Did Scott Peterson kill his wife???

  1. This is one of the most interesting cases I've watch unfold since the OJ Simpson case from 10 years ago. I wanted to get everyone opinion about it, as I'm sure there are a lot of thoughts in both directions.

    Anyone interested in really staying on top of the case can also watch Court TV who'll be doing a series of live interviews July 12-15 at 11pm with people related to the case, including that mysterious Juror #5.
  2. 222 Comments

  3. by   ?burntout
    I think he did it...just a feeling.... :stone I know if my DH was missing or I even thought something "could" have happened, I would be highly emotional!

    I'm not a violent person but if he is convicted (oh please, please let him be!), we taxpayers do not need to waste money on his prison term...just put him in a room with me for 5 minutes :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
  4. by   smk1
    admittedly i haven't followed the story that closely, but when it first came out i watched quite a bit and felt that he was responsible before he was arrested. He just didn't seem that broken up and seemed to "slick".
  5. by   jemb
    I think it's kind of an interesting trial. Many things make me think he had something to do with the death, even if he didn't do it himself.

    It seemed pretty obvious that he was going to make a run out of the country before he was arrested-- changed his appearance, had a lot of cash and his brother's passport on him. Either guilty or very scared. I guess someone could be scared enough to run even if they weren't guilty, especially if he thought he might look guilty for other reasons.

    Those other reasons being:
    his girlfriend;
    no one seeming to know that he had the boat, which was his alibi;
    telling people that he was playing golf when he was really at the marina;
    his FIL, who loved to fish, not knowing that Scott ever fished;

    All of those things could be explained away individually, but collectively, they don't make him look good at all.

    As I recall, he reported her missing to the police before he called her family. If your wife is eight months pregnant, wouldn't you call a family member or a hospital first to see is she went into labor, got sick, had an accident, or maybe a family member knew where she was? If he really did call the cops first (vs an erroneous news report or my faulty memory), I would never be convinced that he wasn't guilty.

    On the other hand, it does sounds like the detectives may not have followed up on some other information they had. The fact that one of the detectives was a friend of Scott's girlfriend could point to revenge on his part once the girlfriend discovered that Scott had been living a double life.

    I'm curious about Amber's upcoming testimony.

    Regardless of whether he murdered his wife, the man is a scumbag!

    Oh, yeah, your original question was for opinions re guilty or not. I think he was at least involved in her being killed if he didn't do it himself.
  6. by   H ynnoD
    I think his wife found out about the affair.Told him that was it.The marraige is over,I'm taking the house,Kid,everything and he freaked out and killed her.IMHO
  7. by   RuthieRN
    It is hard for me to say whether he did it or not, especially with all of the media/spin coverage on the case. I can say that his actions(cheating on his wife, running towards Mexico with a new "do" and brother's ID, etc...) does seem to pin him as a major sleazebag, I'm just not certain if he is a wife/baby murdering sleazebag. I always dread jury duty, but I think this is a case where I wouldn't mind having the oppoutunity to see all the info presented in court.- Ruthie
    Last edit by RuthieRN on Jul 13, '04
  8. by   Browneyedgirl
    My gut instinct says he didn't kill her.
    As for his changed appearance, with all of the media hullabulloooo, i'd change my appearance too.
    As for being so close to Mexico, he was staying with his parents. Is it his fault where they live?
    He cheated on his wife? Statistics say that nearly 1/2 of americans cheat on their spouses. Who is to say she was not cheating on him as well?

    There is so much we don't know.

    Remember the Susan Smith case? distraught woman (losing a lover) strapped her boys in a car and sent them into a river.......I worked at a newspaper when that story broke....we didn't believe her for a minute. Nothing but gut instinct....

    Same holds true for Scott...he had had an affair before and they dealt with it PRIVATELY without involving her family or his...who knows....
  9. by   suzy253
    yes, i believe he did--or had something to do with it.
  10. by   MandyInMS
    I'm with suzy....if he didn't do it I think he had a part in it..too many suspicious actions/reactions on his part.
  11. by   jae82301
    Well I dont know if this is right, but I heard that Laci had told her friends that the DR had ordered her to rest, so she had not been walking the dog, and we all know that she supposedly disappeared while walking the dog. And he just looks so guilty!
  12. by   Darlene K.
    I feel he had something to do with it.
  13. by   MrsWampthang
    I think he killed her, probably strangled her. That's why they found no gun residue on his hands. He is a very clever, conniving man, and I hope they find enough evidence to send him to his death. He has told too many lies to not think he killed her. To many weak alibis too. Came home from fishing and washed only the clothes he wore?! I think maybe Lacy somehow found out about the affair and they got into a huge fight over it and he killed her. It will be interesting to see how the jury finds him. The problem is is that there is not enough hard evidence to convict him beyond a reasonble doubt I don't think. Anyway, that's just my opinion......GUILTY!!!!!

  14. by   beccaleigh72
    Well.. I hope the jury does not go by if they think he did it. To me there is no hard prove he did it. No blood and no murder weapon. Yes they found her hair in his boat but it would be real easy to get your wifes hair on you and transfer it to the boat. All the evidnece I have seen is not enough.. I mean come on if OJ got off..lol.. this guy will.