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Families clash over belongings in Peterson home
Modesto Bee ^ | May 30, 2003 | BEE STAFF REPORTS

Posted on 05/31/2003 12:45:21 AM PDT by joyce11111

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1 posted on 05/31/2003 12:45:22 AM PDT by joyce11111
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To: runningbear; Howlin; oceanperch
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2 posted on 05/31/2003 12:46:32 AM PDT by joyce11111
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To: runningbear
Peterson said her son has a request, too: He wants his wife's wedding ring, another diamond ring that he bought her, and a few diamonds given to Laci by her grandmother. Peterson said the rings and gems had been taken to a jeweler, for crafting into one ring.

"We want those," Peterson said. She said the Rochas picked them up from the jeweler.

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So that is where the jewlery went...

3 posted on 05/31/2003 12:48:30 AM PDT by joyce11111
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To: joyce11111
Jackie's true colors come shining thru. She would be wise to simply SHUT UP. SHe sure has quite alot of "oxygen" lately!
4 posted on 05/31/2003 12:53:16 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: joyce11111
I wonder if they will try to sell the jewelry for Scott's defense.

Tia

5 posted on 05/31/2003 4:53:00 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: tiamat
On Greta the other night when jackie called in, she said she had or would "leave the plants outside for the Rochas to pick up". tacky tacky. i lost all my sympathy for her then. I bet they know their son is a killer.

I am surprised the Rochas waited so long to go in and get the stuff. i am very happy that they have the jewlry.

re Jackie: if you are gonna be a witch, be a witch. don't go on tv and stretch the truth and lie.
6 posted on 05/31/2003 6:17:13 AM PDT by libbylu
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To: joyce11111
"Scott didn't even know she had journals," Peterson said. "If she did, police have them."

I have much sympathy for the Rochas' but I can see how Laci's journals would be relevant to the trial. How is it, though, that her husband didn't know about them, but her mother did?

7 posted on 05/31/2003 6:23:16 AM PDT by independentmind
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To: joyce11111
I wonder who the ring is being "crafted" for?

Boy, he didn't waste anytime melting down her wedding rings either.
8 posted on 05/31/2003 6:24:36 AM PDT by Lanza
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To: joyce11111
The Rochas have gone from grieving family go greedy family.
9 posted on 05/31/2003 6:28:36 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: FreePaul
Go should be to.
10 posted on 05/31/2003 6:30:48 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: joyce11111; BunnySlippers; Devil_Anse; ~Kim4VRWC's~
Pingarooni.
11 posted on 05/31/2003 6:52:20 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: redlipstick
Thanks for the ping. I got up this morning at 5am then started posted on yesterday's Laci thread. Moving over her now. :)
12 posted on 05/31/2003 6:54:26 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
Good morning, Bunny.

This article is sure written from the Peterson angle, isn't it?
13 posted on 05/31/2003 7:01:26 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: joyce11111
Yeah, but WAIT JUST A MINUTE! How the HELL did her wedding ring get OFF her in the first place???????????? In such a way that Scott already knew where it was???????????? Ditto for the "other diamond ring he bought her", which she presumably also wore regularly????????

14 posted on 05/31/2003 7:01:51 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: independentmind
I wouldn't necessarily take that as true, that her husband didn't know she kept a journal. Jackie Peterson has been caught in several "factual misrepresentations" already.

15 posted on 05/31/2003 7:04:12 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
Perhaps the journals were written at an earlier stage in Laci's life. If they were maintained recently, I can't imagine that the police wouldn't be interested in them.
16 posted on 05/31/2003 7:06:25 AM PDT by independentmind
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To: Devil_Anse
Here's the excuse they will use on the ring. Her hands were swollen from the pregnancy, and she had not been able to wear her rings.

It will be interesting to know if Amy Rocha noticed if her sis had her rings on the night of the 23rd.
17 posted on 05/31/2003 7:06:45 AM PDT by Lanza
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To: redlipstick
Thanks for the ping. This article, if true, bears out all the comments about the Petersons made by posters on yesterday's thread. There's a pattern: Jackie Peterson seems to be perfectly willing for the Rochas to have 1) non-saleable items, and 2) items which she KNOWS her own family could never justify keeping, such as the stuff from Laci's paternal grandmother to Laci.

Oh, but the exception is the salt and pepper shakers in the snail motif, of course. Gee, I'd think the Petersons could get a buck or two out of selling that at a yard sale. Big of them to let the Rochas have the salt and pepper shakers.

What was Laci's wedding ring doing OFF Laci's hand????
18 posted on 05/31/2003 7:07:58 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: bonfire
Her son is alive... all the Rocha's have is property to remember their daughter by...
19 posted on 05/31/2003 7:08:49 AM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: redlipstick
Yes, apparently the Petersons are the primary source. I love Jackie's quote "They are not Sharon's". And she seems to be deluded that Scott is going to set up housekeeping later and needs the household items for himself ... he even wants the baby items!!!
20 posted on 05/31/2003 7:09:42 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: independentmind
That sounds like a likely explanation. Whatever they consist of, I feel very relieved that they will now be at the police's disposal.

Unless there WAS one journal that Scott did know about, which he maybe got rid of...
21 posted on 05/31/2003 7:10:29 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: independentmind
"I have much sympathy for the Rochas' but I can see how Laci's journals would be relevant to the trial."

??? Maybe Laci knew Scott was playing around... if she did write down those suspicions... that be huge at trial... Maybe Laci had feelings that Scott was going to hurt her... You just can predict what might be in there and how it would affect the trial...
22 posted on 05/31/2003 7:11:12 AM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: Devil_Anse
"How the HELL did her wedding ring get OFF her in the first place..."

Maybe she was too swollen to wear them... she was eight months pregnant...
23 posted on 05/31/2003 7:12:52 AM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: Lanza
Aha! Yes--VERY interesting, whether she had those rings on when last seen.

Yes, it's true, the swelling in the hands does make the rings hard to wear. But you know what? I'd wager that with most women (talking about normal pregnancies here), the swelling comes on gradually enough that they don't THINK to take the rings off while they still can. I mean, they find themselves with the rings stuck on there, and realize they aren't going to be able to get them off easily until after the baby has been born and their hormones (and the fluid retention rate) have gone back to the normal level.

24 posted on 05/31/2003 7:14:54 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: BunnySlippers
Don'tcha LOVE that? "Scott will need the food processor to keep house." No, Jackie--you need all that stuff to sell now, to try to raise a few pennies for Scott's expenses.

Oh, and the Rochas can have the "bedding" that went with the crib! Isn't THAT big of her? That's b/c pre-owned crib bedding probably wouldn't sell for much, whereas a crib and rocker would go like lightning at a yard sale.
25 posted on 05/31/2003 7:17:57 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: BunnySlippers
Nor did her son want to turn over kitchenware - a food processor, a mixer and cookbooks - "that Scott will need to keep house," his mother said.

Hate to break it to you Jackie, but God willing, your evil son won't be keeping house anywhere or getting out of jail.
26 posted on 05/31/2003 7:19:18 AM PDT by demkicker (I wanna kick some commie butt)
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To: Devil_Anse
Also, if Laci went "walking the dog" as SP claims, and she was still wearing her rings according to family, hmmmm... how did they get off?
27 posted on 05/31/2003 7:19:36 AM PDT by Lanza
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To: Devil_Anse
Let's face it ... if anything from that house went up on eBay as "Laci Peterson's Crib for Connor" would bring bigger bucks than most cribs.
28 posted on 05/31/2003 7:21:13 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: joyce11111
You would think that, even if for just PR reasons, Mark Geragos would instruct his client's family to just let the Rochas' have anything they wanted. Yikes.
29 posted on 05/31/2003 7:23:36 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: libbylu
That IS bad.

Amazing how some people will "go for the gold" in a tragedy.

Reminds me of my in-laws when their grandma died.

The looting was fierce.

Tia

30 posted on 05/31/2003 7:24:08 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: joyce11111
Hmmm...I don't think Scott needs to worry about keeping house where he'll be spending his time (in snail motif).
31 posted on 05/31/2003 7:25:03 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: marajade
I know, but in most people with normal pregnancies, many of those changes like the fluid retention sort of happen gradually, and sneak up on people. This was Laci's first pregnancy. I'm not so sure that she was knowledgeable enough to think, say, at the 4-month stage, "Hmmm. Better take off my rings right now, or they'll get stuck on my fingers!"

Her friends couldn't have told her every little detail about pregnancy. And one only learns some of the little details of being pregnant through actually experiencing it. I think the fluid retention would have snuck up on her, and that maybe she'd have suddenly found her fingers too swollen to get the rings off.

And once one is in that fluid retention stage, it's VERY hard to get the rings off.
32 posted on 05/31/2003 7:26:41 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Lanza
Oh, why, doesn't one always carefully remove all jewelry before walking the dog? Heh!

If Scott (through his mother) starts saying "she took them off to wash dishes", I think I'll scream. She had a DISHWASHER!!

Oh, I know! "She took them off so she could squeeze the mop. Remember she was mopping the floor?" Yeah, maybe that's what Scott's people will say. One problem, though. I'm pretty sure the "mop" was one of those rectangular sponge types. Those are not wrung out by hand.
33 posted on 05/31/2003 7:31:16 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: BunnySlippers
I think you've just written next week's (true) tabloid story. Except it will be about the stuff that the Rochas LEFT in the house!
34 posted on 05/31/2003 7:32:26 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: WestTexasWend
Since he wants the baby's stuff so badly, I wish they'd take it all down to the jail and decorate his cell with it. Then he would maybe spend 30 seconds a day or so, thinking about his son--the one with marine debris wrapped around his neck, and the "incision" on his body.
35 posted on 05/31/2003 7:35:06 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
The MAID had just mopped the day before. However, Scott's story was that he had mopped the kitchen and washed his clothes to get the salt water out of them.

(BTW...not all pregnant women get swollen fingers..voice of experience here.)

36 posted on 05/31/2003 7:41:05 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Carolinamom
LOL! I'm sure it varies, but THIS "voice of experience" got swollen fingers!

But, okay, let's think about if she HADN'T had that swelling. So we're back to: why was her wedding ring OFF her finger to begin with??? People don't just take their wedding ring off all the time--except cheaters, and she wasn't into THAT, from all that we've heard.

And also: suppose she HAD taken her ring off momentarily, to put lotion on her hands or something. Well, how did Scott know where she'd put it???
37 posted on 05/31/2003 8:00:21 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: joyce11111
"Scott's mother revealed that the dress was taken in a mid-January burglary at the house..."

That's interesting. One of the women who went to the Peterson house yesterday said that Sharon was able to get the bridal gown.

The Petersons are being a-holes about this. I heard Jackie Peterson the night before on Fox News tell Greta that there was no problem with Sharon going into the house and taking what was Laci's. Then yesterday, we see one of Peterson's lawyers ranting for the cameras about the Rocha's planting evidence at the scene. Of course nothing was said about the Peterson's having been in and out of that house since the beginning of all this, and that they could have REMOVED evidence. What a nightmare for the Rochas. I feel so bad for them, and then they have to put up with the pathetic antics of the Petersons and their lawyers.

I'm afraid Mrs. Peterson is still delusional. She actually believes that her son is going to be back in that house during her lifetime? And on top of this, her murdering son wants the diamonds that Laci's grandmother gave her. I'm sure they were taken to a jeweler for resetting. More like he took them somewhere to hock them. If those diamonds can be recovered, they should either be returned to the grandmother if she is still alive, or they should be turned over to Sharon or her ex-husband, based on whichever grandmother gave them to her. But they should most definitely not be given back to Scaughty or his family

This story gets uglier all the time, and I guess we can thank Mark Geragos for this. He may think he's helping his client, but all he's doing is alienating the public. After all that's happened, it's pretty obvious that the Peterson's have been less than honest in their statements about letting Sharon Rocha into the home. But that doesn't surprise me. They raised a lying, sack of murdering $hit for a son, why wouldn't they be liars themselves?

I don't know about the rest of you, but the treatment of the Rochas at the hands of the Peterson's has disgusted me. Jackie Peterson's lucky I'm not Laci's mother. Right now she'd be turning blue, because I would have wrapped her oxygen hose around her neck and pulled it tight!!

38 posted on 05/31/2003 8:12:29 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: Devil_Anse
I'd like to know WHEN these rings/diamonds were taken to the jeweler......and WHO took them.....and WHY they wanted them made into a single ring.....and WHO was going to be wearing that ring. Little things like that, you know.

AND an important point made last night by the Rocha's attorney: Until the death certificate is signed and filed, Laci is STILL legally the half owner of the house and its contents, a point seemingly ignored by Geragos and the Petersons.

39 posted on 05/31/2003 8:13:23 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: joyce11111
Hey, and what's up with THIS quote from Jackie: "Yesterday we see a coroner's report about a baby [.]"

"A" baby??? Not THE baby? Okay, that MUST just be a typo, right.
40 posted on 05/31/2003 8:14:52 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Velveeta
Over here ping.
41 posted on 05/31/2003 8:14:58 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: redlipstick
thank you!
42 posted on 05/31/2003 8:17:02 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: mass55th
RE Laci's wedding gown. Jackie said it was stolen (the woman walking the dog?), but "Scot got it back". Then it was sent to the cleaners and boxed, so presumably that is how Laci's mother was able to get it back.

When Jackie called in to Greta's show earlier, however, she told Greta that there was not "one thing of Laci's" in the house. Yet the Rochas found truckloads of Laci's things there. From my BS meter, I read Jackie's statement to mean that everything was Scott's, not Laci's.

43 posted on 05/31/2003 8:19:31 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: mass55th
RE Laci's wedding gown. Jackie said it was stolen (the woman walking the dog?), but "Scot got it back". Then it was sent to the cleaners and boxed, so presumably that is how Laci's mother was able to get it back.

When Jackie called in to Greta's show earlier, however, she told Greta that there was not "one thing of Laci's" in the house. Yet the Rochas found truckloads of Laci's things there. From my BS meter, I read Jackie's statement to mean that everything was Scott's, not Laci's.

44 posted on 05/31/2003 8:20:25 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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Sorry for the burp....more coffee needed, I guess.
45 posted on 05/31/2003 8:21:43 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: FreePaul
I don't think that is true. I would think if my daughter and her unborn son were murdered I would want anything personal around me to remind me of them. In my grief, after losing my child and grandchild, I wonder if I would act the same. I don't think it is greed, but grief.

Everything I know about thi scase is heartbreaking.

46 posted on 05/31/2003 8:21:46 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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To: Devil_Anse
My thinking is that if those rings and diamonds given to Laci by her grandmother were actually taken to a jeweler to be put in a new setting, that it was Scaughty's idea to do so. This way, the rings/diamonds would be out of the way and in safe keeping for him to retrieve once he got rid of Laci. Then, once the hullaballoo was over, he'd get the stuff back and hock it. I think he is as delusional as his mother, and thought that he'd never get caught. Studies show that most criminals take chances and commit crimes because they don't think they'll be caught. It has to do with arrogance and as we all know, Scaughty is full of that.
47 posted on 05/31/2003 8:22:08 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: joyce11111
...a food processor, a mixer and cookbooks - "that Scott will need to keep house..."

LOL. Right.

48 posted on 05/31/2003 8:25:38 AM PDT by Petronski (I"m not always cranky.)
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To: Carolinamom
It's just all so sad.

One of my most cherished possessions is the engagement ring my father gave my mother. Before that, his mother wore it.
I don't wear it on my finger, I wear it on a chain around my neck. I find myself touching it a lot, and I remember it on my mother's hand.
I would love it just as much if it came from a Cracker Jack box, because my mother chose me to be the daughter to inherit it. That means a lot to me.

The Petersons have stolen Laci's chance to have the things she loved go to the people she loved.
49 posted on 05/31/2003 8:29:56 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: Carolinamom
" Jackie said it was stolen (the woman walking the dog?), but "Scot got it back".

Well, I believe it was stolen like I believe Scaughty saying he's not guilty. It wouldn't surprise me if Scaughty sold the gown and then bought it back when Sharon expressed a desire to have it. Or he had removed it from the house and stored it somewhere, then claimed it was stolen. I'm sure he had plans of selling it at a later date if it hadn't already been sold. I'm wondering what other stuff was allegedly stolen from the house. It would be interesting to know and find out if any of this stuff could be tracked down and linked to Scaughty selling it.

50 posted on 05/31/2003 8:31:32 AM PDT by mass55th
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