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Scott Peterson gets the Death Penalty

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by LoKyBuckeye, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    The reason it is newsworthy is b/c the girl murdered was attractive.

    How often do you see ugly people's cases become a national story. Remember Lori Hacking in Salt Lake City, again, attractive female.
  2. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I saw a feature on San Quentin, where Peterson has been since his conviction. The warden said that if sentenced to death, he would have his own cell and be isolated from other inmates at least 23 hours/day. Life would've put him in with everybody else. Had I been on the jury and this been explained to me, I would've opted for life w/o parole and let him be abused for the next 30+ years rather than sitting in isolation for 12 and then getting the needle, if, in fact, it ever comes. One of the most gratifying things I have seen on tv is the prison footage of Richard Speck on American Justice on A&E. The former spree killer died after spending the last half of his life as the literal bitch of some slum black guys. Poetic justice at its finest.
  4. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I hope they forget to soak the sponge.

  5. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    I don't know if I would call it irrelevant, but it is ridiculous that this one case out of approximately 16,500 murders (heard the number on the radio last night) in the US gets so much attention. F'n lemming who watch these types of stories.
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    I'm not sure who are the bigger losers...Scott Peterson or the carbon blobs that stood outside the courthouse waiting for a verdict. Get a life, people.
  7. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Just to make it official- Enjoy the SQP

    Peterson Judge Sentences Him to Death

    23 minutes ago Top Stories - AP

    By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A judge formally sentenced Scott Peterson (news - web sites) to death Wednesday after family members got into a shouting match and Laci Peterson (news - web sites)'s mother sobbed as she called her son-in-law "an evil murderer."

    Judge Alfred A. Delucchi allowed only Laci's family members to speak at the hearing after indicating he believed the death penalty was warranted.

    Peterson's father yelled from the audience as Laci's brother, Brent Rocha, spoke to the court, saying "Laci and Conner are the true victims here."

    "What a liar!" Lee Peterson said before the judge admonished him and he stormed out of the courtroom. Jackie Peterson, Scott Peterson's mother, also interrupted Rocha but her voice was inaudible.

    Scott Peterson, 32, was invited to make a statement. After several minutes of discussion with his attorneys, he declined.

    Delucchi denied a defense request for a new trial before upholding the jury's recommendation that Peterson be sentenced to death.

    "The court is satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant, Scott Lee Peterson, is guilty of first-degree murder" and second degree, Delucchi said, adding that he found the killings "were cruel, uncaring, heartless and callous."

    Peterson, shackled at the waist and wearing a dark suit, showed no emotion throughout the hearing.

    Peterson will be sent to death row at San Quentin State Prison within 48 hours, said San Mateo County Sheriff's Lt. Lisa Williams. The infamous lockup overlooks the same bay where Laci Peterson's body was discarded.

    Laci's mother, Sharon Rocha, sobbed and trembled from a podium as she lashed out at her former son-in-law. Scott Peterson stared back at her without emotion.

    "You decided to throw Laci and Conner away, dispose of them like they were just a piece of garbage," she said. "You were wrong; dead wrong."

    Dabbing at her eyes with tissues, she called him "an evil murderer."

    "The fact that you no longer wanted Laci did not give you the right to murder her," Sharon Rocha said. "She was my daughter ... I trusted you, and you betrayed me ... You betrayed everybody."

    Peterson was convicted in November of first-degree murder in the killing of Laci and second-degree murder for the slaying of her fetus. A jury recommended the death penalty a month later.

    Rocha spoke to Scott Peterson directly.

    "I would hope that you regret the choices that you made. Maybe you don't," Rocha said. "Did you really hate Laci and Conner that much or did you just dislike yourself?"

    Peterson's attorney, Mark Geragos, tried to get the judge to allow Peterson's parents, Jackie and Lee Peterson, to speak, on the basis that they were related to Conner.

    But the judge said the hearing was an opportunity for Laci's relatives to speak only. He ordered Scott Peterson to pay $10,000 restitution for funeral expenses and an additional $5,000, though the reason for that amount was unexplained.
  8. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Good. The scumbag deserves it.
  9. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    If Laci was black, would anybody care? Doubt it.
  10. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Rodney King would.
  11. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    How about her brother saying in open court that He had bought a gun and thought about shooting Scott Peterson Himself

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