Scott Peterson Case Study

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On April 18, 2003, Scott Peterson was arrested and charged for the murder of his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, Conner. Scott Peterson reported his wife missing on December 24, 2002. During which time Luci was seven-and half-months pregnant. Therefore, immediately after the report was made the detectives that were the lead investigator on the case, begin their investigation by collecting information from Scott Peterson concerning the where about of his wife. Peterson made a statement that he went out on his boat fishing doing the time of his wife disappearance which was 90 miles away from their Modesto home. A search was immediately launched by the detective for Luci. Leaving detectives very suspicions of his behavior.…show more content…
He was represented by his private attorney Mark Geragos that had a very high profile as a criminal defense attorney. As the trail begin, the media followed closely. Peterson defense lawyer based their case on the deprivation of direct evidence and could play down the significance of circumstantial evidence. They indicated that the fetal remains were of a full-term infant and supposed that someone kidnapped Laci, and hold her down until she gave birth then dumped both bodies in the bay. Therefore, the prosecution’s medical experts argue that the baby was not a full term infant and died at the same time as his mother. Peterson Attorney Geragos paint a picture that a Satanic cult kidnapped Laci, he argues that Peterson was a cad for cheating on his wife but was not a murderer. On November 12, 2003, jury convicted Peterson of first-degree murder for killing his wife Laci and second-degree murder for killing the fetus she carried base special…show more content…
A Strand that believe to be Laci was found in a pair of pliers in Peterson’s boat.Therefore, the following evidence that was presented on the behalf of the prosecution evidence during trial was Peterson change his appearance by coloring his hair, the purchaser of a vehicle using his mother’s name to avoid been notice by the media and the adding of pornographic television channel services. Prosecution affirm that Peterson knew his wife wouldn’t be returning home. Peterson suggests on the selling of his home that he shared with Laci and sold her
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