Modesto, CA--Scott Peterson stands alone as a convicted and condemned killer where no evidence of murder ever existed. Peterson’s pregnant wife Laci died for sure, but it’s still unknown what caused the woman's death.
I believe Scott Peterson was convicted because of the efforts by those Court TV harpies, led by that lynch’em, lightening rod, Nancy Grace.
It was a trial by hate that convicted a cheat, liar and womanizer of murder sans a simple cause of death. The jury had to assume that Laci Peterson was murdered, and then leap to convicting Scott Peterson of capital murder.
Laci Peterson’s parents have filed a wrongful death civil case against Scott Peterson. That’s far more complicated than it sounds. If Peterson chooses to testify in the civil case he must be removed from Death Row of the San Quentin State Prison to a Modesto, CA jail cell for the civil proceedings.
This is where the fun begins. Scott Peterson has nothing to lose and everything to gain by standing trial in a civil court. This is the kind of thing defense lawyers live for. This lawsuit is more than a gift, it’s a way to reopen the entire case, re-examine witnesses and re-test the physical evidence all over again.
The court is going to hear a plethora of inconsistent testimony by government witnesses. With fresh subpoena power, defense lawyers and investigators can find what they missed or mistakenly felt would not be helpful the first time around.
The civil jury will hear about shoddy police work, evidence tampering and the unbridled greed of Laci Peterson’s divorced parents.
Peterson’s former girlfriend, massage parlor worker, Amber Frey will have her butt right back in the hot seat for a brand new round of examination and cross-examination.
Frey has a lukewarm IQ at best, how is she going to remember the crap her writer attributed to her in her literary offering, “Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson”? How did profit from book and film deals influence Frey’s testimony during the criminal trial?
Frey has serious credibility issues. In 2005 it was revealed that Frey snookered a man, Anthony Flores into paying child support for her daughter that was fathered by another man. Flores paid Frey for four years before the scam was revealed by DNA testing.
The Scott Peterson case is old news and the media attention is far less likely to influence a jury.
It’s difficult to imagine but what if the civil jury can’t find enough real evidence with a much lower standard of proof than reasonable doubt needed find Peterson liable?
Stay tuned, this is destined to make history!
The civil trial is set to begin July 8.