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  • :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...
  • The Fallacy and Sheer Stupidity of Roe Vs Wade -- Case in point, Scott Peterson

    11/22/2004 4:34:23 PM PST · by cpforlife.org · 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:...
  • 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...
  • Unborn Victims of Violence Act

    07/09/2003 7:49:24 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 382+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 9, 2003
    There is an item on the Senate's legislative calendar of which I was recently reminded by a good friend. The bill is S. 1019, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, and was introduced by Sen. Mike DeWine (R.-Ohio) on May 7, 2003. In his introduction of the bill, Sen. DeWine noted, "In about half of the States today, 26, if you commit a crime of violence against a pregnant woman and her unborn baby dies, you can be punished for the violence against both the mother and the unborn child. But, tragically, if you commit a Federal crime of violence...
  • Where Was Scott?

    07/17/2003 5:23:27 AM PDT · by runningbear · 63 replies · 822+ views
    ABC30 ^ | July 16, 2003
    Where was Scott?Where Was Scott? The question of Scott Peterson's whereabouts before his arrest in San Diego may finally be answered. Peterson left Modesto about a month before police arrested him for the murder of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son. His half-sister now says that Scott went to her house in the Berkeley hills to escape the media. She says he spent time gardening and playing with her kids and even filed a police report about graffiti vandals in the neighborhood. Last Updated: Jul 16, 2003 scott petersonA video clip from KTVU, Channel 2 Oakland, CaVideo clipPeterson hid...
  • Defense Gets Permission To Examine Laci Peterson's Body

    07/25/2003 5:24:34 AM PDT · by runningbear · 12 replies · 367+ views
    KTVU News ^ | POSTED: 5:37 p.m. PDT July 24, 2003
    Defense Gets Permission To Examine Laci Peterson's Body Defense Gets Permission To Examine Laci Peterson's Body POSTED: 5:37 p.m. PDT July 24, 2003 MODESTO, Calif. -- Scott Peterson's defense team Thursday was given permission by a Stanislaus County judge to have its experts examine the remains of his wife, Laci, and the couple's unborn son. Judge Al Girolami ordered the Contra Costa Coungty coroner to allow the defense experts access to the bodies which have yet to be released since they were found on the shore of a San Francisco Bayside park on April 13 and 14. Prosecutors said such...
  • Taped Peterson calls heard

    07/30/2003 5:46:56 AM PDT · by runningbear · 25 replies · 289+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | July 30, 2003 | John Cote'
    Taped Peterson calls heardTaped Peterson calls heard By JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITER Published: July 30, 2003, 05:28:12 AM PDT About 30 journalists had listened as of Tuesday to their tapped phone calls to Scott Peterson, according to prosecutors who are making the recordings available under a court order. The Stanislaus County district attorney's office set up appointments with journalists starting Monday, and four members of The Bee staff went in on the second day to listen to their calls, all made to Peterson's cellular phone. According to documents on file in Superior Court, law enforcement captured hundreds of calls...
  • Experts examine remains

    08/13/2003 5:39:24 AM PDT · by runningbear · 166 replies · 379+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | August 12, 2003 | John Cote'
    Experts examine remainsMembers of the Scott Peterson defense team leave the criminalistics laboratory of the Contra Costa County coroner in Martinez after spending Monday morning examining the bodies of Laci Peterson and her unborn son. TED BENSON/THE BEE Experts examine remains By JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITER Published: August 12, 2003, 09:15:51 PM PDT MARTINEZ -- Scott Peterson's attorneys and a pair of high-profile experts examined the remains of Laci Peterson and her unborn son Monday, looking for evidence to clear their client of double murder charges. Eight members of the defense team, which now includes criminalist Dr. Henry Lee...
  • Remains to be released to family; dogs, hypnosis may be part of hearing

    08/20/2003 5:23:46 AM PDT · by runningbear · 104 replies · 430+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | August 19, 2003 | John Cote'
    Remains to be released to family; dogs, hypnosis may be part of hearingRemains to be released to family; dogs, hypnosis may be part of hearing By JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITER Published: August 19, 2003, 05:56:00 AM PDT Testimony about human scent-tracking dogs and a prosecution witness interviewed using "hypnosis techniques" is expected to play a role in the preliminary hearing for accused double murderer Scott Peterson, newly released court documents show. A separate court document made public Monday indicates that the remains of Peterson's wife, Laci, and unborn son, Conner, will be released to family members no later than...
  • FNC: Scott Peterson incriminates himself on tape

    08/23/2003 6:02:56 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 36 replies · 354+ views
    8-23-03
    Rita Cosby is telling that Amber Frey taped him saying that he had something to do with the disappearance, then saying no, then saying he knew who did it.
  • Services for Peterson will be private

    08/26/2003 5:29:27 AM PDT · by runningbear · 157 replies · 396+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | August 26, 2003 | John Cote'
    Services for Peterson will be privateServices for Peterson will be private By JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITER Published: August 26, 2003, 04:52:21 AM PDT Laci Peterson's family on Monday had not decided on funeral arrangements for her, but had determined that any ceremony will be closed to the public, a family spokeswoman said. "They held the public memorial and appreciate the outpouring of support from the community," said Kim Petersen, executive director of the Carole Sund- Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation. The foundation has assisted the family since Laci Peterson, 27, was reported missing Christmas Eve. "If they choose to do...
  • Hypnosis testimony use 'a risk'

    09/10/2003 5:27:47 AM PDT · by runningbear · 169 replies · 495+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Sept 10, 2003 | John Cote'
    Hypnosis testimony use 'a risk'Hypnosis testimony use 'a risk' By JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITER Published: September 10, 2003, 04:50:01 AM PDT Investigators handling the double-murder case against Scott Peterson used an increasingly rare and legally risky tactic by interviewing a witness using "hypnosis techniques," legal observers said Tuesday. "They're taking a risk," said Dr. David Spiegel, associate chairman of psychiatry at Stanford University. "There must be some reason why they want to take that risk." The jeopardy stems from a state law passed in 1984 that severely restricts the use of information from a hypnotized witness at trial --...
  • Evidence from bay prompts speculation in Peterson case

    09/16/2003 5:56:44 AM PDT · by runningbear · 304 replies · 1,061+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Sept 16, 2003 | Garth Stapely and John Cote'
    Evidence from bay prompts speculation in Peterson case Evidence from bay prompts speculation in Peterson case By GARTH STAPLEY and JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITERS Published: September 16, 2003, 05:35:14 AM PDT When authorities recovered Laci Peterson's remains on the shore of San Francisco Bay, they also found tape and clear plastic sheeting nearby. The significance is unknown, given a court-imposed gag order on the double-murder case that prevents either side from discussing evidence. But that hasn't prevented a host of theories from pundits, observers and experts on what the plastic may or may not mean. There appear to be...
  • Inmate: Peterson pursued kidnap

    09/21/2003 10:15:42 AM PDT · by EggsAckley · 7 replies · 262+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 9-20-03 | michael baker, john cote
    <p>FRESNO -- A jail inmate here says Scott Peterson, during a November meeting with two members of a neo-Nazi gang, broached the idea of kidnapping his wife. Laci Peterson, 27 and pregnant, disappeared from her Modesto home just before Christmas, and her remains washed ashore in San Francisco Bay in mid-April. Her 30-year-old husband is charged with the murders of his wife and their unborn son.</p>
  • Caffeine found in Peterson's body

    09/22/2003 5:34:44 AM PDT · by runningbear · 365 replies · 836+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Sept 22, 2003 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Caffeine found in Peterson's bodyCaffeine found in Peterson's body By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY Published: September 22, 2003, 04:31:40 AM PDT Laci Peterson had caffeine in her system when she died, a toxicology report shows, while her unborn son, Conner, did not, a source familiar with the tests said. Toxicology documents also show that police specifically asked medical examiners to test Peterson's remains for the "date rape" drug GHB, and that none was found. "Toxicology testing performed on skeletal muscle is positive only for caffeine and PEA (decomposition product)," according to a report from the Contra Costa County coroner's...
  • Bizarre new twist in Laci Peterson murder investigation

    09/22/2003 6:35:59 AM PDT · by Orange1998 · 11 replies · 301+ views
    ABC13.com ^ | 09/22/2003 | ABC13
    Bizarre new twist in Laci Peterson murder investigation An inmate has come forward with accusations of a kidnapping plot that puts a new slant on the Laci Peterson murder investigation. ABC13 Eyewitness News (9/22/03 - HOUSTON) — A bizzare twist has emerged in the Laci Peterson murder case. A prison inmate named Cory Carroll says he and two other members of a neo-Nazi gang allegedly spoke with Scott Peterson about kidnapping his wife. Carroll says he met Peterson at a strip club and arranged a second meeting with two gang members known as "Dirty" and "Skeeter." Caroll's attorney says he...
  • Peterson, Frey had frequent contact

    09/25/2003 9:11:02 AM PDT · by runningbear · 496 replies · 409+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Sept 25, 2003 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Peterson, Frey had frequent contactPeterson, Frey had frequent contact By GARTH STAPLEY and JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITERS Published: September 25, 2003, 08:02:39 AM PDT Scott Peterson exchanged at least 18 telephone calls with his girlfriend in the nine days before his pregnant wife disappeared, according to partial phone records. He also received at least 47 calls from Amber Frey to his cell phones in the three weeks after authorities believe he killed his wife and their unborn son, the records reveal. All 65 calls -- totaling more than 3 1/2 hours -- were made at a time when Scott...
  • Slaying theories involve devil, Nazis, art

    10/06/2003 5:46:03 AM PDT · by runningbear · 361 replies · 239+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | Oct 6, 2003 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    Slaying theories involve devil, Nazis, artPosted on Mon, Oct. 06, 2003 Slaying theories involve devil, Nazis, art HEARING OCT. 20 IN CASE OF MODESTO HOMEMAKER By Julia Prodis Sulek Mercury News MODESTO - Nazi Low Riders named Dirty and Skeeter, an old Satanic cult called the Order of Lion, and bizarre paintings of decapitated women and floating fetuses. These are the latest surreal elements in the Laci Peterson murder case. Who could have guessed that the death of this pregnant homemaker who watched ``Martha Stewart Living'' each morning and had a wine-of-the-month club membership would be intertwined with such seamy...
  • Theories unfold as hearing nears in Peterson case

    10/14/2003 5:36:21 AM PDT · by runningbear · 313 replies · 320+ views
    Theories unfold as hearing nears in Peterson case Posted on Sun, Oct. 12, 2003 Theories unfold as hearing nears in Peterson case By Julia Prodis Sulek SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS MODESTO - Nazi Low Riders named Dirty and Skeeter, an old Satanic cult called the Order of the Lion, and bizarre paintings of decapitated women and floating fetuses. These are the latest surreal elements in the Laci Peterson slaying case. Who could have guessed that the death of this pregnant homemaker who watched "Martha Stewart Living" each morning and had a wine-of-the-month club membership would be intertwined with such seamy...
  • Peterson's Mistress Seeks To Stop Sale Of Nude Photos

    10/22/2003 5:26:32 AM PDT · by runningbear · 907 replies · 3,056+ views
    NBC4.com ^ | Oct 21, 2003
    Peterson's Mistress Seeks To Stop Sale Of Nude Photos Amber Frey Admits To Posing NudePeterson's Mistress Seeks To Stop Sale Of Nude Photos Amber Frey Admits To Posing Nude POSTED: 8:27 a.m. PDT October 21, 2003 UPDATED: 8:38 a.m. PDT October 21, 2003 LOS ANGELES -- The woman who admitted having an affair with accused killer Scott Peterson filed a federal lawsuit Monday in an attempt to stop attempts to sell nude photos of her. Amber Frey said she posed nude and partially clothed for a Clovis modeling agency in 1999. Though she decided not to continue with the agency,...
  • For Modesto, Peterson slaying cements dark notoriety

    10/27/2003 5:40:38 AM PST · by runningbear · 213 replies · 252+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | Oct 27, 2003 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    For Modesto, Peterson slaying cements dark notorietyPosted on Mon, Oct. 27, 2003 For Modesto, Peterson slaying cements dark notoriety CASE TOUCHES NERVE IN TOWN FAMILIAR WITH TRAGIC TALES By Julia Prodis Sulek Mercury News MODESTO - Twice a week, locals get a shadowy glimpse of Scott Peterson as he strolls around the fenced roof of the downtown jail. The time varies, just in case someone tries to take a shot at him. Some people are withholding judgment about whether the 30-year-old fertilizer salesman is guilty of killing his pregnant wife and her fetus, at least until prosecutors reveal their case...
  • Laci Peterson hearing set to begin

    10/29/2003 5:36:29 AM PST · by runningbear · 451 replies · 601+ views
    USAToday ^ | Posted 10/29/2003 6:53 AM | Al Golube
    Laci Peterson hearing set to beginScott Peterson, left, and defense attorney Kirk McAllister enter the courtroom on Oct. 24. By Al Golub, AP Laci Peterson hearing set to begin SACRAMENTO (AP) — For months, there have only been glimpses into why prosecutors believe Laci Peterson's husband killed her and their unborn son. A clearer picture of their case was expected to emerge Wednesday with the start of a preliminary hearing to determine whether Scott Peterson must stand trial on murder charges that could bring the death penalty. Observers believe the hearing in Modesto will reveal the most detail to date...
  • Day One: "DNA 101"

    10/30/2003 5:29:43 AM PST · by runningbear · 345 replies · 307+ views
    KGO TV ^ | Oct 29 2003
    Day One: "DNA 101"Day One: "DNA 101" Peterson Hearing Resumes Thursday (AP) Oct. 29 (AP) — A 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, as prosecutors sought to have him tried in the murder of his wife and unborn son. Major Players Amber Frey's Impact Laci, Conner Buried Hearing To Remain Open Satanic Evidence? Talk About This Story Full Coverage For much of the day inside a packed courtroom, FBI lab supervisor Constance Fisher testified...
  • SCOTT: I WEEP IN JAIL

    10/31/2003 5:31:29 AM PST · by runningbear · 817 replies · 1,135+ views
    The NY Post ^ | October 31, 2003 | HOWARD BREUER
    SCOTT: I WEEP IN JAIL LaciSCOTT: I WEEP IN JAIL By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- October 31, 2003 -- MODESTO, Calif. - Jail is a bummer to Scott Peterson, who says in letters to a pal that he's cried in his bunk over the deaths of the wife and son he allegedly killed. "I am finding it so difficult to grieve for them here," he wrote in letters revealed by a local TV station. "At night, I have my head buried in a blanket. I don't want the other inmates to see the tears." Peterson's letters to a friend - written...
  • 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...