Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,847
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: deathpenaltytime

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Scott Peterson: Another 'Planned Parenthood'

    01/01/2005 11:45:28 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 19 replies · 900+ views ^ | 01/01/05 | J. Matt Barber
    SCOTT PETERSON: ANOTHER ‘PLANNED PARENTHOOD' Posted by master on 2005/1/1 17:37:53 By J. Matt Barber The media latched on to the story like a pit-bull to a poodle – It’s been a perfect obsession. Coverage of the case has saturated the airwaves for over two years, with the Fox News Channel taking the lead…OK Greta, on the record – we get it – enough already! As nearly everyone on the planet knows by now, former Modesto, California fertilizer salesman Scott Peterson was recently convicted of double murder for killing his 27-year-old wife Laci, and the couple’s unborn son Conner. It...
  • Jury Recommends Execution for Peterson

    12/13/2004 3:59:13 PM PST · by No Surrender Monkey · 50 replies · 2,355+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Dec 13, 2004 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A jury decided Monday that Scott Peterson (news - web sites) should be executed for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, whose Christmas Eve disappearance two years ago was the opening act in a legal drama that captivated the nation. A cheer went up outside the courtroom as the jury announced its decision after 11 1/2 hours of deliberations over three days. The jury had two options in deciding the 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman's fate: life in prison without parole or death by injection. Peterson clenched his jaw when the verdict was read and leaned over to...
  • Peterson decision at 1:30 PST! (Decision is in-Sentence is DEATH)

    12/13/2004 11:38:45 AM PST · by kcvl · 536 replies · 35,818+ views
    Fox News...
  • Peterson's Mother Takes Stand

    12/08/2004 4:07:47 PM PST · by stm · 50 replies · 1,211+ views
    FNC ^ | 08 Dec 04 | AP
    I freakin' love it......"He's an exceptional young man and he's my son," she said. "I know he's not perfect ... but he is genuinely a loving, caring, nurturing, kind, gentle person." everyone except his 9 month pregnat wife and unborn child that is....he killed them in cold blood. Apart from that small detail he's a wonderful person!!! A frail-looking Jackie Peterson (search) tearfully pleaded with jurors Wednesday to spare her son's life, saying that "if you were to take Scott away from us ... we would lose a whole family." "It would be like Laci never existed," she said, crying...
  • Witnesses: Jury Wrongly Convicted Peterson

    12/07/2004 6:15:31 AM PST · by crushelits · 725 replies · 7,548+ views ^ | Tuesday, December 07, 2004 | AP
    Witnesses: Jury Wrongly Convicted Peterson REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — In tearful testimony, Scott Peterson's (search) family and friends pleaded with jurors to spare his life, contending that he was mistakenly convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci.Defense witnesses have already testified that Peterson sang to seniors on Sundays, distributed food and clothes in Tijuana and that he was a good friend and loving son.On the fifth day of the trial's penalty phase, Peterson's relatives questioned the jury's verdict."I don't believe he's guilty," said his uncle, John Lathamke to see him die. It would tear our family apart."But jurors showed no expression, some...
  • Peterson jurors face wrenching choice, but may have minds made up about punishment

    11/27/2004 10:52:10 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 670+ views
    AP ^ | 11/27/4 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO -- He was a philandering husband convicted of the shocking murder of his young and very pregnant wife. His name wasn't Scott Peterson, though. It was Todd Garton, and in 2001, a California jury said he deserved to die. "I signed the document that the jury found for death and I think about that a lot," said Fred Castagna, who served as jury foreman. "It was emotional during deliberations, but I don't lose sleep over it." If the experience of Castagna and others involved in death penalty cases is any guide, the jurors in Peterson's murder trial will...
  • Spector hires OJ's lawyer for murder case

    02/04/2003 3:26:33 PM PST · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 511+ views
    The Times ^ | February 5, 2003 | Chris Ayres
    PHIL SPECTOR, the record producer charged with murder, has employed O. J. Simpson’s lawyer to lead his defence. Robert Shapiro, who secured a not guilty verdict for Mr Simpson, was asked to represent Mr Spector shortly after his release on bail of $1 million (£600,000) yesterday. Mr Simpson, a former American football star, was acquitted of double murder in 1995. Mr Spector, 62, was charged after police found the body of a woman at his mock château in Alhambra, a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. She had been shot dead. The police named the victim as Lana Clarkson, 40, an...
  • O.J. Simpson expresses sympathy for Scott Peterson

    08/23/2003 6:23:52 AM PDT · by friendly · 37 replies · 361+ views (Reuters) ^ | August 22, 2003 | Staff Writers
    Former football star O.J. Simpson, who was found liable for the murder of his wife in a civil trial, expressed sympathy in an interview released Friday for Scott Peterson, who is accused of killing his pregnant wife. "Look at Scott Peterson," Simpson told Playboy Magazine. "Ask anyone in America about him. They'll say the guy is guilty. But we haven't heard one shred of evidence." Fertilizer salesman Peterson of Modesto, California, is accused of killing his wife Laci last Christmas Eve and dumping her body into the San Francisco Bay. A preliminary hearing in the case starts next month. In...
  • Peterson defense seeks new jury, county for penalty phase

    11/17/2004 5:13:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 543+ views
    AP ^ | 11/17/4 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Peterson's defense lawyers want to seat a new jury in another county to weigh whether Peterson deserves to die for the murders of his pregnant wife and the fetus she carried, according to a motion filed Wednesday. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos filed the motion in San Mateo County Superior Court. The details will not be made public until after Judge Alfred A. Delucchi reviews the file Monday morning before the scheduled start of the penalty phase. The 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman was convicted Friday on one count of first-degree murder in the death of...
  • Peterson Seeks New Jury for Penalty Phase

    11/18/2004 6:30:31 AM PST · by Tarpaulin · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Scott Peterson (news - web sites)'s attorney wants a new jury in a different county to decide whether the former fertilizer salesman gets the death penalty or life in prison without parole for killing his wife and the fetus she carried. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos made the request in a motion filed Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court. The details will not be made public until after Judge Alfred A. Delucchi reviews the file before the scheduled start of the penalty phase Monday morning, which could now be delayed. The motion marks the second time...
  • Peterson trial cost nearly $2.5 million

    11/18/2004 2:13:39 PM PST · by LouAvul · 14 replies · 479+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-18-04
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The cost to investigate, arrest and prosecute Scott Peterson for the murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, has reached nearly $2.5 million so far, and state taxpayers might have to pick up the tab. Estimating that the costs could reach $5 million with appeals, Republican state Sen. Jeff Denham said he will introduce a bill when the Legislature convenes next month to get the state to cover 100 percent of the bills. Authorities in Stanislaus County and Modesto, where Scott and Laci Peterson lived, have spent about $2.1 million so far. San Mateo County, where the...
  • :Do you think Scot Peterson will get the Death Penalty?

    11/20/2004 7:21:35 PM PST · by BellStar · 56 replies · 1,901+ views
    Jarbo Bayou Times ^ | 11/20/04 | JBT
    Please Freep this poll!Do you think Scot Peterson will get the Death Penalty?
  • Peterson could have view of bay where wife, child found

    11/21/2004 2:27:45 PM PST · by LouAvul · 21 replies · 895+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-21-04
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Scott Peterson could spend his remaining years catching glimpses of the bay where he launched his boat on Christmas Eve 2002, not far from where the bodies of his pregnant wife and unborn child eventually floated to shore. Now convicted of their murders, Peterson will be transported to San Quentin State Prison overlooking San Francisco Bay if the jury recommends a death sentence following a hearing that begins Monday. Cell doors on two of the three units at San Quentin look past walkways patrolled by rifle-toting guards, out at the same water that doomed Peterson when jurors...
  • Peterson May Join 'The Qs' Infamous Death Row

    11/22/2004 5:44:14 AM PST · by runningbear · 167 replies · 6,169+ views
    KTVU TV ^ | 11/22/04
    Peterson May Join 'The Qs' Infamous Death Row SAN QUENTIN -- If Scott Peterson is condemned to die he would become the latest addition to a San Quentin Death Row that already houses serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, Richard Allen Davis, the killer of Polly Klaas, David Carpenter, the Trailside Killer, and recently arrived Cary Stayner. Ironically, Peterson could also catch an occasional glimpse across the San Francisco Bay waters of the spot where he launched his boat on Christmas Eve 2002, not far from where the bodies of his pregnant wife and unborn child eventually...
  • Peterson Judge Reschedules Penalty Phase

    11/22/2004 12:01:25 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 377+ views
    TBO ^ | Nov 22, 2004 | Brian Skoloff
    The judge in the Scott Peterson murder trial denied defense motions Monday for a new jury and a new venue for the penalty phase of the case, and rescheduled the process to begin Nov. 30. The penalty phase had been set to begin Monday, 10 days after Peterson was found guilty of first-degree murder for killing Laci Peterson and second-degree murder for killing her fetus. Jurors must choose between a life sentence or execution. "We're going to have to go with this jury," Judge Alfred A. Delucci said in rejecting the defense arguments. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos argued that a...
  • The Fallacy and Sheer Stupidity of Roe Vs Wade -- Case in point, Scott Peterson

    11/22/2004 4:34:23 PM PST · by · 58 replies · 4,022+ views
    Abortions -- The Truth ^ | 11-20-04 | Frank Joseph, M.D.
    Scott Peterson has been found guilty on two counts of murder in the deaths of his wife, Laci and unborn son, Conner. Because of California's fetal homicide law, Scott Peterson was convicted of a double Homicide. This is driving Planned Parenthood, NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League and NOW (National Organization of Women) absolutely batty. How could this be possible, they lament, since it is lawful to kill unborn children right up to term? I certainly can understand their plight, but I must say that I am relishing in it. They were told by the Supreme Court that since no...
  • Legalities hold site captive (Scott Peterson cannot sell Laci's home)

    11/20/2004 6:23:36 AM PST · by LouAvul · 25 replies · 790+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-20-04
    It was where she planned to start a family, and where prosecutors say he killed her. And now that a jury has convicted Scott Peterson of murdering his pregnant wife and unborn son, questions swirl around what will become of the couple's Covena Avenue home in Modesto. Once the site of media stakeouts, 24-hour police surveillance and impromptu shrines for Laci Peterson and the son the couple planned to name Conner, the house now lies at the heart of a legal morass involving criminal convictions, lawsuits and a loan. The single-story 1,770-square-foot home in the La Loma neighborhood was the...
  • Stanislaus County Superior Court judge seals Laci Peterson autopsy

    05/16/2003 6:16:00 AM PDT · by runningbear · 767 replies · 4,560+ views
    Stanislaus County Superior Court judge seals Laci Peterson autopsy Posted on Thu, May. 15, 2003 Stanislaus County Superior Court judge seals Laci Peterson autopsy MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - The autopsies of Laci Peterson and her unborn son were completed by the Contra Costa County coroner and sealed Thursday by a judge in Stanislaus County Superior Court, prosecutors said. The autopsies were completed sooner than expected, but it wasn't clear if a cause of death had been determined in the homicides. Jimmy Lee, a spokesman for the Contra Costa sheriff would not comment, but has said in the past that the...
  • Divers Search Bay Waters For Peterson Evidence

    05/17/2003 8:04:53 AM PDT · by runningbear · 475 replies · 648+ views
    KTVU News ^ | May 16th, 2003
    Divers Search Bay Waters For Peterson EvidenceDivers Search Bay Waters For Peterson Evidence POSTED: 7:50 a.m. PDT May 16, 2003 UPDATED: 2:54 p.m. PDT May 16, 2003 RICHMOND, Calif. -- Divers from several Bay Area law enforcement agencies and members of an FBI dive team joined police boats equipped with side-scan sonar Friday, searching the waters off Richmond for further evidence in the murder case of Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Connor. The search was taking place not far from where the bodies of the missing Modesto woman and her child were found washed up on the shore of...
  • The Laci Case Gets Weird

    05/21/2003 5:41:36 AM PDT · by runningbear · 1,068 replies · 859+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2003 | Andrew Cohen
    The Laci case gets weirdThe Laci Case Gets Weird May 20, 2003 Laci and Scott Peterson (AP / CBS) Amber Frey, the "other woman" in Scott Peterson's life, re-emerged Monday looking (and acting) eerily like Paula Jones. (CBS) Just when it seemed that the Scott Peterson capital murder case finally had settled into a rhythm of sense and stability it exploded into chaos and absurdity. What had been an increasingly orderly procession toward pretrial proceedings devolved instead over the weekend and Monday into a uniquely Californian freak show. It is as if the Gods of High-Profile Trials have spoken thus:...