Verdict in the Scott Peterson trial will be announced today at 4PM EST according to Fox News
. Thank God this case is almost over.
While I don't have all the details as was presented to the jury, I believe he will be acquitted. I just don't believe there is enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did it. She could have just as easily been killed by some wacko and dumped in the bay and Scott just has bad luck.
You can't convict someone because they had an affair or are an asshole. That whole Amber Frye thing was bullshit too. He messed around with her for a total of about 3 weeks and then the prosecutor tries to prove that she's the reason he kills his wife. Come on, the guys had multiple affairs, his wife was pregnant and he just wanted to get laid. I don't care what he told her about "love" or whatever on those tapes. Any woman can tell you guys lie like dogs to get in their pants.
So he'll be acquitted, there'll be some sort of outrage, but in the end there is not 100% positive proof that he actually did it. Remember, it's a reasonable doubt and it is reasonable to think that there is a remote chance someone else did it.
I'm just glad it's over. Now I wonder if Fox can fire the gossip queen Rita Cosby -- God I hate her voice -- and Greta Van Susteren for the annoying over coverage she gave this case, practically doing a whole hour a day for the past year.
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Update (1:10PM PST)
Scott Peterson was found guilty. Wow! What a shock to me. I actually had a whole little write up on him not being guilty. You can read it below.
Scott Peterson was found not guilty. It's not a surprise to me. I'm sure others are pissed, but there really was not any definitive evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. Comment below on what you think of the verdict.
I was wrong.
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I have always believed Peterson was guilty, but have never been convinced that he was PROVEN guilty.
I've been on three juries in my life. Eleven people on the first jury, five on the second, and just one on the last didn't even understand (and too many were virtually unable to understand after long explanations) the difference.
I have nightmares of being somehow caught up in circumstances and falsely accused of some crime, and to have a jury populated with such people.
Posted by: Deona on November 12, 2004 05:50 PM