Friday, May 21, 2010

Scott Peterson Trial

  These are previous daily reports of developments in the Scott Peterson double murder trial in Redwood City, California.

Geragos Cross-Exams Amber Frey - Aug. 23, 2004
During the first day of cross-examination of Scott Peterson's former mistress Amber Frey, the defense attorney seemed to be implying that she did not fully cooperate with police and may have made telephone calls to Scott that were not taped.

Scott Aware He Was Being Taped? - Aug. 17, 2004
Those who have listened to the taped telephone calls between Amber Frey and Scott Peterson being played for the murder trial jury, believe that after hours of the wiretapped calls, Scott became aware he was being taped and became evasive. Frey made the tapes at the request of police, after Laci Peterson disappeared.

See AP story Tapes Show Peterson Suspicious of Calls

Amber Gets No Confession from Scott - Aug. 16, 2004
Despite Amber Frey's persistent and creative efforts, the mistress of accused double-murderer Scott Peterson did not get him to confess to killing his pregnant wife in taped phone calls played for jurors at his murder trial, in fact he never even admitted to having an unhappy marriage.

Amber Blasts Scott Peterson for Lying to Her - Aug. 13, 2004
Jurors hear tape recording of Amber Frey angrily lashing out at Scott Peterson, telling him in tape-recorded phone calls that she suspected he was involved with Laci's disappearance. Amber confronted Scott with his earlier statement that he had "lost" his wife -- a statement made before the pregnant Laci disappeared.

See CourtTV report Jurors Hear Tape of Mistress Blasting Scott Peterson for Lying to Her

Amber Testifies About Confronting Scott - Aug. 12, 2004
After tape recording hundreds of calls between herself and Scott Peterson, Amber finally confronted him about his missing pregnant wife Laci and got him to admit that he had been lying to her about his marriage and his whereabouts. "The media has been telling everyone that I had something to do with her disappearance," Peterson said in the Jan. 6 call. "So the past two weeks I've been hunted by the media... I know that I am, you know, I'm destroyed."

See also: January 6, 2003 - Telephone Call Transcript.

We'll Always Have Paris (Kinda) - Aug. 11, 2004

As Amber Frey continued her second day of testimony in the Scott Peterson double murder trial, the jury began to see the character of a man who was sweet-talking his mistress just days after his pregnant wife disappeared, casually lying about his whereabouts, and lying about his commitment to their future.

The taped telephone conversations played for the jury, Scott told Amber, "we could be wonderful together ... for the rest of our lives." On the same day he attended a vigil for his missing wife, Peterson called Frey "sweetie" and lied that he was standing near the Eiffel Tower, hearing fireworks in the middle of a huge New Year's crowd.

Amber Testifies in Peterson Case - Aug. 10, 2004
Amber Frey, Scott Peterson's one-time mistress testified about their first night together, which included slow-dancing, and a hotel-room tryst, but no mention of a pregnant wife.

Frey said the relationship quickly developed from sex to serious. She said she almost immediately trusted Peterson with her young daughter. Frey said Scott discussed a future with them.

See also: Scott Peterson's Ex-Mistress Testifies

New Evidence Prompts Delay - Aug. 6, 2004
Scott Peterson's murder trial was delayed so the defense can investigate recently discovered evidence, the judge announced after a closed-door session with the lawyers. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos said outside court that the evidence is "potentially exculpatory" and was "reluctantly" turned over by the prosecution. No details about the evidence were announced.

Prosecutors Work to Prove Premeditation - Aug. 5, 2004
Prosecutors in Scott Peterson's murder trial worked to show he began planning to kill his pregnant wife weeks before she vanished, searching for information about buying a boat and for fishing information on his computer.

Scott Ordered Porn After Wife Vanished - Aug 4, 2004
Scott Peterson ordered hard-core pornography channels for the Peterson's satellite television account less than three weeks after his pregnant wife disappeared, a company executive testified.

Expert: Scott Peterson Was Going Broke - Aug 3, 2004
Scott Peterson was going broke and getting deeper into debt in the months before his wife was killed. Prosecutors argue that the financial problems may have been a motive for the murders of Laci and her unborn child.

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