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  • 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...
  • Life or Death Scott Peterson Courttv blog

    12/13/2004 6:03:33 AM PST · by runningbear · 1,077 replies · 9,278+ views ^ | 12/10/04
    START OF THE MONDAY QUARTERBACKING DECISION:Courttv Blog4:00 p.m. PT In an apparent move to avoid the crowd of reporters and citizens outside the courthouse, the jurors are taken out of court through an underground parking garage instead of their usual exit on the sidewalk. Beth Karas and I are standing outside the garage when the two sheriff's vans pull out. I can see the Teamster seated in the front passenger seat of the first van. A photographer from the Modesto Bee is standing with us and he begins taking photos. The court officer driving the first van slams on the...
  • What will death row be like for Peterson? (From someone on death row)

    12/13/2004 5:04:17 PM PST · by BJungNan · 160 replies · 7,352+ views
    GoGov ^ | Michael Hunter
    What will death row be like for Peterson? A considerable amount of mail flows into my cell from people out there in the world asking what it's really like living day-to-day on San Quentin's Death Row. I'm always tempted to quip, its's a hell f a lot better than dying here. But then I really don't know if that's true -- yet. I answer every letter even if the writer is rapidly pro-death penalty. It's easy for me to understand their attraction to the concept of killing convicted murderers. In the abstract, the death penalty has an elegant Newtonian --...
  • 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...
  • Irrelevant, who me?

    02/15/2003 5:10:54 AM PST · by ShelleyAa · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Being irrelevant is the key The saying, “You can fool some of the people, some of the time, but not all the people all of the time,” use to be applicable. With O.J., Clinton and now Saddam’s defenses, never has the world’s moral compass become so tilted. Finally, comes the realization that the word IS to many, is not really IS. As many embrace the “all is relevant,” defense, facts become irrelevant. So what if O.J. was found guilty in civil court, Clinton was impeached and Saddam is in material breach. What one must realize, being irrelevant is the key....
  • 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...
  • 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...