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  • DNA Dispute In Laci Case

    11/03/2003 5:43:31 AM PST · by runningbear · 250 replies · 509+ views
    CBS News ^ | Oct 30, 2003
    DNA Dispute In Laci CaseScott Peterson enters the courtroom in Stanislaus County Superior Court in Modesto, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2003. (Photo: AP)DNA Dispute In Laci Case MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2003 Peterson Hearing Opens The hair, found in a pair of pliers on the boat Scott Peterson took fishing the day his wife disappeared, matched a genetic sample from Laci Peterson's mother, an FBI expert testified Wednesday, the first day of the preliminary hearing. (CBS/AP) As Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing resumes in Modesto, California Thursday, disputed DNA evidence will likely be the center of attention. The hearing will determine...
  • Day 4 Scott Peterson Case

    11/04/2003 5:44:16 AM PST · by runningbear · 245 replies · 786+ views
    Fox News ^ | Nov 3, 2003 | AP
    Day 4 Scott Peterson Case The Associated Press November 3, 2003 Defense attorneys in the Laci Peterson murder case Monday challenged the type of DNA analysis done on a hair found in Scott Peterson's boat, saying the technique is too unreliable to be used in court. Prosecutors believe the hair, found in a pair of pliers in the boat, could be from Peterson's wife, Laci, the mother-to-be who disappeared last December. An FBI crime lab supervisor testified during the preliminary hearing last week that mitochondrial DNA from the hair matched a gene swab taken earlier this year from Laci Peterson's...
  • Peterson attorney asks about hair, fish story

    11/05/2003 5:38:27 AM PST · by runningbear · 266 replies · 314+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Nov 5, 2003 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Peterson attorney asks about hair, fish storyPeterson attorney asks about hair, fish story Detective Jon Evers leaves court after Tuesday’s hearing. AL GOLUB/THE BEE Detective Jon Evers testifies before Judge Al Girolami during the Peterson preliminary hearing on Tuesday. LAURIE McADAM/THE BEE By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: November 5, 2003, 04:06:43 AM PST A defense attorney for Scott Peterson suggested in court Tuesday that police planted evidence to frame him. Attorney Kirk McAllister peppered Modesto police Detective Jon Evers with questions about evidence handling at Scott and Laci Peterson's Covena Avenue home on Dec....
  • SCOTT TRYST TWIST

    11/06/2003 5:29:25 AM PST · by runningbear · 459 replies · 282+ views
    The NY Post ^ | Nov 6, 2003
    SCOTT TRYST TWIST BED HOPPER: Scott Peterson, in court recently, "has a need" for adultery, a relative says. - Pool photo SCOTT TRYST TWIST By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- November 6, 2003 -- MODESTO, Calif. - Scott Peterson might have had up to six extramarital flings, and defense lawyers will use his alleged bed-hopping to debunk claims he killed his wife to be with gal pal Amber Frey, sources told The Post. The legal counter-punch would try to prove Peterson had no reason to kill for Frey, a 28-year-old massage therapist, because he was happy just running around behind Laci's back,...
  • SCOTT IN SICK LACI LIE TO LOVER

    11/07/2003 5:39:51 AM PST · by runningbear · 683 replies · 593+ views
    NY Post.com ^ | Nov 7, 2003 | HOWARD BREUER
    SCOTT IN SICK LACI LIE TO LOVER SCOTT PETERSON Prophetic death fib.SCOTT IN SICK LACI LIE TO LOVER By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- November 7, 2003 -- MODESTO, Calif. - Scott Peterson lied to mistress Amber Frey, telling her his wife was dead - a prophetic fib told on the very same day he purchased a boat possibly used in Laci Peterson's murder, a cop testified yesterday. Detective Al Brocchini also suggested that the fertilizer salesman knew his pregnant wife was dead a day after she was reported missing. Brocchini said Peterson asked him on Christmas Day 2002 whether cops had...
  • Peterson's ex-girlfriend testifies today

    11/12/2003 5:28:47 AM PST · by runningbear · 259 replies · 633+ views
    The National Post ^ | 11/12/03 | Julie Smith
    Peterson's ex-girlfriend testifies todayAmber Frey: Detective told court husband lamented wife's death weeks before her murderPeterson's ex-girlfriend testifies today Amber Frey: Detective told court husband lamented wife's death weeks before her murder Julie Smyth National Post Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Laci and Scott Peterson celebrate Christmas in this undated family photo. Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant, disappeared last Christmas Eve. Her body and that of her unborn son were found in April. The murder trial of Scott Peterson, accused of killing his pregnant wife and their unborn child, has not even begun, yet a preliminary hearing is already...
  • Surveillance of Scott Peterson's home takes center stage

    11/13/2003 5:29:30 AM PST · by runningbear · 468 replies · 649+ views
    CNN.com/Law center ^ | Thursday, November 13, 2003 Posted: 5:46 AM EST (1046 GMT
    Surveillance of Scott Peterson's home takes center stageSurveillance of Scott Peterson's home takes center stage Thursday, November 13, 2003 Posted: 5:46 AM EST (1046 GMT) MODESTO, California (CNN) -- A Modesto police detective testified Wednesday that investigators set up a video surveillance of Scott Peterson's home to monitor his activities soon after his pregnant wife disappeared. The issue was raised in the ongoing preliminary hearing for Peterson, who is charged with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife, Laci, and unborn son. Defense attorney Mark Geragos was outraged that defense attorneys had only recently learned of the tapes, and...
  • Peterson seen driving to marina 3 times

    11/14/2003 5:32:37 AM PST · by runningbear · 395 replies · 685+ views
    SFChronicle.com ^ | November 14, 2003 | Henry Lee
    Peterson seen driving to marina 3 times Amber Frey not expected to testify at Modesto hearing Peterson seen driving to marina 3 times Amber Frey not expected to testify at Modesto hearing Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer Friday, November 14, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Modesto -- Scott Peterson drove rental cars to the Berkeley Marina three times in the days after his pregnant wife disappeared, gazing at the water before returning home to Modesto, a detective testified Thursday. Peterson spent only a couple of minutes each time at the marina, where he had told police he went fishing the day his...
  • Detective: Laci Peterson's body dressed in tan pants, contradicting

    11/17/2003 5:38:18 AM PST · by runningbear · 253 replies · 472+ views
    SFChronicle.com ^ | 11/14/2003 | Brian Melley
    Detective: Laci Peterson's body dressed in tan pants, contradicting husband's account Detective: Laci Peterson's body dressed in tan pants, contradicting husband's account BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press Writer Friday, November 14, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (11-14) 12:31 PST MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- A police detective acknowleged Friday that he didn't follow up on a tip from a woman who claimed to have seen someone resembling Laci Peterson in a park on the day her husband says she disappeared. Under cross-examination by attorneys for Scott Peterson, Detective Philip Owen said he didn't pursue the tip because he didn't think it was "going in the...
  • Peterson held over for trial

    11/19/2003 5:44:27 AM PST · by runningbear · 96 replies · 367+ views
    Tje Modesto Bee ^ | November 18, 2003 | John Cote'
    Peterson held over for trialPeterson held over for trial By JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: November 18, 2003, 02:15:14 PM PST 2:07 p.m., PST: A judge this morning held Scott Peterson to answer on double murder charges in the deaths of his wife and son.Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami's ruling followed a short day in court that included testimony Peterson had $15,000 cash and extensive camping gear with him when he was arrested. The driver's license issued to Peterson's brother was on the center console of the car next to Peterson's wallet, Detective Jon Buehler testified....
  • Peterson attorney wants $15,000 back

    11/20/2003 6:04:54 AM PST · by runningbear · 174 replies · 498+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | November 19, 2003 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Peterson attorney wants $15,000 backPeterson attorney wants $15,000 back By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: November 19, 2003, 08:20:52 AM PST Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami plans to hear arguments on releasing two pieces of evidence Dec. 3, when Scott Peterson is to be arraigned on the double-murder charges upheld Tuesday at his preliminary hearing. Defense attorney Mark Geragos asked prosecutors to release the $15,000 cash Peterson had with him when he was arrested and Peterson's Ford pickup, which police seized in December. "It's an expensive task for the family to fund this,"...
  • Few bites from fishermen on Peterson sturgeon alibi

    12/01/2003 5:53:02 AM PST · by runningbear · 58 replies · 2,956+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Nov 30 2003 | Garth stapely
    Few bites from fishermen on Peterson sturgeon alibiFew bites from fishermen on Peterson sturgeon alibi Searchers left Berkeley Marina in January, looking for the body of Laci Peterson. Her husband said he was fishing there on Dec. 24. THE BEE By GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: November 30, 2003, 11:03:43 AM PST Details from Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing about his Christmas Eve fishing trip left some already skeptical fishermen with more doubt. "None of his story made any sense," said Carl Costley of Oakdale, who has fished 35 years for huge, tough-skinned sturgeon. "It just doesn't hold water."...
  • Prosecution claims Peterson's pickup was used to dump body

    12/03/2003 5:40:41 AM PST · by runningbear · 256 replies · 645+ views
    The Contra Costa Times ^ | Dec 3, 2003 | Brian Anderson
    Prosecution claims Peterson's pickup was used to dump body Posted on Wed, Dec. 03, 2003 Prosecution claims Peterson's pickup was used to dump body By Brian Anderson CONTRA COSTA TIMES With hands bloodied, Scott Peterson hauled the body of his wife, Laci, from their Modesto house to his pickup truck in an hours-long effort to dispose of her in San Francisco Bay, prosecutors said in court papers filed Tuesday. Stanislaus County prosecutors said they believe Peterson drove his Ford F-150 to a warehouse he used for work, hooked up his fishing boat and steered his truck west. He had cut...
  • Friend: Peterson was frantic

    12/08/2003 5:52:00 AM PST · by runningbear · 663 replies · 321+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 12/05/03 | Garth stapely
    Friend: Peterson was franticFriend: Peterson was frantic By GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: December 5, 2003, 07:25:21 AM PST Scott Peterson sounded frantic when he called a friend after Peterson's pregnant wife disappeared Christmas Eve, Modesto businessman Gregory Reed said Thursday. Reed's name surfaced in the intrigue-packed preliminary hearing for Scott Peterson. The hearing ended Nov. 18 with a judge ordering the 31-year-old former fertilizer salesman to stand trial on charges of slaying Laci Peterson and their unborn son, Conner. Other former acquaintances of the defendant, also mentioned at the proceeding, refused to comment. Reed and his wife,...
  • False rumor led to a law

    01/05/2004 5:38:21 AM PST · by runningbear · 51 replies · 161+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 5 2004 | Eric Stern
    False rumor led to a lawFalse rumor led to a lawLife insurance notification bill was prompted by talk in Laci Peterson case. By Eric Stern -- Bee Capitol Bureau Published 2:15 a.m. PST Monday, January 5, 2004 Though well-intentioned, Assemblyman Dave Cogdill relied on false rumors about the Laci Peterson case to push changes in insurance laws at his wife's urging. It started in January 2003, when Cogdill, a Republican from Modesto, and his wife, Stephanie, heard a news update about Peterson. The pregnant Modesto resident had disappeared a few weeks earlier, around Christmas Eve. The story was making the...
  • BURGLAR MAY TESTIFY vs. LACI HUBBY

    01/06/2004 5:45:39 AM PST · by runningbear · 122 replies · 96+ views
    The NY Post ^ | Jan 6 2004 | HOWARD BREUER
    BURGLAR MAY TESTIFY vs LACI HUBBYBURGLAR MAY TESTIFY vs. LACI HUBBY By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- January 6, 2004 -- MODESTO, Calif. - A convicted burglar who targeted neighbors of Scott and Laci Peterson around the time Laci disappeared may testify at Scott's murder trial to try to refute testimony from a potentially key defense witness. Prosecutors filed documents yesterday seeking to allow Steven Wayne Todd, 37, to testify in the sensational case. Last February, Todd was sentenced to more than eight years for burglaries in December 2002. Prosecutors may try to use Todd to undermine the defense's assertions that detectives...
  • Judge to Hear Arguments on Moving Peterson Trial

    01/08/2004 5:18:23 AM PST · by runningbear · 102 replies · 232+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 7 2004 | AP
    Judge to Hear Arguments on Moving Peterson Trial Thursday, January 08, 2004 MODESTO, Calif. — The judge in the Laci Peterson (search) murder case hears arguments Thursday on the defense request to move Scott Peterson's (search) trial out of Modesto. Laci Peterson's husband is charged with murdering her and their unborn son just over a year ago. Peterson's lawyer, Mark Geragos (search), says Modesto citizens are prejudiced against his client, making it difficult for him to get a fair trial. Geragos has referred to Laci Peterson as a "posthumous celebrity," and says her husband has been demonized. Prosecutors say widespread...
  • Distaso attacks defense motion

    01/09/2004 5:36:03 AM PST · by runningbear · 135 replies · 260+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Jan 8 2004 | John Cote'
    Distaso attacks defense motionDistaso attacks defense motion By JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: January 8, 2004, 08:14:12 AM PST Prosecutors Wednesday countered a defense effort to dismiss double-murder charges against Scott Peterson. They argued that there was only one reasonable explanation for the bodies of his wife and unborn son washing ashore along San Francisco Bay: "The evidence leads only to the conclusion that Laci was killed at the hands of another (the defendant)," Deputy District Attorney Rick Distaso wrote in documents filed in Stanislaus County Superior Court. The defense contends prosecutors failed to show at a November...
  • Judical Council Reveals Peterson Venue Choices

    01/14/2004 5:45:38 AM PST · by runningbear · 166 replies · 254+ views
    KTVU News ^ | Jan 13 2004
    Judical Council Reveals Peterson Venue Choices Judical Council Reveals Peterson Venue Choices POSTED: 2:51 PM PST January 13, 2004 UPDATED: 3:46 PM PST January 13, 2004 SAN FRANCISCO -- The Judicial Council of California announced Tuesday that the Scott Peterson capital murder trial can be moved to Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo or Orange counties. Video: Judge Al Girolami Explains The Reasons To Move Trial The ruling came down after those courts informed the Judicial Council that they were able to accommodate the change of venue without undue burden. The three Northern California counties were the preference of Stanislaus County...
  • Judge Denies Peterson Dismissal Petition

    01/15/2004 5:49:27 AM PST · by runningbear · 87 replies · 361+ views
    KTVU News ^ | Jan 14 2004
    Judge Denies Peterson Dismissal Petition Starting back with this story. (all, those who didn't see this, watch the video clip of the court room action)Judge Denies Peterson Dismissal Petition POSTED: 11:06 AM PST January 14, 2004 UPDATED: 12:19 PM PST January 14, 2004 MODESTO -- As expected, a judge Wednesday denied a petition by Scott Peterson that sought to have the capital murder charges against him dismissed, but not before an emotional prosecutor Rick Distaso pointed at the Modesto fertilizer salesman and proclaimed that "this man murdered Laci Peterson." Courtroom Video: Attorneys Spar During Wednesday's Hearing Judge Maria Silveira, sitting...
  • Prosecutors favor Santa Clara County location for murder trial

    01/20/2004 5:48:01 AM PST · by runningbear · 148 replies · 238+ views
    The Contra Costa Times ^ | Jan. 19, 2004 | Brian Anderson
    Prosecutors favor Santa Clara County location for murder trialPosted on Mon, Jan. 19, 2004 Prosecutors favor Santa Clara County location for murder trial By Brian Anderson CONTRA COSTA TIMES Scott Peterson's prosecutors have urged a Stanislaus County judge to move the upcoming trial to the Bay Area's Santa Clara County, but also have asked that Sacramento County be considered. In court documents released over the weekend, prosecutor David Harris said Santa Clara County in the South Bay has a large enough jury pool, is close to Modesto and has had less media coverage of the disappearance and slaying of Laci...
  • Retired judge chosen to preside over Scott Peterson murder trial

    01/22/2004 5:39:59 AM PST · by runningbear · 474 replies · 1,766+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2004 | Kim Curtis
    Retired judge chosen to preside over Scott Peterson murder trialRetired judge chosen to preside over Scott Peterson murder trial KIM CURTIS, Associated Press Writer Wednesday, January 21, 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (01-21) 12:17 PST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The judge presiding over Scott Peterson's murder trial will be Richard Arnason, a retired Contra Costa County judge chosen Wednesday by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George. Scott Peterson's murder trial is being moved to the San Francisco Bay area because of hostility toward Peterson in his dead wife's hometown. Judge Al Girolami ruled earlier this month that the trial had to be...
  • The people v. Scott Peterson

    02/02/2004 5:47:12 AM PST · by runningbear · 144 replies · 730+ views
    San Mateo Journal ^ | Feb 2 2004 | Michelle Durand
    The people v. Scott PetersonThe people v. Scott Peterson By Michelle Durand, Daily Journal Staff In a perfect world, Laci and Scott Peterson would be together today, anticipating the first birthday of their son Connor in one week. Instead, Laci and Connor are dead and Scott Peterson is facing a possible death sentence if convicted of killing his family. The case has all the makings of a thrilling page-turner: an attractive substitute teacher, happily expecting her first child when she mysteriously disappears on Christmas Eve; the doting husband who is having an extramarital affair in the weeks before his wife...
  • Peterson attorneys take new local poll

    02/04/2004 5:40:33 AM PST · by runningbear · 124 replies · 236+ views
    The Oakland Tribune ^ | Feb 4 2004 | Jason Dearen
    Peterson attorneys take new local poll Article Last Updated: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 3:49:28 AM PST Peterson attorneys take new local poll Legal team may ask for another change of venue in murder case By Jason Dearen, STAFF WRITER REDWOOD CITY -- The Scott Peterson legal defense team is polling San Mateo County residents regarding the double-murder case to help decide whether to request another change of venue. Over the past few days, residents have received calls from pollsters led by Paul Strand, dean of arts and letters at San Diego State University, who conducted a similar study for...
  • Two men face murder trials for deaths of pregnant wives

    02/09/2004 5:25:36 AM PST · by runningbear · 429 replies · 2,908+ views
    The Argus ^ | Feb 6 2004 | Amelia Hansen
    Two men face murder trials for deaths of pregnant wives Article Last Updated: Friday, February 06, 2004 - 3:36:15 AM PST Two men face murder trials for deaths of pregnant wives One gets headlines around the world; the other is largely ignored By Amelia Hansen, STAFF WRITER REDWOOD CITY -- Deep inside the Maguire Correctional Facility, a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and unborn child sits waiting for his day in court. His name is not Scott Peterson. But like Peterson, he is in his 30s, has dark hair, and will stand trial for multiple counts of murder....
  • GPS data at issue in Peterson case

    02/17/2004 5:29:10 AM PST · by runningbear · 161 replies · 270+ views
    CNN.com/Law center ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2004
    GPS data at issue in Peterson caseScott Peterson is charged with killing his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son. GPS data at issue in Peterson case Judge to hear defense request to sequester jury Tuesday, February 17, 2004 Posted: 0544 GMT ( 1:44 PM HKT) REDWOOD CITY, California (CNN) -- Prosecutors and defense attorneys in Scott Peterson's murder trial are due in court again Tuesday to argue whether information gathered from tracking Peterson's vehicles by satellite after his wife disappeared should be admitted as evidence. Peterson, 31, is charged with killing his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son....
  • Haggling Over Evidence in Peterson Trial

    03/01/2004 5:35:24 AM PST · by runningbear · 354 replies · 154+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 3/01/2004 | Brian Skoloff
    Haggling Over Evidence in Peterson Trial Haggling Over Evidence in Peterson Trial Monday March 1, 2004 10:46 AM By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Just days before jury selection is set to begin, attorneys in Scott Peterson's double-murder trial continue to haggle over the admissibility of evidence. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi has already made several key rulings in the case, including a decision to allow prosecutors to use evidence police gathered with electronic devices used to track Peterson after his wife disappeared. But still at issue is the admissibility of monitored phone calls, which was...
  • DREAD 'TAKING TOLL' ON AMBER

    03/15/2004 5:37:18 AM PST · by runningbear · 93 replies · 739+ views
    The NY Post ^ | March 15 2004 | HOWARD BREUER
    DREAD 'TAKING TOLL' ON AMBER MISS STRESS: Amber Frey has been busy preparing for the birth of her baby while dreading the inevitable call to ex-lover Scott Peterson's trial, her dad says. - ZUMA Press DREAD 'TAKING TOLL' ON AMBER By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 15, 2004 -- LOS ANGELES - Scott Peterson's former mistress Amber Frey is carrying two burdens these days: the baby boy that's due within a few weeks and her obligation to take the witness stand in her ex-lover's double-murder trial, her father says. Frey, 29, and her live-in boyfriend, Dr. David Markovich, a chiropractor, are...
  • SCOTT'S STICKY TAPES

    03/23/2004 5:30:59 AM PST · by runningbear · 394 replies · 172+ views
    The NY Post ^ | 3/23/04 | Howard BREUER
    SCOTT'S STICKY TAPES SCOTT'S STICKY TAPES By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SCOTT PETERSON "A host of lies." March 23, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Jurors will be allowed to see TV interviews in which double-murder suspect Scott Peterson discusses his affair with Amber Frey and other aspects of the Laci Peterson case, a judge ruled yesterday. Peterson's attorney, Mark Geragos, had tried to exclude the interviews with Diane Sawyer and other reporters, arguing that they were "spliced and diced." But Judge Alfred Delucchi said the interviews could be offered to "show consciousness of guilt and evidence of the defendant's state...
  • Peninsula's tragic endings

    04/06/2004 5:35:22 AM PDT · by runningbear · 388 replies · 196+ views
    The SF Examiner ^ | April 5, 2004 | Jamie Casini
    Peninsula's tragic endings Five men to stand trial for allegedly killing their wives. Peninsula's tragic endings Five men to stand trial for allegedly killing their wives. By Jamie Casini Staff Writer jcasini@examiner.com Published on Monday, April 5, 2004 REDWOOD CITY -- Sharen Theresa Sulpizio-May. Adella Samaneigo. Laci Denise Peterson. Raye Lynn Rapoza. Donna Morrow. These five women share a tragic commonality -- all were allegedly murdered at the hands of their husbands. And all five men are currently awaiting trial in San Mateo County court. Five cases of this nature are an anomaly for the county, said Deputy District Attorney...
  • Peterson Jury Selection Moving Slowly

    04/22/2004 5:22:16 AM PDT · by runningbear · 455 replies · 219+ views
    KCRA.com ^ | 04/20/04
    Peterson Jury Selection Moving Slowly Peterson Jury Selection Moving Slowly Only 48 In Potential Jury Pool So Far POSTED: 11:43 am PDT April 21, 2004 UPDATED: 11:48 am PDT April 21, 2004 REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Jury selection continues to move slowly in the double-murder trial of Scott Peterson. Of the 1,000 people summoned to court to begin the screening process of filling out an extensive questionnaire, only 48 people have made it into the potential juror pool. The judge wants 70 to 80 potential jurors to be named before the defense and prosecution begin the process of agreeing on...
  • Quandary over families at trial

    06/01/2004 5:34:37 AM PDT · by runningbear · 561 replies · 303+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 1, 2004 | Garth Stapely and John Cote'
    Quandary over families at trialTHE BEE Laci Peterson's mother, Sharon Rocha, next to husband Ron, could testify -- she talked to Peterson the night before her disappearance. THE BEEScott Peterson's father Lee Peterson, next to wife Jackie, talked to his son a few hours before Laci Peterson was reported missing. THE BEESNIP IT:Quandary over families at trial By GARTH STAPLEY and JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: June 1, 2004, 04:28:55 AM PDT REDWOOD CITY -- Players in People vs. Peterson have hammered out ground rules on dozens of issues leading to today's opening statements, but have not touched...
  • First full day of testimony in Laci Peterson murder case

    06/03/2004 5:50:30 AM PDT · by runningbear · 479 replies · 340+ views
    WHNT19.com ^ | 6/2004
    ALL SNIP ITS:First full day of testimony in Laci Peterson murder case Redwood City, California-AP _ The first full day of testimony gets under way today in Scott Peterson's murder trial in Redwood City, California. He's accused of murdering his wife and their unborn son.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Geragos deconstructs prosecution's case against Peterson Article Last Updated: Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 3:09:35 AM PST Geragos deconstructs prosecution's case against Peterson Defense attorney: Fetus was born full-term therefore defendant's not responsible for murders By Jason Dearen, STAFF WRITER REDWOOD CITY -- Scott Peterson is a cad not a killer, his defense attorney said Wednesday...
  • Distaso focuses on Laci's clothes

    06/04/2004 5:45:45 AM PDT · by runningbear · 109 replies · 165+ views
    San Mateo County Times ^ | June 4th 2004 | Jason Dearen
    Distaso focuses on Laci's clothes All excerpts: Article Last Updated: Friday, June 04, 2004 - 3:17:55 AM PST Distaso focuses on Laci's clothes Defense questions accuracy of Modesto Police reports By Jason Dearen, STAFF WRITER REDWOOD CITY -- While prosecutors focused Thursday on "Mary Jane" shoes and the color of pants Laci Peterson wore on the day before her murder, the alleged killer's defense attorneys launched their assault on the Modesto Police Department's murder investigation. On the first full day of testimony in the double-murder trial, prosecutor Rick Distaso called six witnesses who either saw or had information about Laci's...
  • Facing killers at trial no reward for parents

    06/07/2004 5:30:22 AM PDT · by runningbear · 262 replies · 307+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 7, 2004 | JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY
    Facing killers at trial no reward for parentsEXCERPTS:Facing killers at trial no reward for parents BY JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: June 7, 2004, 05:05:05 AM PDT Testifying as the man accused of murdering your daughter looks on is something Teresa Vanderheiden doesn't wish on anybody. "You try to keep your eyes focused on one thing," Vanderheiden said. "I remember looking at the clock a lot, thinking that would avoid it. But your eyes meet." Anger flashed through Vanderheiden as -- in separate trials -- she came face to face with the men accused of...
  • LACI STEPDAD DOUBTED SCOTT'S 'FISHY STORY'

    06/09/2004 5:34:54 AM PDT · by runningbear · 68 replies · 188+ views
    The NY Post ^ | June 8 2004 | Howard Breuer
    LACI STEPDAD DOUBTED SCOTT'S 'FISHY STORY' LACI STEPDAD DOUBTED SCOTT'S 'FISHY STORY' By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 9, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Laci Peterson's stepdad yesterday testified that he was immediately suspicious of his son-in-law after the tragic mom-to-be vanished. Ron Grantski said that from the start he scoffed at the idea that Scott Peterson had been fishing Christmas Eve 2002, the day the eight-months-pregnant Laci disappeared, and confronted Scott about it that same night. "I think your Berkeley fishing trip is a fishy story," Grantski recalled telling Peterson that night during a search of a Modesto park...
  • SCOTT BURNED IN RAGE

    06/10/2004 5:28:09 AM PDT · by runningbear · 256 replies · 250+ views
    The NY POST ^ | June 10 2004 | Howard Breuer
    ALL EXCERPTS:SCOTT BURNED IN RAGE SCOTT BURNED IN RAGE By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 10, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Scott Peterson was more distraught when he burned chicken at a family barbecue than the night his pregnant wife Laci vanished, a witness testified yesterday. Laci's cousin, Harvey Kemple, also said that Peterson gave conflicting stories to relatives regarding his whereabouts on the day of the tragic mom-to-be's disappearance. "I saw more reaction out of him when he burned the God-darned chicken than when his wife went missing," Kemple said at the fertilizer salesman's double murder trial. Kemple, a...
  • SCOTT'S FISHY FURY

    06/15/2004 5:32:05 AM PDT · by runningbear · 443 replies · 237+ views
    The New York Post ^ | June 15 2004 | Howard Breuer
    SCOTT'S FISHY FURY SCOTT'S FISHY FURY By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 15, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Scott Peterson hotly cursed and threw a flashlight after police grilled him about his suspicious fishing trip the day his pregnant wife, Laci, disappeared, one officer testified yesterday. "I asked him what he was fishing for," Modesto Detective Matthew Spurlock told rapt jurors during the start of the third week of Peterson's murder trial. "He had this blank look for a second or so, his eyes shifted a bit. And he didn't really answer the question. "I asked what he was using...
  • A murder trial is no laughing matter. Is it?

    06/17/2004 5:43:09 AM PDT · by runningbear · 309 replies · 593+ views
    Court TV ^ | June 16 2004 | Harriet Ryan
    A murder trial is no laughing matter. Is it? ExcerptA murder trial is no laughing matter. Is it? Defense lawyer Mark Geragos has cracked up everyone from the jury to prosecution witnesses during the high-profile murder trial. Experts say it could work for him. By Harriet Ryan Court TV REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — When it came time to cross-examine the receptionist from Laci Peterson's obstetrician's office, Mark Geragos leaned forward on the defense table and grinned. The young woman had just testified that no one called the office about the slain mother-to-be Christmas Eve, but she could not be sure...
  • Friendly Peterson juror raising eyebrows

    06/18/2004 5:56:28 AM PDT · by runningbear · 40 replies · 477+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 18 2004 | Garth Stapley and John Cote'
    Friendly Peterson juror raising eyebrowsFriendly Peterson juror raising eyebrows -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Peterson Trial By GARTH STAPLEY and JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: June 18, 2004, 04:24:00 AM PDT A juror in Scott Peterson's murder trial made a remark to Laci Peterson's brother Thursday morning, two days after whispering something to defense attorney Mark Geragos. The contact has raised questions about appropriate conduct by those who might decide whether the 31-year-old Modesto man lives or dies. A television camera captured Thursday's exchange as Juror No. 5 and Brent Rocha passed through security screening at the courthouse entrance. The juror,...
  • Friends of Laci counter defense

    06/22/2004 5:35:45 AM PDT · by runningbear · 138 replies · 974+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 6/22/04 | Garth Stapely and John Cote'
    Friends of Laci counter defenseFriends of Laci counter defense By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: June 22, 2004, 05:13:22 AM PDT REDWOOD CITY -- A string of prosecution witnesses testified Monday that Laci Peterson frequently complained of fatigue and had pledged to give up exercise walks in the weeks before her disappearance. Questions in Scott Peterson's double-murder trial also swirled around valuable jewelry Laci Peterson inherited from her grandmother in late 2002 and the revelation that Amber Frey met Laci Peterson's friends when she disclosed her romance with Scott Peterson in January 2003. Frey spent...
  • Link to mistress revealed

    06/23/2004 5:28:39 AM PDT · by runningbear · 397 replies · 334+ views
    Ledger Enquirer ^ | Posted on Tue, Jun. 22, 2004 | Jessie Seyfer
    Link to mistress revealedPosted on Tue, Jun. 22, 2004 Link to mistress revealed SHE SPENT NIGHT AT HOME OF LACI PETERSON'S FRIEND AROUND TIME SHE WENT PUBLIC By JESSIE SEYFER San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News One of Laci Peterson's best friends testified Monday that Amber Frey stayed overnight at her home around the time Frey held a press conference to tell the world she had been Scott Peterson's mistress............-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------JOKESTER SCOTT JOKESTER SCOTT By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 23, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Jurors at the Scott Peterson double-murder trial yesterday traveled back in time to Christmas morning 2002...
  • MODESTO False alarm near ex-Peterson home

    06/24/2004 5:54:22 AM PDT · by runningbear · 374 replies · 267+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 6/23/04 | Charlie Goodyear
    MODESTO False alarm near ex-Peterson home MODESTO False alarm near ex-Peterson home Charlie Goodyear Wednesday, June 23, 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When a group of children reported hearing screams and seeing a woman's body in a creek not far from the former home of Scott and Laci Peterson, police in Modesto geared up for the worst Tuesday night. A short time later, authorities, using a helicopter and searchers on the ground, found what had prompted the scare -- a large beaver. The false alarm came in around 8:30 p.m. with disturbing details. The children, at least one of whom was 11 years...
  • TRIAL BY TELEVISION

    06/28/2004 5:39:59 AM PDT · by runningbear · 289 replies · 627+ views
    The New York Post ^ | June 28th | LINDA STASI
    TRIAL BY TELEVISION TRIAL BY TELEVISION By LINDA STASI -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Laci and Scott Peterson June 28, 2004 -- ALMOST as riveting as an Ann Rule book, tonight's A&E special, "The Trial of Scott Peterson, (A Bill Curtis Special Report)," brings us up to the second on the case that has captured the nation. How could it not? On Christmas Eve, 2002, adorable "five-foot nothing," pregnant-as-can-be Laci Peterson took her dog for a walk. Whether she walked into the hands of a brutal stranger or was already dead at the hands of her loving husband, Scott, is the question now facing...
  • Judge tells Peterson jury to keep quiet

    06/29/2004 5:38:51 AM PDT · by runningbear · 272 replies · 430+ views
    San Mateo County Times ^ | Tuesday, June 29, 2004
    Judge tells Peterson jury to keep quiet Article Last Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 3:39:53 AM PST Judge tells Peterson jury to keep quiet REDWOOD CITY -- The judge in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial Monday warned all of the trial participants not to talk about the case to the media. Judge Alfred Delucchi was responding to stories that surfaced at the end of last week, when a representative of the Modesto Police Department publicly defended Detective Al Brocchini, who has been the subject of harsh criticism by Peterson's lawyer Mark Geragos during his time on the witness stand....
  • Employee recalls sex talk between Peterson and woman at trade show

    06/30/2004 5:34:17 AM PDT · by runningbear · 517 replies · 1,904+ views
    The San Mateo County Times ^ | June 30 2004 | Jason Dearen
    Employee recalls sex talk between Peterson and woman at trade show Article Last Updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 3:38:31 AM PST Employee recalls sex talk between Peterson and woman at trade show By Jason Dearen, STAFF WRITER REDWOOD CITY -- A ribald conversation between Scott Peterson and a woman he had just met at a trade show was so inappropriate it made one of Peterson's employees uneasy, according to the employee's testimony Tuesday in Peterson's double-murder trial. "Scott and (the woman) had a conversation that I believe was somewhat inappropriate for a married man and an engaged woman. There...
  • PETERSON LAWYER SET FOR TIRADE

    07/06/2004 5:29:41 AM PDT · by runningbear · 161 replies · 2,772+ views
    The New York Post ^ | July 6 2004 | HOWARD BREUER
    PETERSON LAWYER SET FOR TIRADE PETERSON LAWYER SET FOR TIRADE By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 6, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — When Scott Peterson's double-murder trial resumes today, defense attorney Mark Geragos is expected to go on another rant and ask the judge to dismiss the case due to prosecutorial misconduct. Geragos' ire revolves around the testimony of a police detective who recounted for the jury a tip he had received just after Scott Peterson's arrest but dismissed as implausible. Modesto Detective Allen Brocchini told the jury that a college classmate of Peterson's told him how the defendant had...
  • Grusome Testimony About Baby's Body in Peterson Case

    07/07/2004 5:55:51 AM PDT · by runningbear · 251 replies · 13,675+ views
    KPIX TV ^ | July 6 2004 | Len Ramirez
    Grusome Testimony About Baby's Body in Peterson CaseGrusome Testimony About Baby's Body in Peterson Case Scott Peterson is accused of killing his wife Laci and her unborn child. Len Ramirez Testimony in the Scott Peterson double-murder case was so heart-wrenching Tuesday that Laci Peterson's family left the courtroom. Witness Michael Looby described walking on the shore of San Francisco Bay after a storm in April of 2003 and finding the decomposing body of a baby. Laci's mother and stepfather Sharon Rocha and Ron Grantski and her brother Brent Rocha quickly left the courtroom during the.......--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TESTIMONY TOO MUCH FOR LACI'S KIN,...
  • ‘No Joy in Our Lives’

    07/12/2004 5:39:31 AM PDT · by runningbear · 174 replies · 2,614+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | July 9 2004
    ‘No Joy in Our Lives’‘No Joy in Our Lives’ Peterson's Parents Speak Out on Son's Murder Trial July 9, 2004 — A year and a half ago Lee and Jackie Peterson were eagerly awaiting the birth of their grandson. Today, they say, there is no joy in their lives. Watch Barbara Walters' full report tonight on 20/20 at 10 p.m. Their son Scott is on trial, accused of the savage murder of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, a baby they planned to name Conner. Lee and Jackie Peterson tell 20/20's Barbara Walters they are convinced of their son's...
  • Judge to hear ‘secret’ motion

    07/13/2004 5:31:41 AM PDT · by runningbear · 119 replies · 2,428+ views
    Judge to hear ‘secret’ motion Judge to hear ‘secret’ motion Daily Journal Wire Report Judge Alfred Delucchi Monday announced he would hold a hearing Wednesday on an apparently secret motion in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial. Neither Delucchi nor the attorneys for either side have mentioned the motion before in open court, but the judge has reserved several hours of court time to consider it. Former San Francisco prosecutor Jim Hammer, who has been observing the trial in Redwood City, said the amount of time the judge has reserved for the motion is significant. “If you’re arguing a motion, that...