Do you think Scott Peterson got a fair trial?

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Noob

Höslwang, Germany

#1 Jul 7, 2012
This is what happened outside the courthouse when the trial hadn't even started yet and got worse over the course of the trial:

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A fair trial?
ROFL

From Scott Peterson's Appelate Brief:

As the various trial judges noted during the course of this case, none had ever seen media coverage like this case. Indeed, the state itself conceded that the media coverage here was “pervasive and widespread” and recognized that the trial court had found the coverage “surpassed the Manson case ... and the O.J. Simpson case in terms of pre-trial publicity.”(15 CT 4720-4721.) It is fair to say that the combination of print media, radio coverage, television and cable and internet coverage made this perhaps the most widely covered trial in American history. It is equally fair to say that on balance, this media coverage created a “widely held conviction that defendant[] w[as]
guilty and should be tried and sentenced to death as expeditiously as possible.”...
There should be little dispute that the media coverage here constituted “widespread publicity describing facts, statements and circumstances which tend[ed] to
create a belief in [defendant’s] guilt.”...
Much of what would become the prosecution’s case was conveyed in the months, weeks and days leading up to trial, as well as solemn assurances of guilt from prominent public officials....
But even this is not all.... significant amounts of the pre-trial publicity focused on evidence that was plainly inadmissible. For example,... after extensive pre-trial litigation, the trial court ruled a great deal of the state’s proffered dog tracking evidence inadmissible, precisely because it was fundamentally unreliable.... Nevertheless, a March 2, 2004 article explained that “[p]olice used dogs extensively in Modesto to track what they claim was Laci, either
alive or recently deceased, traveling in a vehicle on the highway from Modesto toward the
Bay Area.”... This evidence had specifically been ruled inadmissible.
see: http://scottpetersonappeal.org/SPA1/ScottPete...
RiccardoFire

Sacramento, CA

#2 Jul 7, 2012
Noob wrote:
This is what happened outside the courthouse when the trial hadn't even started yet and got worse over the course of the trial:
Do u have a daughter or sister, I heard Scott is looking for a new gf. Maybe scott and oj can look for the killers on a golf course near you?
Bubba

Elk Grove, CA

#3 Jul 7, 2012
Scott Peterson was quite obviously just as guilty as that other butchering scumbag O.J. Simpson was! This time the jury got it right though! Scumbag Scott didn't have the millions of dollars necessary to hire that shiny suited dream team of liars and con artists that O.J. did to get him off. He could only hire one of those greasy slimeballs! The circumstantial evidence was overwhelming in this case! Only a fool would believe that Scott didn't murder his wife and unborn child just so he could start a new life with his hot new piece of tail girlfriend! He had guilt written all over his face from Day #1.

Just once incident speaks volumes...right after Scott's wife is reported missing from their home down in the valley (Modesto?) Scott takes a trip back up to the Bay Area and stares out at the Bay where her body and unborn baby's body were eventually to be found. Just a coincidence? Yeah right!

Amazing the walking piles of shit some people will defend! Of course even Charles Manson has his defenders and even some brain dead loser women who want to marry his worthless, murdering ass! Barnum was right...there is a sucker born every minute! Rot in Hell Scott Peterson! You got just what you deserve! The sad part is that us taxpayers are keeping you alive!
Noob

Höslwang, Germany

#4 Jul 7, 2012
Bubba wrote:
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Just once incident speaks volumes...right after Scott's wife is reported missing from their home down in the valley (Modesto?) Scott takes a trip back up to the Bay Area and stares out at the Bay where her body and unborn baby's body were eventually to be found. Just a coincidence? Yeah right!...
Not a coincidence at all. The police were searching the bay and Scott watched - hoping for news.
IMO a guilty man would distance himself as far as possible from the place if he suspects police will find something any moment.

Do me a favor: read at least the brief to get your facts straight and maybe the media-brainwash will rinse off.
Bubba

Elk Grove, CA

#5 Jul 7, 2012
Noob wrote:
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Not a coincidence at all. The police were searching the bay and Scott watched - hoping for news.
IMO a guilty man would distance himself as far as possible from the place if he suspects police will find something any moment.
Do me a favor: read at least the brief to get your facts straight and maybe the media-brainwash will rinse off.
Horseshit! Why would Scott think his wife's body would be IN THE BAY instead of a couple hundred miles south, near their home where he reported her missing? He was more likely feeling a combination of guilt and worry that the body, even though weighted down, might make an unscheduled appearance at the place where he just happened to be a couple of days before...the place he KNEW she was!

Keep on licking Scott's ass though! No law at all about being a delusional murderer defending screwball! Don't count on another trial or an acquittal either! Legal experts say that's about as likely fellow maniac Charles Manson being released and becoming a poster boy for the Boy Scouts!
Noob

Höslwang, Germany

#6 Jul 7, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>...Don't count on another trial or an acquittal either! Legal experts say that's about as likely fellow maniac Charles Manson being released and becoming a poster boy for the Boy Scouts!
Reference?
Bubba

Elk Grove, CA

#7 Jul 7, 2012
Noob wrote:
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Reference?
Can't explain Scott's guilt ridden trip to the Bay where his wife's body was mysteriously (right!) found instead of staying close to home where (according to him!) his wife supposedly disappeared from can you? I didn't think so! You no doubt can't explain the DNA evidence linking him to the murder either!

I've seen at least two legal analysts on broadcast TV say that a new trial is extremely unlikely. One was on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" on Thursday July 5 during the 8:00-9:00 AM (PST) hour. The other later in the day on CNN I believe. Both analysts agreed that the appeal could take years IF (and that's a BIG IF!) there was even to be a new trial. Sorry but Scott will probably die of old age in the slammer! The only better place for him and one which he so greatly deserves would be of course six feet under but executions are in hold in California nowadays. By the way even Scott's sister thinks the c***sucker is guilty and has written a book saying just that. Keep on being delusional though! The rest of us just aren't buying it!
RiccardoFire

Sacramento, CA

#8 Jul 7, 2012
Noob wrote:
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Not a coincidence at all. The police were searching the bay and Scott watched - hoping for news.
IMO a guilty man would distance himself as far as possible from the place if he suspects police will find something any moment.
Do me a favor: read at least the brief to get your facts straight and maybe the media-brainwash will rinse off.
I noticed you are posting from Germany. is that right? Why would you care? Who are you? You might be the only person I have ever heard defend scott peterson, in a correct system, they would have tied scotty up with weights and pushed him out of the boat in the deepest part of the ocean. I was going to say Lake Tahoe, but let's keep it blue. Since peterson is full of shit.
Emlenn

Gardnerville, NV

#9 Jul 7, 2012
In our nearly perfect system of justice I can think of only one person more thoroughly guilty than Scotty: Casey Anthony. How'd that one work out for you?
Bubba

Elk Grove, CA

#10 Jul 7, 2012
Another thing to consider: Just like O.J. "the Butcher" Simpson, Scott Peterson was not allowed to (by his attorney) or chose not to testify for himself. There is only one reason for that, the strong possibility and danger of incriminating himself up there on the witness stand! Since Peterson had looked totally guilty in demeanor since Day #1 of the trial (actually since he was named as a suspect!) you can see why this decision was made. Under strong prosecution grilling he would have hung himself with his lies!

I'm fully aware that a defendant is not REQUIRED to testify for himself but if you were INNOCENT and on trial for your life wouldn't you want to testify for yourself? If you were innocent what would you have to hide? In Peterson's case just as O.J.'s case the answer is quite obvious!

Appeals in death penalty cases are automatic! I'd be willing to bet money this one will be rejected! Scott will probably die in prison...and that's a good thing! The only thing better would be a lethal injection! You'd have lots of volunteers to administer that too! Where does the line form?
RiccardoFire

Sacramento, CA

#11 Jul 7, 2012
Next the German guy will be saying Sandusky didn't get a fair trial..LOL.

“Listening ears are on”

Since: Dec 07

Morgan City, LA

#12 Jul 8, 2012
How simplistic. How tragic. How horrifying that the legal system can 'prevent' justice. I was not there that day. Nor the days he spent with the mistress. Or the days he should have dealt with normal marital discontent. Rarely have I seen such character, even among murderers. An untimely heart attack would save us some money. I'm all for saving some money, for us.
Noob

Höslwang, Germany

#13 Jul 8, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>I noticed you are posting from Germany. is that right? Why would you care? Who are you? You might be the only person I have ever heard defend scott peterson, in a correct system, they would have tied scotty up with weights and pushed him out of the boat in the deepest part of the ocean. I was going to say Lake Tahoe, but let's keep it blue. Since peterson is full of shit.
I'm posting from Germany because I moved there. I care because I was appalled by the media witch hunt which ensued in the ENTIRE United States (and beyond - there are actually European/German newspaper clippings about this case, too...). From the onset it was clear Scott would be tried by the media - not his peers. I was surprised to see how my friends and colleagues and neighbors (usually friendly, intelligent people) were whipped up by the media mob and stopped questioning if everything the media repetitively spoon fed them was actually true - and it was not. The reporting was completely biased against Scott, every thing he did was presented in the worst possible light (for example that bay story above), things were exaggerated and/or twisted. The media spun the story for financial gain and did not hesitate to outright lie to make him the monster.(References: see brief link above).
Almost a decade later a lot of people are still willing to throw all justice and democratic principles over board just to see Scott fry - based on their "gut feeling" (instead of the actual trial records) and the way Scott looked/behave in a snap shot - but these shots and thus the gut feeling is heavily manipulated by the media and - like a brainwashed mob - they are not even willing to read the records.
(they are here: http://www.pwc-sii.com/ ).
Pretend for a moment that you are Scott and you are innocent:
how would YOU feel? The info is all out there and people refuse to read it and make up their OWN mind, they just repeat the endless lies the media fed them.
On a much bigger scale it is the same unfair treatment kids feel when the teacher/parents don't even listen to their side of the story but just decide that the kid is guilty of some wrong doing.
Everybody - innocent or not - deserves a fair trial - may it be over a missing cookie from the cookie jar or a murder.
Everybody is innocent until PROVEN guilty (beyond a REASONABLE doubt).
IMO prosecution did not proof anything at all. They did not proof where Laci died, how she died, when and how she was transported to the bay, when, where and how (!) she was dropped into the bay. They only found her torso and they don't even know when and how (!) it exactly arrived at the spot she was found. Same w/ Conner.
The trial records are a real thriller and interesting (mostly easy) read.
Updates are also on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Peterson-...
This case scares me to death: how could this happen in a country were people pride themselves to be free and just, to be democratic and not totalitarian. If it can happen to Scott - it can happen to everybody.
RiccardoFire

Sacramento, CA

#14 Jul 8, 2012
The media has always been the same, that's how the media works. But the media did not put him on trial. A court of Justice did. If someone else did this, then they wanted it to look like Scott did it and set him up. Why wouldn't they just kill Scott? The evidence is overwhelming against Scotty in spite of the garbage link u posted. And who is behind the posting of that link? Scott is consistent in the fact he is a chicken shit. He colored his hair and was at the Mexico border when arrested. Maybe he was looking for the real killer there? The jury has spoken, and they did a good job. A death sentence is a death sentence. We don't care what he or his lawyer have to say. Enough is enough!
Bubba

Elk Grove, CA

#15 Jul 8, 2012
This guy in Germany has got to be Scott Peterson's daddy, his gay lover or just plain freaking NUTS! Anybody who is even vaguely familiar with the Peterson case knows the jury (unlike O.J.'s jury who wouldn't have convicted O.J. if there was high definition security camera footage of the murder!) got this one right That's also the opinion of every legal expert I've ever read on the subject! Yeah I know...Scott's mommy and daddy still think their little boy didn't do it!

Oh well...there are still people out there who think Adolph Hitler was misunderstood, O.J. Simpson is innocent and Charles Manson got a raw deal! Manson still gets several marriage proposals a year and so does Scott Peterson I hear! LOL No law against being a delusional fool I guess! Just don't find yourself stuck in a dark alley with the subject of your affection!

Hey RiccardoFire! It's nice to see us actually be on the same side of an issue for a change! LOL And we're both right this time!
RiccardoFire

Sacramento, CA

#16 Jul 8, 2012
Thanks bubba, im sure we will hit and miss again.
Noob

Höslwang, Germany

#17 Jul 8, 2012
Bubba wrote:
This guy in Germany has got to be Scott Peterson's daddy, his gay lover or just plain freaking NUTS!...
I might be female - ever thought of that
Since you missed that obvious possibility - how can you be sure you didn't miss important possibilities in the Peterson case?
BTW: O.J. and other murder trials are only borderline interesting in regards to Scott Peterson - but mentioning Hitler and swinging the Nazi hammer because I'm posting from Germany just shows me that you lost this discussion badly.
You have no idea about the case, the facts, media influence and the US legal system and (very sad) you flaunt your ignorance and take false pride in it instead of getting informed.
RiccardoFire

Sacramento, CA

#18 Jul 8, 2012
I think Bubba mentioned several marriage proposals a year. He seemed to right on. I don't think it mattered where you live in regards to the Hitler comment by bubba, his name comes up around the world. Why don't you come over here and find the real killer? That might change it all. The real killer must be really clever to set up Scott like he or she did. Planting all that evidence and all those phone calls from his phone, all the fake whores and affairs, and faking scott into driving to the border and talking him into changing his hair color....LOL..
Bubba

Elk Grove, CA

#19 Jul 8, 2012
Noob wrote:
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I might be female - ever thought of that
Since you missed that obvious possibility - how can you be sure you didn't miss important possibilities in the Peterson case?
BTW: O.J. and other murder trials are only borderline interesting in regards to Scott Peterson - but mentioning Hitler and swinging the Nazi hammer because I'm posting from Germany just shows me that you lost this discussion badly.
You have no idea about the case, the facts, media influence and the US legal system and (very sad) you flaunt your ignorance and take false pride in it instead of getting informed.
It in fact did occur to me that you might be a woman but since the great majority of women believe that Scott Peterson is a cold blooded wife killer and adulterer I thought it more likely that you would be male. Are you one of those screwball loser women who send Scotty boy marriage proposals? You're quite obviously in love with the worthless, murdering bastard!

Mentioning Hitler had nothing to do with you living in Germany and since you said you only moved there that's not relevant anyway. I mentioned Hitler and Manson because those maniacs unbelievably still have their defenders just as Scott Peterson unbelievably does!

It was impossible here in America not to be VERY familiar with the case and to draw the reasonable and accurate conclusion that Scott Peterson was and is guilty as Hell of murder! The media got it right in their coverage, the jury got it right in their verdict and the overwhelming majority of the public got it right in their assessment of Scott Peterson before and after the trial...he's a cold blooded murderer who deserves to rot in Hell!

You're the one who flaunts your ignorance and you've done just that from your first post here. You haven't got a freaking clue! Like I said before there is no law against being a delusional fool though. Keep on writing those love letters to Scotty! Just don't count on a conjugal visit anytime soon!
izzy1109

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jul 9, 2012
Noob wrote:
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Not a coincidence at all. The police were searching the bay and Scott watched - hoping for news.
IMO a guilty man would distance himself as far as possible from the place if he suspects police will find something any moment.
Do me a favor: read at least the brief to get your facts straight and maybe the media-brainwash will rinse off.

The thing that you are totally blinded to is the type of person Scott Peterson is. He is errogant and menally ill.....a combination that was capable of killing his wife and baby and believing that he was smart enough to get away with it. Use your brain unless your as dumb and sick as him!!

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