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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 19, 2004
SAN JOSE, Calif. - It took Anne LeClair a split second to realize that there was opportunity in the murder trial of Scott Peterson, who is accused of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son. As soon as her county was identified as one of a handful of possible trial locations, LeClair, a tourism official, was collecting business cards and putting together promotional materials. "I FedExed the package the next day to the presiding judge," said LeClair, president and chief executive of the San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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By Laura Vozzella laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | November 25, 2009
W BAL's Dave Collins spotted something sparkly on Sheila Dixon 's ring finger, and soon, someone else's fingers were flying. "Dave asked dixon outside courthouse if she was wearing an engagement ring," the station's on-site Tweeter wrote. "Also from dave: dixon told jayne [ Miller ] that he asks 'stupid' questions." Soon, Dixon spokesman Scott Peterson was fielding calls. Was the divorced mayor of Baltimore settling down with her boyfriend (the current one with the comfy job in Housing, not the ex who bagged millions in tax breaks )
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By Louis Sahagun and Mark Arax and Louis Sahagun and Mark Arax,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 13, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - In a case that became a real-life soap opera for millions of Americans, Scott Peterson was found guilty yesterday of first-degree murder with special circumstances in the death of his wife, Laci, who was eight months pregnant with their first child when she vanished on Christmas Eve 2002 from her home in Modesto. Peterson was also found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his unborn son. The first-degree murder verdict makes him eligible to receive the death penalty, which will be determined in a separate phase of the trial.
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November 18, 2009
The police union and City Hall are preparing for arbitration after attempts to reach an agreement to trim $5.1 million from the police budget failed. "Despite our best efforts, we have not been able to reach a consensus," said Scott Peterson, a spokesman for Mayor Sheila Dixon. The Fraternal Order of Police submitted a final offer this week, which city officials say does not meet the targeted cuts. But union President Robert Cherry disagreed, saying, "We've given them a number of offers that would not only meet the $5.1 million goal but exceed it."
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By Louis Sahagun and Louis Sahagun,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 9, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - The mother of convicted double murderer Scott Peterson tearfully implored a jury yesterday to spare his life, saying he could still do positive things in prison and that execution "would be such a waste, irreversible." Jackie Peterson, who suffers from respiratory problems, looked frail and spoke for 45 minutes in a soft but steady voice that cracked at times. She paused occasionally to wipe tears from her eyes, and testified without breathing from the oxygen tank she normally uses.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 12, 2003
MODESTO, Calif. - Nazi Low Riders named Dirty and Skeeter, and an old satanic cult called the Order of Lion. These are among the latest surreal elements in the Laci Peterson murder case. Who could have guessed that the death of this pregnant homemaker who watched Martha Stewart Living each morning and had a wine-of-the-month club membership would be intertwined with such images? But no theory, it seems, is too far-fetched for a case that feeds tabloid headlines and talk show debates. Two especially macabre scenarios have bubbled to the surface as the Oct. 20 preliminary hearing approaches.
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By John Johnson Jr. and John Johnson Jr.,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 2, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Seventeen months after his pregnant wife went missing, during which time he was transformed from small-town fertilizer salesman to celebrity murder suspect, Scott Peterson finally faced a trial jury yesterday. Given the long media buildup to Peterson's trial on charges of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, it was difficult for the prosecution's opening statement to be anything but anticlimactic. Much of the most sensational evidence was already out: the affair he was having with another woman; the haste with which he sold his missing wife's Range Rover; and the varying stories he told about his whereabouts on Christmas Eve in 2002, when she disappeared.
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November 18, 2009
The police union and City Hall are preparing for arbitration after attempts to reach an agreement to trim $5.1 million from the police budget failed. "Despite our best efforts, we have not been able to reach a consensus," said Scott Peterson, a spokesman for Mayor Sheila Dixon. The Fraternal Order of Police submitted a final offer this week, which city officials say does not meet the targeted cuts. But union President Robert Cherry disagreed, saying, "We've given them a number of offers that would not only meet the $5.1 million goal but exceed it."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 19, 2003
MODESTO, Calif. - Scott Peterson, the husband of a woman eight months pregnant who vanished on Christmas Eve, was arrested yesterday in connection with her death and that of their baby, the Modesto police said. Peterson, who had remained largely out of sight in recent weeks while disavowing any connection to the disappearance of his wife, Laci, 27, was taken into custody at his parents' home in Solana Beach, just north of San Diego. Developments in the case have moved rapidly since the discovery Sunday in the eastern San Francisco Bay of a dead fetus, almost full term, and about a mile away on the next day, the finding of the skeletal remains of a woman.
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By Louis Sahagun and Louis Sahagun,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 3, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Scott Peterson, who had sat impassively throughout most of his trial, wept as five defense witnesses portrayed him yesterday as a kind and thoughtful man, appealing to any sympathy the jury might have for the convicted murderer's family. Testifying in the penalty phase of Peterson's murder trial, his brothers and sisters and longtime friends spoke warmly about Peterson's "positive impact" on those around him. They described his ongoing correspondence from behind bars with their children, and their fears for the well-being of his mother and father.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,Sun reporter | March 27, 2008
Baltimore County jurors needed less than an hour yesterday to convict a married Parkville man of killing a pregnant woman and the pair's unborn baby on a shopping center parking lot in June - the first time Maryland's fetal homicide law has been used to charge someone in the death of an unborn child. David L. Miller, 25, hung his head as guilty verdicts were read yesterday afternoon. Across the courtroom, friends and family members of Elizabeth Walters wiped away tears and quietly hugged one another.
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By Louis Sahagun and Ann M. Simmons and Louis Sahagun and Ann M. Simmons,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 14, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A divided jury came together here yesterday to decide that Scott Peterson should die for murdering his wife and unborn son, voting for death shortly after reviewing photos of the decomposing bodies of his victims - Laci Peterson, missing her arms and head, Conner Peterson barely recognizable as a fetus. When the jury had stopped deliberating Friday, jury foreman Steve Cardosi recalled yesterday, six were in favor of death, two for life in prison without possibility of parole.
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By Louis Sahagun and Louis Sahagun,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 9, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - The mother of convicted double murderer Scott Peterson tearfully implored a jury yesterday to spare his life, saying he could still do positive things in prison and that execution "would be such a waste, irreversible." Jackie Peterson, who suffers from respiratory problems, looked frail and spoke for 45 minutes in a soft but steady voice that cracked at times. She paused occasionally to wipe tears from her eyes, and testified without breathing from the oxygen tank she normally uses.
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By Louis Sahagun and Louis Sahagun,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 3, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Scott Peterson, who had sat impassively throughout most of his trial, wept as five defense witnesses portrayed him yesterday as a kind and thoughtful man, appealing to any sympathy the jury might have for the convicted murderer's family. Testifying in the penalty phase of Peterson's murder trial, his brothers and sisters and longtime friends spoke warmly about Peterson's "positive impact" on those around him. They described his ongoing correspondence from behind bars with their children, and their fears for the well-being of his mother and father.
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By Louis Sahagun and Mark Arax and Louis Sahagun and Mark Arax,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 13, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - In a case that became a real-life soap opera for millions of Americans, Scott Peterson was found guilty yesterday of first-degree murder with special circumstances in the death of his wife, Laci, who was eight months pregnant with their first child when she vanished on Christmas Eve 2002 from her home in Modesto. Peterson was also found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his unborn son. The first-degree murder verdict makes him eligible to receive the death penalty, which will be determined in a separate phase of the trial.
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By John Johnson Jr. and John Johnson Jr.,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 2, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Seventeen months after his pregnant wife went missing, during which time he was transformed from small-town fertilizer salesman to celebrity murder suspect, Scott Peterson finally faced a trial jury yesterday. Given the long media buildup to Peterson's trial on charges of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, it was difficult for the prosecution's opening statement to be anything but anticlimactic. Much of the most sensational evidence was already out: the affair he was having with another woman; the haste with which he sold his missing wife's Range Rover; and the varying stories he told about his whereabouts on Christmas Eve in 2002, when she disappeared.
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By Louis Sahagun and Ann M. Simmons and Louis Sahagun and Ann M. Simmons,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 14, 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A divided jury came together here yesterday to decide that Scott Peterson should die for murdering his wife and unborn son, voting for death shortly after reviewing photos of the decomposing bodies of his victims - Laci Peterson, missing her arms and head, Conner Peterson barely recognizable as a fetus. When the jury had stopped deliberating Friday, jury foreman Steve Cardosi recalled yesterday, six were in favor of death, two for life in prison without possibility of parole.
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By Christine Hanley and Dan Morain and Christine Hanley and Dan Morain,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 22, 2003
MODESTO, Calif. - Scott Peterson pleaded innocent yesterday to charges that he killed his pregnant wife Laci and unborn son, a crime prosecutors now say they believe took place in the couple's Modesto, Calif., home in the days just before Christmas. "I am not guilty," a cleanly shaven Peterson said after Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Nancy Ashley read the charges against him, which could lead to the death penalty. In documents filed yesterday with the complaint, police allege that Peterson killed his wife, who was eight months' pregnant, at their home Dec. 23 or 24. Prosecutors did not reveal what led them to that conclusion or whether they have determined a motive for the killing.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 19, 2004
SAN JOSE, Calif. - It took Anne LeClair a split second to realize that there was opportunity in the murder trial of Scott Peterson, who is accused of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son. As soon as her county was identified as one of a handful of possible trial locations, LeClair, a tourism official, was collecting business cards and putting together promotional materials. "I FedExed the package the next day to the presiding judge," said LeClair, president and chief executive of the San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 12, 2003
MODESTO, Calif. - Nazi Low Riders named Dirty and Skeeter, and an old satanic cult called the Order of Lion. These are among the latest surreal elements in the Laci Peterson murder case. Who could have guessed that the death of this pregnant homemaker who watched Martha Stewart Living each morning and had a wine-of-the-month club membership would be intertwined with such images? But no theory, it seems, is too far-fetched for a case that feeds tabloid headlines and talk show debates. Two especially macabre scenarios have bubbled to the surface as the Oct. 20 preliminary hearing approaches.
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