a judge to release the full autopsy reports on the baby boy and his mother, Laci.
Thursday night, an official with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the leaked information came from Conner's autopsy report.
MSNBC reported Thursday morning that it had obtained a "a portion of the coroner's report on the autopsy on the fetus."
The document states that the fetus was found with 11/2 loops of plastic tape around its neck and had a significant cut on its torso, a cut inflicted after death, MSNBC reported.
The details could suggest that Conner died separately from his mother, who was eight months pregnant when family members reported her missing Christmas Eve from her Modesto home. Her husband, Scott, has been charged with two counts of murder.
"The information being leaked has clearly been skewed in favor of the defense," the Stanislaus County district attorney's office declared in a court filing within hours of the leak. "The people cannot see why the autopsy documents should not be released."
District Attorney James Brazelton's position marked a dramatic reversal from his previous opposition, restated earlier this week, to unsealing the reports.
Fresno Bee story.....
ok...off to begin the day...be back later.
Geraldo says, according to other posters, that the defense tactics have worked because now the prosecution is reacting to them? Evidently Geragos was hired to be a public pain in the ass. That still leaves SP without a defense.
By the end of yesterday, experts and reports from "reliable" sources had the bodies being cut up while drifting in the Bay and entangled in existing Bay debris. A far cry from the defense contention of a satanic cult ritual.
Once again the media laps up the defense morning spin only to regurgitate it later in the day as something wholly unpalatable.
I'm sorry, but this picture is just a little over the top for me. What's next? St. Laci?
I do believe all the wording of yesterday's news was of artistic compositions from the "Defense" .... Why is Mark all of the sudden, "not commenting"? Seems, when this kind of stuff, close to violating the judges instructions, Geragos won't comment... ummmm, ya think he is going to hear from it from Giromali? I hope so!
Geraldo started off the day in a "damage control" mode. He seemed to be saying that the autopsy report hysteria that went on yesterday, wasn't anything that would help the Defense. Nothing new, nothings changed, IMO.
He had logical explanations for the "debris" that may have been caught up around the babies neck, etc.
Bo Dityl via Don Imus Show, called in and vented bigtime about yesterdays media feeding frenzy.
He actually called Dan Abrams "A Stooge!"...(Anyone wants to dispute that I HEARD this, can go and pound sand...grins.)..sw
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