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  • Peterson Sports New Look; Prelim Set For July 16

    05/28/2003 5:46:12 AM PDT · by runningbear · 108 replies · 442+ views
    Peterson Sports New Look; Prelim Set For July 16addingPeterson Sports New Look; Prelim Set For July 16 POSTED: 2:30 p.m. PDT May 27, 2003 UPDATED: 4:44 p.m. PDT May 27, 2003 MODESTO, Calif. -- The judge overseeing the murder case of Scott Peterson ordered that police records of telephone calls made between Peterson and his lawyer and investigator earlier this year be turned over to his new defense attorney Mark Geragos. The Many Looks Of Scott Peterson Police listened in or recorded at least two of the 69 calls between Peterson and Modesto attorney Kirk McAllister as part of widespread...
  • Laci Peterson family seeks items from home

    05/29/2003 5:34:23 AM PDT · by runningbear · 1,176 replies · 363+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Published Thursday, May 29, 2003, 4:15 AM | John Cote'
    Laci Peterson family seeks items from homeLaci Peterson family seeks items from home Relatives hire lawyers to retrieve wedding dress, baby crib, other personal belongings. By John Coté The Modesto Bee (Published Thursday, May 29, 2003, 4:15 AM) MODESTO -- Laci Peterson's family has hired attorneys in an attempt to retrieve her wedding dress, a baby crib and other personal items from her Modesto home, according to a statement released Wednesday. In the murder case against her husband, court documents made available Wednesday assert the defense team's contention that investigators violated the law by monitoring privileged communications and that Deputy...
  • Laci's Unborn Son Had Tape Around Neck and Large Cut on Body

    05/29/2003 12:44:47 PM PDT · by Mihalis · 106 replies · 473+ views
    <p>Laci Peterson's unborn child was found with one-and-a-half loops of plastic tape wrapped around his neck and a large cut on his body, believed to have come from a knife or some sort of sharp object, an investigation source told Fox News.</p>
  • Laci's hubby spent secret cash on lovers

    05/28/2003 1:14:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 186 replies · 350+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/28/03 | MARY PAPENFUSS in Modesto, Calif. and MAKI BECKER in New York
    With as many as three girlfriends, multiple cell phones to stay in touch and a checking account hidden from his wife, Scott Peterson had a busy secret life, a source close to the double-murder investigation revealed. Investigators also have evidence that Peterson - accused of killing his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, named Conner - made a "significant purchase" of items that could have been used to anchor a body, a second source familiar with the case said. Investigators need to find the items to "connect all the dots," that source said. The bodies of Laci and Conner...
  • Prosecutors want autopsy results unsealed

    05/30/2003 5:41:15 AM PDT · by runningbear · 908 replies · 943+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | May 29 2003 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Prosecutors want autopsy results unsealedProsecutors want autopsy results unsealed By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Published: May 29, 2003, 07:40:54 PM PDT Prosecutors have reversed their position and are now asking a judge to unseal autopsy reports for Laci Peterson and her unborn son after details allegedly from one report were leaked to the media Thursday. “The information being leaked has clearly been skewed in favor of the defense,” prosecution documents filed in court Thursday say. “The People cannot see why the autopsy documents should not be released.” Defense attorney Mark Geragos strongly denied the leak came...
  • Families clash over belongings in Peterson home

    05/31/2003 12:45:21 AM PDT · by joyce11111 · 92 replies · 459+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | May 30, 2003 | BEE STAFF REPORTS
    MORE NEWS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Families clash over belongings in Peterson home By BEE STAFF REPORTS Modesto Bee May 30, 2003 MODESTO, Calif. - Scott Peterson's family had planned to voluntarily turn over only some of the items that his wife's family wanted from the couple's home. Laci Peterson's family and friends acted first, though, and took what they wanted Friday from the Covena Avenue house - over the Peterson family's objections. Jackie Peterson, Scott's mother, expressed dismay: "Yesterday we see a coroner's report about a baby, and today we're talking about salt-and-pepper shakers," she said by telephone from her home in...
  • Laci's things in tug of war

    05/31/2003 8:41:50 AM PDT · by runningbear · 893 replies · 1,364+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | May 31, 2003 | Garth Stapely and John Cote'
    Laci's things in tug of warLaci Peterson's brother Brent Rocha loads a rocking chair from her Modesto home into the back of a truck Friday morning. Laci's things in tug of war By GARTH STAPLEY and JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITERS Published: May 31, 2003, 07:16:10 AM PDT Laci Peterson's family and friends removed truckloads of items from the slain Modesto woman's house on Friday, touching off controversy between her family and that of her husband. Police responded to the Covena Avenue home at about 10 a.m. after a security company reported that the alarm had been triggered, Capt. Greg...
  • Move to open Peterson autopsies is being termed damage control

    06/01/2003 8:30:40 AM PDT · by runningbear · 47 replies · 418+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 1, 2003 | Garth Stapley
    Move to open Peterson autopsies is being termed damage controlMove to open Peterson autopsies is being termed damage control By GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITER Published: June 1, 2003, 07:18:53 AM PDT Prosecutors in the Scott Peterson double-murder case changed course on release of the autopsy reports as a strategic move, not because the attorneys favor public scrutiny, legal specialists say. "When you play the case in the media, both sides make pragmatic decisions," said Michael Vitiello, a professor of criminal law at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. "This is not a legal question -- it's a pragmatic...
  • Peterson family planned to keep some property

    06/03/2003 5:36:33 AM PDT · by runningbear · 618 replies · 781+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | May 31, 2003 | Dave Jones
    Peterson family planned to keep some property Peterson family planned to keep some property By DAVE JONES BEE STAFF WRITER Published: May 31, 2003, 07:18:00 AM PDT Scott Peterson's family had planned to voluntarily turn over only some of the items that his wife's family wanted from the couple's home. Laci Peterson's family and friends acted first, though, and took what they wanted Friday from the Covena Avenue house -- over the Peterson family's objections. Jackie Peterson, Scott's mother, expressed dismay: "Yesterday we see a coroner's report about a baby, and today we're talking about salt and pepper shakers," she...
  • Death certificates opened for Laci Peterson and son

    06/07/2003 5:43:07 AM PDT · by runningbear · 403 replies · 1,467+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Posted on Sat, Jun. 07, 2003 | Brian Anderson and Claire Booth
    Death certificates opened for Laci Peterson and sonPosted on Sat, Jun. 07, 2003 Death certificates opened for Laci Peterson and son By Brian Anderson and Claire Booth CONTRA COSTA TIMES MODESTO - The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office could not determine a cause of death for Laci Peterson, but concluded that her son was born dead. The coroner lists Peterson's manner of death as homicide. Death certificates for the 27-year-old and the son with whom she was eight months pregnant were made public late Friday. A judge agreed earlier in the day to allow release of the documents, but kept...
  • Attacks on pregnant women have two victims (by Sen. Rick Santorum-R)

    06/09/2003 12:01:27 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 360+ views
    The Philadeplhia Inquirer ^ | 6/8/03 | Sen. Rick Santorum
    Spurred by the recovery of Laci and Conner Peterson's bodies from the San Francisco Bay, the rarely publicized legislative debate over injury to unborn children has become a nationwide discussion. In this dialogue, there is one all-important concept at the center of any valid argument: Violent acts inflicted on a woman that injure or kill the unborn child she carries have two victims - the mother and her child. The criminal case surrounding the deaths of Laci and her unborn son, Conner, has garnered national attention for its appeal as a human interest story and as a salient addition to...
  • Print islifted from human remains

    06/09/2003 3:17:16 AM PDT · by runningbear · 134 replies · 1,072+ views
    Davis Enterprise.com ^ | June 9, 2003 | Lauren Keene/Enterprise staff writer
    Print islifted from human remainsPrint islifted from human remains By Lauren Keene/Enterprise staff writer Investigators in the case of the human remains found in Davis last week were able to extract a fingerprint from one of the parts Friday, but it failed to match any prints on file with the state Department of Justice. Now, authorities are looking to the FBI, DNA experts and a forensic anthropologist to help determine whose remains they are and how they came to be disposed of next to a trash Dumpster in the Slatter's Court community on Olive Drive. Mary Koompin-Williams, Yolo County supervising...
  • The Changing Tide in the Defense Of Scott Peterson:

    06/10/2003 3:03:40 AM PDT · by runningbear · 264 replies · 577+ views
    Findlaw.com ^ | June 10, 2003 | Jonna M. Spilbor
    The Changing Tide in the Defense Of Scott Peterson: Why Doubt About His Guilt Is Seeming More and More ReasonableThe Changing Tide in the Defense Of Scott Peterson: Why Doubt About His Guilt Is Seeming More and More Reasonable By JONNA M. SPILBOR ---- Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2003 Barely two months ago, bailiffs marched so-called "monster in chains" Scott Peterson before a Modesto judge for arraignment on charges for the double murder of his wife, Laci, and unborn son, Conner. In the court of public opinion, Scott Peterson's guilt was a forgone conclusion. The crowd outside the Stanislaus County Courthouse...
  • O.J. Forensics Expert Consulted in Peterson Case

    06/11/2003 5:28:55 AM PDT · by runningbear · 107 replies · 715+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, June 09, 2003 | Fox News
    O.J. Forensics Expert Consulted in Peterson CaseMonday, June 09, 2003 MODESTO, Calif. — Yet another high-profile expert has been consulted in the Scott Peterson (search) murder case -- this one the forensic specialist who was involved in the O.J. Simpson trial, Fox News has learned. Dr. Henry Lee confirmed to Fox News that both the defense and the prosecution in the Peterson case have contacted him, but whether he'll be testifying at the upcoming preliminary hearing -- or at the trial -- isn't known. If Lee does testify or provide guidance, he told Fox News he'll, "look at the evidence...
  • FEMALES 'FLOCK' TO LACI HUBBY

    06/16/2003 2:55:41 AM PDT · by runningbear · 225 replies · 1,020+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2003 | Kate Sheehy
    FEMALES 'FLOCK' TO LACI HUBBY FEMALES 'FLOCK' TO LACI HUBBY By KATE SHEEHY -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 16, 2003 -- Slay suspect Scott Peterson has won a legion of female admirers who deluge him with encouraging letters as he awaits trial for allegedly murdering his wife and unborn son, it was reported yesterday. Peterson's California jail cell is literally littered with supportive letters from women - including one who's doing hard time for killing her husband, the Modesto Bee reports. Criminal-justice expert Jeanette Sereno told the paper, "If you don't see him as responsible for the [slayings], he's a very sympathetic young...
  • Investigator in Laci Peterson slaying says more calls were recorded

    06/19/2003 5:31:38 AM PDT · by runningbear · 95 replies · 859+ views
    Tri-cityhearld.com ^ | June 18, 2003 | BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press
    Investigator in Laci Peterson slaying says more calls were recorded Investigator in Laci Peterson slaying says more calls were recorded Copyright © 2003 AP Online This story was published Wednesday, June 18th, 2003 By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An investigator who wiretapped Scott Peterson's phones said in court papers filed Wednesday that he recently discovered 176 calls that were recorded without his knowledge. The computer-recorded calls could present a new hurdle for prosecutors as they fight defense claims of prosecutorial misconduct over other taped conversations. Prosecutors asked Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami to review...
  • In memo, mayor says Peterson lacked grief at Jan. 3 meeting

    06/22/2003 8:54:56 AM PDT · by runningbear · 48 replies · 342+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 20, 2003 | Garth Stapely
    In memo, mayor says Peterson lacked grief at Jan. 3 meetingIn a memo dated January 3, 2003 to Police Chief Roy Wasden, Modesto Mayor Carmen Sabatino details a meeting with Scott Peterson at a local cafe. View the letter in PDF format. Illustration by Eric Johnston/Modbee.comCarmenScottIn memo, mayor says Peterson lacked grief at Jan. 3 meeting By GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITER Published: June 20, 2003, 11:05:48 AM PDT Modesto Mayor Carmen Sabatino said this week that he did not detect "much grief" from Scott Peterson when the two met 10 days after Peterson's pregnant wife, Laci, was reported missing....
  • Jegley Compares CA, AR Fetal Killings

    06/25/2003 5:33:23 AM PDT · by runningbear · 19 replies · 372+ views
    KARK.com ^ | Posted 6/24/2003 12:21:45 PM
    Jegley Compares CA, AR Fetal Killings Wednesday, June 25, 2003 Good Morning! 5:19:51 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jegley Compares CA, AR Fetal Killings -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story by The Associated Press Posted 6/24/2003 12:21:45 PM A prosecutor says he's not upset to see the difference in news coverage between the deaths of a California woman and her unborn child and a similar case involving the death of a fetus in Arkansas. Pulaski County prosecutor Larry Jegley says intense publicity for the Arkansas case would have complicated his job and made it more difficult to imprison the four men accused here. The deaths of Laci...
  • LACI'S 'KILLER' HUBBY UNCORKS NEW WHINE

    06/27/2003 5:30:50 AM PDT · by runningbear · 49 replies · 417+ views
    The NY Post ^ | June 27, 2003 | Howard Breuer
    LACI'S 'KILLER' HUBBY UNCORKS NEW WHINE LACI'S 'KILLER' HUBBY UNCORKS NEW WHINE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 27, 2003 -- MODESTO, Calif. - A cocky Scott Peterson took a verbal swipe at prosecutors yesterday, blaming them for delays in his double-murder trial that won't begin for several more months. Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami set Peterson's preliminary hearing for Sept. 9, pushing it back from its originally scheduled date of July 16. Peterson, 30, and his lawyer Mark Geragos complained that prosecutors are too slow to turn over evidence. When Girolami procedurally asked Peterson if he agreed to the delay, the...
  • Peterson judge considers defense request for access to unsolved death

    07/09/2003 5:39:07 AM PDT · by runningbear · 25 replies · 485+ views
    CNN.com/Law center ^ | July 8, 2003
    Peterson judge considers defense request for access to unsolved deathPeterson judge considers defense request for access to unsolved death Tuesday, July 8, 2003 Posted: 5:51 PM EDT (2151 GMT) (CNN) -- A California judge Wednesday is expected to hear arguments about turning over a San Francisco police file of an unsolved death of a pregnant woman to the attorneys of a man accused of killing his wife and their unborn child. Additionally, Judge Al Girolami is expected to consider the fate of wiretap recordings local authorities made of intercepted phone calls during the investigation of Scott Peterson. Girolami also will...