Choosing to become A Husband, A Father, and A Killer
1. What is your thesis statement? Scott Peterson has been convicted of the murder of his wife Laci and their unborn son whom was to be named Conner. Laci was 8 months pregnant with her first child. It has been reported that she was thrilled to be having a baby boy. She loved being a wife and was excited and extremely joyful to become a mom. Together, with her husband Scott, Laci could not wait to start this new journey of parenthood. Little did she know that her husband Scott had other plans.
2. Briefly describe the convicted criminal you have chosen to research. Scott Peterson is a man that became a husband, a soon to be father, and a murderer. He grew up in a San Diego suburb and was viewed as a good student, a good friend, and someone who loved playing golf. He …show more content…
They later married and started a successful fast food business together but eventually sold the business and moved closer to Laci’s family. They both became employed and seemed to be an average respected couple. They both seemed happy and content, however that would soon change.
3. What crimes did he commit? Scott Peterson is a convicted murderer. He viciously took the life of his wife that was 8 months pregnant at the time of her death. It has been speculated that Scott murdered his wife on Christmas eve at the home they shared. It is believed that Scott Peterson suffocated his wife Laci, then took her to his boat. He then tied concrete weights to her arms and legs and threw her overboard into the San Francisco bay. Scott was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of his wife. He was also convicted of second degree murder for the death of his unborn son Conner. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection. He is currently on death row and has filed an appeal (research.omicsgroup.org).
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Scott Peterson is serving a sentence at San Quentin State Prison in California which will end in death by lethal injection for the murder of his wife and unborn child, who were reported missing on Christmas eve, 2002. At first Scott was not a suspect because his family members and Laci’s believed he was innocent. It was not until other matters that was brought up that they began to question his involvement in the disappearance of Laci. Scott’s stories started becoming inconsistent.
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Laci and Scott Peterson Christmas Eve will ever be the same again. A beautiful family was expecting their first child and the lives of the mother and child were removed permanently from the holiday festivities. Was it his affair that made him do it or was it the future responsibilities of fatherhood? Scott Peterson is a man of mental issues that was sentenced death for a double homicide of his wife and unborn child.
Scott Peterson was convicted of the murder of Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Conner Peterson. He has been on death row for over a decade as he tries to get his conviction appealed. Peterson and his family maintain his innocence, even participating in a docu-series titled, The Murder of Laci Peterson. This has caused quite a stir among viewers who now say they have doubts about his guilt. Could Scott Peterson been wrongfully imprisoned for so long because of circumstances he had no control over?
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