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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...