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  • A BLOODY BAD DAY FOR SCOTT AT TRIAL

    07/14/2004 5:35:38 AM PDT · by runningbear · 217 replies · 5,619+ views
    The NY POST ^ | July 14 2004 | Howard Breuer
    A BLOODY BAD DAY FOR SCOTT AT TRIALA BLOODY BAD DAY FOR SCOTT AT TRIAL By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 14, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A Modesto detective yesterday offered up the first pieces of physical evidence in Scott Peterson's slay trial — a single hair wrapped around needle-nosed pliers in his fishing boat and drops of blood in his truck. DNA analysis showed the hair was probably from Peterson's dead wife, Laci, who disappeared Dec. 24, 2002, the same day her husband says he went fishing. Detective Henry Dodge Hendee, testifying on the 22nd day of the...
  • Seeking mistrial, Peterson seizes on previous accusations against detective

    07/15/2004 5:57:30 AM PDT · by runningbear · 186 replies · 1,815+ views
    Court TV ^ | July 14 2004 | Harriet Ryan
    Seeking mistrial, Peterson seizes on previous accusations against detective Seeking mistrial, Peterson seizes on previous accusations against detective Scott Peterson's defense wants a mistrial because of previous allegations against Detective Allen Brocchini, who testified at length last month. By Harriet Ryan Court TV REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A detective accused of embellishing his testimony at Scott Peterson's murder trial was previously accused of making inflammatory statements on the witness stand to force a mistrial in a case where the prosecution's evidence was crumbling. To bolster motions for a mistrial and dismissal of all charges, Peterson's defense cited Modesto police detective...
  • Scott Peterson loved his wife too much to harm her, his family and in-laws say.

    01/05/2003 4:23:30 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 42 replies · 331+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | Posted on Sun, Jan. 05, 2003 | By Lori Aratani and John Woolfolk
    <p>MODESTO - He shuns the daily press briefings, the cameras and the numerous requests for interviews. No Larry King. No Connie Chung. No ``Good Morning America.''</p> <p>Instead, every morning Scott Peterson slips quietly through the double glass doors of the Red Lion Hotel and walks down the hallway, past the atrium with a pool and a gazebo, past the poster advertising a $500,000 award for the safe return of his wife, Laci Peterson. He enters a makeshift command center for volunteers and works quietly, answering e-mails, making phone calls, talking to volunteers.</p>
  • MISTRESS DISTRESS

    07/19/2004 5:34:10 AM PDT · by runningbear · 188 replies · 4,320+ views
    The NYPOST ^ | July 19 2004 | Howard Breuer
    MISTRESS DISTRESS MISTRESS DISTRESS By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 19, 2004 -- EXCLUSIVE REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — With only a few days until Amber Frey takes the stand in Scott Peterson's double-murder trial, she has told her family that she's tired of being dragged through the gutter by people who know nothing about her. Smut king Larry Flynt has insinuated she's a prostitute. Trial observers expect her to be portrayed by the Peterson defense as a harlot who pursues married men, and possibly as a participant in Laci Peterson's murder. In an exclusive letter to The Post and Fox News...
  • Volunteers keep coming, stirred by hope for best (Laci Peterson)

    01/06/2003 9:09:17 AM PST · by alexandria · 14 replies · 216+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | Jan. 6, 2003 | Patrick Giblin
    <p>For almost two weeks, more than 1,000 people have signed up to pass out fliers or to search neighborhoods for Laci Peterson, the pregnant woman who disappeared Christmas Eve.</p> <p>Most of the volunteers have never met each other, nor have they met Peterson. Yet they are so dedicated that their work has reached from Modesto west to the Bay Area, east to Yosemite National Park, north to Sacramento and as far south as Mexico.</p>
  • Search goes on for their sub

    01/07/2003 8:30:40 AM PST · by alexandria · 6 replies · 210+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 1/07/2003 | Ty Phillips
    As the widespread search for Laci Peterson continued Monday, nine divers spent a second consecutive day focusing on a small section of Lake Tulloch. Sheriff's divers from Stanislaus and Calaveras counties concentrated in the area under O'Byrnes Ferry Bridge at the border of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. Patrick Kelly, a member of the Stanislaus dive team, said he didn't know whether a tip or evidence might have pointed investigators to Tulloch, but nothing had been found there so far. Police did not return calls seeking comment about the Lake Tulloch search effort Monday. At an afternoon news conference, police said...
  • SCOTT'S LAWYER HACKS AWAY AT 'BLOOD' EVIDENCE

    07/20/2004 5:33:48 AM PDT · by runningbear · 294 replies · 3,799+ views
    The NYPOST ^ | July 20 2004 | Howard Breuer
    SCOTT'S LAWYER HACKS AWAY AT 'BLOOD' EVIDENCE SCOTT'S LAWYER HACKS AWAY AT 'BLOOD' EVIDENCE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 20, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A series of suspicious stains in Scott Peterson's pickup truck were not blood, and cops couldn't link a hair in his toolbox to his murdered wife, a detective testified yesterday. Modesto, Calif., Detective Henry Hendee returned to the witness stand at Peterson's murder trial as defense lawyer Mark Geragos resumed his attack on the investigation into the deaths of Peterson's pregnant wife, Laci, and her fetus. Jurors were told that eight stains found in Peterson's truck, which...
  • Rumors leave lives in limbo (And her husband isn't a suspect)and risks of premature judgment

    01/25/2003 10:29:40 AM PST · by TLBSHOW · 81 replies · 294+ views
    sacbee ^ | 1/25/2003 | M.S. Enkoji
    <p>Rumors leave lives in limbo Experts say Peterson case shows risks of premature judgment.</p> <p>In the search for a missing Modesto woman, about the only thing police will say publicly is that her disappearance on Christmas Eve is suspicious and they suspect foul play. And her husband isn't a suspect. Yet Scott Peterson, a 30-year-old fertilizer salesman, finds himself immersed in a swirl of suspicion that began soon after the day he said he last saw his pregnant wife, 27-year-old Laci Peterson.</p>
  • Former SF DA Offers Comments On Peterson Trial

    07/21/2004 5:51:54 AM PDT · by runningbear · 185 replies · 2,482+ views
    The Bencia Times ^ | 7/20/04 | Bay City News Service
    Former Sf Da Offers Comments On Peterson Trial 12:00 pm PT, Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 Former Sf Da Offers Comments On Peterson Trial REDWOOD CITY, CA - Former San Francisco District Attorney Terrance Hallinan said today that prosecutors in the Scott Peterson double murder trial may have been underestimated for the way they have been presenting their case. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hallinan sat in on the high-profile case for the first time and said that in a circumstantial evidence case, prosecutors Rick Distaso and Dave Harris have to present a massive amount of evidence.'Circumstantial evidence cases, as you know, are like filling...
  • Clerk says she saw missing California woman last month (peterson)

    01/30/2003 7:11:48 PM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 169 replies · 315+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Jan 20 2003 | ap
    <p>According to a report in The Daily News of Longview on Thursday, the clerk told police that a pregnant woman came into the Market Place and said: "This is serious. I was kidnapped. Call the authorities when I leave."</p> <p>The 45-year-old clerk said she intended to call police but became distracted and forgot, according to a police report. Late last week, the clerk was watching CNN and saw a story about Laci Peterson, 27, who vanished from Modesto, Calif., on Christmas Eve.</p>
  • Police Unable to Confirm Whether Clerk Saw Missing California Woman (Laci Peterson)

    01/31/2003 7:05:43 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 9 replies · 226+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/31/03
    Jan. 31 — Police say they are unable to confirm whether a store clerk saw missing, pregnant California woman Laci Peterson sometime in December. At a press conference today, Longview, Wash., police said they had reviewed between 40 and 55 hours of surveillance videotape taken from a convenience store between Dec. 24 and Jan. 19 and had failed to find any evidence indicating that Peterson had been there. Police reviewed the tapes after a clerk came forward late last week to say she believes she saw a missing, pregnant woman. Police said they are continuing to interview the clerk. Meanwhile,...
  • Expert undercuts single hair theory

    07/23/2004 5:39:17 AM PDT · by runningbear · 135 replies · 8,911+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 7/23/2004 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Expert undercuts single hair theoryExpert undercuts single hair theory -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: July 23, 2004, 04:24:13 AM PDT REDWOOD CITY - Two hair fragments reportedly found in pliers in Scott Peterson's boat probably were not from a single hair, a prosecution expert testified Thursday. The testimony undercut an earlier prosecution assertion that a single hair belonging to Laci Peterson broke in an evidence envelope. The hair fragments have been the only physical evidence presented at trial that could link Laci Peterson to her husband's boat, which prosecutors contend he used to...
  • Judge: Court violated state law on Peterson, Sabatino documents

    04/05/2003 4:06:52 PM PST · by alexandria · 9 replies · 231+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 4-05-2003 | John Cote
    <p>Stanislaus County Superior Court judges acted improperly when, at the request of law enforcement, they sealed search warrants in two Modesto investigations, one of those judges ruled Friday.</p> <p>"The law says what the law says," declared Judge Roger M. Beauchesne, who had sealed one of the warrants. "The court erred in not providing proper notice to the public with regard to the sealing of all of the search warrants in both of these matters."</p>
  • Scott Peterson murder trial resumes today

    07/26/2004 5:26:27 AM PDT · by runningbear · 117 replies · 4,249+ views
    KRON4 ^ | July 26 2004
    Scott Peterson murder trial resumes today Scott Peterson murder trial resumes today REDWOOD CITY, Calif. Testimony resumes today in Scott Peterson's murder trial. It's expected to include prosecution forensics experts. Last week, Peterson's lawyer attacked the prosecution's central piece of physical evidence -- hair that detectives say they found on pliers on Peterson's boat. Detectives had said they collected a single strand of hair from the boat prosecutors allege Scott Peterson used to dump his wife's body. Months after the death, officials opened the evidence envelope and found two strands rather than one. Peterson's lawyer says the discovery shows sloppy...
  • Laci Peterson Case Tied To Roe Debate

    04/20/2003 2:10:28 PM PDT · by Hidgy · 14 replies · 465+ views
    The Daily Record | April, 20, 2003 | Rob Jennings
    04/20/03 - Posted 11:52:10 PM from the Daily Record newsroom Laci Peterson case tied to Roe debate By Rob Jennings, Daily Record The head of the National Organization for Women's Morris County chapter is opposing a double-murder charge in the Laci Peterson case, saying it could provide ammunition to the pro-life lobby. "If this is murder, well, then any time a late-term fetus is aborted, they could call it murder," Morris County NOW President Mavra Stark said on Saturday. Prosecutors in California announced Friday their intention to charge Scott Peterson, 30, of Modesto, both with killing his wife and their...
  • Judge Delucchi to rule on mistrial

    07/29/2004 5:30:01 AM PDT · by runningbear · 173 replies · 1,904+ views
    TriValleyHerald.com ^ | July 29 2004 | Jason Dearen
    Judge Delucchi to rule on mistrial Article Last Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 3:36:48 AM PST Judge Delucchi to rule on mistrial By Jason Dearen, STAFF WRITER REDWOOD CITY -- Judge Alfred Delucchi decides today if what he termed as "chronic" procedural missteps by prosecutors in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial are grounds for a mistrial -- or if alleged prosecutorial misconduct and a lack of evidence together are a compelling enough reason to set Peterson free. The prosecution's consistent discovery snafus -- the procedure that requires them to hand over to the defense all the evidence they plan...
  • DA: Peterson Likely to Face Death Penalty

    04/21/2003 10:45:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 284+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/21/03 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    <p>MODESTO, Calif. - When Scott Peterson (news - web sites) is arraigned on two charges of murdering his pregnant wife and unborn child Monday afternoon, authorities will most likely seek the death penalty, Stanislaus County District Attorney James Brazelton said.</p> <p>"It's hard for me to realistically believe it is anything but a death penalty case at this time," Brazelton told ABC News.</p> <p>Arrested because detectives feared he might try to flee the country, a jailed Peterson waited quietly and courteously for his arraignment.</p>
  • The Peterson Trial Week In Review

    08/02/2004 5:34:48 AM PDT · by runningbear · 106 replies · 1,054+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | August 2 2004
    The Peterson Trial Week In Review Last Updated: August 2, 2004, 05:05:51 AM PDT JULY 26 Judging by gear found in his boat, Scott Peterson was ill-equipped to fish for sturgeon or bass on Christmas Eve 2002, author and commercial fisherman Angelo Cuanang testified. Questioned by Peterson's attorney, Cuanang acknowledged that people nearly drove sturgeon to extinction about 1900 -- using methods far inferior to those of today recommended by the expert. Financial planner Brian Ullrich said he helped Scott and Laci Peterson set up life insurance policies worth $250,000 each. On cross-examination, Ullrich acknowledged that he had recommended a...
  • Scott Peterson Court Filing (From Smoking Gun)

    04/21/2003 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 23 replies · 380+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | April 21, 2003 | Smoking Gun
    APRIL 21--Scott Peterson was charged today with two counts of premeditated murder in connection with the slaying last December of his wife Laci and the Modesto, California couple's unborn son. The below criminal complaint, filed today in Stanislaus County Superior Court, alleges that Peterson, a 30-year-old former fertilizer salesman, acted "intentionally, deliberately and with premeditation" in killing his pregnant wife. Since the charges include a special circumstances provision, prosecutors could seek the death penalty. According to another court filing, the "location of offense" is listed as the Peterson's Covena Avenue home, which has twice been searched by police, most recently...
  • Police officer due on the stand this morning in Peterson trial

    08/03/2004 5:34:41 AM PDT · by runningbear · 97 replies · 1,256+ views
    KESQ.com ^ | 08/03/04
    Police officer due on the stand this morning in Peterson trialPolice officer due on the stand this morning in Peterson trial REDWOOD CITY, Calif. A Modesto police officer is due on the stand today in the Scott Peterson murder trial. Yesterday, jurors heard testimony from an auditor that Peterson was deep in debt when his wife disappeared. Prosecutors are suggesting that in addition to an affair being a motive for murder, Peterson's finances were faltering. They're trying to show to the jury that he hoped to gain from a 250-thousand dollar life insurance policy taken out on Laci Peterson more...
  • Laci Peterson Case Poses Problems for Pro-Choicers

    04/22/2003 10:02:01 PM PDT · by Hugenot · 13 replies · 500+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 22, 2003 | Fr. Mike Reilly
    NewsMax.com's religion editor Fr. Mike Reilly argues that the Laci Peterson case poses a problem for America's abortion advocates. "[Scott] Peterson, who is to be arraigned on charges for the death of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, was arrested Friday morning ..." reports the New York Post. We can all agree that Laci Peterson was murdered, but I thought that the unborn baby was just a fetus. How can Scott Peterson be arraigned on charges for murdering a non-person? If Lacihad brought the child to a local abortionist, he could have killed the baby - and the state...
  • NOW official modifies stance in Peterson case

    04/23/2003 6:01:16 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 212+ views
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | April 23, 2003 | Araminta Wordsworth
    The National Organization for Women is backing away from comments an official made on the decision to charge Scott Peterson with two murders in the deaths of his wife and unborn child. The furor came as the parents of the murdered Modesto, Calif., woman broke their silence to say how much they missed their daughter and hoped "the person" who had killed her would be brought to justice. The controversy was touched off on the weekend when Marva Stark, president of a NOW chapter in New Jersey, said she feared the double-murder charge could strengthen efforts to enact a ban...
  • Judge blasts Peterson prosecutors, strikes witness testimony

    08/04/2004 5:25:32 AM PDT · by runningbear · 181 replies · 2,200+ views
    Court TV ^ | 8/03/04 | Harriet Ryan
    Judge blasts Peterson prosecutors, strikes witness testimonyJudge blasts Peterson prosecutors, strikes witness testimony Scott Peterson watched Tuesday as a judge threw out testimony against him after prosecutors failed to follow evidentiary rules. By Harriet Ryan Court TV REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The judge presiding over Scott Peterson's murder trial angrily rebuked prosecutors Tuesday for repeated violations of the evidence rules and as punishment ordered jurors to disregard entirely the testimony of a state witness. "I've had it. This has been a constant refrain in this case. This is going to have to stop," Judge Alfred Delucchi shouted at prosecutors after...
  • DA Seeks Death Penalty In Peterson Murder Case(!)

    04/25/2003 6:58:50 PM PDT · by Partisan Hack · 29 replies · 251+ views
    MODESTO, Calif. -- Stanislaus County District Attorney James Brazelton announced late Friday he will seek the death penalty against Scott Peterson, who was arrested last week on charges of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son. Brazelton made the announcement in a statement issued shortly after he met with family members of Laci Peterson. Peterson, 30, was being held without bail on charges that he murdered his 27-year-old wife and the unborn son they had planned to name Conner. The corpses of the two washed ashore in San Francisco Bay last week about three miles from where Peterson...
  • Peterson Cries As Friend Gives Testimony

    08/05/2004 5:36:28 AM PDT · by runningbear · 188 replies · 2,527+ views
    NBC11.com | 08/05/04
    <Peterson Cries As Friend Gives Testimony Peterson Friend: Scott Left 'Frantic' MessagePeterson Cries As Friend Gives Testimony Peterson Friend: Scott Left 'Frantic' Message POSTED: 4:20 pm PDT August 4, 2004 UPDATED: 8:03 pm PDT August 4, 2004 REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Scott Peterson appeared to cry in court Wednesday during testimony from one of his Modesto friends about the pair looking at camouflage-patterned children's clothing in a catalog in the weeks before his pregnant wife Laci disappeared. Greg Reed testified that he and Peterson looked at a catalog that included the children's clothing sometime before Dec. 24, 2002, the day...
  • Frey's testimony brings drama, but what about evidence?

    08/10/2004 5:23:42 AM PDT · by runningbear · 432 replies · 4,924+ views
    Court TV.com ^ | Aug 9 2004 | Harriet Ryan
    Frey's testimony brings drama, but what about evidence? Frey's testimony brings drama, but what about evidence? Amber Frey's testimony could last eight days and is the most hotly anticipated of Scott Peterson's murder trial. By Harriet Ryan Court TV REDWOOD CITY, Calif — She's been described as a mistress, a massage therapist and lithesome blonde, but this week Amber Frey gets a new designation: Witness #102. The 29-year-old is expected to take the stand at the capital murder trial of former paramour Scott Peterson Tuesday morning. Her testimony, estimated to last eight days, is the most hotly anticipated of the...
  • Convicting Peterson of murder no cinch

    04/26/2003 11:05:08 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 78 replies · 103+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Last Updated 5:31 a.m. PDT Saturday, April 26, 2003 | Mareva Brown
    <p>Scott Peterson may have been tried and convicted by the jury of public opinion, but it may not be so simple to win a murder conviction -- let alone a death sentence -- at trial.</p> <p>"This could just be a case of an immature idiot getting into a fight and killing his pregnant wife, and then doing a series of really stupid things," said former federal prosecutor Don Heller.</p>
  • Peterson's ex-mistress set to testify (Amber Frey)

    08/10/2004 8:56:53 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 39 replies · 3,506+ views
    CNN.com ^ | August 10, 2004
    Peterson's ex-mistress set to testify Test results pending on tarp found near body REDWOOD CITY, California (CNN) -- Taped telephone conversations between Scott Peterson and his former mistress, Amber Frey, are expected to make up the heart of testimony when Frey takes the stand in Peterson's double murder trial Tuesday morning.Frey began taping calls in December 2002, after meeting with detectives less than a week after the disappearance of Peterson's pregnant wife, Laci."The prosecution can argue that there is a motive for murder, and we'll see Scott Peterson wormed his way into her life and into her heart," said...
  • "She didn't look at the repercussions of selling the photos," Frey said.

    04/29/2003 9:36:31 PM PDT · by magdalene · 2 replies · 634+ views
    Woman sues People over Peterson photo By JIM DAVIS THE FRESNO BEE Published: April 29, 2003, 06:31:13 AM PDT A Fresno woman is suing People magazine because it published a photo of Scott Peterson and Amber Frey with a picture of the woman visible on a wall in the background. Sherina Vincent sold the photo and three others to People. She is charging breach of contract because her image was to be removed. "My client is very distraught that her picture has appeared in a national magazine with Scott Peterson," said Michele Engnath, Vincent's lawyer. Vincent also alleges that the...
  • Frey's former lover contacted police while Laci Peterson was missing

    08/11/2004 5:36:00 AM PDT · by runningbear · 254 replies · 4,694+ views
    Court TV ^ | 08/10/04
    Frey's former lover contacted police while Laci Peterson was missing Frey's former lover contacted police while Laci Peterson was missing Scott Peterson and Amber Frey dated several years after Frey was involved with another married man about to be a father. ....Another photo from the photo galleryA memorial in front of the Peterson home attracted thousands who never met Laci, but were touched by her tragic story. (Court TV) — One of Amber Frey's ex-lovers contacted police weeks after Laci Peterson went missing to report the relationship he had with the massage therapist about five years before she dated Scott...
  • The Scott Peterson Planned Parenthood Center of Modesto

    05/02/2003 11:35:24 AM PDT · by Registered · 72 replies · 491+ views
    Registered ^ | 05.02.03 | Registered (with MAF assistance)
  • Greetings from 'Brussels': Excerpts of Peterson, Frey phone calls

    08/12/2004 5:44:21 AM PDT · by runningbear · 367 replies · 4,538+ views
    Court TV ^ | 8/11/04
    Greetings from 'Brussels': Excerpts of Peterson, Frey phone callsGreetings from 'Brussels': Excerpts of Peterson, Frey phone calls In the first few days of 2003, as scores of volunteers were searching for his missing wife, Scott Peterson made repeated calls to his mistress, Amber Frey. Although he claimed to be on an extended business trip in Europe, and provided elaborate details of his stay there, he was actually calling from his home in Modesto, Calif. Frey, meanwhile, was secretely recording their phone calls for police. Jan. 1, 2002, 12:01 a.m. FREY: So what do you want to be together with me?...
  • Peterson Flashback. KGO's Rothmann believes newborns are not alive until that first breath!

    05/07/2003 11:25:45 AM PDT · by tame · 90 replies · 449+ views
    KGO radio
    FREEP CALL: KGO'S JOHN ROTHMANN INDICATES HIS BELIEF THAT A NEWBORN IS NOT ALIVE BEFORE BREATHING! Originally Posted on 09/02/2000 06:35:28 PDT by tame I post this again for a little retrospection on the implications John Rothmann's bizarre belief would have on the Laci Peterson case...no double homicide? In responding to a freep caller's questioning, VERY liberal KGO radio host John Rothmann indicated that a newborn infant is not alive until breathing begins. It is understood that, medically, it could be argued that it depends on what the meaning of the word "alive" is. But in the context of John's...
  • AMBER FREY'S PHONE CALLS FROM SCOTT PETERSON -- LISTEN LIVE NOW!!

    08/12/2004 12:17:42 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 32 replies · 813+ views
    KNEW-AM 910 San Francisco ^ | Amber Frey & Scott Peterson
    Nancy Grace's daily show on the Peterson trial is playing the tapes as they are being released by the court! KNEW-AM 910 San Francisco
  • Texas couldn't charge Peterson

    05/07/2003 8:21:31 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 14 replies · 295+ views
    self | 5-7-03 | Beverly Nuckols
    In Texas, Scott couldn't be charged for the death of his son because, as one woman put it so eloquently, in Texas the child is a "no- thing" before birth. There is no way to bring a charge in civil or criminal court for the wrongful death of an unborn child who dies in Texas against his or her mother's will. HB 246, The Prenatal Protection Act http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/tlo/textframe.cmd?LEG=78&SESS=R&CHAMBER=H&BILLTYPE=B&BILLSUFFIX=00246&VERSION=2&TYPE=A is being held up in the State Affairs Committee of the Texas Legislature because the Texas Medical Association doesn't want the unborn child to be recognized as a cause for malpractice. This...
  • 'I AM NOT EVIL, I WOULD NEVER HURT ANYONE,' SCOTT SPUTTERS IN PHONE TAPE

    08/13/2004 5:37:32 AM PDT · by runningbear · 246 replies · 3,169+ views
    The NY POST ^ | 8/13/04 | howard Breuer
    August 13, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Jurors shot disapproving glances at Scott Peterson yesterday as they listened to recordings of his mistress confronting him about his missing pregnant wife and heard his initial flustered response, "She's alive . . . in Modesto."
  • DEFENSE FLOATS 'CULT' THEORY IN LACI MURDER

    05/17/2003 1:27:19 AM PDT · by kattracks · 175 replies · 321+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/17/03 | MARSHA KRANES
    <p>May 17, 2003 -- Police divers returned to San Francisco Bay to search for clues in the Laci Peterson murder case yesterday as lawyers for her husband - and accused killer - revealed that they're looking into the possibility that she and her unborn son were victims of a satanic cult.</p>
  • PREGNANCY'S GREATEST RISK: DADDY

    08/16/2004 5:15:08 AM PDT · by runningbear · 292 replies · 5,468+ views
    The NY POST ^ | 08/16/04 | Linda Stasi
    August 16, 2004 -- WHAT do you think is the most common form of death for pregnant women in American cities? No, it's not complications of pregnancy or childbirth. It's not poor pre-natal care. It's not pregnancy-related blood diseases or anything else you might imagine..
  • Bad Jurors: 114 And Counting

    05/19/2003 5:54:23 AM PDT · by runningbear · 535 replies · 1,659+ views
    the sierra times ^ | 4/24/03 | Carl F. Worden
    Bad Jurors: 114 And Counting Bad Jurors: 114 And Counting By Carl F. Worden 114 and counting: That's the number of men released from death rows in the United States in the past 12 years, after DNA forensic science proved they could not have committed the crimes the jurors said they did. I've just been tallying up the responses to my article, "Laci Peterson's Murderer: A Look Back At The Zodiac", in which I presented facts that bring into question the seemingly "given" guilt of husband Scott Peterson. Now, it isn't that I believe Scott Peterson is innocent or guilty....
  • 'YOU DIDN'T ONLY LIE TO ME, SCOTT, YOU LIED TO A NATION'

    08/17/2004 5:31:58 AM PDT · by runningbear · 489 replies · 7,074+ views
    The NY POST ^ | Aug 17,2004 | Howard Breuer
    August 17, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Stunning new phone tapes from Scott Peterson's slay trial yesterday depicted his miffed mistress demanding to know if he slept with wife Laci the night before she vanished — and Peterson insisting he told Laci about their affair after their first date.
  • Prenatal Protection Act in Texas

    05/21/2003 7:36:19 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 17 replies · 380+ views
    Texas Alliance for Life email alert | May 21, 2003
    Texas Alliance for Life Legislative Alert May 21, 2003 WOMEN’S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT Today the Texas Senate gave its final approval to the pro-life Women’s Right to Know Act, HB 15. This is a major victory as for the first time the new law will ensure that women will have more information about abortion and compassionate alternatives to abortion 24 hours before the procedure. The next step for this bill is for the Texas House to approve a minor change. After that, pro-life Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign the bill into law. LAST CHANCE FOR PRENATAL PROTECTION...
  • SCOTT PETERSON FLOODED WITH MARRIAGE PROPOSALS – IN JAIL

    05/28/2003 4:01:07 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 103 replies · 7,631+ views
    Star Magazine ^ | May 28, 2003 | Star Magazine
    SCOTT PETERSON FLOODED WITH MARRIAGE PROPOSALS – IN JAIL 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...
  • Tapes: Peterson Appears Aware Of Wiretaps

    08/18/2004 5:36:05 AM PDT · by runningbear · 400 replies · 5,267+ views
    KCRA.com ^ | Aug 18 2004
    Tapes: Peterson Appears Aware Of WiretapsTapes: Peterson Appears Aware Of Wiretaps Defense To Cross-Examine Frey Wednesday POSTED: 12:00 pm PDT August 17, 2004 UPDATED: 7:01 pm PDT August 17, 2004 REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- After hours of wiretapped calls between Scott Peterson and his mistress, the former fertilizer salesman finally appears to become aware he is being taped, according to recordings played for jurors Tuesday at the double-murder trial. It was the fifth day jurors listened to some of the more than 300 recorded calls between Peterson and his lover, Amber Frey, as authorities searched for his pregnant wife, Laci,...
  • 'YOU @#$% LIAR' (Scott Peterson case)

    08/19/2004 5:13:15 AM PDT · by runningbear · 446 replies · 7,184+ views
    NY POST ^ | 8/19/04 | Howard Breuer
    August 19, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Laci Peterson's furious mother called her son-in-law a "f---ing liar" and begged him to tell her where he ditched the body, it was revealed yesterday — as Scott Peterson's murder trial screeched to a halt due to a mysterious "potential development Sharon Rocha became convinced of Peterson's guilt in January 2003, not long after his affair with Amber Frey became public.
  • Texas' Prenatal Protection Act Passes

    05/29/2003 1:56:08 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 12 replies · 221+ views
    Texas Alliance for Life ^ | May 29, 2003 | Texas Alliance for Life
    Texas Alliance for Life Legislative Update May 28, 2003 TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES GIVES FINAL APPROVAL TO PRENATAL PROTECTION ACT! This evening at about 7:30 PM, in a tremendous victory for the grass roots pro-life movement in Texas, the Texas House of Representatives gave final approval to the Prenatal Protection Act, SB 319. The vote on final passage was 112-15. The Prenatal Protection Act extends personhood to the unborn child from conception through birth, makes it a crime to kill an unborn child against the mother’s wishes, and allows parents to sue for the wrongful death of their unborn child....
  • LAWYER TO AMBUSH AMBER

    08/23/2004 5:31:26 AM PDT · by runningbear · 220 replies · 4,329+ views
    The NYPOST ^ | 8/23/04 | Howard Breuer
    August 23, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — When Scott Peterson's mistress Amber Frey takes the stand for cross-examination today, the defense is expected to ask embarrassing questions about bad relationships and play secretly taped recordings that prosecutors withheld from the jury, sources said.
  • Judge Issues Gag Order in Laci Peterson Case

    06/12/2003 4:43:28 PM PDT · by TomGuy · 39 replies · 153+ views
    FoxNews - cable ^ | June 12, 2003
    FoxNews reporting that the Judge in the Laci Peterson murder trial has just issued a gag order. Developing.....
  • The Scott Peterson murder trial

    08/24/2004 5:21:51 AM PDT · by runningbear · 405 replies · 5,918+ views
    Court TV ^ | 8/23/04 | Beth Karas
    The Scott Peterson murder trialCourt TV Host: Beth Karas is here with us now to discuss the first day of Amber Frey's cross-examination in the murder trial of Scott Peterson. Welcome, Beth. Thanks for being our guest today! Beth Karas: Hi everyone. I just left the courtroom. Amber is back tomorrow for more cross. Court TV Host: Beth, you thought earlier today that today might be the only day of cross -- what's likely to happen tomorrow? Beth Karas: The judge was hoping that her cross would finish today. Wishful thinking. Geragos is in the midst of questioning the calls...
  • Abortion Supporters Upset Over Fetal Rights Legislation

    06/16/2003 8:18:28 AM PDT · by Hugenot · 20 replies · 997+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 15, 2003 | Fr. Mike Reilly
    NewsMax.com's religion editor, Fr. Mike Reilly, weighs in on the debate over new legislation to protect the unborn. Newsweek's recent cover story on fetal rights caused quite a stir among abortion supporters. A poll conducted by the magazine shows that 46 percent of Americans believe that life begins at conception, while an additional 12 percent believes that it begins at implantation. Only 11 percent believes that life begins at birth, which means that 89 percent of Americans would acknowledge that the present abortion laws allow for at least some legalization of murder. The Laci Peterson story (see: Laci Peterson Case...
  • Scott Peterson's mistress concedes he never declared his love

    08/25/2004 5:25:50 AM PDT · by runningbear · 296 replies · 3,229+ views
    Court TV ^ | 8/24/04 | Harriet Ryan
    Scott Peterson's mistress concedes he never declared his love By Harriet Ryan Court TV REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Scott Peterson's mistress, Amber Frey, capped seven days of testimony at his capital murder trial Tuesday with the grudging acknowledgement that the double-murder defendant never even said he loved her. "He never told you that he loved you," defense attorney Mark Geragos asked. "Not in those words," the 29-year-old massage therapist said quietly. "He never said, 'I love you,'" the lawyer pressed. Story continues .......--------------------------------------------------------------------------