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  • 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...
  • Two People, Two Deaths

    03/18/2004 9:05:01 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 229+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 03-18-04 | Weyrich, Paul M.
    Two People, Two Deaths Paul Weyrich Thursday, Mar. 18, 2004 Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) stated in a letter to South Dakotans that he favored acting "expeditiously" on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. In his June 12, 2003 letter, Daschle stated: "I agree with the Republican Leader that Congress should consider this issue expeditiously." The rhetoric of the Senate Minority Leader fails to match the record. The Unborn Victims of Violence failed to reach the Senate floor quickly. After all, Tom Daschle has a voting record slanted in favor of legalized abortion, having voted for the Harkin (D-Iowa)...
  • 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...
  • A BLOODY BAD DAY FOR SCOTT AT TRIAL

    07/14/2004 5:35:38 AM PDT · by runningbear · 217 replies · 5,619+ views
    The NY POST ^ | July 14 2004 | Howard Breuer
    A BLOODY BAD DAY FOR SCOTT AT TRIALA BLOODY BAD DAY FOR SCOTT AT TRIAL By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 14, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A Modesto detective yesterday offered up the first pieces of physical evidence in Scott Peterson's slay trial — a single hair wrapped around needle-nosed pliers in his fishing boat and drops of blood in his truck. DNA analysis showed the hair was probably from Peterson's dead wife, Laci, who disappeared Dec. 24, 2002, the same day her husband says he went fishing. Detective Henry Dodge Hendee, testifying on the 22nd day of the...
  • Seeking mistrial, Peterson seizes on previous accusations against detective

    07/15/2004 5:57:30 AM PDT · by runningbear · 186 replies · 1,815+ views
    Court TV ^ | July 14 2004 | Harriet Ryan
    Seeking mistrial, Peterson seizes on previous accusations against detective Seeking mistrial, Peterson seizes on previous accusations against detective Scott Peterson's defense wants a mistrial because of previous allegations against Detective Allen Brocchini, who testified at length last month. By Harriet Ryan Court TV REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A detective accused of embellishing his testimony at Scott Peterson's murder trial was previously accused of making inflammatory statements on the witness stand to force a mistrial in a case where the prosecution's evidence was crumbling. To bolster motions for a mistrial and dismissal of all charges, Peterson's defense cited Modesto police detective...
  • Scott Peterson loved his wife too much to harm her, his family and in-laws say.

    01/05/2003 4:23:30 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 42 replies · 331+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | Posted on Sun, Jan. 05, 2003 | By Lori Aratani and John Woolfolk
    <p>MODESTO - He shuns the daily press briefings, the cameras and the numerous requests for interviews. No Larry King. No Connie Chung. No ``Good Morning America.''</p> <p>Instead, every morning Scott Peterson slips quietly through the double glass doors of the Red Lion Hotel and walks down the hallway, past the atrium with a pool and a gazebo, past the poster advertising a $500,000 award for the safe return of his wife, Laci Peterson. He enters a makeshift command center for volunteers and works quietly, answering e-mails, making phone calls, talking to volunteers.</p>
  • MISTRESS DISTRESS

    07/19/2004 5:34:10 AM PDT · by runningbear · 188 replies · 4,320+ views
    The NYPOST ^ | July 19 2004 | Howard Breuer
    MISTRESS DISTRESS MISTRESS DISTRESS By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 19, 2004 -- EXCLUSIVE REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — With only a few days until Amber Frey takes the stand in Scott Peterson's double-murder trial, she has told her family that she's tired of being dragged through the gutter by people who know nothing about her. Smut king Larry Flynt has insinuated she's a prostitute. Trial observers expect her to be portrayed by the Peterson defense as a harlot who pursues married men, and possibly as a participant in Laci Peterson's murder. In an exclusive letter to The Post and Fox News...
  • Volunteers keep coming, stirred by hope for best (Laci Peterson)

    01/06/2003 9:09:17 AM PST · by alexandria · 14 replies · 216+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | Jan. 6, 2003 | Patrick Giblin
    <p>For almost two weeks, more than 1,000 people have signed up to pass out fliers or to search neighborhoods for Laci Peterson, the pregnant woman who disappeared Christmas Eve.</p> <p>Most of the volunteers have never met each other, nor have they met Peterson. Yet they are so dedicated that their work has reached from Modesto west to the Bay Area, east to Yosemite National Park, north to Sacramento and as far south as Mexico.</p>
  • Search goes on for their sub

    01/07/2003 8:30:40 AM PST · by alexandria · 6 replies · 210+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 1/07/2003 | Ty Phillips
    As the widespread search for Laci Peterson continued Monday, nine divers spent a second consecutive day focusing on a small section of Lake Tulloch. Sheriff's divers from Stanislaus and Calaveras counties concentrated in the area under O'Byrnes Ferry Bridge at the border of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. Patrick Kelly, a member of the Stanislaus dive team, said he didn't know whether a tip or evidence might have pointed investigators to Tulloch, but nothing had been found there so far. Police did not return calls seeking comment about the Lake Tulloch search effort Monday. At an afternoon news conference, police said...
  • SCOTT'S LAWYER HACKS AWAY AT 'BLOOD' EVIDENCE

    07/20/2004 5:33:48 AM PDT · by runningbear · 294 replies · 3,799+ views
    The NYPOST ^ | July 20 2004 | Howard Breuer
    SCOTT'S LAWYER HACKS AWAY AT 'BLOOD' EVIDENCE SCOTT'S LAWYER HACKS AWAY AT 'BLOOD' EVIDENCE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 20, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A series of suspicious stains in Scott Peterson's pickup truck were not blood, and cops couldn't link a hair in his toolbox to his murdered wife, a detective testified yesterday. Modesto, Calif., Detective Henry Hendee returned to the witness stand at Peterson's murder trial as defense lawyer Mark Geragos resumed his attack on the investigation into the deaths of Peterson's pregnant wife, Laci, and her fetus. Jurors were told that eight stains found in Peterson's truck, which...
  • Rumors leave lives in limbo (And her husband isn't a suspect)and risks of premature judgment

    01/25/2003 10:29:40 AM PST · by TLBSHOW · 81 replies · 294+ views
    sacbee ^ | 1/25/2003 | M.S. Enkoji
    <p>Rumors leave lives in limbo Experts say Peterson case shows risks of premature judgment.</p> <p>In the search for a missing Modesto woman, about the only thing police will say publicly is that her disappearance on Christmas Eve is suspicious and they suspect foul play. And her husband isn't a suspect. Yet Scott Peterson, a 30-year-old fertilizer salesman, finds himself immersed in a swirl of suspicion that began soon after the day he said he last saw his pregnant wife, 27-year-old Laci Peterson.</p>
  • Former SF DA Offers Comments On Peterson Trial

    07/21/2004 5:51:54 AM PDT · by runningbear · 185 replies · 2,482+ views
    The Bencia Times ^ | 7/20/04 | Bay City News Service
    Former Sf Da Offers Comments On Peterson Trial 12:00 pm PT, Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 Former Sf Da Offers Comments On Peterson Trial REDWOOD CITY, CA - Former San Francisco District Attorney Terrance Hallinan said today that prosecutors in the Scott Peterson double murder trial may have been underestimated for the way they have been presenting their case. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hallinan sat in on the high-profile case for the first time and said that in a circumstantial evidence case, prosecutors Rick Distaso and Dave Harris have to present a massive amount of evidence.'Circumstantial evidence cases, as you know, are like filling...
  • Police Unable to Confirm Whether Clerk Saw Missing California Woman (Laci Peterson)

    01/31/2003 7:05:43 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 9 replies · 226+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/31/03
    Jan. 31 — Police say they are unable to confirm whether a store clerk saw missing, pregnant California woman Laci Peterson sometime in December. At a press conference today, Longview, Wash., police said they had reviewed between 40 and 55 hours of surveillance videotape taken from a convenience store between Dec. 24 and Jan. 19 and had failed to find any evidence indicating that Peterson had been there. Police reviewed the tapes after a clerk came forward late last week to say she believes she saw a missing, pregnant woman. Police said they are continuing to interview the clerk. Meanwhile,...
  • Expert undercuts single hair theory

    07/23/2004 5:39:17 AM PDT · by runningbear · 135 replies · 8,911+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 7/23/2004 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Expert undercuts single hair theoryExpert undercuts single hair theory -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: July 23, 2004, 04:24:13 AM PDT REDWOOD CITY - Two hair fragments reportedly found in pliers in Scott Peterson's boat probably were not from a single hair, a prosecution expert testified Thursday. The testimony undercut an earlier prosecution assertion that a single hair belonging to Laci Peterson broke in an evidence envelope. The hair fragments have been the only physical evidence presented at trial that could link Laci Peterson to her husband's boat, which prosecutors contend he used to...
  • Scott Peterson murder trial resumes today

    07/26/2004 5:26:27 AM PDT · by runningbear · 117 replies · 4,249+ views
    KRON4 ^ | July 26 2004
    Scott Peterson murder trial resumes today Scott Peterson murder trial resumes today REDWOOD CITY, Calif. Testimony resumes today in Scott Peterson's murder trial. It's expected to include prosecution forensics experts. Last week, Peterson's lawyer attacked the prosecution's central piece of physical evidence -- hair that detectives say they found on pliers on Peterson's boat. Detectives had said they collected a single strand of hair from the boat prosecutors allege Scott Peterson used to dump his wife's body. Months after the death, officials opened the evidence envelope and found two strands rather than one. Peterson's lawyer says the discovery shows sloppy...
  • Laci Peterson Case Tied To Roe Debate

    04/20/2003 2:10:28 PM PDT · by Hidgy · 14 replies · 465+ views
    The Daily Record | April, 20, 2003 | Rob Jennings
    04/20/03 - Posted 11:52:10 PM from the Daily Record newsroom Laci Peterson case tied to Roe debate By Rob Jennings, Daily Record The head of the National Organization for Women's Morris County chapter is opposing a double-murder charge in the Laci Peterson case, saying it could provide ammunition to the pro-life lobby. "If this is murder, well, then any time a late-term fetus is aborted, they could call it murder," Morris County NOW President Mavra Stark said on Saturday. Prosecutors in California announced Friday their intention to charge Scott Peterson, 30, of Modesto, both with killing his wife and their...
  • Judge Delucchi to rule on mistrial

    07/29/2004 5:30:01 AM PDT · by runningbear · 173 replies · 1,904+ views
    TriValleyHerald.com ^ | July 29 2004 | Jason Dearen
    Judge Delucchi to rule on mistrial Article Last Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 3:36:48 AM PST Judge Delucchi to rule on mistrial By Jason Dearen, STAFF WRITER REDWOOD CITY -- Judge Alfred Delucchi decides today if what he termed as "chronic" procedural missteps by prosecutors in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial are grounds for a mistrial -- or if alleged prosecutorial misconduct and a lack of evidence together are a compelling enough reason to set Peterson free. The prosecution's consistent discovery snafus -- the procedure that requires them to hand over to the defense all the evidence they plan...
  • DA: Peterson Likely to Face Death Penalty

    04/21/2003 10:45:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 284+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/21/03 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    <p>MODESTO, Calif. - When Scott Peterson (news - web sites) is arraigned on two charges of murdering his pregnant wife and unborn child Monday afternoon, authorities will most likely seek the death penalty, Stanislaus County District Attorney James Brazelton said.</p> <p>"It's hard for me to realistically believe it is anything but a death penalty case at this time," Brazelton told ABC News.</p> <p>Arrested because detectives feared he might try to flee the country, a jailed Peterson waited quietly and courteously for his arraignment.</p>
  • The Peterson Trial Week In Review

    08/02/2004 5:34:48 AM PDT · by runningbear · 106 replies · 1,054+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | August 2 2004
    The Peterson Trial Week In Review Last Updated: August 2, 2004, 05:05:51 AM PDT JULY 26 Judging by gear found in his boat, Scott Peterson was ill-equipped to fish for sturgeon or bass on Christmas Eve 2002, author and commercial fisherman Angelo Cuanang testified. Questioned by Peterson's attorney, Cuanang acknowledged that people nearly drove sturgeon to extinction about 1900 -- using methods far inferior to those of today recommended by the expert. Financial planner Brian Ullrich said he helped Scott and Laci Peterson set up life insurance policies worth $250,000 each. On cross-examination, Ullrich acknowledged that he had recommended a...
  • Scott Peterson Court Filing (From Smoking Gun)

    04/21/2003 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 23 replies · 380+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | April 21, 2003 | Smoking Gun
    APRIL 21--Scott Peterson was charged today with two counts of premeditated murder in connection with the slaying last December of his wife Laci and the Modesto, California couple's unborn son. The below criminal complaint, filed today in Stanislaus County Superior Court, alleges that Peterson, a 30-year-old former fertilizer salesman, acted "intentionally, deliberately and with premeditation" in killing his pregnant wife. Since the charges include a special circumstances provision, prosecutors could seek the death penalty. According to another court filing, the "location of offense" is listed as the Peterson's Covena Avenue home, which has twice been searched by police, most recently...
  • Police officer due on the stand this morning in Peterson trial

    08/03/2004 5:34:41 AM PDT · by runningbear · 97 replies · 1,256+ views
    KESQ.com ^ | 08/03/04
    Police officer due on the stand this morning in Peterson trialPolice officer due on the stand this morning in Peterson trial REDWOOD CITY, Calif. A Modesto police officer is due on the stand today in the Scott Peterson murder trial. Yesterday, jurors heard testimony from an auditor that Peterson was deep in debt when his wife disappeared. Prosecutors are suggesting that in addition to an affair being a motive for murder, Peterson's finances were faltering. They're trying to show to the jury that he hoped to gain from a 250-thousand dollar life insurance policy taken out on Laci Peterson more...
  • Laci Peterson Case Poses Problems for Pro-Choicers

    04/22/2003 10:02:01 PM PDT · by Hugenot · 13 replies · 500+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 22, 2003 | Fr. Mike Reilly
    NewsMax.com's religion editor Fr. Mike Reilly argues that the Laci Peterson case poses a problem for America's abortion advocates. "[Scott] Peterson, who is to be arraigned on charges for the death of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, was arrested Friday morning ..." reports the New York Post. We can all agree that Laci Peterson was murdered, but I thought that the unborn baby was just a fetus. How can Scott Peterson be arraigned on charges for murdering a non-person? If Lacihad brought the child to a local abortionist, he could have killed the baby - and the state...
  • NOW official modifies stance in Peterson case

    04/23/2003 6:01:16 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 212+ views
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | April 23, 2003 | Araminta Wordsworth
    The National Organization for Women is backing away from comments an official made on the decision to charge Scott Peterson with two murders in the deaths of his wife and unborn child. The furor came as the parents of the murdered Modesto, Calif., woman broke their silence to say how much they missed their daughter and hoped "the person" who had killed her would be brought to justice. The controversy was touched off on the weekend when Marva Stark, president of a NOW chapter in New Jersey, said she feared the double-murder charge could strengthen efforts to enact a ban...
  • Judge blasts Peterson prosecutors, strikes witness testimony

    08/04/2004 5:25:32 AM PDT · by runningbear · 181 replies · 2,200+ views
    Court TV ^ | 8/03/04 | Harriet Ryan
    Judge blasts Peterson prosecutors, strikes witness testimonyJudge blasts Peterson prosecutors, strikes witness testimony Scott Peterson watched Tuesday as a judge threw out testimony against him after prosecutors failed to follow evidentiary rules. By Harriet Ryan Court TV REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The judge presiding over Scott Peterson's murder trial angrily rebuked prosecutors Tuesday for repeated violations of the evidence rules and as punishment ordered jurors to disregard entirely the testimony of a state witness. "I've had it. This has been a constant refrain in this case. This is going to have to stop," Judge Alfred Delucchi shouted at prosecutors after...