Scotty boy!

<p>I predict not guilty. Note the time is 3:46, t -15 minutes to verdict. I'll find out soon whether I'm right or not. By the way, I'm quite sure he is guilty, but he won't be convicted.</p>

<p>wow, ok, guilty it is.</p>

<p>Guilty of murder in the first degree of Laci Peterson, and guilty of murder in the second degree of Connor Peterson.</p>

<p>Thank God.</p>

<p>Thought he was gonna be not guilty as well, but I guess not. Personally, I would find it VERY hard to convict someone on circumstantial evidence. Unlike many jurors (the average American) I can't be swayed too easily through non-concrete evidence, especially in a murder trial. Plus my dad has had his troubles before, but they've been worsened by prosecutors and judges lying (he caught them doing it to him) so I already have a negative bias towards those people. But since I didn't see all the evidence without mainstream media spin, I can't really say if I would think differently if I was on the jury.</p>

<p>This case, however, looks a lot like the plot in Albert Camus' "The Stranger". Mostly, Meursault, the protagonist, is convicted of murder because he shows lack of emotion throughout his whole life rather than having concrete evidence. That novel mirrors this situation.</p>

<p>Phew...thank god not another OJ</p>

<p>If he hadn't been convicted, I would have lost ALL regard for the American justice system.</p>

<p>Yeah, but where's the concrete evidence? So he wasn't emotional? You can't convict a person solely on that. His fishing habits were odd I'll admit, but the defense had some good witnesses as well. I don't know. My family has had negative experiences with judges and prosecutors lying, so I really have no respect for any of them. A lot of times they just want to nab the quickest guy they can, put him or her on trial, and get him or her guilty quickly so as to add another notch to their convict belt - rather than have true regard for real justice. Don't think it's true - just ask tons of minorities who are targetted just because they look like the person who really did the crime and since they have little money they can't afford top notch laywers.</p>

<p>That is why I am in full opposition to the death penalty. Through DNA testing we have PROVEN that people were wrongly convicted and on death row. Imagine how many truly innocent people have been murdered on death row. Even if it's only 1 out of 1000 (which is still WAY too high) - even 1 out of 10,000, it's worth saving that one truly innocent person.</p>

<p>Me too, I probably would've voted not guily based on the fact that there was lots of circumstancial evidence and even more doubt. But then again, I wasn't at the trial and am basing my opinion on the media.</p>

<p>crypto86--wow, someone else who had Mersault and The Stranger leap to mind instantly when thinking about this case. Cool.</p>

<p>isnt anybody else here sick and tired about hearing about a murder in California!? its tragic, i grant, but there are tragic murders everday all over the country, i dont understand why this one has gone national. i find it disgusting that he is plastered all over the media (esp since hes a guilty sick **** who actually did it) and that we have to hear about it ALL the time. personally, i was just waiting for it to be over so that we can stop obsessing over something that happened so far away.</p>

<p>Like it was a "coincidence" that he was at the exact same lake that his wife and unborn son were dumped in. Please! If he were smart he would have at least made something better up.</p>

<p>Sad sad sad.</p>

<p>Just based on the fact that he was found travelling with $15,000 and bleached hair gives it away. Hopefully he'll get life in prison. Death is too easy.</p>

<p>Nobody acts like that after their PREGNANT WIFE has gone missing, unless you know something. Nobody.</p>

<p>I agree it was circumstantial evidence, but man oh man, was he ever guilty.</p>