Scott Peterson ~ Criminal Law ~ Murder Trial ~ Forensic ~ Death Penalty + Quiz + Flashcards = 71 Slides
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There is a powerpoint presentation on the Peterson case. It has a 20 point multiple choice quiz with answer key included. There are also a set of flashcards for review, testing and/or class discussion. All but the quiz are highly visual and textual. A Free Poster is also included at the link below. My posters are High Resolution Images.
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The author is a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook author.
EXCERPT 1 SCOTT PETERSON CASE:
Laci Peterson’s husband Scott, 30, had problems being married. His first problem was that he had to have a girlfriend while also having a wife. The second problem was that he didn’t want any children. Nevertheless his wife Laci, 27, was heavily pregnant and he would soon be a father. He told numerous people he didn’t want to be a father and they later testified against him.
During his wife’s pregnancy, Scott Peterson took out a quarter-million dollar life insurance policy on her. Weeks before Laci went missing, Scott also bought four fake diplomas. The history on his computer shows him shopping for a boat in December 2002, the month Laci disappeared. He bought a boat and then studied the currents in San Francisco Bay. He browsed a U.S. Geological Survey chart of water currents and Brooks Island. He claimed he went fishing on Brooks Island the same day that Laci disappeared.
EXCERPT 2 SCOTT PETERSON CASE:
Scott Peterson’s appeal to overturn his conviction got another boost in November of 2015 when newly filed papers by yet another attorney revealed a “stealth juror.” Specifically, juror Richelle Nice lied on her juror survey. She hid from the court the fact that she was assaulted when she was 4 1/2 months pregnant.
Nice was the juror who was nicknamed “Strawberry Shortcake” by observers during the trial. This was due to her flamboyant hair dye.
The pretrial questionnaire for prospective jurors asked whether she had ever been in a lawsuit or trial and whether she, family or friends had been crime victims. She checked “no” boxes to every one of these questions. Yet her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend stalked and threatened her when she was pregnant with his child. The girlfriend spent a week in jail as a result.
This is a very serious point being raised. Convictions have been overturned before on the basis of a juror’s lying to the court.
As bad, Nice has continued to try to reach Peterson in prison, haranguing him about the murders. She has sent him six letters. One of the six letters reads in part, ““Damit (sic) Scott that was your son! Your first born. If you never wanted children you should have married someone with the same wants as you.”