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Nickdfresh
11-12-2004, 02:48 PM
I just heard on CNN that a verdict is due on the Peterson Trial at 4:00pm EST.

BigBadBrian
11-12-2004, 03:46 PM
Off with his Head.

DaveIsKing
11-12-2004, 03:47 PM
He's done for.

Ally_Kat
11-12-2004, 03:57 PM
They're making OJ like rhymes -- if the boat doesn't rock, Scott walks

Dave's PA Rental
11-12-2004, 04:02 PM
Someone please tell me why America is so fucking interested in this trial? Was that the only homicide that year? I dont know which was a more media-driven story: this one or the Kobe Bryant trial.

FORD
11-12-2004, 04:02 PM
Ally, I think I'm gonna send this one over to your place. Not much of a political topic (Though FAUX News has used it to dodge real news often enough)

And Hell yes that fucker did it.

FORD
11-12-2004, 04:12 PM
GUILTY!! Murder One - Laci
GUILTY!! Murder Two - Connor

BigBadBrian
11-12-2004, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by BigBadBrian
Off with his Head.

Told ya.... and again....Off with his fuckin' Head. :gulp:

Ally_Kat
11-12-2004, 04:18 PM
He didn't intend to murder his son? WTF?! Um...I thought it was common sense that if a pregnant chick is killed and dumped into water with cement blocks, the child developing inside her is a done deal, too. If he didn't intend to kill his son, why didn't he wait til after the kid was born?

ALinChainz
11-12-2004, 04:21 PM
Yeah, like the kid was going to swim for it ...

Scumbag this guy ...

The first juror removed, an asian lady who would not deliberate with the others and would not be be "bullied" into changing her mind.

The second was the lawyer/doctor guy who was the foreman but was painfully slow in deliberations. The rest decided that they wanted a different foreman, so this guy cried to get off the case.

Justice in my opinion. I hope the the dude "freys".

Ally_Kat
11-12-2004, 04:23 PM
I'm pissed what they are saying about him not planning to kill Conner. What did they think was going to happen to that child?!

Nickdfresh
11-12-2004, 04:23 PM
I might be wrong, but there are three penalites?

1st degree Murder- Murder of Lacy -25 yrs. to life (parole)

2nd degree "-His unborn son- 15 yrs. (parole)

1st degree murder- Murder of Lacy under Special Circumstance 25yrs to life or the death penalty

Warham
11-12-2004, 04:23 PM
He was found guilty of first degree murder of his wife Laci, and second degree murder of his son Connor.

Ally_Kat
11-12-2004, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Nickdfresh
I might be wrong, but there are three penalites?

1st degree Murder- Murder of Lacy -25 yrs. to life (parole)

2nd degree "-His unborn son- 15 yrs. (parole)

1st degree murder- Murder of Lacy under Special Circumstance 25yrs to life or the death penalty

No, you're right. They're talking death penalty.

Nickdfresh
11-12-2004, 04:32 PM
THe fucking murdering cunt showed no emotion! He is guilty as sin.

Stupid fuck used the concrete from his driveway to weigh down the bodies.

Ally_Kat
11-12-2004, 04:34 PM
He was joking and laughing on the way into the courtroom. Guilty or Not, I would be nervous as all fuck.

Bill Lumbergh
11-12-2004, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Ally_Kat
He was joking and laughing on the way into the courtroom. Guilty or Not, I would be nervous as all fuck.

What a class act this fucker is. Between this, watching porn days after she disapeared, and calling Amber from a Laci vigil, and you've got one great guy. :rolleyes:

ALinChainz
11-12-2004, 04:37 PM
Geragos is suppose to be top of the line defense attorney.

14 witnesses in 6 days, and their medical expert tried tobase his judgment on a video tape of her at a shower, and asked that the prosecution "give him a break".

The guy was a joke. Geragos promised in opening statements that he would prove that Peterson was "stone cold innocent".

Interested in what the legal experts will say about his job on this case.

Nickdfresh
11-12-2004, 04:39 PM
CNN is saying the defense might have an opening on the appeal. Something about the two alternate jurors.

ALinChainz
11-12-2004, 04:41 PM
Slim chance if any in my opinion, but it's their only shot, so of course they have to try.

Both sides go through jury selection, both sides were in chambers when they were removed.

Even if this guy doesn't fry, he's in for life.

Nickdfresh
11-12-2004, 04:51 PM
The experts seem to agree with you. Geragos also promised to find the "real killer" at the start of the trial. I guess in a way he did, didn't he?

diamondsgirl
11-12-2004, 05:57 PM
Its dragged on for so long, I can't even remember how he killed her?

DeadOrAlive
11-12-2004, 06:01 PM
Scott has been found guilty...

FORD
11-12-2004, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by diamondsgirl
Its dragged on for so long, I can't even remember how he killed her?

As far as I know, the exact cause of death wasn't established. But the body was found without a head at the bottom of the bay with concrete anchors weighing it down, so that pretty much lets out natural causes.

Nickdfresh
11-12-2004, 07:04 PM
The details:

Peterson Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

By Kimberly Edds and Amy Argetsinger
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, November 12, 2004; 4:46 PM

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 12 -- A jury found Scott Peterson guilty Friday of killing his pregnant wife Laci and their unborn child in the unlikely saga of suburban adultery and betrayal that has transfixed the trial's dedicated followers for nearly two years.

Peterson, a 32-year-old fertilizer salesman from Modesto, showed no emotion as the foreman read the verdict. The jury will decide later whether to sentence him to death.

During a five-month trial, prosecutors portrayed Peterson as a selfish narcissist who they said killed his wife and dumped her weighted body into the San Francisco Bay in order to escape a lackluster marriage and the impending pressures of fatherhood.

The remains of 27-year-old Laci and her fetus -- a near-term boy the couple had already named Conner -- washed ashore in April 2003, four months after her Christmas Eve disappearance, an event that captured national television coverage.

The verdict's arrival early Friday afternoon surprised the crowds of courthouse observers who had expected more deliberations after a tumultuous week in which the jury saw two of its members removed on consecutive days. After returning from a Veteran's Day holiday, the reconstituted jury had spent only a few hours in deliberation before announcing it had reached a conculsion.

On Tuesday, Juror #7 was removed for reportedly conducting independent research on the case. On Wednesday, Judge Alfred A. Delucchi removed the foreman, identified as a doctor and lawyer, who kept more than a dozen notebooks of observations throughout the trial. Why that juror was excused from the case has not been made public. The jury members arrived about 15 minutes later than usual this morning, dressed casually and appearing more relaxed than they had in past days.

Throngs of people rushed to the courthouse as word that a verdict had been reached spread through the small town of Redwood City. Customers of one grocery store down the street spread the news to clerks and bagboys. Bank employees asked to close up shop for just a moment to hear the verdict being read.

"I wasn't this nervous for my first grandchild," said one courthouse employee as she walked through the hallway.

Helicopters flew overhead and television satellites crammed the courthouse parking lot. Hundreds of reporters milled around the courthouse courtyard to catch a glimpse of the Rocha and Peterson families arriving.

diamondsgirl
11-12-2004, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by FORD
As far as I know, the exact cause of death wasn't established.
Thats probably why I didn't remember...thanks

Fabulous Shadow
11-13-2004, 04:17 AM
Originally posted by FORD
As far as I know, the exact cause of death wasn't established. But the body was found without a head at the bottom of the bay with concrete anchors weighing it down, so that pretty much lets out natural causes.

The body washed ashore without a head or any limbs. There were never any anchors found.

EbDawson
11-13-2004, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by Nickdfresh
Geragos also promised to find the "real killer" at the start of the trial.

He must have been out looking for the "real killer". He wasn't at the verdict reading.

pms
11-13-2004, 11:29 AM
Death penalty's too good for him. :wow2:

Fabulous Shadow
11-13-2004, 07:52 PM
I was at a Party today. Most everyone there feels he sis NOT do it, they think he was framed. Myself and one man were the only ones who feel he did it. Anyone one else thing he is innocent?

Nickdfresh
11-13-2004, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by Fabulous Shadow
I was at a Party today. Most everyone there feels he sis NOT do it, they think he was framed. Myself and one man were the only ones who feel he did it. Anyone one else thing he is innocent?

He's guilty as sin. He had motive & opportunity, and he acted like a guilty guy would act after killing his wife, like telling Amber Frey that his wife was dead before she was found.

Nickdfresh
11-13-2004, 09:07 PM
Peterson jury must decide life or death
First-degree and second-degree murder convictions
Saturday, November 13, 2004 Posted: 6:56 PM EST (2356 GMT)

Scott Peterson could get a death sentence after the double murder convictions.

REDWOOD CITY, California (CNN) -- Attention turned Saturday to the life-or-death choice facing jurors who convicted Scott Peterson of killing his pregnant wife and their unborn son.

Jurors found that special circumstances -- a conviction of multiple murders -- applied in Laci Peterson's death, which means either a death sentence or life without parole apply under California law.

The sentencing phase of the trial is set to begin November 22. With time off for the Thanksgiving holiday, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Alfred Delucchi said the second phase should take less than a week.

Tension was high in the courtroom before the jury's decision was announced Friday.

Laci Peterson's mother and brother, Brent Rocha, sobbed when the verdicts were announced -- first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife Laci and second-degree murder in the death of the Petersons' unborn son.

Scott Peterson -- though he was smiling confidently before the verdict -- looked "straight ahead, and not to either side," after the announcement, CNN's Rusty Dornin said. The Peterson family said nothing after the verdict was read.

Peterson's defense attorney, Mark Geragos, was not in the courtroom Friday. Nor was Peterson's father.

Outside the courtroom, people cheered and car horns sounded as the news of the verdicts spread.

Prosecutors had accused Peterson of killing 27-year-old Laci on or around December 24, 2002. They said he dumped her body, weighted with homemade cement anchors, in San Francisco Bay.

After 184 witnesses testified over a period of 23 weeks, Geragos said in closing arguments that prosecutors had introduced no direct evidence that Peterson killed anyone, and he admonished jurors to weigh only the evidence and to put aside their feelings about his client.

"I don't care if you hate Scott Peterson," Geragos had said.

During his closing arguments, prosecutor Rick Distaso told jurors that it was a common-sense case in which a man killed his wife and that Peterson was the only one who could have killed Laci.

The verdict came after the judge's dismissal and replacement Tuesday of juror No. 7, a woman who reportedly did her own research on the case. On Wednesday, the judge dismissed juror No. 5, a doctor and lawyer who was the panel's foreman. The reason for his dismissal was not given.

Replacement juror No. 6, a firefighter, became the new jury foreman. Sources said he may have been able to smooth over tensions in the jury room.

During the trial, the defense maintained that police bungled the investigation and targeted Peterson to the exclusion of other viable suspects. Geragos claimed Peterson was framed, possibly by a homeless person or a burglar.

Geragos said his client would never kill his wife to be with a woman he had gone out with only a few times, even telling jurors of Peterson's two previous affairs.

Geragos pointed out that no cement weights were found.

"If there were anchors, why didn't they find them?" Geragos asked jurors in his summation.

Distaso theorized that Peterson's motive was not to continue an admitted affair with massage therapist Amber Frey, but freedom from the burden of a wife and son, or if he became divorced, freedom from paying child support.

Laci Peterson was about eight months pregnant when she disappeared.

Scott Peterson was arrested April 18, 2003, just days after the remains of Laci and their unborn son, whom they planned to name Conner, washed ashore separately near the marina where Peterson said he launched his boat on a fishing trip he took Christmas Eve 2002.

When Peterson was arrested in April near San Diego, he was carrying nearly $15,000 in cash, and prosecutors said he was preparing to flee to Mexico. He also had dyed his hair blond and wore a beard.

On January 24, 2003, Frey told reporters that she had been having an affair with Peterson before and after his wife went missing.

She said she began cooperating with police when she found out her lover had lied to her about many things, including his marital status.

During his trial, the prosecution played tapes of phone calls Peterson made to Frey while searches were under way for his missing wife.

Those calls revealed a web of lies by the defendant, including his statement to her that he celebrated New Year's 2003 near the Eiffel Tower.

In fact, the day that call was made he attended a candlelight vigil for his wife in Modesto.

Jury selection in the trial began March 4, and opening statements started June 1.

CNN's Rusty Dornin contributed to this report.

Fabulous Shadow
11-13-2004, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by Nickdfresh
He's guilty as sin. He had motive & opportunity, and he acted like a guilty guy would act after killing his wife, like telling Amber Frey that his wife was dead before she was found.

What was his motive? Was it Amber? Money? Freedom?

BigBadBrian
11-15-2004, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by Fabulous Shadow
I was at a Party today. Most everyone there feels he sis NOT do it, they think he was framed. Myself and one man were the only ones who feel he did it. Anyone one else thing he is innocent?

Yeah, OJ. :D

Nickdfresh
11-15-2004, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Fabulous Shadow
What was his motive? Was it Amber? Money? Freedom?

The Prosecution asserted that he wanted his freedom. He didn't want to have to pay alimony and child support so getting rid of her was the easiest way.

Nickdfresh
11-15-2004, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by BigBadBrian
Yeah, OJ. :D

Tell me about it! I live around Buffalo and I had so amny arguments with fucking "Bills" fans (of which I am one) about that whole thing. It was really sad how many people wanted to believe this douche was innocent because he was a good running back.

Nickdfresh
11-15-2004, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by Nickdfresh
Tell me about it! I live around Buffalo and I had so many arguments with fucking "Bills" fans (of which I am one) about that whole thing. It was really sad how many people wanted to believe this douche was innocent because he was a good running back.

Now I'm fucking quoting myself. Better cut back on the beer.