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Jury debates over Scott Peterson�s fate�

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November 03, 2004, 14:47
Kimberly Young
Jury debates over Scott Peterson�s fate�
So the trial for the �husband from hell� is just about over. With the closing arguments complete, now we all have to wait for the jury to deliberate.

How does everyone feel about this case? Do you think he�ll walk or get what he deserves? Also � I�ve been told that the judge is only going to give a 2-hour notice once the jury has reached its verdict. We do have a cable TV in the lounge area here at work, so I�ve been setting it to Court TV to try and keep up-to-date. I even noticed on their website that you can get the verdict sent to your cell phone, which is pretty crazy (though I�m the only one of my friends without one yet!)

Personally, there�s nothing I�d rather see than a death sentence for this disgusting human, though life in prison wouldn�t be a bad 2nd option either.

November 04, 2004, 08:58
Rebecca Gibson
You know, I hope his attorney knows what he is doing. Seeing that he gets paid more than I do, he must know something. However, this is a highly emotional, sensational case. There must be a restless tension in the jury room, because, like it or not, the guy didn't get up and say "I didn't do it". For better or worse, if I were the lawyer, I'd put him up there. The prosecutor would call him a viscious liar in closing, but the jury would have heard his voice. He's going to be convicted.
November 04, 2004, 09:07
Shannon Edmonds
Personally, there's nothing I'd rather see than a death sentence for this disgusting human, though life in prison wouldn't be a bad 2nd option either.

It's good you feel that way, since California carries out about one death sentence per decade.
November 04, 2004, 09:38
Bill Sowder
I believe Peterson is guilty as well, however, I have no confidence in the California criminal justice system. I say they will hang up or let him go. Frown
November 04, 2004, 09:52
This is one of those cases that can personally involve even the most hardened prosecutor or cop. I myself felt so much sadness for Lacy and her unborn child, apparently a steller person just looking forward to having her baby, apparently oblivious to what was going on with her husband.

Let's hope and pray the jury has the courage and the strength to do the right thing...he needs to be sitting on the row!

It always astounds me, where we try our murder cases in several days or weeks, and in Cali it seems like a simple case takes half a year.
November 05, 2004, 09:17
Rebecca Gibson
Come on, we're at day three. Obviously the whale watching must be spectacular from the juror's windows.
November 05, 2004, 09:47
Martha W. Warner
I too pray for a conviction. Why does it take so long to try cases in California???? Did the DA use jury consultants? Why would the prosecutor leave a Doctor/lawyer on the Jury? I'd be very concerned with him as the foreman.Some of you have followed this case closly so maybe you can make me understand.
November 05, 2004, 10:06
With a "Former Lawyer" on the jury,
anyone want to guess who the foreperson will be??? Roll Eyes
November 05, 2004, 11:41
Tim Cole
There was a jury consultant. I've forgotten her name now but she appeared on Larry King Live last night. Long blonde hair, soft-spoken but adamently pro-defense. Considered the top of the field in this country. Somebody help me with the name. Of course, her take on jury selection in this case was that Garagos blew away the prosecution and got the jury she wanted. Also saw an interesting piece on another news show earlier in the week -- maybe 48 Hours -- where they actually seated a mock jury with, you guessed it, a former lawyer as the foreperson. Result: hung jury.
November 05, 2004, 12:10
Mark Edwards
I am with Bill Sowder. I have no confidence in the California criminal justice system. I think at best it will be a hung jury. At the NDAA conference this summer I visited with the elected DA from Modesto. He thought they would get a conviction, but he also said that the county where this is being tried (on a change of venue)is extremely liberal. Not only do they have a doctor/lawyer on the jury but also a member of the ACLU(or one of those type organizations). When he questioned the trial attorneys about why they left such on the jury he was told that these were the best of the lot. It doesn't sound good for the good guys.