I get a brownie button for putting this back on topic, twice. Scott's lawyer, Mark Geragos, is a customer of mine at the restuarant. He is a very nice man. I was in negotiation w/him at one time for him to buy one of my Labrador Retrievers. I talked w/ him and his family quite a bit about it. Mark wanted a Lab, but his wife wanted another breed. I don't place pups where agreement is not 100%. We talked until they came to a mutual agreement on another breed. I believe they got a German Shorthaired Pointer. I think Scott was lucky to get Mark, and that no lawyer could have done more for him. Another reason he must be so guilty, Mark failed to get him aquitted.
***Edited By: Kittys Mom on 12/14/2004 2:35:52 AM*** Reason: *
Kittysmom, how interesting. I also think Scott was guilty and not a bit remorseful. He tried to flee before his arrest. He had recently taken an insurance policy on her, he sold the car, etc. And he has cold eyes. If my spouse and child was murdered or missing, I would go into deep sadness and depression. I would become obsessed with finding them or so depressed after finding the bodies, I wouldn't be able to get up from the bed for months. They'd have to commit me to a mental hospital. He was cold and calculated. Life in prison wont change him, he doesn't feel guilty and I don't believe he ever will. I also believe that if he had gotten away with it and never had this kind of publiciity, he would have done it again.
My DH and I where talking about this,it's what he really believes.In no way am I sticking up for the man,he's scum of the earth,but he thinks,I guess I agree with him ,that Laci died accidently.Then Scott covered it up.No one will ever know.Scott will never say what happened.Scott and Lacis parents are victims in all this ,I feel for those people.I could never decide a persons fate as to wether they live or die.Suppose my dh is right and what happened was not planned ,well then life in prison with out parole would suffice.I would lock myself in a room and throw away the key if I had to make that decision about a persons life.
Well if you stop and think about it, The death penalty works out better for Scott.......He'll get his very own cell, away from the general population (who would undoubtedly KILL his sorry *ss in a heartbeat), and lets face it...with 600 and some people in the Cali prison system all waiting in line to be put to death ahead of him, He'll probably *never* see the inside of the execution room, and he knows it.
***Edited By: Smooshie on 12/14/2004 8:07:51 AM*** Reason: sp
You know I hadn't thought of that, with the long wait on death row in California he probably wouldn't have lasted near as long in the general population. Interesting point. I agree that if he hadn't been caught he would have just forgotten all about it, until next time someone got in the way of his fantasy world.
Also to bring this around to pet topic a little, did y'all know that they had blood hounds trace Laci's scent right to the dock where he left. I don't remember if they allowed that little bit of info into the court room or not, but I am a court tv addict.
I admire those jurors to the utmost. I can't imagine what they have been through the past 6 months. That is something they will never forget and I'm sure has changed their lives forever. If it was MY child and grand child that someone had killed, they wouldn't have to wait for the justice system. I would kill them myself.
Maybe this is just selfish on my part, but I keep thinking of all of my tax dollars going to support all the people on death row. The free education they get, free gyms, free health care, etc. My husband and I have to work our butts off to live the way we want to, but kill someone and get a college degree!
Catlover, I agree whole heartly. My hubby and I were discussing that last nite too. I say take him out to the town square and fry him tomorrow. Enough of all this bull**** of appealing and appealing etc.
I think the thing with Scott Peterson is that he has shown no remorse and has seemed amused most of the time by his trial. He has acted like he doesn't take it seriously. My sister was in a bad situation and the guy is in jail right now and I have, at times, actually hoped that someone kills him in prison, because he changed my sister and put my family thru hell. While Scott is still alive, he is getting to live and breathe and grow and still have moments of laughter and happiness (though probably not too many). If I was in Laci's family's shoes, I would want him gone forever, so he couldn't enjoy any of these things anymore, just like Laci and Connor will never enjoy any of these things, and they never even did anything so heinously wrong like he did. IMO, he is getting what he deserves.
***Edited By: schnauzerluv on 12/14/2004 9:11:45 AM*** Reason: .
No kidding, Catlover. Once, talking to the local law about some resident gangsters, they commented it was time to send some of them back to camp. I was puzzled for a while, until I realised they were calling jail, camp.
oh, lovemysiberian, i am so sorry. reading all this must be somewhat like rehashing. but god, what do i know, i have absolutely no idea how you feel. it just really struck me when i read your post, because for me, this is all happening on TV. of course i am moved by the laci and connor's story, but it happened outside my frame of reference. and then i read what you had to say, and it struck me hard that this happens to people. i'm sorry, that sounds so lame, so inarticulate. i am just so sorry for your loss.
I completely agree that someone in jail does not deserve any privledges. I think they should be able to read maybe play cards because they have to do something. But this crap about getting their education that didn't care about on the outside, and they tons of medical attention they get is outrageous. Of course if they are really sick and need some medicine is one thing, but there are inmates getting full dental care, and other medical care that goes far beyond what many regular people can afford. And those in there for life need this why? It makes me sick! I say send them back to the days of the chain gang.
I had tears in my eyes when the jurors were bombarded by the press with questions. I am sure they agreed to be there, but I think they should have been given a couple days to relax. Sheesh, they all looked like at one point or another like they were going to cry...but that's the "press" for you...push people and push for answers...."gotta be the first" with the news. I would loved to have seen Scott's face throughout the trial and while being read the verdict too but I am so glad this wasn't another OJ disaster because of the press...well, now I am off topic on my own thread...lol...anyway, I feel for those jurors...their lives will never be the same. And their families. (I suppose that goes for all jurors ever put in this situation, but at least they were not pushed to be on national t.v. hours after putting someone to death....)
I don't know a lot about the jail system, but here is what was said yesterday on court tv.
Inmates on death row spend approximately 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. The amount of time it takes to execute a prisoner in California is more than twice the national average.
For those of you who don't support the death penalty, I respect you completely because I understand that things like that can go completely against a person's fundamental beliefs. The whole situation is tragic. Personally, I feel like he got what he deserved and I really hope that Laci's mother can have some closure and possibly be able to start sleeping peacefully at some point. She has been the epitome of class throughout this entire process. It's possible that he will be executed rather than die of old age because he is a very young man.