I believe that Scott was guilty and I believe in the death penalty, mostly because of my little girls. I would NEVER want someone to live if they had done that to my little girls. And Red, regardless of accident or not, he was wrong.
My fiancee' and I do not think he will live to see the death penalty or even die of old age. I think he will be somebody's b!tch and I think that he will be killed in prison by the inmates. It happens all the time. I have heard that as bad as most of the people are in prison, very few of them like baby/child killers. I hope that Scott Peterson suffers a horrible death. I am not normally a person to say that, but to kill his wife and a baby who could not even defend him self. It's just sick.
again, I'm not trying to act like an expert. This is what was said on court t.v. by a police detective that was interviewing with Nancy Grace.
He said that for himself and his colleagues who were present for the case, according to all of the facts that were presented, they believe wholeheartedly that this was a premeditated murder. He said that people like us who follow it on tv have missed a lot of what was actually presented. I tend to believe that is true.
He wanted to walk out of that marriage with everything and go live happily ever after with his hotsie totsie Amber. How ironic that she is the one who is mostly responsible for putting him on death row.
Yes I agree. Even if it was an accident, you don't accidently dispose of her body and not say anything or show any remorse. You don't EVER hit your spouse, that is wrong and I hate men/women like that.
gerty i could not answer that for you. i am sure as any mom would, i would hope and pray that my child is innocent. but if there was strong evidence to the contrary i guess i couldn't be in denial about it. but it is one of those questions that you don't know the answer too unless you are living it.
Oh my gosh...I can't believe I missed out on this discussion. I am the only one around here that watched the entire thing on Court TV. I was obsessed with it. New he was soooooooooo guilty. I was skimming through the posts waiting on someone to say that he was NOT guilty so I could jump all over them. Unless I missed it we all agree. However, I totally disagree with the ones that think it was an accident. No waaaaaay. He is an evil, cold man. If it was an accident, he would have broken down by now and begged for mercy. He killed her because she and Conner were getting in his way. Unfortunately there are people out there like that. Very scary.... The question about Peterson's mother being in denial. She has to be. You know how God gives you that "thing" (whatever it is that makes you overlook your children's faults, so you will still love them?) It must have really kicked in big time for Peterson's family. I think they just push it out of their mind and when it does come back, they just can't believe it... no one can believe their own flesh and blood could be capable of that (or most people anyway) Sorry...I had to put my two cents worth in. I was so obssessed with this that someone came up to my son's school to tell me what the verdict was!!!
I think you're right. They have to be in big time denial. It's hard for me to comprehend though because they did lose a dil and a grandson. I told my daughter a few days ago that if my son (God forbid) were to ever be caught up in something like that I don't see how I could forgive him, being his mother or not. I guess you just don't know unless you are in their shoes.
I agree that Sharon Rocha has shown nothing but class and I so feel for her and her family.
Also, I love Nancy Grace. She doesn't take any crap. I think she's great and I think court tv did a great job covering this story. I've been watching it too. My daughter and dh say I was obsessed with it, lol. I just had such a strong opinion about it and I too was afraid he would manage to get off.
As a mother I think I KNOW when my kids are guilty of something. My sister's murderer was a cold mean man. His mother of course knew it but always apologised for him. To this day she blames my sister for making him mad and killing my sister. She stated that he was forced to end his and her lives because she wouldnt go back with him. Now some mothers can be in such denial and actually be as crazy as their son/daughter. I know that in a mothers heart we all want perfect children but we all know what we have. I sure know that my daughter is much sweeter than my son :)
siberian- that is just horrible about your sister. There are evil people. And yes, he was a coward to kill himself. He got off too easy! Also, I was thinking...about the denial thing. Maybe she is not in denial, but what would a mom do if they think their son did it but he was adamant that he didn't do it... You probably wouldn't accuse them in front of the media... I guess all you could do is keep your mouth shut and stand behind them, but any mom who makes an excuse for their son's killing is crazy and we know where the son got it!
I knew he was guilty from the very first news report when they said he claimed to be out fishing on Christmas Eve with an eight month pregnant wife. Their first baby. It just does not happen! He thinks he is so clever but he did the dumbest things to get caught. He acted so cool and callous that it is going to cost him his life. When I saw his interviews, he was almost unblinking and barely shed a tear for his wife and baby. He called Conner "the baby" and not "my baby" or "my son". When he would make a totally unbelievable comment (example: Laci was at peace with my affair), he would pause for a reaction and when he didn't get it, he would add to the story trying to make SOMEBODY believe him. I have watched this over and over looking for some kind of emotion from him and it just was NOT there. My heart goes out to Laci's parents and family. They stood behind Scott at first until they realized for themselves what a lowlife he is. I really hope the judge gives him the death penalty. He never even gave his son a chance to live. He doesn't deserve to live either.
I'm reading this ,and you all say you would do this and that if your child did such an act. .Unless something like this happened to you,you really have no right to talk about the parents of these people. Back off of these poor parents.Right now Scott Petersons mother must be horrified ,and hurting inside by this whole thing.No matter what her son did,he's still her flesh and blood.This is a fact.
lovesmysiberian, what an awful story. I am so sorry for you. I know that you know in your heart that that statement is rediculous, but I know it must hurt to hear it too. I hope you listen to your heart here. That is the kind of thing that perpetuates domestic violence. Again I am so sorry.
Ummm, I did say we would never know unless God forbid, we were in her shoes. I'm sure it must be horrible for the Peterson family, but why can't they at least say they are sorry that this happened to Laci and their own grandson, Conner.
I too noticed that he always referred to Conner as the baby. When I was in court with my ex last because he didn't want to pay his 1/2 of medical expenses (and 2 kids in braces and 1 with ongoing medical problems) is very expensive. The judge asked him "How old are the kids?" His response was My daughter is 17 and my son is 11. This big smirk on his face. He used to call here and ask "can I speak to my son." The judge jumped his butt and told him his problem was he saw the kids as his and not ours and that when something came up that neeeded to be handled between us he wouldn't do it. He also told him that if he kept it up (causing me trouble) he was going to push the kids as far away from him as they could go. Turned out to be very prophetic.
I don't have any idea what I would do if it were one of my children in that situation. I don't even want to think about what I would do. That is a very scary horrible situation that fortunately most of us will never have to go through. I think he was guilty. He sat in the court room and showed no emotion whatsoever. That is what very cold-hearted mean people do. If he had done it on accident when he was sitting in the court room being tried for murder he would have confessed. He would have broken down and told the whole truth. This is a man who was being tried for the murder of the death of his own wife and child and he showed no emotion about it what so ever. Now I don't know how you feel but my husband and children are the people I care about most in this world. If I were being tried for their murder, a murder I didn't committ, I sure wouldn't have been sitting there with a blank stare on my face. They would be dead, I wouldn't be able to sit at all.
I'm not sticking up for Scott,but no one knows what he's feeling. We are not there.When he's alone in his cell we don't see how he's reacting,wether he feels remorse or not.If I was on trail for murder,I don't know how I would react,it's very hard to answer unless it was actually happening.
Its a shame for a country like the US to still (like 200 years ago) have so many people behaving like a lynch mob ignoring the facts destroying the life of an innocent man. Innocent means just one thing: innocent until proven guilty of the the two counts of murder. Most of you do not want to to see the facts. Scott P. is convicted with no evidence that could lead to a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt. And it is irrelevant that he had an affair or that he did not show enough remorse or other emotions. A bigot moral society pushed by certain media leads to the grounds of this verdict. I am from Europe and I really hope there will be some intellectual judges that will view facts and nothing else in the appeal trial. What bothers me most: If some day the Scott Peterson case is acquitted people of your sort would not even apologize but just remain in their huts.