Keyword: laci

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • INSIDE STORY: Scott Peterson's Life on Death Row

    05/30/2011 7:52:00 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    People ^ | Saturday April 11, 2009 | Vickie Bane
  • Pit Bull (Search & Rescue) Heroes!

    04/04/2009 2:00:59 PM PDT · by Peace4EarthNow · 38 replies · 1,215+ views
    Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe One of the top-rated Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs is Dakota, an American Pit Bull Terrier. Dakota is owned by Kris Crawford, who has 2 other pit bulls that are also certified SAR dogs! Dakota is so good at what she does, NASA handpicked Kris and Dakota to assist in the recovery of the Astronauts after the tragic 2003 shuttle disaster. Kris and Dakota were also involved in the Laci Peterson investigation. Kris and her team have been involved in many cases and have made national news on several occasions. Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe are also...
  • Forensic Dentist: Remains are Those of Missing Pregnant Woman [WI]

    05/07/2006 2:13:05 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 4 replies · 337+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | May 7, 2006 | Staff Writer from AP
    NEILLSVILLE, WI (AP) -- The remains pulled from the Chippewa River were those of a pregnant woman allegedly killed by her new husband, according to a forensic dentist. Shaun W. Rudy, 23, of Thorp, has been charged with two counts of first-degree homicide for the deaths of his wife and unborn child, as well as a count of dismembering a corpse. His wife, Christine Rudy, 21, was fatally shot Nov. 12, dismembered and dropped into the Chippewa River near the Cobban Bridge in Chippewa County a day or two later, authorities said. She was six months pregnant at the time....
  • Scott Peterson's family offers $250,000 for Laci's "real killer"

    03/31/2006 2:22:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 805+ views
    Scott Peterson's family said Friday it will offer a $250,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of his pregnant wife. Peterson was convicted of killing Laci Peterson and the couple's unborn child on Christmas Eve 2002 and is on death row at San Quentin State Prison. He has always maintained his innocence. The family is offering the reward for "specific information leading to an arrest and conviction for the abduction and murder of Laci and Conner Peterson, or for specific information leading to the exoneration and release of Scott Peterson," according to a press release. "All...

    09/28/2005 7:37:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 771+ views ^ | 9/28/05
    SCOTT PETERSON AND LACI`S MOM FIGHT OVER LIFE INSURANCE POLICY Wednesday, September 28, 2005 The case of Laci Peterson, the pregnant California woman who was murdered and whose body was dumped in San Francisco Bay, is once again making headlines. But this time, the issue is who will collect Laci`s $250,000 life insurance policy. Her husband Scott Peterson was convicted and sentenced to death last year in connection with her murder and that of their unborn child. He wants the money, but so does Laci`s mother. A hearing has been set for October 21st.
  • CA: Scott Peterson thanks supporters on web site (sponsored by Canadian anti-death penalty group)

    07/29/2005 9:16:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 2,228+ views
    AP on Monterey Herald ^ | 7/29/05 | AP - San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO - Double murderer Scott Peterson, convicted of killing his wife and unborn son, has issued his first public message via the Web - a thank you to supporters - since he was condemned to death in Modesto in December. "For me, the amount of support we have received is just incredible," he writes in a note dated July 21 from San Quentin prison on a Web site hosted by the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty, based in Toronto. "Those who have decided to reach out to our family have made such a difference. In every conversation among...
  • Knife Found at Peterson Home Analyzed

    07/12/2005 9:59:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 825+ views
    AP ^ | 7/12/5
    Modesto -- Authorities are conducting forensic tests on a 10-inch knife reportedly found at the home where convicted murderer Scott Peterson lived with his now-dead wife, but questions remain about whether it had been planted there recently. "You could tell there had been liquid on the blade" and a "red stain on the handle," said Gerry Roberts, the man who recently bought the home. Roberts said two of his friends found the knife last week inside a cabinet near the swimming pool in the backyard.
  • Scott Peterson's Father Breaks His Silence

    05/06/2005 11:10:03 AM PDT · by Howlin · 153 replies · 4,332+ views
    KGO-TV ^ | May 6, 2005
    May 6 (ABC7) — Scott Peterson's father is breaking months of silence, lashing out at the Modesto Police Department and the media for his son's murder conviction. Local Headlines 'Finger' Lady On Her Way To San Jose Cinco de Mayo Celebration Gets Violent 72-Hour Ultimatum Issued For East Bay Hostage Scott Peterson's Father Breaks His Silence 12 Sex Predators Arrested In South Bay Castro Valley Double Shooting Suspect Wanted 2,000 S.F. Phone Customers Without Service Through Weekend 'Subway Bandit' Pleads Not Guilty In South Bay More local news... In a letter to the Modesto Bee, Lee Peterson says: "My son...
  • Prison: Two women want to marry Peterson

    03/17/2005 11:58:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,013+ views
    CNN ^ | March 17, 2005
    On Scott Peterson's first day on death row, two women called California's San Quentin State Prison to say they were interested in marrying him, according to prison officials. Prison spokesman Vernell Crittendon said about three dozen women called San Quentin with messages of support for the prison's newest bachelor, convicted and sentenced to die for the murder of his pregnant wife, Laci.
  • Scott Peterson sentenced to death

    03/16/2005 10:15:56 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 252 replies · 7,614+ views
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A judge has sentenced Scott Peterson to death for the slayings of his wife and her fetus.
  • Death, life, new trial? Peterson finds out today

    03/16/2005 9:59:57 AM PST · by Howlin · 194 replies · 3,005+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2005 |
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Shackled at the waist, Scott Peterson returned to court Wednesday to learn his fate for the slaying of his wife and her fetus, four months after jurors found the former fertilizer salesman guilty of their murders. Peterson was escorted into San Mateo County Superior Court under heavy security, wearing a dark suit and handcuffs chained to his waist. Ten of the 12 jurors who sentenced him to death in December sat in the jury box. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi was set to decide Wednesday whether to grant the former fertilizer salesman a new trial, sentence him...
  • Scott and Laci Peterson's Families Argue

    02/27/2005 8:20:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 260 replies · 4,344+ views
    AP ^ | 2/27/5
    Modesto -- Police stood watch over the home once shared by Scott and Laci Peterson after Laci Peterson's mother angrily confronted Scott Peterson's family as they hauled furniture and other belongings from the vacant house. Police stood by on Saturday while the Petersons loaded the truck and then left. Officer Derrick Letsinger said authorities were called out "to keep the peace." No one was arrested. Neighbors reported a loud argument between Laci Peterson's mother, Sharon Rocha, and Scott Peterson's mother, Jackie Peterson, and his brother, John, as the Petersons carried belongings to a rental truck, police said. Rocha left shortly...
  • Scott Peterson's half-sister writes book, publisher announces

    02/04/2005 12:18:49 PM PST · by NativeTexun · 50 replies · 1,547+ views
    Posted on Thu, Feb. 03, 2005 Scott Peterson's half-sister writes book, publisher announces Associated Press MODESTO, Calif. - The half-sister of convicted murderer Scott Peterson has written a book about the "untold story" surrounding the case, the publisher announced Thursday. Anne Bird was put up for adoption at birth and reunited with her biological mother, Jackie Peterson, and her brother, Scott, in 1997, according to a statement from ReganBooks, a division of HarperCollins. The book, "Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother, Scott Peterson, is Guilty," is set to go on sale March 1. The publisher says it will detail "the...
  • 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...
  • Frey: Let Scott rot

    12/30/2004 11:30:36 AM PST · by Tarpaulin · 85 replies · 2,450+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | MAKI BECKER
    The death penalty is too easy for Scott Peterson, who should be forced to rot in prison for years reliving his crime, his former mistress believes. Amber Frey, the willowy blond masseuse whose steely testimony about his web of deceptions sealed his fate, told NBC's Matt Lauer she would have preferred for Peterson to be sentenced to life in prison instead. "I felt life [in prison] gives him every day to live with what has happened," she said in her first interview since her ex-lover's conviction. The interview also came just days before her memoir "Witness: For the Prosecution of...
  • 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...
  • Convicted By Suspicion -- Why Scott Peterson May Be Innocent

    11/30/2004 10:26:51 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 394 replies · 6,636+ views
    The Hollywood Investigator ^ | 11/30/2004 | J. Neil Schulman
              CONVICTED BY SUSPICION -- WHY SCOTT PETERSON MAY BE INNOCENTby J. Neil Schulman, guest contributor.  [November 30, 2004]  []  Scott Peterson may or may not have murdered his wife, Laci, and their unborn child.  But the Redwood City, California trial that has just convicted Peterson of murdering Laci with premeditation was a kangaroo court in which none of the elements necessary to achieve a murder conviction were offered, much less proved beyond a reasonable doubt.     The first element that needs to be proved in any murder trial is that a murder has occurred. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Peterson defense seeks new jury, county for penalty phase

    11/17/2004 5:13:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 543+ views
    AP ^ | 11/17/4 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Peterson's defense lawyers want to seat a new jury in another county to weigh whether Peterson deserves to die for the murders of his pregnant wife and the fetus she carried, according to a motion filed Wednesday. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos filed the motion in San Mateo County Superior Court. The details will not be made public until after Judge Alfred A. Delucchi reviews the file Monday morning before the scheduled start of the penalty phase. The 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman was convicted Friday on one count of first-degree murder in the death of...
  • Peterson Seeks New Jury for Penalty Phase

    11/18/2004 6:30:31 AM PST · by Tarpaulin · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Scott Peterson (news - web sites)'s attorney wants a new jury in a different county to decide whether the former fertilizer salesman gets the death penalty or life in prison without parole for killing his wife and the fetus she carried. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos made the request in a motion filed Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court. The details will not be made public until after Judge Alfred A. Delucchi reviews the file before the scheduled start of the penalty phase Monday morning, which could now be delayed. The motion marks the second time...
  • Peterson trial cost nearly $2.5 million

    11/18/2004 2:13:39 PM PST · by LouAvul · 14 replies · 479+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-18-04
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The cost to investigate, arrest and prosecute Scott Peterson for the murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, has reached nearly $2.5 million so far, and state taxpayers might have to pick up the tab. Estimating that the costs could reach $5 million with appeals, Republican state Sen. Jeff Denham said he will introduce a bill when the Legislature convenes next month to get the state to cover 100 percent of the bills. Authorities in Stanislaus County and Modesto, where Scott and Laci Peterson lived, have spent about $2.1 million so far. San Mateo County, where the...
  • :Do you think Scot Peterson will get the Death Penalty?

    11/20/2004 7:21:35 PM PST · by BellStar · 56 replies · 1,901+ views
    Jarbo Bayou Times ^ | 11/20/04 | JBT
    Please Freep this poll!Do you think Scot Peterson will get the Death Penalty?
  • Peterson could have view of bay where wife, child found

    11/21/2004 2:27:45 PM PST · by LouAvul · 21 replies · 895+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-21-04
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Scott Peterson could spend his remaining years catching glimpses of the bay where he launched his boat on Christmas Eve 2002, not far from where the bodies of his pregnant wife and unborn child eventually floated to shore. Now convicted of their murders, Peterson will be transported to San Quentin State Prison overlooking San Francisco Bay if the jury recommends a death sentence following a hearing that begins Monday. Cell doors on two of the three units at San Quentin look past walkways patrolled by rifle-toting guards, out at the same water that doomed Peterson when jurors...
  • Peterson May Join 'The Qs' Infamous Death Row

    11/22/2004 5:44:14 AM PST · by runningbear · 167 replies · 6,169+ views
    KTVU TV ^ | 11/22/04
    Peterson May Join 'The Qs' Infamous Death Row SAN QUENTIN -- If Scott Peterson is condemned to die he would become the latest addition to a San Quentin Death Row that already houses serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, Richard Allen Davis, the killer of Polly Klaas, David Carpenter, the Trailside Killer, and recently arrived Cary Stayner. Ironically, Peterson could also catch an occasional glimpse across the San Francisco Bay waters of the spot where he launched his boat on Christmas Eve 2002, not far from where the bodies of his pregnant wife and unborn child eventually...
  • The Fallacy and Sheer Stupidity of Roe Vs Wade -- Case in point, Scott Peterson

    11/22/2004 4:34:23 PM PST · by · 58 replies · 4,022+ views
    Abortions -- The Truth ^ | 11-20-04 | Frank Joseph, M.D.
    Scott Peterson has been found guilty on two counts of murder in the deaths of his wife, Laci and unborn son, Conner. Because of California's fetal homicide law, Scott Peterson was convicted of a double Homicide. This is driving Planned Parenthood, NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League and NOW (National Organization of Women) absolutely batty. How could this be possible, they lament, since it is lawful to kill unborn children right up to term? I certainly can understand their plight, but I must say that I am relishing in it. They were told by the Supreme Court that since no...
  • Peterson Judge Reschedules Penalty Phase

    11/22/2004 12:01:25 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 377+ views
    TBO ^ | Nov 22, 2004 | Brian Skoloff
    The judge in the Scott Peterson murder trial denied defense motions Monday for a new jury and a new venue for the penalty phase of the case, and rescheduled the process to begin Nov. 30. The penalty phase had been set to begin Monday, 10 days after Peterson was found guilty of first-degree murder for killing Laci Peterson and second-degree murder for killing her fetus. Jurors must choose between a life sentence or execution. "We're going to have to go with this jury," Judge Alfred A. Delucci said in rejecting the defense arguments. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos argued that a...
  • Legalities hold site captive (Scott Peterson cannot sell Laci's home)

    11/20/2004 6:23:36 AM PST · by LouAvul · 25 replies · 790+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-20-04
    It was where she planned to start a family, and where prosecutors say he killed her. And now that a jury has convicted Scott Peterson of murdering his pregnant wife and unborn son, questions swirl around what will become of the couple's Covena Avenue home in Modesto. Once the site of media stakeouts, 24-hour police surveillance and impromptu shrines for Laci Peterson and the son the couple planned to name Conner, the house now lies at the heart of a legal morass involving criminal convictions, lawsuits and a loan. The single-story 1,770-square-foot home in the La Loma neighborhood was the...
  • Stanislaus County Superior Court judge seals Laci Peterson autopsy

    05/16/2003 6:16:00 AM PDT · by runningbear · 767 replies · 4,560+ views
    Stanislaus County Superior Court judge seals Laci Peterson autopsy Posted on Thu, May. 15, 2003 Stanislaus County Superior Court judge seals Laci Peterson autopsy MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - The autopsies of Laci Peterson and her unborn son were completed by the Contra Costa County coroner and sealed Thursday by a judge in Stanislaus County Superior Court, prosecutors said. The autopsies were completed sooner than expected, but it wasn't clear if a cause of death had been determined in the homicides. Jimmy Lee, a spokesman for the Contra Costa sheriff would not comment, but has said in the past that the...
  • Divers Search Bay Waters For Peterson Evidence

    05/17/2003 8:04:53 AM PDT · by runningbear · 475 replies · 648+ views
    KTVU News ^ | May 16th, 2003
    Divers Search Bay Waters For Peterson EvidenceDivers Search Bay Waters For Peterson Evidence POSTED: 7:50 a.m. PDT May 16, 2003 UPDATED: 2:54 p.m. PDT May 16, 2003 RICHMOND, Calif. -- Divers from several Bay Area law enforcement agencies and members of an FBI dive team joined police boats equipped with side-scan sonar Friday, searching the waters off Richmond for further evidence in the murder case of Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Connor. The search was taking place not far from where the bodies of the missing Modesto woman and her child were found washed up on the shore of...
  • The Laci Case Gets Weird

    05/21/2003 5:41:36 AM PDT · by runningbear · 1,068 replies · 859+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2003 | Andrew Cohen
    The Laci case gets weirdThe Laci Case Gets Weird May 20, 2003 Laci and Scott Peterson (AP / CBS) Amber Frey, the "other woman" in Scott Peterson's life, re-emerged Monday looking (and acting) eerily like Paula Jones. (CBS) Just when it seemed that the Scott Peterson capital murder case finally had settled into a rhythm of sense and stability it exploded into chaos and absurdity. What had been an increasingly orderly procession toward pretrial proceedings devolved instead over the weekend and Monday into a uniquely Californian freak show. It is as if the Gods of High-Profile Trials have spoken thus:...
  • Peterson Sports New Look; Prelim Set For July 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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