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Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 07:56 PM
They'll be announcing the verdict in about an hour. Do you think he did it? I do. I mean who else could have? I don't buy the whole cult/random kidnapping theory.

Mase
Nov 12th, 2004, 07:57 PM
Yeah I do as well.

Helen Lawson
Nov 12th, 2004, 08:10 PM
He did it, but I think he walks.

bw2082
Nov 12th, 2004, 08:10 PM
he did it

nash
Nov 12th, 2004, 08:18 PM
I think he did it. Not sure about what the jury's verdict will be, though...

Bacardi
Nov 12th, 2004, 08:19 PM
He did it, but somehow like OJ, only except he's white, he's going to get away with it.

Gotta love the Justice System in the Good Ol' USA.... it's just as fucked up as the rest of our Nation. :rolls:

Cam'ron Giles
Nov 12th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Of course he did it...but the prosecution dropped the ball and he is gonna walk...Reasonable doubt is all over this case (fuck common sense)...:rolleyes: The fucker should fry...:fiery:

Barrie_Dude
Nov 12th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Guilty as sin

Mrs. Peel
Nov 12th, 2004, 08:55 PM
Yes...he is a guilty, viagra poppin, pimp mo'fo....that said...I don't have faith that he'll be found guilty...


Laci deserves justice and I hope he burns whatever the verdict!

Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:00 PM
here we go

Bacardi
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:05 PM
Huge crowd outside the courthouse. If they pronounce him not guilty, and they take him out to see the people, they're going to tear him apart.

Helen Lawson
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:07 PM
Let's get this show on the road, this is worse than sitting at the RKO Pantages Theatre when last year's Best Actor is on stage, flipping down the list of Best Actress nominees.

Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:10 PM
on court tv they said scott's mom is running in and out of the room... doens't sound liek a woman on an oxygen tank to me

Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:11 PM
oo guilty

kabuki
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:11 PM
Poll says 16-0... :lol:

Helen Lawson
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:12 PM
on court tv they said scott's mom is running in and out of the room... doens't sound liek a woman on an oxygen tank to me
Maybe she took a big toke off the end before running off.

Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:12 PM
guilty 1st degree for laci and 2nd for the baby

Helen Lawson
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:13 PM
guilty 1st degree for laci and 2nd for the baby
Wow, I thought he'd walk. Glad they did the right thing.

Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:14 PM
me too... that was fast since they changed out jurors

Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:15 PM
Maybe she took a big toke off the end before running off.

maybe you can play her in the tv movie

Mase
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:15 PM
Good decision.

Helen Lawson
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:16 PM
I hope they don't write books about being on the jury.

I hope Geragos did this in a book deal with Scott and now he's not going to see anything.

I wonder what poor little Amber thinks. I mean, let's face it, she's probably screwed guys into the three digits, but this is the first killer, well, maybe.

Cam'ron Giles
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:16 PM
He's got tons of grounds for appeal...It aint over folks...:D

Helen Lawson
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:17 PM
maybe you can play her in the tv movie
For the right money and my own trailor, I'll play almost any part. They need to throw a couple of numbers in.

Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:20 PM
I hope they don't write books about being on the jury.

I hope Geragos did this in a book deal with Scott and now he's not going to see anything.

I wonder what poor little Amber thinks. I mean, let's face it, she's probably screwed guys into the three digits, but this is the first killer, well, maybe.

Geragos can still write a book about what a psycho Scott is and Amber can write her memoirs

Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:23 PM
It's kind of tacky the people outside were cheering when Scott's mom left the courthouse. I mean I kind of feel sorry for her.

Bacardi
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:23 PM
GUILTY :clap2:

It's disturbing he didn't even show any emotion. He's heartless, a heartless, selfish killer. I hope he rots in prison!

Helen Lawson
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:26 PM
Geragos can still write a book about what a psycho Scott is and Amber can write her memoirs
Memoirs, yes, I forgot about the grande dame's memoirs.

"I met Scott at a party. He was cute. He asked me out. We went and had dinner. Then before a night of dancing after dinner, he wanted to change clothes. We went to his hotel room. He had strawberries and champagne and told me I was pretty. I ended up with his dick in my mouth and he did it to me for 20 minutes in 4 different positions. Neato! Then I got dressed back up and we went to a club. Fun! I thought he lived out of town. Turns out he lived 10 minutes away. I thought he was single. He was married and his wife was pregnant. Then she disappears. Then her body is found. He gets busted for killing her. Bummer! And I get a pretty new hairdo and a nice lady lawyer. Neato!"

Amber, use whatever you'd like from the above.

kabuki
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:28 PM
Nice sig Bacardi.... :unsure:

Bacardi
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:30 PM
Nice sig Bacardi.... :unsure:

It's a song by The Used off their new CD :o

lizchris
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:32 PM
It's kind of tacky the people outside were cheering when Scott's mom left the courthouse. I mean I kind of feel sorry for her.
I agree.

She and her husband are not to blame for what their son did and for that stupid mob to cheer her is sickening, but I guess when you don't have a life or a job, you have to find something to do.

Sally Struthers
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:32 PM
I don't know what Scott was doing. He could have just divorced Laci if he wanted Amber instead of killing her.

lizchris
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:33 PM
Geragos can still write a book about what a psycho Scott is and Amber can write her memoirs

Amber Fery is a slut and proved this by habitually sleeping with married men and having two kids out of wedlock with two different men. I don't ever want to see her and that dumb father of hers again.

tennisIlove09
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:41 PM
Scott Peterson Convicted of Murdering Wife

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Peterson, 32, could get the death penalty. The former fertilizer salesman was convicted of one count of first-degree murder for killing his wife, Laci, and one count of second-degree murder in the death of the son she was carrying.



Peterson stared straight ahead as the verdict was read, then looked at each of the jurors as they were polled to confirm their decisions. The jurors looked serious and unsmiling, and none appeared to look back at Peterson. Outside court, cheers broke out among the hundreds of onlookers who gathered to hear word of the verdict.



The verdict came after a five-month trial that was an endless source of fascination to the tabloids, People magazine and the cable networks with its story of an attractive, radiant young couple awaiting the birth of their first child, a cheating husband, and a slaying for which prosecutors had no eyewitnesses, no weapon, not even a cause of death.



The verdict followed a tumultuous seven days of deliberations in which two jurors were removed for unspecified reasons and the judge twice told the panel to start over.



The jury of six men and six women were told to return Nov. 22 to begin hearing testimony on whether Peterson should die by lethal injection or get life in prison without parole.



Laci Peterson (news (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?fr=news-storylinks&p=%22Laci%20Peterson%22&c=&n=20&yn=c&c=news&cs=nw) - web sites (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=web-storylinks&p=Laci%20Peterson)), a 27-year-old substitute teacher, was eight months pregnant when she vanished around Christmas Eve 2002. Four months later, her headless body and the remains of her fetus were discovered along the shoreline about 90 miles from the couple's Modesto home not far from where her husband claims he was fishing alone the day of her disappearance.



Peterson was soon arrested in the San Diego area, more than 400 miles from home, carrying nearly $15,000, his hair and goatee bleached blond.



Police never were able to establish exactly when, how or where Laci died.



At trial, prosecutors presented 174 witnesses and hundreds of pieces of evidence, from wiretapped phone calls to videotaped police interrogations, depicting Peterson as a liar and a philanderer who was sweet-talking his girlfriend, massage therapist Amber Frey, at the same time he was trying to show the world he was pining for his missing wife.



Prosecutor Rick Distaso told the jury that Peterson could not stand the thought of being trapped in a "dull, boring, married life with kids," and either strangled or smothered his wife and dumped her weighted-down body overboard from his fishing boat.



"He wants to live the rich, successful, freewheeling bachelor life. He can't do that when he's paying child support, alimony and everything else," Distaso said. "He didn't want to be tied to this kid the rest of his life. He didn't want to be tied to Laci for the rest of his life. So he killed her."



The jury heard how Peterson had bought a two-day ocean-fishing license days before Laci disappeared, yet claimed his fishing trip was a last-minute substitution for golf because of blustery weather. Prosecutors also offered evidence suggesting he used a bag of cement mix to make concrete anchors to sink his wife's body into the bay.



Peterson never took the stand. His lawyers argued that he was the victim of a frame-up. They suggested that someone else perhaps homeless people, sex offenders or suspicious-looking characters spotted in the neighborhood abducted Laci while she walked the dog, then killed her and dumped the body in the water after learning of Peterson's fishing-trip alibi.



Peterson's lawyers also offered evidence that the fetus may have died days or weeks after Laci's disappearance, when Scott was being watched closely by the police and the media.



And they explained his lies and inconsistent statements about his affair and his activities around the time of Laci's disappearance as the mutterings of a man in the midst of a breakdown over his missing wife.



Defense attorney Mark Geragos acknowledged the jurors probably hated Peterson, and pleaded with them not to convict him simply because the prosecution had made him look like a "jerk and a liar."







Geragos also noted the lingering questions about how Laci died. "Maybe the logical explanation for the fact that we have no evidence of her struggling in that house, dying in that house is because it didn't happen in that house," he said.

In addition, Geragos said police found that someone had used a computer in the Petersons' home on the morning Laci vanished after authorities contend Laci was already dead to search Web sites for a scarf and a sunflower-motif umbrella stand. He suggested the user was Laci.

The story proved irresistible to the cable networks, which almost every night brought in experts to pick apart the two sides' legal strategies and expound on some of the soap opera aspects of the case, which included hours of secretly taped calls in which Peterson spun out elaborate tales to Frey.

Frey herself testified, saying that Peterson told her during their affair that he had "lost his wife." But she said that in all their recorded conversations, he repeatedly professed his love for his wife and never said anything to incriminate himself in her slaying.

In January, the case was moved from Modesto to Redwood City after defense attorneys argued Peterson had been demonized in his hometown to the point that he couldn't get a fair trial.

The verdict came after about eight hours of deliberation by the final 12 jurors.

Helen Lawson
Nov 12th, 2004, 09:42 PM
Amber Fery is a slut and proved this by habitually sleeping with married men and having two kids out of wedlock with two different men. I don't ever want to see her and that dumb father of hers again.
Lizchris! Such venom. I'm proud. You're usually so nice and reserved.

If I never have to see that dope/whore Amber Frey ever again, it'll be too soon!

Now if we could just never see Gloria Allred again, then we're in business.

Mrs. Peel
Nov 12th, 2004, 10:01 PM
GUILTY :clap2:

It's disturbing he didn't even show any emotion. He's heartless, a heartless, selfish killer. I hope he rots in prison!
He's a sociopath for sure....

Geragos wasn't even in the courtroom! :rolleyes:

lizchris
Nov 12th, 2004, 10:54 PM
I don't know what Scott was doing. He could have just divorced Laci if he wanted Amber instead of killing her.

You are so correct, but he is stupid.

lizchris
Nov 12th, 2004, 10:56 PM
Lizchris! Such venom. I'm proud. You're usually so nice and reserved.

If I never have to see that dope/whore Amber Frey ever again, it'll be too soon!

Now if we could just never see Gloria Allred again, then we're in business.
Gloria Allred has a way of injecting herself in cases where she is not needed (this case, the OJ case, the Michael Jackson case). The only time I agree with what she did was when she represented that actress who was fired from the TV show Melrose Place for being pregnant.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 12th, 2004, 11:30 PM
I don't know what Scott was doing. He could have just divorced Laci if he wanted Amber instead of killing her.
There is no sense trying to make sense of people like him ;)