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  • 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...
  • Peterson attorney asks about hair, fish story

    11/05/2003 5:38:27 AM PST · by runningbear · 266 replies · 314+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Nov 5, 2003 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Peterson attorney asks about hair, fish storyPeterson attorney asks about hair, fish story Detective Jon Evers leaves court after Tuesday’s hearing. AL GOLUB/THE BEE Detective Jon Evers testifies before Judge Al Girolami during the Peterson preliminary hearing on Tuesday. LAURIE McADAM/THE BEE By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: November 5, 2003, 04:06:43 AM PST A defense attorney for Scott Peterson suggested in court Tuesday that police planted evidence to frame him. Attorney Kirk McAllister peppered Modesto police Detective Jon Evers with questions about evidence handling at Scott and Laci Peterson's Covena Avenue home on Dec....
  • SCOTT TRYST TWIST

    11/06/2003 5:29:25 AM PST · by runningbear · 459 replies · 282+ views
    The NY Post ^ | Nov 6, 2003
    SCOTT TRYST TWIST BED HOPPER: Scott Peterson, in court recently, "has a need" for adultery, a relative says. - Pool photo SCOTT TRYST TWIST By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- November 6, 2003 -- MODESTO, Calif. - Scott Peterson might have had up to six extramarital flings, and defense lawyers will use his alleged bed-hopping to debunk claims he killed his wife to be with gal pal Amber Frey, sources told The Post. The legal counter-punch would try to prove Peterson had no reason to kill for Frey, a 28-year-old massage therapist, because he was happy just running around behind Laci's back,...
  • SCOTT IN SICK LACI LIE TO LOVER

    11/07/2003 5:39:51 AM PST · by runningbear · 683 replies · 593+ views
    NY Post.com ^ | Nov 7, 2003 | HOWARD BREUER
    SCOTT IN SICK LACI LIE TO LOVER SCOTT PETERSON Prophetic death fib.SCOTT IN SICK LACI LIE TO LOVER By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- November 7, 2003 -- MODESTO, Calif. - Scott Peterson lied to mistress Amber Frey, telling her his wife was dead - a prophetic fib told on the very same day he purchased a boat possibly used in Laci Peterson's murder, a cop testified yesterday. Detective Al Brocchini also suggested that the fertilizer salesman knew his pregnant wife was dead a day after she was reported missing. Brocchini said Peterson asked him on Christmas Day 2002 whether cops had...
  • Peterson's ex-girlfriend testifies today

    11/12/2003 5:28:47 AM PST · by runningbear · 259 replies · 633+ views
    The National Post ^ | 11/12/03 | Julie Smith
    Peterson's ex-girlfriend testifies todayAmber Frey: Detective told court husband lamented wife's death weeks before her murderPeterson's ex-girlfriend testifies today Amber Frey: Detective told court husband lamented wife's death weeks before her murder Julie Smyth National Post Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Laci and Scott Peterson celebrate Christmas in this undated family photo. Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant, disappeared last Christmas Eve. Her body and that of her unborn son were found in April. The murder trial of Scott Peterson, accused of killing his pregnant wife and their unborn child, has not even begun, yet a preliminary hearing is already...
  • Surveillance of Scott Peterson's home takes center stage

    11/13/2003 5:29:30 AM PST · by runningbear · 468 replies · 649+ views
    CNN.com/Law center ^ | Thursday, November 13, 2003 Posted: 5:46 AM EST (1046 GMT
    Surveillance of Scott Peterson's home takes center stageSurveillance of Scott Peterson's home takes center stage Thursday, November 13, 2003 Posted: 5:46 AM EST (1046 GMT) MODESTO, California (CNN) -- A Modesto police detective testified Wednesday that investigators set up a video surveillance of Scott Peterson's home to monitor his activities soon after his pregnant wife disappeared. The issue was raised in the ongoing preliminary hearing for Peterson, who is charged with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife, Laci, and unborn son. Defense attorney Mark Geragos was outraged that defense attorneys had only recently learned of the tapes, and...
  • Peterson seen driving to marina 3 times

    11/14/2003 5:32:37 AM PST · by runningbear · 395 replies · 685+ views
    SFChronicle.com ^ | November 14, 2003 | Henry Lee
    Peterson seen driving to marina 3 times Amber Frey not expected to testify at Modesto hearing Peterson seen driving to marina 3 times Amber Frey not expected to testify at Modesto hearing Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer Friday, November 14, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Modesto -- Scott Peterson drove rental cars to the Berkeley Marina three times in the days after his pregnant wife disappeared, gazing at the water before returning home to Modesto, a detective testified Thursday. Peterson spent only a couple of minutes each time at the marina, where he had told police he went fishing the day his...
  • Detective: Laci Peterson's body dressed in tan pants, contradicting

    11/17/2003 5:38:18 AM PST · by runningbear · 253 replies · 472+ views
    SFChronicle.com ^ | 11/14/2003 | Brian Melley
    Detective: Laci Peterson's body dressed in tan pants, contradicting husband's account Detective: Laci Peterson's body dressed in tan pants, contradicting husband's account BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press Writer Friday, November 14, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (11-14) 12:31 PST MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- A police detective acknowleged Friday that he didn't follow up on a tip from a woman who claimed to have seen someone resembling Laci Peterson in a park on the day her husband says she disappeared. Under cross-examination by attorneys for Scott Peterson, Detective Philip Owen said he didn't pursue the tip because he didn't think it was "going in the...
  • Peterson held over for trial

    11/19/2003 5:44:27 AM PST · by runningbear · 96 replies · 367+ views
    Tje Modesto Bee ^ | November 18, 2003 | John Cote'
    Peterson held over for trialPeterson held over for trial By JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: November 18, 2003, 02:15:14 PM PST 2:07 p.m., PST: A judge this morning held Scott Peterson to answer on double murder charges in the deaths of his wife and son.Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami's ruling followed a short day in court that included testimony Peterson had $15,000 cash and extensive camping gear with him when he was arrested. The driver's license issued to Peterson's brother was on the center console of the car next to Peterson's wallet, Detective Jon Buehler testified....
  • Peterson attorney wants $15,000 back

    11/20/2003 6:04:54 AM PST · by runningbear · 174 replies · 498+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | November 19, 2003 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely
    Peterson attorney wants $15,000 backPeterson attorney wants $15,000 back By JOHN COTÉ and GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITERS Last Updated: November 19, 2003, 08:20:52 AM PST Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami plans to hear arguments on releasing two pieces of evidence Dec. 3, when Scott Peterson is to be arraigned on the double-murder charges upheld Tuesday at his preliminary hearing. Defense attorney Mark Geragos asked prosecutors to release the $15,000 cash Peterson had with him when he was arrested and Peterson's Ford pickup, which police seized in December. "It's an expensive task for the family to fund this,"...
  • Few bites from fishermen on Peterson sturgeon alibi

    12/01/2003 5:53:02 AM PST · by runningbear · 58 replies · 2,956+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Nov 30 2003 | Garth stapely
    Few bites from fishermen on Peterson sturgeon alibiFew bites from fishermen on Peterson sturgeon alibi Searchers left Berkeley Marina in January, looking for the body of Laci Peterson. Her husband said he was fishing there on Dec. 24. THE BEE By GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: November 30, 2003, 11:03:43 AM PST Details from Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing about his Christmas Eve fishing trip left some already skeptical fishermen with more doubt. "None of his story made any sense," said Carl Costley of Oakdale, who has fished 35 years for huge, tough-skinned sturgeon. "It just doesn't hold water."...
  • Prosecution claims Peterson's pickup was used to dump body

    12/03/2003 5:40:41 AM PST · by runningbear · 256 replies · 645+ views
    The Contra Costa Times ^ | Dec 3, 2003 | Brian Anderson
    Prosecution claims Peterson's pickup was used to dump body Posted on Wed, Dec. 03, 2003 Prosecution claims Peterson's pickup was used to dump body By Brian Anderson CONTRA COSTA TIMES With hands bloodied, Scott Peterson hauled the body of his wife, Laci, from their Modesto house to his pickup truck in an hours-long effort to dispose of her in San Francisco Bay, prosecutors said in court papers filed Tuesday. Stanislaus County prosecutors said they believe Peterson drove his Ford F-150 to a warehouse he used for work, hooked up his fishing boat and steered his truck west. He had cut...
  • Friend: Peterson was frantic

    12/08/2003 5:52:00 AM PST · by runningbear · 663 replies · 321+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 12/05/03 | Garth stapely
    Friend: Peterson was franticFriend: Peterson was frantic By GARTH STAPLEY BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: December 5, 2003, 07:25:21 AM PST Scott Peterson sounded frantic when he called a friend after Peterson's pregnant wife disappeared Christmas Eve, Modesto businessman Gregory Reed said Thursday. Reed's name surfaced in the intrigue-packed preliminary hearing for Scott Peterson. The hearing ended Nov. 18 with a judge ordering the 31-year-old former fertilizer salesman to stand trial on charges of slaying Laci Peterson and their unborn son, Conner. Other former acquaintances of the defendant, also mentioned at the proceeding, refused to comment. Reed and his wife,...
  • False rumor led to a law

    01/05/2004 5:38:21 AM PST · by runningbear · 51 replies · 161+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 5 2004 | Eric Stern
    False rumor led to a lawFalse rumor led to a lawLife insurance notification bill was prompted by talk in Laci Peterson case. By Eric Stern -- Bee Capitol Bureau Published 2:15 a.m. PST Monday, January 5, 2004 Though well-intentioned, Assemblyman Dave Cogdill relied on false rumors about the Laci Peterson case to push changes in insurance laws at his wife's urging. It started in January 2003, when Cogdill, a Republican from Modesto, and his wife, Stephanie, heard a news update about Peterson. The pregnant Modesto resident had disappeared a few weeks earlier, around Christmas Eve. The story was making the...
  • BURGLAR MAY TESTIFY vs. LACI HUBBY

    01/06/2004 5:45:39 AM PST · by runningbear · 122 replies · 96+ views
    The NY Post ^ | Jan 6 2004 | HOWARD BREUER
    BURGLAR MAY TESTIFY vs LACI HUBBYBURGLAR MAY TESTIFY vs. LACI HUBBY By HOWARD BREUER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- January 6, 2004 -- MODESTO, Calif. - A convicted burglar who targeted neighbors of Scott and Laci Peterson around the time Laci disappeared may testify at Scott's murder trial to try to refute testimony from a potentially key defense witness. Prosecutors filed documents yesterday seeking to allow Steven Wayne Todd, 37, to testify in the sensational case. Last February, Todd was sentenced to more than eight years for burglaries in December 2002. Prosecutors may try to use Todd to undermine the defense's assertions that detectives...
  • Judge to Hear Arguments on Moving Peterson Trial

    01/08/2004 5:18:23 AM PST · by runningbear · 102 replies · 232+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 7 2004 | AP
    Judge to Hear Arguments on Moving Peterson Trial Thursday, January 08, 2004 MODESTO, Calif. — The judge in the Laci Peterson (search) murder case hears arguments Thursday on the defense request to move Scott Peterson's (search) trial out of Modesto. Laci Peterson's husband is charged with murdering her and their unborn son just over a year ago. Peterson's lawyer, Mark Geragos (search), says Modesto citizens are prejudiced against his client, making it difficult for him to get a fair trial. Geragos has referred to Laci Peterson as a "posthumous celebrity," and says her husband has been demonized. Prosecutors say widespread...
  • Distaso attacks defense motion

    01/09/2004 5:36:03 AM PST · by runningbear · 135 replies · 260+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | Jan 8 2004 | John Cote'
    Distaso attacks defense motionDistaso attacks defense motion By JOHN COTÉ BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: January 8, 2004, 08:14:12 AM PST Prosecutors Wednesday countered a defense effort to dismiss double-murder charges against Scott Peterson. They argued that there was only one reasonable explanation for the bodies of his wife and unborn son washing ashore along San Francisco Bay: "The evidence leads only to the conclusion that Laci was killed at the hands of another (the defendant)," Deputy District Attorney Rick Distaso wrote in documents filed in Stanislaus County Superior Court. The defense contends prosecutors failed to show at a November...
  • Judical Council Reveals Peterson Venue Choices

    01/14/2004 5:45:38 AM PST · by runningbear · 166 replies · 254+ views
    KTVU News ^ | Jan 13 2004
    Judical Council Reveals Peterson Venue Choices Judical Council Reveals Peterson Venue Choices POSTED: 2:51 PM PST January 13, 2004 UPDATED: 3:46 PM PST January 13, 2004 SAN FRANCISCO -- The Judicial Council of California announced Tuesday that the Scott Peterson capital murder trial can be moved to Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo or Orange counties. Video: Judge Al Girolami Explains The Reasons To Move Trial The ruling came down after those courts informed the Judicial Council that they were able to accommodate the change of venue without undue burden. The three Northern California counties were the preference of Stanislaus County...
  • Judge Denies Peterson Dismissal Petition

    01/15/2004 5:49:27 AM PST · by runningbear · 87 replies · 361+ views
    KTVU News ^ | Jan 14 2004
    Judge Denies Peterson Dismissal Petition Starting back with this story. (all, those who didn't see this, watch the video clip of the court room action)Judge Denies Peterson Dismissal Petition POSTED: 11:06 AM PST January 14, 2004 UPDATED: 12:19 PM PST January 14, 2004 MODESTO -- As expected, a judge Wednesday denied a petition by Scott Peterson that sought to have the capital murder charges against him dismissed, but not before an emotional prosecutor Rick Distaso pointed at the Modesto fertilizer salesman and proclaimed that "this man murdered Laci Peterson." Courtroom Video: Attorneys Spar During Wednesday's Hearing Judge Maria Silveira, sitting...
  • Prosecutors favor Santa Clara County location for murder trial

    01/20/2004 5:48:01 AM PST · by runningbear · 148 replies · 238+ views
    The Contra Costa Times ^ | Jan. 19, 2004 | Brian Anderson
    Prosecutors favor Santa Clara County location for murder trialPosted on Mon, Jan. 19, 2004 Prosecutors favor Santa Clara County location for murder trial By Brian Anderson CONTRA COSTA TIMES Scott Peterson's prosecutors have urged a Stanislaus County judge to move the upcoming trial to the Bay Area's Santa Clara County, but also have asked that Sacramento County be considered. In court documents released over the weekend, prosecutor David Harris said Santa Clara County in the South Bay has a large enough jury pool, is close to Modesto and has had less media coverage of the disappearance and slaying of Laci...
  • Retired judge chosen to preside over Scott Peterson murder trial

    01/22/2004 5:39:59 AM PST · by runningbear · 474 replies · 1,766+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2004 | Kim Curtis
    Retired judge chosen to preside over Scott Peterson murder trialRetired judge chosen to preside over Scott Peterson murder trial KIM CURTIS, Associated Press Writer Wednesday, January 21, 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (01-21) 12:17 PST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The judge presiding over Scott Peterson's murder trial will be Richard Arnason, a retired Contra Costa County judge chosen Wednesday by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George. Scott Peterson's murder trial is being moved to the San Francisco Bay area because of hostility toward Peterson in his dead wife's hometown. Judge Al Girolami ruled earlier this month that the trial had to be...