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Does Artwork Support Scott Peterson's Defense?

Friday, August 15, 2003

This is a partial transcript from On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, August 13, 2003. Click here to order the entire transcript of the show.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: Scott Peterson's (search) defense team is using paintings near the San Francisco Bay to support its satanic cult theory. According to the defense, the paintings apparently depict ritualistic killings and occult practices.

Here with pictures of the artwork is artist Bruce Rayburn who joins us from San Francisco.

Welcome, Bruce.


VAN SUSTEREN: Bruce, explain, first of all, where is this artwork the defense is interested in?

RAYBURN: Well, it is on an old landfill which is directly across from they, I guess, found the body, but I think that's just kind of a coincidence.

VAN SUSTEREN: Is the artwork painted on a wall, or is it up on boards? What is this artwork?

RAYBURN: The area used to be a landfill, and they, of course, dumped a lot of building materials there, like concrete slabs and things like that, and we started about five years ago painting on these concrete slabs and big drainage concrete things.


Defense appeals open hearing

Posted on Wed, Aug. 20, 2003

Defense appeals open hearing


Defense attorneys for the man accused of killing Laci Peterson on Wednesday appealed a Stanislaus County judge's decision that an upcoming preliminary hearing remain open to the public.

Saying an open hearing would cause "irreversible" damage, Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos asked the state's Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno to overturn Judge Al Girolami's ruling denying a defense motion to close the procedure.

Defense attorneys for Scott Peterson had argued in court papers filed July 22 that reporters and the general public should be barred from the Sept. 9 hearing. Doing so, they argued, would help prevent certain evidence from being broadcast to thousands of potential jurors who might form unfair opinions about the case before being officially seated on the panel.

Sacramento attorney Charity Kenyon, who represented the Times and other newspapers, contended that closing the hearing was an extremely rare and unnecessary action. The judge could ask potential jurors pointed questions about their knowledge of the case, she said, to help ensure Peterson would get a fair trial.

Girolami agreed in a decision issued during an Aug. 14 hearing. Four days later, however, he barred cameras from the courtroom to help control what he said could turn into a media circus.

Geragos had argued that television cameras .....


Bodies of Laci, Unborn Son To Be Released To Family


O.J.'s Empathy
Infamous Criminal Defendant Says He Feels For Scott Peterson and Robert Blake

O.J.'s Empathy

Infamous Criminal Defendant Says He Feels For Scott Peterson and Robert Blake

N E W Y O R K, Aug. 20 — O.J. Simpson believes Scott Peterson and Robert Blake are being convicted in the media, just as he says he was, according to Playboy magazine's David Sheff, who conducted an extensive interview to appear in the October issue.

Simpson, the man at the center of the "trial of the century," was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, eight years ago.

"He feels that they [Peterson and Blake] are being tried by the media," Sheff said on ABCNEWS' Good Morning America today. "He says that it's something he relates to and he feels it's very unfair."

Peterson has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the death of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son. Blake has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the May 2001 fatal shooting of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.

According to Sheff, a contributing editor for the magazine, Simpson had some advice for Blake and Peterson.

"'No lie detector test,' he [Simpson] was advising them," Sheff said. "He said he understood, related to Robert Blake in particular, how he would like to tell his story to the public. But just as he was advised not to by his lawyers, he would counsel against that."



August 21, 2003 -- MODESTO, Calif. - A radiologist was sent yesterday to X-ray the remains of Laci Peterson and her unborn son to bolster the defense's contention that the fetus lived past Christmas Eve, the day police say Laci's husband, Scott, killed her in their home.

The defense-hired radiologist went to the criminalistics laboratory of the Contra Costa County coroner in Martinez to take the X-rays under law-enforcement supervision, sources said.

Defense experts in the double-murder case will compare the.........

29 posted on 08/21/2003 5:30:10 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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Thanks, rb! Interesting!
32 posted on 08/21/2003 1:27:53 PM PDT by Sandylapper
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To: runningbear shows three Dempewolfs listed in Modesto. Each one has a different zip code. I was trying to remember what was the zip code of Scott's and Laci's Covena Avenue address? Probably the zip code of the right Dempewolfs will be the same as that.
34 posted on 08/22/2003 8:06:28 PM PDT by Devil_Anse
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