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EXTENSIVE two-part write up. The murder of Laci Peterson- is there really reasonable doubt? The end of the prosecution case and defense's case. Part 2 of 2. Please read part 1 first for the prosecution case and background.
2020.08.21 23:06 Quirky-MotorEXTENSIVE two-part write up. The murder of Laci Peterson- is there really reasonable doubt? The end of the prosecution case and defense's case. Part 2 of 2. Please read part 1 first for the prosecution case and background.
Other info used by the prosecution What Laci was wearing when she went missing is somewhat of a mystery. Laci was found in tan maternity capris and a maternity bra. Her sister Amy, the last person who saw Laci conclusively, said she was wearing tan maternity capris, a floral blouse, and dress shoes when she saw Laci on the evening of the 23rd. Those clothes were found in the home during the search warrant. The blouse was in the hamper and the pants were in the hanging in the closet. Laci was found in very similar pants to the ones she was wearing on the 23rd, she may have had two pairs of the same pants. She was not found in a white shirt or black pants like Scott and neighbors claimed she as wearing. This was the outfit on Laci’s missing poster. Scott refused to get Laci’s dental records for Modesto PD for weeks. He made excuses such as he didn’t know the address or couldn’t remember which dentist she went to. When police got the records, it showed that Scott and Laci went to the same dentist. Scott never inventoried Laci’s things. When he discovered she was missing he never looked to see if she took her purse, cell phone, or coat with her on her walk. At the home an open bottle of ranch dressing was on the counter on the night of the 24th. When asked Scott said he didn’t like ranch dressing and that it was for Laci’s pizza, which they ate the night before. The Rochas wanted to retrieve some of Laci’s things such as mementos and Laci’s diary from the Peterson home, but Scott would not comply. Scott replied by getting a security system and Lee said the Rochas could not have these things because they were “Scott’s property.” Scott called the security company for his house and made sure the company knew “no Rochas” was his policy. Sharon later broke into the house to get these things- no charges were filed against the Rochas. Scott tried to sell he and Laci’s home only three weeks after Laci went missing. He asked realtors to keep the story out of the press and wanted the house sold as is, completely furnished, with everything in it. Despite this he still would not give the Rochas Laci’s things such as her wedding dress, diary, or décor from the home. There has been much debate over whether or not Scott wanted to have a baby or not and his behavior shows both a doting father and a bachelor playboy, depending on who you ask. At one-point Scott was talking to Anne Marie Rocha, Brent’s wife when he told her that he “was hoping for infertility” in the middle of Laci’s struggle to get pregnant. She thought it was a weird joke. On a home video of a holiday, Scott has to hold a baby for a few minutes and says “well this isn’t very fun” Laci says, “this is the only time you’ll see him do that (hold a baby)” and laughs. Scott told Amber Frey that he was so adamant about not having a child he wanted to get a vasectomy. Adversely, others have mentioned that Scott did want a baby. He painted Conner’s nursery and when Laci was trying to conceive, he got a Viagra prescription to make sure they would be able to have sex when she was ovulating. In January 2003, Sharon Rocha called Scott to inform him that in a Jan. search of the bay searchers did not find Laci, only an anchor. Scott seems to whistle in relief. The conversation was so unsettling it was played for the jury. Throughout the investigation Scott never participated in any public events for his wife. He refused to talk at vigils, on the news, or even get his photograph taken by local reporter Ted Rowlands. This was surprising to Rowlands as most missing people get very little press and when they do loved ones typically jump at the opportunity to spread the word about their missing relatives. Eventually, Scott contacted Gloria Gomez and gave a total of four interviews. In these interviews Scott said things like "I loved Laci" past tense and other statements which made him look bad to the public. In January det. Grogan asked Scott again if he had had any affairs. Scott said no and Grogan produced a picture of Scott and Amber. Scott peered at the photo for a while and then responded, “Is that supposed to be me?” In early January, when Laci had been missing for three weeks, Scott called dish network and added the Playboy channel to his subscription. Four days later he canceled the channel and instead added the TENXtsy channel, a hardcore porn channel instead which cost I believe an extra $12.99 monthly. This was for the TV in the living room. He canceled the channel on February 18th 2003, the day a search warrant was to be executed in his home. He told the dish network he was cancelling because he was moving abroad. One documentary claims that the police bought the subscription to frame Scott. Like many other tidbits in this story alone it doesn’t mean much but it shows how Scott was behaving as if his wife was not coming home. Before his arrest Scott was staying with his half-sister Anne Bird in San Diego. While there Scott’s came on to Anne’s babysitter and made her mixed drinks, he called flirtinis. Jackie Peterson also said to the babysitter “I hope Scott can meet a nice girl like you.” The behavior of both Scott and Jackie was so outrageous and inappropriate the babysitter never came back. Scott had two debit cards. One was linked to a PayPal account that Laci did not know about. He used this account to buy things for his various girlfriends. Scott bought Ayiana, Amber’s daughter a pop-up book for Christmas. This book was purchased for Conner by Scott’s sister and given to Laci at Conner’s baby shower. There were some rumors in this case that Laci had previously also had an affair with a man who worked at her gym. These rumors were unable to be verified by either the prosecution or the defense and no evidence to support this theory was ever found. When patrol officers first entered the house, they noticed the defense attorney ad was open in the phone book on the kitchen counter. Later tests showed that the phone book naturally opened to several different ads because of how the pages were designed. This ad was one of those pages. On Dec. 25th Lee Peterson made sure that Scott had an attorney, and was no longer speaking to anyone within the police department. This made some think that Lee was suspicious of his son from the beginning. Others have said that Lee was simply being proactive. By February police told Laci’s family that they had cleared all of Laci’s family members… with the exclusion of Scott. Chris Pixley and Richard Cole are two journalists who are always interviewed in documentaries about the case. Both men stayed with the Petersons and were planning on helping the Petersons write a book about the case after Scott was exonerated. Both men attended the trial on family passes.> Laci’s family supported Scott for the first few weeks of the investigation. After the testimony of over 100 prosecution witnesses, the Defense’s presented this case Laci was alive and well on the morning of the 24th when Scott left for work and she met with foul play outside her home that morning. There were a variety of theories pushed forward.
One was that Laci was accosted when she confronted the men robbing the Medina house across the street at approximately 11:40 am on Christmas eve. This is corroborated by a witness, Diane Jackson, who saw a van in the area at that time.
Another was she was attacked in the park by either a sex offender or because of her nice jewelry.
The third was that Laci was abducted by a family in a brown van who used her for some type of Satanic ritual.
Mark Geragos, Scott’s million-dollar celebrity attorney said in his opening statement that he would produce witnesses who saw Laci walking that morning, witnesses who saw Scott’s empty boat, and a witness who saw a pregnant woman being pushed into a van (a man named Tom Harshman), but none of these witnesses were produced at trial. Timeline and theories Early on in the case the defense scored major points by showing the jury that it was likely Laci was alive on Christmas eve, which was contrary to the prosecution who tried to show that Laci died on the evening of the 23rd. The defense showed this by demonstrating that Scott watched Martha Stewart that morning, and because Scott described Laci wearing clothes witnesses saw her in that day, white shirt and black pants. They also pointed to the fact that the dog was found with a leash on and that Laci’s curling iron was out on the counter. The computer evidence such as the online shopping on the computer that morning added to this theory. Geragos also told the jury that the prosecution could not answer how Laci was murdered, when she murdered, or where she was murdered with any detail at all. All of these things made the prosecution look like bumbling idiots and the jury was impressed. Geragos also showed that Modesto PD had not interviewed all area sex offenders in an effort to show reasonable doubt. Brocchini explained that he did not interview all sex offenders because some were so elderly, but the damage was done. In another prosecution guffaw, it was revealed that not all witnesses who saw Laci that morning were formally interviewed by the police. Modesto PD claimed that it was impossible to interview every person, but that mistake was another piece in the puzzle that showed that perhaps, the police had tunnel vision in this case. Geragos also tried to display that the men who robbed the Medina house were good suspects. The Medinas who lived on Covena Ave. left their home at 10:32 am on Christmas eve and did not return until the afternoon of the 26th when they discovered they had been robbed. Assuming that the robbery happened on the 24th and not the 25th or 26th like the robbers later claimed, it is believed the burglary happened at about 11:40 am, after the Medinas left for the Christmas holiday. This time is corroborated by a neighbor named Diane Jackson who saw three “dark skinned but not African American” men behind a van in front of the Medinas’ home at this time. Police put out a reward for information and got a break within days. Steven Todd and Donald Pearce were arrested for the robbery on January 2nd 2003 after trying to sell some valuables from the Medina’s home. When apprehended the first words out of Steven Todd’s mouth was “I didn’t have anything to do with the pregnant girl.” The defense has always reasoned that the police should have pursued this exclamation, but they didn’t. Both men pleaded guilty to the robbery but claimed it happened Christmas day or early on the 26th, not on the 24th. Modesto PD asserted that they cleared these men as they believed the robbery happened later, after Laci was already missing. The defense and Scott’s family believe the burglary took place on the 24th and the criminals lied about the date to distance themselves from Laci’s disappearance. This theory was somewhat strengthened by the statement of Russell Graybill, the Petersons’ mailman. Graybill testified that when he delivered a package to the Peterson’s home between 10:35 and 10:50 am. McKenzie did not bark at him. Graybill testified at trial that McKenzie normally barked at him but he didn’t bark on Christmas eve. This was shown to “prove” that Laci was walking him at that time. Scott supporters have touted two other pieces of evidence to prove this theory. The first piece of the evidence in this story involved the fact that in January a woman who knew the burglars pawned a Croton watch similar to the one Laci had and was presumably wearing. The problem with the watch “evidence” lies in the pawn ticket. The pawned watch is not listed as having diamonds embedded into it like Laci’s did, casting doubt onto this idea that the watch was Laci’s. The second piece of evidence is much more compelling. From scottpetersonappeal.org, “Yet another concerning tip came from a Lt. Aponte who worked in a California prison. He called Modesto Police to report a monitored phone conversation that one of their inmates had with his brother, who lived in Modesto. The brother told the inmate that Laci had confronted the burglars who were robbing the house directly across the street from where she lived. That house was, in fact, robbed the day Laci went missing. This conversation was recorded by the prison. Not only has the Modesto Police Department never handed over any follow up on the tip from Lt. Aponte, the tape has been lost.” This is a thought-provoking piece of evidence, but I am not sure it proves anything conclusively. The problems with the “Laci confronted the burglars” theory are numerous. The timeline would go something like this. Laci leashes up McKenzie who gets out and wanders in the street until found by Karen Servas at 10:18 am. Servas puts McKenzie away and then later Laci walks McKenzie through the park where she is seen by witnesses. Laci returns home, puts McKenzie away (but keeps the leash on) and takes off her shoes. She either changes clothes or later the robbers re-dress her. Then shoeless, Laci at 8 months pregnant waddles across the street and confronts either 2 or 3 male burglars without even her dog for protection. (PS the men are breaking into the home in the middle of the day). The men kill her, rob the house, change Laci into a new outfit, only a maternity bra and tan capris, and dump her in the ocean ninety miles away EXACTLY where Scott Peterson was fishing. It is also important to note that the defense did not call any witnesses who could bolster this theory except Graybill. Another possible theory floated by Scott supporters and the defense was the idea that Laci was kidnapped while in the park. One witness, Diana Campos, who worked at a hospital that abuts the park (only three blocks from the Peterson house) remembers seeing a pregnant woman walking a Golden Retriever in the park at 10:30 am on Christmas eve. The woman was struggling to control the dog, who was barking incessantly. A man in a beanie apparently yelled at the woman “Shut that f*cking dog up!” The problem with this theory is that both the Modesto PD and Scott’s attorneys interviewed this woman and chose to NOT call her to testify at trial. I believe if the lead was credible, the woman would have testified for the defense. Another issue is the timeline and the details of the sighting. For this sighting to work we have to ignore Karen Servas’ testimony. If this woman in the park was Laci, she must have gotten McKenzie from the yard after McKenzie escaped then walked to the park where she encountered someone who wanted to harm her. This person then would have had to return Laci’s shoes to the house, re dressed her, put McKenzie in the backyard and then dump her body in the ocean ninety miles away EXACTLY where Scott Peterson was fishing. A third possibility was mostly pushed by Matt Dalton, an attorney who worked on Scott’s case but was fired before trial. Geragos kicked Dalton off the case because Dalton was obsessed with the idea that a satanic cult kidnapped Laci and another woman, Evelyn Hernandez. I think Geragos did not want this to be mentioned at trial and focused on other angles, but this still needs to be discussed. As mentioned above a woman was raped in Modesto in the week before Laci’s disappearance. The victim called a crisis line and reported that she had been raped by a group of people in a brown van and that the assault was part of a Satanic ritual. The abductors then told the woman that they were going to commit a Christmas murder that she would “read about in the papers.” The police found the people and van in question and processed the brown van for evidence, surprisingly no evidence of any crime was found in the van. When the police were done with the vehicle, Geragos bought the van, but he never found anything or used the van at trial- leading spectators to believe that the van held no evidentiary value. Other proof for this theory is mostly found in Dalton’s book about the case. Matt Dalton first dreamed up this theory when went to a bar in Modesto one night where he interviewed some young locals about the goings on in Modesto. After seeing some people in skull t-shirts playing Dungeons and Dragons, Dalton asked about cult activity. The people told him that Modesto had Satanists, including a weird family who lived in a brown van. Dalton then learned that Dec. 24th is a holy day in the Satanic calendar and thus he extrapolated that Satanists did sacrifices on this day. He also discovered that May 1st, the day Evelyn was last seen was also a Satanic holiday. He soon became obsessed with this idea that Laci was abducted for a ritualistic purpose. Once Laci’s body was found Matt Dalton walked along the beach where he found some weird paintings on rocks and determined this was where rituals were taking place. (The paintings ended up being a strange art installation by a group called The Bulb.) He also found a police report that someone had reported finding a bucket of organs on the beach, but this has never been independently verified. Dalton surmised that these were Laci’s organs as she was found mostly skeletonized and had very few organs left. Dalton is famous for connecting Laci’s case to the case of Evelyn Hernandez. This piece of evidence is talked about online extensively and is used to show that pregnant women were going missing and being found headless in San Francisco bay. While it is a strange coincidence, what documentaries and Pro Scott pundits never tell you is that Evelyn’s case has a prime suspect and it is not a serial killer or a Satanist family, it is Evelyn’s boyfriend, Herman Aguilera. This man is presumed to have killed Evelyn when she was only one week from giving birth, on May 1st 2002. As friends and family later discovered Evelyn was Herman’s “other woman.” Evelyn did not know her boyfriend was married. According to Aguilera’s family Herman did not want to deal with a pregnant mistress or want another child. Evelyn was last seen at a gas station frequented by Herman. Tragically, Evelyn’s son Alexis age 5, and her full-term baby boy, Fernando disappeared with her and have never been found. The problem with this satanic angle is that it is far-fetched and does not explain most of the evidence. If Laci was abducted, where? Was she walking down the street in the mid-morning when some Satan worshippers happened to drive by and abduct her, put the dog in the yard, put her shoes in the house, changed her clothes and then dumped her body in ocean just where Scott Peterson was fishing? And what about Evelyn? Were these same people driving by as she and her son went to a gas station near Aguilera’s home in the middle of the afternoon? As I said this theory doesn’t hold water, but it important to explore. Rush to judgement Another thing focused on heavily by the defense was the idea that the Modesto PD “rushed to judgement” and wanted to nail Scott from the beginning. The defense asserted that this began with officer Evers saying that home was “suspicious” at 6 pm to his superior. Geragos and team asserted that this was improper and created tunnel vision in the department. The Modesto police has always held that they simply followed the evidence and focused on the most likely suspect, Scott. After all it was not just Evers who thought the scene was suspicious. It was Evers, Spurlock, other patrol officers, Brocchini, Laci’s friends, Amy Rocha, Sergeant Duerfeldt, neighbor Karen Servas and others. If the Modesto PD wanted to frame someone, as sad as it is, they could have framed the Medina burglars and no one would have batted an eye. But they didn’t. Other evidence used by the defense Laci sightings Approximately 12 people called the MPD to report seeing a woman who matched Laci’s description walking a dog on the morning of the 24th within one mile of the Peterson home. The prosecution called four women to the stand who were dog walkers who lived in the vicinity of the Peterson home at the time of the disappearance to account for some of these sightings. Most people saw Laci or someone who resembled her in black leggings and a white top, the same outfit she was in on her missing posters. However, when she was found she was wearing tan maternity capri pants and a maternity bra only. According to the Petersons, nine of these witnesses were never interviewed by a detective. What they don’t tell you is that a patrol officer and the DA’s investigators did some of the interviews. Nevertheless, not all people who called in with witness sightings were interviewed which helped the defense. Let’s look at these witnesses who we know about. The people interviewed in the documentary The Murder of Laci Peterson were apparent “witnesses” who were never interviewed by the police and were not called at trial. Why? Because when Geragos interviewed them he found them to be unreliable, confused, or just wrong. Homer Maldonado claimed to have seen Laci walking the dog three times…during times she was proven to be elsewhere. Maldonado also refused to be interview by police. Because of this he was not called. Vivian Mitchell was another witness who claimed she saw Laci walking the dog on Dec. 24th. She then specified she knew exactly the time because she saw Laci during the football game on TV, but there were no football games on TV on the 24th. Vivian was also 80 years old and her husband was 84. Her husband Bill told police he did not remember ever seeing Laci. Mike Chiavetta remembered seeing a woman walking a Golden Retriever in La Loma park on the most likely 24th but said that it was a bright sunny day and the park was filled with people. It was misty and overcast on the 24th although the 23rd was bright and sunny. Scott supporters will have you believe that Laci was abducted right after the Chiavetta sighting even though Chiavetta claims the park was filled with people that day. Also, Chiavetta never reported he saw Laci, he saw a woman in a white shirt walking a Golden Retriever. When asked if she was pregnant, he said “I don’t know.” Tom Harshman is the man who saw a pregnant woman pushed into a van on the 24th of December, however police documentation says this was not reported until the 28th. In between 2 and 4 pm, he saw a woman in a red shirt and black pants urinating against a fence. There was a man standing over her and she looked scared. Then he saw a hand reach out of a van and pull the woman into the van. The tip was not investigated by the Modesto police department because they circumstance, location, and clothing did not fit. Either way Geragos interviewed many of the witness and didn’t call any of them. He said specifically he would call Harshman, but he didn’t. Conner’s live birth and condition of the bodies One thing that is brought up often by the defense is information brought forth by their expert that Conner was alive for one week following Laci’s disappearance. The defense believed Conner was born alive and died at a different date, or that Laci and Conner were alive after Laci was abducted. They also like to talk about twine, or tape that was wrapped around Conner’s body. Laci’s body also had trace amounts of caffeine present even though Laci gave up caffeine during her pregnancy. Laci and Conner were found in the same area but separately on different days. Laci was badly decomposed; barnacles were on her bones and most of her organs except parts of her uterus were gone. There was a large hole in her womb from decomposition. Conner was somewhat decomposed but he was fully intact. The medical examiner thought this was because he was protected inside of Laci until her uterus decomposed expelling him into the bay. The medical examiner could find no cause of death for Laci and ruled that Conner died due to his mother’s death at approximately 33 weeks gestation. Conner seemed to be inside of Laci until shortly before he was found. The medical examiner explained to the jury that Conner most likely floated out of his mother’s abdomen due to gasses building up in her body. Additionally, his umbilical cord was torn, not cut or clamped and he had no injuries of any kind. He was not even bruised. Further, Laci’s cervix was closed indicating she had not given birth recently. The ME also explained that there was 28 cm worth of tape around Conner’s torso, head, and shoulders. It is not a nice neat bow but rather a tangled length of tape or twine. To me it actually looks like the remains of a plastic shopping bag. The defense has always argued that this twine was wrapped around his body on purpose by someone, although they cannot explain the function of the twine. Picture here- http://pwc-sii.com/Research/connetwine.htm. (PS this is from a website called Scott is Innocent just fair warning). They also cannot explain how Conner died as he was not even bruised. On cross examination the ME admitted that it was “possible” Conner was born alive. He also admitted it was possible he had lived longer than his mother. He could not conclusively rule out those things even though they were improbable. The defense saw this as a win and brought in their own expert to testify. Dr. March, the defense expert is not a medical examiner or a forensic pathologist; he is fertility doctor who helps couples get pregnant. Using the same methods as the ME, which involves using ultrasound pictures and measuring the baby’s femur, Dr. March determined that Conner was 33 weeks gestation, BUT he also decided that when Laci went missing, she was only 32 weeks pregnant meaning she had survived a whole week after her disappearance. How did Dr. March know this? Dr. March pushed Laci’s conception date forward six days because “women always talk about these things.” Dr. March heard that Laci attended a baby shower for a friend on June 8th and did not tell her friends that she was pregnant. Because of this he surmised that Laci must have learned about her pregnancy on June 9th meaning her conception date was the last week of May. This was the evidence used to prove Conner was alive until the end of December. Not surprisingly March was destroyed on cross examination. He admitted he did not know about decomposition or autopsies and was not an expert in those fields. He also admitted he really had no way to know when Laci got pregnant and he was just guessing from her behavior when she got pregnant. At one point he even said during cross “Cut me some slack!” when they were grilling him. By the end of his examination he was saying “I’m sorry” and “I really don’t know” To most questions. He was not a good witness and his blunders were some of the biggest in the trial. Concrete The defense always held that the missing concrete in Scott’s warehouse was used to repair the driveway and not used to make anchors for Laci’s body. The prosecution brought a petrographer to the stand who testified that the cement was not the same in the driveway as it was in the anchors- they had different chemical compositions. The defense also brought an expert to the stand who testified that the concrete samples weren’t the same…but they were very similar to one another. Gebler the defense expert testified that the driveway sample could have been different because it picked up debris already on the driveway. Boat evidence The final evidence that is brought up by the defense was an experiment conducted by Geragos’ investigators. They bought a boat similar to Scott’s and filmed someone trying to throw a 100 lbs. object off the boat. The experiment was meant to show that the boat was too small and throwing a person off the side would capsize a boat. At trial an expert fisherman testified that in order to throw a body off a boat that size you had to do it from the back of the boat, not the side. Nevertheless, Geragos wanted his video to be admitted at trial, but it was not. The critical thing to note here is that this video was never meant to be admitted into evidence, it was a media stunt. Geragos sent this video to the media and then placed a similar boat two blocks from the court house and invited people to see how small it was. According to a book written by the jury after the trial, Geragos did this stunt to try to distract, confuse, or accidentally bias the jury in hopes of getting a mistrial. It did not work and the trial went on. The boat also backfired on Geragos as it became a shrine to Laci and baby Conner. Here’s the defense’s video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x03H94jjDGQ. Amber was the aggressor One thing that Scott’s apologists will often bring up is the fact that Scott wasn't really in love with Frey and that Amber was the “aggressor” in that relationship. Some people, like Matt Dalton have said things like “Scott wouldn’t leave Laci for Amber. Laci was way more attractive!” (yes, he really made that claim). They try to show that Amber aggressively pursued Scott even when he was trying to distance himself from her. They believe that Scott’s lies to Amber such as “I will be in Maine for Christmas” were his attempts to ditch her. They also make a fuss because on Dec. 26th Amber called Scott several times on the same day which proves that she was obsessed with him. Whether or not this is the case it doesn't really matter because Scott is a grown man who could have broken it off with Amber or even ghosted her at any point but he didn't. He chose to call Amber after Laci was missing, he continued to speak to Amber, and he continued seeing Amber in person. Further, he kept lying to her hoping she would not find out about his missing pregnant wife. Whether Amber was Scott’s soul mate, a one-night stand, or a girl he took out to lunch a few times an affair is an affair. Scott did not have to be completely and utterly in love was Amber in order for that to be a motive for him to kill his wife. In my completely amateur opinion, Scott wasn't in love with Amber at all. Scott was in love with being a player who could do whatever he wanted and wife and child was getting in the way of that lifestyle. Scott’s history of non-violence One interesting thing that the defense uncovered was Scott’s history of non-violence. Going through school records the defense was able to show that Scott had absolutely no history of violence. Not even a school yard fist fight. Most spouse killers have a history of domestic violence, but Scott did not. In fact, most people remember Scott as being passive in his marriage, not angry or violent. Scott would not plead down In “Presumed Guilty” Dalton explains that he questioned Scott extensively and asked him if something happened, such as an accident or a domestic violence situation that lead to Laci’s death. Dalton thought that if this was the case Scott could plead to a lesser charge. Scott was adamant this was not the case and insisted he had nothing to do with Laci’s demise. Scott insisted on pleading not guilty. Brocchini’s bad testimony One thing that aided the defense in the trial was the testimony of Al Brocchini. Brocchini made several mistakes on the stand and the defense showed that four specific parts of Brocchini’s testimony were lies. Brocchini lied about one witness who he said he contacted. He also lied (or was confused) about the times certain tips came in to the tip line. Finally, he chose not to include one witnesses (Ms. O’Donnell) statement in his reports. This damaged Brocchini’s testimony and was a win for the defense. When asked about this the jury said that this was not a good look for the state, but it wasn’t Brocchini’s testimony that convinced them that Scott was guilty, it was detective Grogan’s. And of course, Scott’s own behavior and movements that day. Five women who were pregnant went missing Another piece of evidence spread around by Scott apologists is the fact that five pregnant women, seven if you include Evelyn and Laci, went missing in the time around Laci’s disappearance. Additionally, it was touted that these women all went missing from Northern California and area where 15 million people reside. Five women would be an interesting coincidence if they went missing from Modesto, or even the same county, but this is not the case. Pregnant woman heckled In one documentary on the case a pregnant woman in Modesto claimed that on Christmas eve, 2002 when she was heavily pregnant, she was opening her shop at about 11:00 am when she was “heckled” by two men. The incident made her uncomfortable enough that she got a male co-worker who told the men to get lost. While this is an interesting piece of information it doesn’t prove anything. Not enough time to commit the murders Some of Scott’s supporters will tell you that Scott had no time to commit these murders because his whereabouts were known for all of the day on Christmas eve. First, this assumes Laci was killed during Scott’s timeline which obviously wasn’t going account for this. Second, it does not explore the possibility that Scott killed his wife before 8:30am on the 24th when Scott said he got up for the day. Incompetent legal counsel There are also some people who are concerned that Mark Geragos was incompetent as Scott’s attorney. Mark Geragos has represented Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Jussie Smolet, Robert Clinton, Chris Brown and many other prominent clients. In general, he argues down and makes sure his clients never land in jail but rather get counseling, probation, and community service. Geragos may be cocky, but he is far from incompetent. Tried in the court of public opinion You cannot talk about this case without mentioning that Scott Peterson was tried in the court of public opinion. There is no denying this and an unbiased jury was hard to compile. But if history has shown us anything it is that good attorneys can keep hated clients (OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony) out of jail. Scott’s representation was the best of the best and he was still convicted. The jury and the rush to judgment angle The jury actually thought about this in deliberations pretty extensively. This idea of rush to judgement was woven through the opening statement as well as Geragos’ performance in the early weeks of the trial. In those first few weeks most jurors agreed that acquittal was on the horizon. Not only did the Modesto police seem to have tunnel vision, they made some extensive mistakes, and Geragos presented information in a much more interesting and compelling way. He made big promises to show Scott as “stone cold innocent” and vowed to bring witnesses who would break the case wide open. But after months of testimony and no compelling witnesses the jury had to convict because it wasn’t about who was more entertaining to watch. It was about the fact that 1) Scott was fishing in the vicinity of Laci’s body. 2) Scott washed himself and his clothes before even calling his missing wife. 3) Scott was the last person to see Laci alive. 4) And that Scott had a means, motive, and opportunity like no one else did. Although the jury were rubbed the wrong way by Scott’s demeanor, Scott was not convicted because the jury simply thought he seemed like he was lying or had bad character. Random Info Who’s is supporting Scott? Scott’s supporters are mainly women most notably his sister Susan Caudillo, and his sister in law Janey Peterson. They run several websites and blogs about the case and call themselves the SPA (Scott Peterson Appeal) team. Their websites are linked below. They have explanations for everything Scott did in this case and spew their beliefs all over the internet. The SPA team has pushed forward other suspects besides the ones discussed at trial. Laci’s family are some of their favorite suspects. Ron Grantski, Brent Rocha, Dennis Rocha, Amber Frey, and Amy Rocha have all been mentioned as possible suspects. For example, the SPA team throws suspicion on Dennis Rocha as Dennis had “deep-seated hatred” towards Scott. How do they know this? During his victim impact statement at the end of the trial Dennis said to Scott “You always thought you were better than us.” Apparently, this shows that Dennis had the motive to kill Laci or something. I don’t know their explanations are bizarre. Why is Scott getting an appeal and maybe a new trial? Scott is getting an appeal and maybe a new trial for two reasons. First, Scott gets a series of appeals because he was sentenced to death. It is routine for death row inmates to get a variety of appeals before their execution. The reason that Scott is possibly getting a new trial is because of issues with the jury in the first trial. As discussed above the case was incredibly hard to get a jury for and the appeals attorney is asking for a new trial due to juror misconduct, unreliable sniffer dog evidence, and issues with dismissed jurors. Scott is NOT getting a new trial due to new evidence, poor legal representation, or corruption within the police department or DAs office. Misconceptions There are two major misconceptions I have seen mentioned online and I wanted to correct them here before the end of this piece. The first misconception that was spread by the media was that the Petersons’ house smelled like bleach when patrol officers first arrived. This was not true; patrol officers never reported this. The second misconception is that Diane Jackson saw the Medina home being robbed on the 24th. This is not true. Diane saw three men by a van who she thought were landscapers. She only reported this information when she learned of Laci’s disappearance later that day. Diane Jackson never saw the men robbing the house or carrying a safe to the van. Sources: These books are a good place to start: Deadly game by Catherine Crier Presumed guilty by Matt Dalton We the Jury by the members of the jury Blood Brother by Anne Bird For Laci by Sharon Rocha The Murder of Laci Peterson by Pete Dove Because most books are anti-Scott, I also read all information on these pro Scott websites in order to be thorough. https://www.scottpetersonappeal.org/ https://pwc-sii.com/ An interesting Psychology today article- https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/blind-injustice/201801/is-scott-peterson-innocent-part-one If you want some laughs check out the Scott is Innocent Facebook page. There are a lot of people who think that Laci was abducted for a ritual purpose and that it has something to do with something called Pizza gate and Hollywood elites who cruise around northern CA abducting Hispanic looking women and cutting out their babies. (No, I am not kidding.) If you want some thought provoking information about the Peterson family read this reddit post- https://www.reddit.com/ScottPetersonCase/comments/9eu7zi/peterson_family_lies/ Conclusion After researching, reading, and exploring this case I think it is safe to say that Scott Peterson is guilty of his wife’s murder and that the doubt in this is case is not reasonable doubt at all. With that being said I do not think the media allowed for Scott to get an unbiased jury and I do think the hate spewed towards Scott’s family by the public was cruel and inappropriate, like the one bystander outside the court house who yelled at Jackie “I hope they fry your son!” However, I think if Scott gets a new trial, which he deserves, the outcome will likely be the same. What do you think, is there really doubt in the Laci Peterson case?
2020.08.21 22:59 Quirky-MotorEXTENSIVE two-part write up on the murder of Laci Peterson… is there really reasonable doubt? The prosecution case Part 1 of 2.
Hello everyone, today I decided to share a long form write-up that I have been working on for some time. I hope you enjoy. Other detailed and lengthy write ups about a variety of crimes can be found on my reddit profile - https://www.reddit.com/useQuirky-Motor So...I read almost every book regarding the murder of Laci Peterson and the trial of her husband Scott Peterson. This is what I found. During lock down I watched some documentaries about the story which I previously knew nothing about, and then decided to dive deep into the case. At first, I felt bad for Scott Peterson. It really seemed like the guy was hounded by the media and did not get a fair trial, even if he was guilty as sin. But instead of jumping to conclusions about his involvement, I decided to do some research and then read every book I could on the case. I read books from different perspectives. Books that touted Scott’s innocence as well as those which condemned him, I wanted a complete a picture as possible. Here is what I found. Overview of the case- Scott Peterson was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife Laci and his unborn son, Conner in 2004. In 2020 it was announced that Peterson may get a new trial which prompted this piece. The most intriguing part about this case is that there was no “smoking gun.” Nearly all the evidence was purely circumstantial, which in a court of law is just as valid as physical evidence. According to the Prosecution: Scott Peterson killed his pregnant wife Laci Rocha Peterson on either the evening of the 23rd of Dec. 2002 or the morning of the 24th of Dec. via a non bloody method such as smothering,or strangling. Then took her to the Berkeley Marina ninety miles away from their home and dumped her body from his new fishing boat that was unregistered, bought with cash, and unknown to his family and friends. Five months after Laci went missing, her torso and the remains of her son washed up on the shores of the San Francisco bay only 1-2 miles from where Scott was fishing that fateful day. She had no hands, head, arms, or feet. The prosecution believes that Laci’s body was weighed down with concrete anchors which caused only her torso to surface. According to the defense: Scott Peterson last saw his wife on the morning of the 24th before he left for his warehouse where he did some work and then took his new boat, which they claim some people did know about, to the Berkeley Marina to go fishing for approximately one hour before driving back home to find his wife missing. His wife’s body was found near the spot he went fishing either through pure happenstance or because the real killers wanted to frame Scott. Background Scott Peterson was born to Lee and Jackie Peterson in San Diego, California in 1972. He was the youngest of seven children, four of whom he grew up with and was dotted upon because he was the baby of the family. By the time Scott was born his family was well off, although they hadn’t always been so. Scott attended private high school and played golf, even attending Arizona State University to play the sport on a scholarship. After a while Scott returned to California to attend community college and then eventually Cal Poly to study Agricultural Business. While in college he worked as a waiter and met a fellow student, Laci Rocha in 1994. By 1996 the couple moved in together. Laci graduated in 1997 with an ornamental horticulture degree and the couple married. Scott later returned to school and graduated in 1998. During this time Scott had a slew of affairs, one of which Laci apparently knew about. The couple did various jobs including owning a sports bar before moving back to Laci’s home town of Modesto. In 2000 with the intention of starting a family, the Petersons bought a home in a nice neighborhood. Laci went to work was a substitute teacher and Scott began work selling fertilizer for a European company called (ironically) TradeCorp. USA. After 18 or 24 months of infertility the couple conceived their first child, a boy in May 2002 who was due on Feb. 10th 2003. Laci would disappear on December 24th, only six weeks before Conner’s due date. Laci Rocha was born in Escalon, CA in 1975 to Dennis and Sharon Rocha who were dairy farmers. She has a brother, Brent who is four years her senior. At age two Laci’s parents split and she lived primarily with her mother. Soon afterwards, Sharon met her longtime boyfriend Ron Grantski who became like a step father to Laci. Her father Dennis remarried as well resulting in Laci’s younger sister, Amy Rocha. Laci was described as a talkative and vivacious person who wanted to be a mother and housewife more than anything. She loved entertaining and gardening and she always wore a smile. By the time she disappeared she had been with her husband Scott for eight years and was excited to have a baby. According to court reports at the time of Laci’s disappearance, money was tight. Both Scott and Laci spent money freely and they had little expendable income and less than $2000 in savings. This was not a fact that was well known to friends and family, however. Individuals of the case: Sharon Rocha- Laci’s mother Dennis Rocha- Laci’s father Ron Grantski- Sharon’s long-term boyfriend and Laci’s step dad Brent Rocha- Laci’s brother Amy Rocha- Laci’s ½ sister Lee and Jackie Peterson- Scott’s parents Spurlock, Evers, Gonzalez, Brocchini, Grogan, Buehler– Modesto PD officers and detectives Mark Geragos- Scott’s attorney Matt Dalton- lawyer on Scott’s legal team- fired by Geragos Evidence used by the prosecution (and defense) Below is a collection of the evidence the prosecution (and defense) gathered during the investigation. Police were first called to the scene of 523 Covena Avenue at 5:15 pm after a report that a woman, Laci Peterson, who was 8 months pregnant had gone missing. While some officers went to search the park near the Peterson home, other officers were dispatched to the home to do a walk-through of the house and speak to the husband of the missing woman, a 30-year-old man named Scott Peterson. Scott told officers that he left the home in the morning and that his wife, Laci who was watching Martha Stewart at that time, was planning on walking the dog a Golden Retriever named McKenzie, doing some grocery shopping, and baking gingerbread that day before they were due at her parents’ home for Christmas eve dinner. He said that Laci was wearing black pants, a white top, and her diamond earrings, diamond necklace, and a gold and diamond watch. Scott said he worked for a while and then went fishing at Berkeley Marina, between Oakland and El Cerrito, California, before coming home at 4:45 pm and finding his wife gone. He did some cleaning and other things before calling his mother in law Sharon at 5:17 pm. He explained that Laci wasn’t home. She told him to check with neighbors and call Laci’s friends. By 5:32 pm Scott called back and said that she wasn’t there. Sharon decided to go to the park where Laci usually walked the dog. At 5:45 pm Ron Grantski called 911 to report Laci missing. Officers went to search the park where Laci walked the dog, other officers went to the Peterson home to walk through the scene and talk to Scott. Information gathered December 24th · Scott told officers that Laci was going to be walking the dog when he last saw her but according to her OBGYN, her yoga teacher, and the neighbors Laci had not been walking due to her advanced pregnancy. Amy Krigbaum and Tara Venable who lived across the street had not seen Laci walking the dog for weeks. · Scott checked his cell phone voicemail at 10:08 am but then did not use his phone from 10:08-2:15 pm. Scott never told Laci his plans to go fishing and did not call her to let her know his plans or that he had left the area. · After Scott’s famous “hey beautiful” call at 2:15 pm, he NEVER called Laci’s cellphone even after knowing she was missing · Scott returned home to an empty house, Laci’s car in the driveway, and a dog in the backyard with a leash on and instead of calling Laci he…
Dumped a bucket of mop water and placed that and the mops outside
Took off ALL of his clothes including a sweater and put them in the washer and started the machine.
He ate a snack
Then he called Laci’s mom, then checked with neighbors, then Laci’s step dad called the police
· When patrol officers came to the house, they noticed a variety of things which seemed off about the home. The scene was so strange that the officers called their sergeant who agreed that homicide needed to be contacted. Below is a thorough explanation. By 6 pm the patrol officer, Evers, called for a detective as he believed the story to be more than a typical missing person report. He found two mops and an empty but damp bucket outside the door. It also appeared that the floor had been recently mopped. The sidewalk was wet. Scott explained that he dumped the bucket when he got home. In the bathroom, Laci’s curling iron was on the counter. There was an open bottle of ranch dressing on the kitchen counter, as well as the pizza box from the night before. There was also an open phone book on the counter, it was flipped to a full-page ad for a criminal defense attorney. Evers also found a bunched-up rug by the back door, which he described as looking like something heavy had been dragged over it. As soon as he noticed it, Scott straightened it out- it was never photographed. There was no evidence of a break-in and Laci’s jewelry and purse were untouched. Evers asked Scott to explain the morning again. Scott replied “I was fishing” and gave his parking receipt to the officer Spurlock despite not being asked to. He then had this conversation with Spurlock- who loves fishing. Spurlock: What did you go fishing for? Peterson: no answer S: what did you use for bait? P: first a pause… “some type of silver lure” S: where do you keep your fishing stuff? P: I keep it at my company’s storage facility. P: later approached Spurlock and said “sturgeon” · Scott explained to the officers that he made a morning decision to fish because it was too cold to golf (it was in the 40s) but instead of leaving right away he did work at the warehouse before fishing, even though he knew he had errands to run before dinner. · He explained to the officers that he called Laci’s cell at 2:15 pm but never after that time despite coming home to an empty house with Laci’s car still in the driveway. The officers went outside to talk to their superiors as they arrived and the men relayed their findings to Sergeant Duerfeldt. The patrol officers were concerned that:
Scott had no answer for what he was fishing for or what bait he used
Scott produced the receipt for fishing without being asked
The fact that Scott did not call Laci at any point after he realized he was missing
The fact that Scott did not report Laci missing- Ron Grantski did
Scott cleaning himself and his clothes before calling Sharon
Open phone book ad for a criminal defense attorney
The bunched-up rug near the back door
Duerfeldt decided that the patrol officers were correct- homicide detectives needed to be contacted. Scott’s family and supporters have used this to show that Modesto PD “rushed to judgement” and focused on Scott from the beginning. Modesto PD claims that they simply followed the evidence. Despite calling homicide, other officers continued to search La Loma park and canvassed the neighborhood looking for Laci. The K-9 unit was brought in to search the park and the surrounding area. · Once homicide detective Al Brocchini arrived at the scene, he noticed several other strange things in the house such as the fact that Scott claimed to be fishing for sturgeon, but he was using incorrect bait for that fish, not to mention sturgeon was not in season. · Brocchini also noticed an impression on the bed that was about five feet long that he thought was odd, as it was shaped like a wrapped-up body. Pictures were taken of that impression. Picture here- http://photos1.blogger.com/blogge1548/2104/1600/P37i.jpg · Scott was seen loading three, 4’ tall patio umbrellas in to his truck in the morning according to a neighbor, but he never dropped them off at the warehouse like he told police he was going to. The umbrellas were all wrapped in individual tarps. The neighbor observed this between 9:20-9:40 am. · An empty tarp was found among the patio umbrellas in the bed of Scott’s truck · Scott told investigators they could search his warehouse but that it would be hard because there was no electricity. A later search warrant determined that was a lie- the warehouse had electricity including overhead fluorescent lights. No power outages had been reported. · Concrete debris was found in Scott’s boat and the bed of his truck · A small cut on Scott’s knuckle was observed · Scott left the home between 9:30-10 am, (phone records show it was closer to 10) but the neighbor Karen Servas the neighbor found the Petersons’ dog wandering in the street with a leash on at 10:18 am, meaning that if Laci was alive when Scott left, Laci disappeared in a very short time frame. · Scott bought a boat with cash ($1400) on Dec. 9th despite money being tight · Scott did not register the boat · Scott’s family or his friends Guy Miligi or Greg Reed did not know about the boat Peterson supporters say someone did know about the boat, Bruce Peterson (no relation) knew! This is the man Scott bought the boat from. · The boat was unused until the day of the 24th · Scott did not make a morning decision to fish- On the 20th of Dec. he bought a two-day fishing license for Dec. 23rd-24th · Scott did not know what he was fishing for that day · Scott claimed later to be fishing for sturgeon which was out of season and illegal to fish for in Dec. · Scott did not open the lures he had bought for fishing. They remained unopened in his truck · Scott went fishing 90 miles away from his home even though he had plans for that evening and errands to run · Scott passed nine other places he could have fished and instead went to Berkeley marina where he fished for less than one hour before leaving · Scott took a 3 hour round trip to the marina and only fished for one hour Picture of Scott’s boat https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/boat-owned-by-scott-peterson-is-towed-from-a-parking-garage-news-photo/51120067 Information gathered December 25th · During Scott’s interview he denied that he and Laci had marriage issues and told the detective that neither of them had had affairs · Scott referred to Laci exclusively in the past tense during his first interview · Scott asked Brocchini for the numbers of grief counselors even though Laci had only been missing for a few hours. · When Brocchini pointed this out Scott said “I will need those numbers” for Laci’s family. Here is the whole conversation: As Peterson left the interview, he turned to Brocchini and had this conversation. SP: “The only question I have is… what about resources available? You saw my mother in law tonight, um anyway…” B: “what do you mean?” SP: “Counseling and that kind of thing. Can you give use the numbers or do I have to search…”? B: “I can give you those numbers I just don’t know, you probably aren’t going to get any answers today…” SP: “yeah of course and there is not a need to call if we find Laci in the next days” B: “yeah I agree I will get you those numbers.” SP: “I will need them” B” Ok I will get you the number for victim services (Laci had only been missing for 6 hours) · Neighbors Tara Venable and Amy Kirgbaum tell the police on December 25th that the curtains of the Peterson home were drawn all day on the 24th- unusual if Laci was home. They also told police they were sad for Laci because the husband was away so much for overnight trips. They also said they had not seen Laci walking for “quite some time.” · Neighbor Karen Servas put the Petersons dog away on the morning (10:18 am) of the 24th but did not see any other suspicious things in the neighborhood that morning. Karen also talked to Scott on the evening of 24th when he was looking for Laci and Scott told her he spent the day golfing, not fishing. · According to Ron Grantski, Scott left the Dec. 25th press conference for Laci because he did not like reporters asking questions about him. · On Dec. 25th Scott was interviewed a 2nd time this time by detective Grogan. The detective had accosted Peterson as he left the press conference. Scott refused a polygraph- which was within rights but others see as suspicious. · After the interview Scott called Brocchini and asked an update on the search for Laci. Scott asked “Have you used cadaver dogs yet? Brocchini replied “Cadaver dogs are used for sniffing out dead bodies, have you given up hope on finding Laci alive? Scott did not reply. Laci had been missing for less than 24 hours at this point. · This was the only time Scott ever contacted law enforcement to inquire about his missing wife. Information gathered December 26th · On the 26th Laci’s friends, Stacy and Lori were interviewed. Stacy thought it was strange that on Christmas day, Scott was vigorously vacuuming and re-vacuuming the laundry room area. · Stacy’s boyfriend was a retired highway patrolman and during all the searches, Scott was carefully avoiding him, specifically. · Both Stacy and Lori in separate interviews believed Scott was responsible for Laci’s disappearance. Both women also confirmed that Laci had stopped talking walks or walking the dog in early December. · On the 26th in the afternoon the Medina family who lived across the street from the Petersons returned home to find their home ransacked. The Medinas left their home at 10:32 am on the 24th and did not return until the 26th in the afternoon, so the robbery occurred sometime in between those two times. The burglars stole a safe, some money, and some other valuables. Information gathered December 27th Search warrants are executed on Scott’s home, business, and both vehicles · When served the search warrants Scott said to Brocchini “Where’s the trust?” · Investigators find the umbrellas that Scott said he was going to store at the warehouse, as well as the tarp coverings in the back yard of the Peterson home spread across several sheds. · They also found the empty tan tarp and boat cover which were in Scott’s truck on the 24th. Both items had been placed under a leaky leaf blower in the garden shed. The items were so soaked with gasoline they had to be dried out for two days. · The gas smell was so strong it delayed the use of a cadaver dog at the property for two days. Even after 48 hours the scent of gasoline confused the dogs and they were unable find anything. · Some of the jewelry Scott said Laci was wearing was found in her jewelry box. · The shoes Scott said Laci wore on walks were found in the home. · The comforter was seized as it had two drops of blood on it near the end of the bed. The blood was later determined to be Scott’s. · On the walls of the home Scott had four diplomas framed and displayed, three of them were fake. One of the diplomas was a bachelors in religious studies which Scott purchased on December 16th for $269.70 from phonydiplomas.com. Scott later explained it was a gag gift from Laci, but the diploma was purchased using Scott’s credit card and addressed to him in the mail. It is thought Scott wanted to show the diploma to his girlfriend, Amber Frey, as Amber wanted to go to school to study divinity. · A sniffer dog was given some of Laci’s clothing and followed the scent into the middle of the street, rather than down the sidewalk indicating that Laci most likely left the area in a car, not on foot. · In Scott’s boat a rusted pair of pliers with a black hair stuck to them were collected. Later testing showed the hair was consistent with Laci’s hair. MtDNA tests showed the hair belonged to a relative of Sharon Rocha. · At the warehouse the cadaver dog hit on boat and boat trailer but not anywhere else such as outside the building. · At Scott’s warehouse, debris from dry concrete and a water pitcher with concrete debris on the bottom is found. · On the ground and boat trailer were four round circular impressions made of concrete residue. The rings were exactly the same size as the concrete anchor Scott had made for his boat. When asked Scott was unable to produce the bucket he used to make the anchor he had in his boat. Scott denied making other anchors and provided three different explanations to what happened to the rest of the dry concrete, 1) he threw it away 2) he didn’t know what he did with it 3) he dumped it into a hole in his driveway (which was deemed unlikely at court by both defense and prosecution experts). Scott apparently bought 90 lbs of concrete to make one 8 lbs. anchor. · Neighbors at Scott’s work Mr. Prater and Ms. O’Donnell were interviewed. Prater said he never talked to Scott but he saw Scott toting a bag of concrete into the warehouse on Dec. 20th. A receipt showed Scott purchased a 90 lbs bag of dry concrete mix. · O’Donnell explained that Laci had used the bathroom in her warehouse unit on Dec. 20th or 23rd. The police thought this was to prevent Laci from seeing Scott’s boat. Further, the warehouse was so full it was difficult to get to the bathroom in Scott’s warehouse. · Scott’s computers, both home and work, were seized and it was determined that Scott had been looking up tidal activity in the area of the Berkeley Marina as early as Dec. 8th. · The home computer was also searched. On the morning of the 24th the computer was used to access The Gap website and look at a woman’s scarf. There was a pop-up ad for a sunflower umbrella stand, and then finally Scott’s personal email was accessed. This happened from 8:40-8:45 am. · The same day as the search warrant, a woman called a rape crisis line to report that she was sexually assaulted a week or so prior. The woman claimed she was abducted by a group of people in a brown van who assaulted her as part of a satanic ritual. They also told her they were going to commit and Christmas murder that “she would read about in the papers.” This woman never made a police report as far as I can tell, but the rape counselor turned this info over to Modesto PD. The police found the people and van in question and processed the brown van for evidence, surprisingly no evidence of any crime was found in the van. When the police were done with the vehicle the family never returned for it and Geragos bought the van, but he never found anything or used the van at trial- leading spectators to believe that the van held no evidentiary value. Amber Frey When exploring this case, it is hard to overlook the character of Amber Frey. On December 29th 2002 a woman named Amber Frey called the Modesto PD and reported that she has been having a romantic relationship with Scott Peterson. Investigators were intrigued and interviewed her on December 30th 2002. Amber had first met Scott in November 2002 through her friend Shawn Sibley. Shawn Sibley met Scott at a work conference in early November 2002. One day after the conference a group of conference-goers had drinks in the hotel bar and watched a baseball game on TV. While goofing around at the bar Scott, who no one knew was married, asked Shawn Sibley what he should put on his name tag to help attract women. She thought about it for a moment and then said he should put “I'm rich” on his name tag. Scott said he was going to put H.B short for horny bastard. At this point some of the people with Shawn and Scott left thinking the conversation was getting too flirty. Shawn and Scott hung out for several more hours but Shawn was wearing an engagement ring and told Scott that she was in a committed relationship. Scott was not wearing a ring. The next day at the conference Shawn and Scott exchanged business cards and Scott went on his way. He called Shawn a couple weeks later and asked if she had any friends who would want to meet up with him. Shawn thought about it and later suggested her friend Amber. Shawn Scott talked on the phone several times but Scott never mentioned that he was married. In mid-November Scott first met Amber Frey. Amber was a 26-year-old single mother of a toddler who worked as a massage therapist near Fresno, California about an hour's drive from Modesto. From their first blind date on, Scott acted like a perfect gentleman buying Amber flowers and he even got a private dining room for them for their first date. While some Scott supporters will try to tell you that Amber and Scott's relationship was not very serious and the Amber and Scott went on only four or six dates, this is not exactly true. Amber and Scott did only see each other six times but each time was a multi-day visit. Their first date was a whole weekend together at a hotel where Scott bought champagne and strawberries; Amber said she felt like the perfect man had walked into her life. By the second date Amber was impressed that Scott was making her dinner and buying her daughter gifts. He also picked up Amber's daughter from daycare, helped the young family get a Christmas tree, and talked about meeting members of Amber's family. Throughout their entire relationship Scott lied, not just about being married but about what he did for a job and other things as well. Scott made it seem like he was some sort of international businessman whose job took him around the world. He told Amber that he could not spend the holidays with her because he was going to go on a hunting trip, and then going to Maine for Christmas, Paris and Brussels for New Year’s, and then Guadalajara, Mexico for work. None of these things were true. In early December Shawn Sibley heard from an acquaintance that Scott Peterson was married. Shawn was so shocked that she called Scott and demanded to know if he was married. Scott eventually calmed her down and said that he had been married in the past. Shawn was furious and said she would call Amber and tell Amber that Scott was married but Scott begged Shawn not to do this and insisted that he would tell Amber himself. That was on December 8th the same day Scott began looking at tidal activity on his computer. On December 9th Scott went to Amber's home and told her that he had something very serious to discuss with her. He cried and Amber could not calm him down. After a while he finally explained that he had not been truthful with Amber. He then told Amber that he had “lost” his wife and this would be his first holiday season without her. He expressed that he never told Amber about this because it was such an upsetting situation. When Amber said she wasn't mad at Scott for telling her this, he was suddenly relieved and seemed so happy that Amber now knew the truth. Amber pressed “you are not married currently, right?” And Scott said "no, not currently" after this Amber never pressed him for details. After all she didn't want to make a guy upset or make him talk about such a traumatic experience. Amber admitted that she was not clear on whether or not this meant Scott’s wife had died or that she had left him. On December 14th both the Petersons and Amber had Christmas parties that they were supposed to attend. Scott told Laci that he could not go to the Christmas party because his boss has had unexpectedly flown in from Europe but in reality, he was going to Amber Frey's Christmas party. In pictures that later became famous, Laci attended a Christmas party alone that evening while her husband went to Amber's boss's formal Christmas party where he was photographed with Amber. After this Amber and Scott did not talk for a while because of Scott’s “extensive travels”. On December 29th a friend of Amber's called to inform her that a guy with the same name as her boyfriend was accused of causing his wife’s disappearance in Modesto. After some internet research Amber decided to call the task force and told the story that is detailed above. The recorder was put on to Amber cell phone and Amber agreed to record her conversations with Scott for the next several weeks and talk to Scott the next day December 31st. With the recording device in place, Scott who was at a vigil for his missing wife answered a call from Amber and the two were on the phone for 70 minutes. During this conversation Scott told Amber that he was at the Eiffel Tower celebrating New Year's with his friends Pasqual and Francois. He laughs and tells Amber about all the cool things he has been doing in France, surrounded by mourners worried sick about Laci. On the opposite of the line Amber sounds like she is about to cry. In other conversations Scott told Amber things such as he wanted to get a vasectomy because he was so adamant about not having any children. He even said that if Amber did want more children and that would be a breaking point for their relationship. He said the only child he could ever think of having in his life was Amber's daughter Ayiana. These phone calls went on for several weeks even after Amber was revealed by the media to be Scott's girlfriend. About a week after the New Year’s call, on January 4th, Scott told Amber that he was the man who had a wife missing. When Amber presses Scott about it by saying things like “you told me you lost your wife and now your wife is missing how am I supposed to believe you about anything?” Scott replied by saying things like “I can't talk to you about that.” Or “I can’t tell you about that right now.” Amber did not get a confession or any vital information out of Scott but her recorded conversations went to show Scott’s motive and character. Their conversations continued until February 19th. Scott also made other odd statements such as Laci’s baby was not his and that "never cheated on you, Amber." After this line, she said "Never cheated on me? Scott you're married! Explain that one to me!" Amber ended up being a very good witness for the prosecution. Her attorney Gloria Allred coached her on how to act on the stand. Amber did a superb job of telling the jury that she was not here to explain whether or not Scott killed Laci and Conner; she was there simply to explain what she knew and her role as it possibly pertained to motive. She did not fall apart on cross-examination and she came across as a sweet, naive girl who'd been tricked by Scott Peterson not at all like the homewrecker the media painted her as. Peterson told Amber a variety of things during the recorded conversations. One of the things he told Amber is that he wanted to tell her the whole story but couldn't. Whether this was because he knew he was being surveilled or because he did not want to tell Amber the truth is unknown. Amber was announced to be Scott’s girlfriend on January 24th 2003. The police did not want to make this announcement but National Enquirer had discovered the story so MPD decided to announce the information before the press could leak it. Car evidence Another suspicious thing that Scott did was on three different occasions Scott rented a vehicle and drove to the Berkeley Marina where he would get out of his car look around but never stay for more than two minutes. The police observed Scott making these trips three different times in two different rented cars while they were surveilling him. While Scott supporters have always said that this was to look for witnesses who may have seen him at the marina that day, the police said that they believed Scott was looking to see whether or not Laci’s body had surfaced. Scott's family will also tell you that he had to rent these cars for work. One time Scott rented a truck, but the other times he rented a Lincoln town car. So, unless Scott was selling fertilizer out of the back of a rented car, he had no reason to get these cars except for to disguise himself. The days he went to the marina were January 5th, 6th, and 9th. No longer missing- Conner and Laci found April 13th and 14th Laci and Conner were found in the same area but separately on different days, Conner on April 13th and Laci on April 14th. Laci was badly decomposed; barnacles were on her bones and most of her organs except parts of her uterus were gone. There was a large hole in her womb from decomposition. Conner was somewhat decomposed but he was fully intact. The medical examiner thought this was because he was protected inside of Laci until her uterus decomposed expelling him into the bay. The medical examiner could find no cause of death for Laci and ruled that Conner died due to his mother’s death at approximately 33 weeks gestation. Conner seemed to be inside of Laci until shortly before he was found. The medical examiner explained to the jury that Conner most likely floated out of his mother’s abdomen due to gasses building up in her body. Additionally, his umbilical cord was torn, not cut or clamped and he had no injuries of any kind. He was not even bruised. Further, Laci’s cervix was closed indicating she had not given birth recently. The ME also explained that there was 28 cm worth of tape around Conner’s torso, head, and shoulders. It is not a nice neat bow but rather a tangled length of tape or twine. To me it actually looks like the remains of a plastic shopping bag. Laci had no discernible cause of death and Conner’s death was ruled to be because of Laci’s death. *more details about this are in the defense section. Finding and identifying the bodies is what triggered the arrest of Scott Peterson. Fleeing the scene One of the most made-for-tv parts of this story is how Scott was arrested. Scott Peterson was arrested in San Diego where his parents lived. When Scott was apprehended he had dyed his hair and beard blonde, was carrying his brother's ID as well as $15,000 worth of American cash, copious amounts of Mexican currency, 4 cellphones, a knife, extensive survival gear, a tent, a shovel, water purifying equipment, a gun, Viagra pills, and all of this clothes. When asked if Scott dyed his hair, he told everyone that the hair had become bleached from swimming in the pool. When asked why he had $15,000 on him Scott said that Jackie had accidentally made a withdrawal of $15,000 and gave him the cash. His family has also claimed that Scott was using his brother's ID in order to get a discount at a local golf course however, Scott had never been scheduled to play at that golf course. Additionally, why would a man who has enough money to accidentally get $15,000 out of the bank need to use his brother's ID to get several dollars off a golf game? It is speculated that at the time that Scott was arrested he was planning on fleeing to Mexico. Scott's family will tell you that Scott only had enough things in his car to go on a camping trip however, a full inventory would show that Scott had pretty much everything he owned packed into the car. Scott was booked into the county jail and charged with double murder on April 18th, 2003. Scott’s lies, conversations, and explanations Ron Grantski arrived at the Peterson house on Dec. 24th after searching the park and approached Scott. “Did you get in a game of golf this morning?” “No, it was too cold I went fishing instead” replied Scott. “what were you fishing for?” asked Ron. Scott said nothing. On Dec. the 24th, Scott sauntered over to Sharon who had just finished scouring the park for Laci and said “You know if they find blood anywhere that doesn’t mean anything. I’m a sportsman. Just look at my hands, I could drop blood anywhere.” A searcher promptly reported the statement to police. On December 28th, Scott told detective Grogan that they may find blood Scott’s truck because he cut himself all the time and bled on the door of the truck. Grogan thought it was weird that Scott had an explanation for such a minor thing without being asked. Scott claimed that he had his brother’s ID when arrested so he could get a local’s discount at Torrey Pines golf course, even though he had no reservations to play golf there. Scott gave one media interview after news about Amber broke. Scott said on national TV that he told the police about Amber during his first interview. This was a complete and utter lie. Scott did not tell the police about Amber until January after the police showed him the pictures they had of Scott with Amber. Further, he said on national TV that Laci knew about his affair with Amber and the “nothing could break us apart.” Throughout the case Scott lied about everything. He even lied about things that had no relevance to case. He lied to neighbors about fishing that day. He lied about not having a second debit card. He lied about his affairs and whether or not Laci knew about them. He lied about his cars and phone calls he did not make. Scott also had a history of lying, for example he told his girlfriend Janet Ilse that he had traveled extensively through Africa but this was not accurate and served no purpose. He lied to dish network about moving abroad. He lied about buying his house with cash. Scott’s other affairs Another thing that needs to be discussed is Scott's affairs. Many people seem to think that Amber Frey was the only affair Scott had while he was married to Laci Peterson. This is a misconception. Scott had at least four affairs while he was married to Laci. These affairs were sometimes casual and sometimes serious. Scott dated one woman, Janet Ilse for 5 months and told her he wanted to meet her family. Janet actually walked in on Scott in bed with Laci when she tried to surprise him one day. Janet had no idea that her boyfriend was married. Another woman a girl named Michelle had been dating Scott but she said they had only gone on a couple of dates. Scott also briefly saw another woman named Katy. Another unnamed woman had a one night stand with Scott in Las Vegas and then of course there was also Amber Frey. What we can learn from these affairs is the fact that Scott was a chameleon. Scott dated many women and always seemed to morph into whatever they needed. One of Scott’s mistresses was a “health nut” when Scott was dating her, he began hiking and running and doing other healthy endeavors. When Scott dated a vegetarian, he gave up meat. When Scott was dating Amber, he decided to pretend he had a degree in Divinity. It is critical to remember that Scott made all of these transformations while married to Laci and was able to hide his actions pretty well. Finally, when Scott was dating and married to Laci, he was able to be, at least from the outside, a perfect husband and doting father. Of course, being an adulterer does not mean that you are a murderer but it does give some insight into the type of person that Scott was and I think it's important as it shows us that Scott could morph into whoever he wanted to be for a short time. TO BE CONTINUED with rest of the prosecution case and then the defense case Here is a wiki link for the case. A complete list of sources is in part 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Laci_Peterson
2020.08.03 07:07 tiny_doughnutAFLW Sign and Trade: Master Post
Hi everyone! Going to keep an eye on incoming signings and list changes as we go along, don’t hesitate to post any articles that you see and give me a poke if I haven’t updated! Hope you’re all staying safe and well, and we’ll be back at Ikon Park for season 2021 soon 🍩❤️ Points worth remembering for this trade period:
The trade period runs until Wednesday 12th of August, however players can continue to be re-signed and restricted free agents (new in 2020) can move clubs until Monday, 17th of August.
Players qualify for restricted free agent status if their club offer a lower-tier contract than they were previously on. If a rival club has a better offer, their existing club can either match or allow the player to freely move.
Delisted free agents may still find a new home until 2pm, Friday 21 August, after which the AFLW draft order will be confirmed.
Clubs can sign up to 27 players (including up to three rookies) before the draft, a date for which has not yet been set.
The Victorian draft nomination rule (players could choose Geelong, Melbourne metro or Victoria) will no longer be in effect this year. The rule - which gave players a degree of choice if they were unwilling or unable to travel for the part-time competition - was only in place for Geelong's first two seasons.
For the vast majority of these signings, I’m taking a best guess on the length unless specifically stated by the clubs in their announcements. If I’ve had any slip-ups, pls let me know so I can update!
2020.07.21 01:09 LearningIsListeningA not-so-brief rundown of the letter M in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'
Below is a rundown of the letter M under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/). I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/). I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hqko0y/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_gi_in_jeffrey/). I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hrq9bg/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_jl_of_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this. I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf M Mack, Carol & Earl: Carol Mack (nee Dickey) is an interior designer. Carol is a friend of Epstein and Ghislaine (https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/carol-mack-jeffrey-epstein-and-ghislaine-maxwell-attend-news-photo/1161443015?adppopup=true). Earle Mack was the US Ambassador to Finland from 2004-2005. He is a businessman involved in real estate and investing. Macmillan, Dave & Bella: David is a publisher and the grandson of Harold Macmillan, former British Prime Minister (1957-1963). Bella is a British socialite and author. She also designed dresses for Princess Diana. They are now divorced. David and Bella made news in 2015 when it was revealed that Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Pictures, jokingly mentioned firing the UK culture minister so that David can take over (https://www.theregister.com/2015/04/18/sony_emails_lynton_vaizey/). David and Bella were voted a top 50 power couple over the age 50 back in 2013. Magaziner, Ira C: Was the senior advisor of policy development for President Bill Clinton. He now serves in a leadership role for the Clinton Foundation. He is a CEO and Vice Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative which helps people gain access to medicine and health services in low and middle income countries, most notably in Africa. Remember, the Clintons helped bail out their colleague, Laura Silsby, who was caught trying to traffick 33 Haitian children (https://harvardhrj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2009/09/King.pdf). Most importantly, Magaziner traveled on the Lolita Express on several occasions (https://www.golocalprov.com/news/exclusive-sexual-predator-jeffrey-epstein-tied-to-ris-ira-magaziner-father), including the infamous flight that included Epstein, Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Naomi Campbell, and Chris Tucker. Magaziner also flew with Ghislaine Maxwell, also (https://www.golocalprov.com/news/new-epstein-associate-maxwell-who-flew-with-ira-magaziner-arrested). Maguire, Jennifer: Jennifer Maguire Isham is the former president of the Tribeca Film Festival where she worked closely with Robert De Niro. There are tons of pictures of them together. Before that, she was senior vice president of programming at CNN and worked at ABC where she was a producer and senior staff member at Primetime Live and ABC News. Her husband is VP and Washington Bureau Chief for CBS News. Jennifer and her husband were photographed with Ghislaine Maxwell at Epstein friend Peggy Siegal’s birthday party in 2007 (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/jennifer-maguire-isham-chris-isham-and-ghislaine-maxwell-news-photo/609461442). Mahler, Giovanni: Businessman in the gas industry. He co-founded Navigator Gas shipping company. The most interesting story revolving around Mahler can be read here (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/millionaires-wife-is-killed-by-speedboat-in-sardinia-305350.html). Mahler was on a motorboat on the way to his yacht in Sardinia where close friend Flavio Briatore (Briatore is Naomi Campbell’s ex-boyfriend and was photographed with Epstein victim Virginia Roberts several times -https://www.the-sun.com/news/265368/prince-andrew-epstein-scandal-accuser-virginia-roberts-posts-chilling-message-aimed-at-naomi-campbell-and-ghislaine/) waited. On the way to the yacht, Mahler and the others on board struck and killed Alex Ciardi, wife of investment banker Giuseppe Ciardi. Turns out that Alex Ciardi worked with the NSPCC, a children’s charity that several others in Epstein’s ‘black book’ (Jemma Kidd, Tim Jeffries, Mary Glanville, Clare Hazell-Ivaegh, Ben Holland-Martin) and Princess Margaret have served. The accident occurred close to Silvio Berlusconi’s villa. Berlusconi is a billionaire businessman and four-time former Prime Minister of Italy who throws infamously raunchy Bunga Bunga parties. He was convicted of paying an underage prostitute for sex, but those charges were later overturned. Mahoney, Sean: A long-time investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. Mailer, Michael: Movie producer. Son of Norman Mailer, the famous author and journalist. Mailman, Josh: Not enough info. Malek, Harry & Didi: Diddi owns a fine art consultancy company that gives guidance to buyers and collectors. No info on Harry. Malenga (Mandela) Machel: A managing director at Whatana Investments Group in Mozambique. His father, Samora Machel, was the first president of Mozambique. He died in an airplane crash in 1986 under mysterious circumstances. His mother, Graca Machel, runs the company. After her husband Samora died, she married Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013. Malina, Marjorie: Wife of Frank Malina who co-founded Aerojet, an American rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer. Frank went on to become head of scientific research at UNESCO before creatingLeonardo, a peer-reviewed research journal. Frank was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 1990. Marjorie is the mother of Ghislaine’s brother-in-law, Roger Malina. Malkin, Shelly & Tony: Shelly comes from major oil money. Her grandfather founded Belco Petroleum, which was bought out by Enron in the ‘80s. Tony is the chairman, president, and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, the real estate investment company that owns the Empire State Building, and other properties around New York. Mallinckrodt, Mr. Philip: A former investment banker with Credit Suisse, Schroders, and Citibank. Has served as non-executive director of The Economist, a weekly newspaper that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology, for the last three years. The Rothschild family owns 21% of shares in the company. Mallinckrodt is a member of The Pilgrims Society and takes part in the World Economic Forum in Davos. Manconi, John: Businessman who hosts super exclusive charity polo events attended by Prince Charles, Harry, and Andrew (https://variety.com/2002/scene/vpage/royals-have-splendid-time-1117868882/). Mandelson, Peter: European Trade Commissioner from 2004-2008. A Labour party politician who held several cabinet posts under suspected pedophile Tony Blair and was First Secretary of State from 2009-2010. Mandelson was a very close friend of Epstein’s. Mandelson (allegedly) phoned Epstein in 2009, while Epstein was in jail, to ask Epstein to arrange a meeting with him and Jamie Dimon, the head of JP Morgan. Epstein agreed to do so, often addressing Mandelson by the nickname “Petie” (https://nypost.com/2019/10/20/uk-politician-peter-mandelson-allegedly-called-jeffrey-epstein-in-jail-for-a-favo). Mandelson was introduced to Epstein through Ghislaine Maxwell (they met through her father), who he has been friends with since the 1980s. He is also a very close friend of Prince Andrew. Mandelson is confirmed to have stayed on Epstein’s island and had dinner at Epstein’s NYC mansion with Donald Trump, David Blaine, and Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7412517/Peter-Mandelson-Jeffrey-Epstein-Ex-Labour-minister-shopping-depraved-financier-2005.html). If you scroll through the article, you will see pictures of Mandelson shopping with Epstein, as well as pictures of him with Prince Andrew. Mandelson has long been suspected of giving tax breaks to Russian oligarchs, although he has denied these charges. Mandelson is gay and has been living with his partner for over 20 years. Manfredini Alessandro: A sculptor and graphic artist who turned to modeling in his 40s (https://made-to-measure-suits.bgfashion.net/article/14889/77/Alessandro-Manfredini-the-man-who-became-famous-with-his-beard). Mangope Eddie: Son of Lucas Mangope, former President of Bophuthatswana in South Africa, a nation which further propagated apartheid. Manners, Eddie: Lord Manners is the son of the 10th Earl of Rutland and an investment banker. He lives at Haddon Hall, a beautiful old mansion. Manners, Miss Lucy: An interior designer who is the cousin of Eddie (mentioned above) and the Duke of Rutland. Lucy is a very close friend of Sarah, Duchess of York (Prince Andrew’s first wife), a close friend of Epstein’s, and even served as her lady-in-waiting. Manners lives at Eastnor Castle, which houses 96 rooms. Manners, Terssa: Teresa is the daughter of the 10th Duke of Rutland and sister of Eddie and the 11th Duke of Rutland. She was the cover girl for Tatler and posed for Vogue, two magazines that feature many Epstein contacts. Manzano, Jose Luis & Alejandra: Jose Luis is an Argentine businessman and former politician. He is a partner in Grupo America, the second largest multimedia group in the country. He has given money to the Clinton Foundation and The Climate Reality Project ran by Al Gore. Mappin, John: Scientologist owner of Camelot Castle and is a “central figure behind Turning Point UK, the British arm of the pro-Trump American student organization” (https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/11/trum-and-farage-supporter-flies-flag-for-qanon-rar-right-conspiracy). Margolis, Eric: A journalist who worked as contributing editor for the Toronto Sun and has appeared on CNN and on the Huffington Post website. He inherited Canadian vitamin manufacturer Jamieson Laboratories, which he sold for $300 million in 2014. Margolis chastises Epstein, Maxwell, Clinton and others and denies doing anything inappropriate, although he does claim to have been to Epstein’s homes in NYC and Florida. He says that he suspected it was a ‘honey trap’ (https://ericmargolis.com/2019/07/the-honey-trap-on-e-71st/). Marks, Stephen & Alisa: Stephen is the founder and chairman of French Connection clothing brand. Alisa is his gold digging ex-wife. Marocco, Manilo & Pia: Manilo is an investment banker. He attended a gala for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), along with Ghislaine Maxwell, Naomi Campbell, and several other people mentioned in Epstein’s contact list (https://www.tatler.com/gallery/the-nspccs-charity-gala). The number of suspected pedophiles and child traffickers that are involved with the NSPCC is mindblowing. His ex-wife, Pia, is close friends with Allegra Hicks (https://www.pressreader.com/uk/evening-standard-west-end-final-extra-es-homes-and-property/20080305/281767034925175), who is also in Epstein’s book. Marsh, Jeremy: Has served as a managing director and president of Warner Bros. Records, Virgin, Telstar, and RCA. Marterier, Astrid: A fashion consultant who used to work as VP of Global Sales and Merchandising for several brands, including Von Furstenberg, whose family makes several appearances on this list. Martins, Peter: Leader of the New York City Ballet who was forced to retire in 2018 because he was accused of sexually abusing his dancers, dating back decades (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/arts/dance/peter-martins-resigns-ballet.html). Of course, he was eventually found to be innocent of these charges. Coincidentally, it seems as though Epstein target dancers at NYC studios, including one who was approached by an intermediary after ballet class (https://www.pointemagazine.com/jeffrey-epstein-dancers-2640183763.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2). Marzotto, Matteo: Fashion mogul. Marzotto’s family owned Valentino fashion before selling in 2006. He used to date scumbag supermodel Naomi Campbell, who is embroiled in Epstein’s child trafficking and child abuse ring. They broke up because of her fiery temper (https://www.bild.de/news/bild-english/supermodels-ex-matteo-marzotto-says-temper-caused-split-8361996.bild.html). Mason, Christopher: A journalist and author who writes about the rich. Best friend of Ghislaine Maxwell. Sang a raunchy song for Ghislaine at her birthday party in 1994 (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/us/ghislaine-maxwell-epstein.html). Mason is going to appear in the docu-series, “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” next month and has turned his back on Maxwell since finding out about her participation in the pedophila and child trafficking ring (https://nypost.com/2020/07/04/friends-fear-ghislaine-maxwell-is-in-danger-worried-for-her-safety/). The fact that he is denying any knowledge of what happened and is actually participating in this docu-series should tell you how full of shit this guy is. Massimo, Parisi: Founder of Baltic Model Management. Mattsson, Carolina: Owns a consulting company in Sweden. No other info found. Mavroleon, Caitlin: Creative Consultant and Creative Direct for Art for Youth London, a charity that raises money for UK youth. Comes from a family of Greek shipping magnates. Mavroleon, Basil & Carina: Basil is still involved in shipping, working at Genco as an Independent Director. Mavroleon, Carlos: This guy lived a life-and-a-half. Heir to the family fortune, Carlos became disillusioned with his privileged status. He moved to Afghanistan and converted to Islam. He moved back to Britain two years later, heavily involved with drugs, specifically heroin. Despite this, he went to Harvard and became a friend and guest of the Kennedys at their home in Hyannisport. After nailing Mary Richardson, Bobby Kennedy Jr’s future wife, he joined the Mujahideen and even led attacks against the Russians. He returned to Britain and nearly married the daughter of former British politician Michael Heseltine, who has some serious pedo connections and is listed in Epstein’s book (check out my G-I thread for more info). Carlos would go on to become a war reporter and was charged with looking for Osama Bin Laden for the news program ‘60 Minutes’. He was found days later, dead of a heroin overdose, in a sleazy hotel on the outskirts of town. Many conspiracies abound (including from his family) who believe he was murdered because he was found with a heroin needle and it was well known that he never injected (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1216159/The-drug-addict-friends-haunt-Trinny-Woodall.html). Mavroleon, Manoli: From the same Greek shipping magnate family. His name was listed in the Panama Papers (https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/11000305) for using offshore tax havens. Mavroleon, Mr. Bluey: Father of Carlos (above) and Nicholas (below). Ran the family company for a while. Mavroleon, Nicholas & Barbara: Nicholas works in the family business. His ex-wife, Barbara Carrera, is a model and actress. Maxwell & Laurens, Ms Anne: Anne is Ghislaine’s eldest sister. She is a failed actress who became a hypnotherapist in Surrey. Maxwell Malina, Christine: Older sister of Ghislaine. Used to run the West Coast office of Pergamon Press for her father in the ‘70s and ‘80s. She is a successful Internet content pioneer and educator. Rumors swirl about her involvement with tracking software and working for Israeli intelligence. Twin sister of Isabel (below). There is a great article on the Maxwells and their in-laws, particularly Christine’s husband, Roger Malina (https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-friend-ghislaine-maxwell-has-more-skeletons-in-her-family-closet-than-a-house-of-horrors?ref=scroll). Maxwell, Debbie: No info found. Maxwell, Dr & Mrs Philip: Philip is Ghislaine’s older brother. Had a horrible relationship with his father. Wanted to become a writer. Maxwell, E: Ghislaine’s mom. Died in 2013. Maxwell, Ian & Tara: Ian is Ghislaine’s brother and a businessman. In 2018, he and his brother Kevin (listed below) founded the UK Think Tank called Combating Jihadist Terrorism (CoJit), which is ironic considering that most, if not all, of the family are likely Israeli intelligence. Maxwell, Isabel: Older sister of Ghislaine. Co-founded Magellan with sister, Christine, and has served on the World Economic Forum (as has Philip Mallinckrodt, listed above). Along with twin sister, Christine, is rumored to be involved in tracking software and Israeli intelligence. This Reddit thread on the family is rather fantastic (https://www.reddit.com/Epstein/comments/eswqq4/ghislaine_maxwells_sisters_involved_with_silicon/). Maxwell, Kevin and Pandora: Kevin is Ghislaine’s older brother and co-founder of the UK Think Tank called Combating Jihadist Terrorism (CoJit) with brother Ian (above). Maxwell, Marcella: Ghislaine’s niece. Daughter of Philip Maxwell. Mayhew, Mr John: Owner of the famous Rules restaurant in Covent Garden. Inherited the Lartington Estate. Mazandi, Yassi: Sculptor and painter. Mazzoti, Mateo: Violin maker. MC & Allenor: Not positive. Could be a garden designer. Typing in the address from Epstein’s book led to this site (http://www.gardens-guide.com/gardenpages/_0532.htm), which has an email address at the top that reads [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]), a close match to the email address in Epstein’s book. McAlpine, Alistair & Romilly: Baron McAlpine of West Green was a close advisor to Margaret Thatcher and served in the House of Lords for 26 years. McAlpine was falsely accused (supposedly) of child abuse by the BBC program, Newsnight. He won £185,000 in damages from BBC and £125,000 from ITV, both of which he donated to the children’s charity, Children in Need. Coincidentally, McAlpine collected the work of Graham Ovenden, an artist who drew naked children. Ovenden was found guilty of sexual abuse against children against underage girls, some as young as six-years-old (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/09/artist-graham-ovenden-two-years-jail). Romilly was McAlpine’s 2nd wife. Alistair died in 2014. McDonald, John: NYC-based restaurateur. McFarland, Anthony: No info found. McKenzie, Raymond: Former investment banker at Lazard Freres and Morgan Stanley. Both firms appear constantly while going through Epstein’s contacts. Mclancy Gas: No info found. Mclane, Shannon: Fashion designer. Mcleod Jock & Pru: Alasdair ‘Jock’ MacLeod is a long-time executive at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. His wife, Prudence, is Rupert Murdoch’s daughter. Coincidentally, Prudence attended The Dalton School while Epstein taught there in the ‘70s (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-dalton-teacher.html). Rupert Murdoch is listed later on in Epstein’s contacts. Murdoch also goes back a long way with Ghislaine. Murdoch and Ghislaine’s father, Robert, were rivals since they both owned competing newspapers in the U.S. and abroad (https://c8.alamy.com/comp/B502J2/rupert-murdoch-media-baron-in-conversation-with-fellow-newspaper-owners-B502J2.jpg). Meister, Todd: Meister is a hedge fund manager who was married to Nicky Hilton for six weeks back in 2004. Hilton later married into the Rothschild family. Meister is a potential witness who might have knowledge of Epstein and Maxwell’s child trafficking and abuse (https://www.the-sun.com/news/778758/jeffrey-epstein-enablers-named-sex-trafficking-underage-victims/). Les Wexner invested a ton of money in Meister’s hedge fund. Todd’s father, Robert, was the one who introduced Epstein to Wexner (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/jeffrey-epsteins-financial-black-book). Mendoza, Neil: British publisher and entrepreneur. Mendoza served as Chairman for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, a children’s charity founded by Prince Charles (https://news.sky.com/story/stars-join-prince-charles-to-demand-all-children-get-access-to-the-arts-11491201). Mendoza also serves on the Shakespeare Schools Foundation, another children’s charity. Actor Ralph Fiennes, who is also listed in Epstein’s book, is one of the patrons of the charity (https://www.shakespeareschools.org/about-us/patrons). As of 2018, Mendoza has been the Provost of Oriel College, Oxford. Menzies, Kate: Close friend of Princess Diana and the Royal Family. The Menzies are millionaires because of their newsagents and distribution group. Merison, Guy & Caroline: Guy is co-founder of Hartees, a commodities firm specializing in energy. Merivale-Austen, Bruce: Managing Partner of DM Partners Asia, a private wealth management firm. Plays polo every summer with Prince William and Prince Harry (https://www.thailandtatler.com/people/brouce-merivale-austin). Mermagon, Mr Jonathan: Businessman and close friend of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, whose name keeps popping up. Memagden even served as Chairman of the UK PTI Secretariat (https://news.cision.com/curzon-pimran-khan-shares-vision-for-building-a-stronger-pakistan-through-trade,c9336910). PTI is the current ruling political party in Pakistan. Metcalf Justin: See below under Justin and Joane Metcalfe. Metcalf Melanie & Julian: Julian is the founder of the popular sandwich shop chain, Pret a Manger. Metcalfe has attended charity events for ARK (https://www.tatler.com/gallery/ark-charity-auction), Arpad Busson’s children’s charity and chain of children’s schools, which I wrote about last year (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/). Metcalfe, Julian and Melanie: Same as above. Metcalfe, Justin & Joane: Justin a jeweller in London. Joane was a fashion and interior designer. Died of lung cancer in 2016. Metz, Robin: No info found. Meyer, Tony: Investment banker. Co-founder of Lazard Freres Real Estate Investors as an affiliate of Lazard Freres & Co. (https://www.cfany.org/speaker-organizeanthony-e-meye). Another Lazard Freres connection. Micklethwait, Fev & John: John has been the current editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News since 2015. He was the editor-in-chief of The Economist (21% Rothschild owned) from 2006-2015. In 2019, he ordered his employees not to investigate Bloomberg (their boss) or any other Democratic candidates during Bloomberg’s presidential campaign (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/24/bloomberg-news-will-not-investigate-mike-bloomberg-or-his-democratic-rivals-during-primary.html). Had they investigated their boss, they would have discovered his relationships with Epstein, Maxwell, Weinstein, and Wexner (https://www.mintpressnews.com/mike-bloomberg-ties-jeffery-epstein-harvey-weinstein/265369/). Milani, Gianluca: No info found. Milford Haven George & Clare: George Mountbatten, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven. Second cousin of Prince Charles. Founded uSwitch, a website that allows you to compare suppliers of various services. Sold the company for $400 million. George’s grandfather was the older brother of Lord Mountbatten, alleged pedophile and father figure/mentor to Prince Charles. George’s wife, Clare, was the Social Editor of Tatler magazine (there it is again!) from 1995-2005. Milford Haven, Sarah: First wife of George Milford Haven. Daughter of millionaire businessman and gangster George Walker. Miller, Nicole & Kim Taipale: Miller is a millionaire fashion designer and businesswoman. Taipale is her husband. They were married by Rudy Giuliani in 1996. Nicole is a good friend of disgusting perverts, Ghislaine Maxwell and Tiffany Dubin (https://nymag.com/nymetro/news/features/n_8672/), wife of even more disgusting pervert Glenn Dubin. You can read about the Dubins in my D-F thread. Mills, Cheryl: Lawyer who defended Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial. She served as deputy White House Counsel for Clinton, Senior Adviser and Counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and Counselor and Chief of Staff during Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State. Mills had a key role in Hillary’s email scandal and in Haiti, where the Clintons are heavily involved (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/us/hillary-clinton-cheryl-mills.html). Minot, Carie & Bell, George: Caroline is a jewelry designer. George has been responsible for several Silicon Valley startup companies. Before that, he was a senior editor of Outdoor Life magazine and has won Emmys for directing and writing conservation documentaries. He also founded Outdoor Life Network (now NBC Sports). Minot, Susan: Novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and poet. Sister of Caroline (above). Mischer, Kevin: Big-time movie producer and former Hollywood executive. Modafferi, Daniela: No info found. Moncada Cico: No info found. Monckton, Rosa: Former President of Tiffany & Co. jewelry company. Daughter of a Viscount. Princess Diana was Monckton’s best friend and the Godmother of one of her children. Rosa also serves as a fundraiser for and on the board of several charities, most of which focus on children. Monckton is a patron for Downside Up, a charity for children with Down Syndrome, with actor Ralph Fiennes, who is also in Epstein’s contacts (http://downsideupcharity.org/node/64). She also raises money for KIDS charity out of London where Liz Hurley (also in Epstein’s contacts) is a patron, along with Elton John, David Cameron, David Furnish, Cherie Booth, and Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman (https://www.kids.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/patrons). Epstein once offered Monckton to bring her daughter, who has Down Syndrome, to his house in Palm Beach (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2003/03/jeffrey-epstein-200303?currentPage=1). Money Kryle, Mr Charlie & Kit: Charlie is a real estate specialist. Montemayor, Cesar: Founder and President of InverCap, a large investment firm. Monti Riccardo: Managing Director and Senior Partner at BCG (Milan), one of the largest management consulting firms in the world. Moore Deborah: Likely the actress and daughter of Roger Moore of James Bond fame. Moore, Juliet & Chris: Juliet is in publishing. Chris is an investment banker who worked at Bear Stearns in the ‘80s. He is now President of CSM Capital. Moore, Mr Goeffrey: Roger Moore’s son. Morris Stephen: Financial advisor. Morris, Nick & Lucy: Not enough info. Mortimer, Gigi & Averell: Gigi is a beauty entrepreneur who is very good friends with Ghislaine. Averell is Founder and CEO of Arden Asset Management. Averell’s mother was a descendant of the insanely wealthy and powerful Harriman family. Morton, Peter: Co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe. Morton, Robert: Former producer of Letterman’s ‘Late Show.’ Mruvka Alan: Founder and former CEO of E! Entertainment Television. Munro, Donald: Investment banker. Murdoch, Rupert: Billionaire media mogul who owns more media outlets than God. Known for paying millions to female employees in order to cover up sexual abuse and harassment at Fox News. It’s pointless to name his connections. He knows almost everyone of importance. Murray Phillipson Kate: A very good friend of Ghislaine’s from their Oxford days. Granddaughter of Hylton Murray-Philipson, a Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament. Kate is Now an interior painter (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8466853/What-girls-frolicked-Bullingdon-boys-Oxfords-brightest-young-women-rose-top.html). Murray Phillipson, Mr & Mrs: Likely Kate’s brother, Hylton, a landowner and banker who Prince Charles referred to as one of his heroes. Just recently got some publicity for nearly dying from COVID 19. Murray Threipland, Tercious/Claire: Owner of Dunbeath Castle. Claire left her first husband, Henry Herbert, The 17th Earl of Pembroke, to be with Tertius in 1981. Claire’s daughter, Emma, was a bridesmaid at the first marriage of Camila Parker Bowles (now Prince Charles’s wife). Murray, Jean Pierre: Founder of Surf Channel and co-founder of TransCash, a prepaid Visa debit card firm.
DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average): calculates a team's success based on the down-and-distance of each play during the season, then calculates how much more or less successful each team is compared to the league average. DVOA Pass/Run Defense Rank: Team’s NFL rank in DVOA pass or run defense so far this season. #1 means best DEF against the pass/run, #32 means worst DEF against the pass/run. Weighted DEFENSE: is adjusted so that earlier games in the season become gradually less important. It better reflects how the team was playing at the end of the season. ATS = Against the spread DVOA from https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamdef/2019
Opp (SF) Pass DVOA: #2 Opp (SF) Run DVOA: #12 Opp (SF) Weighted DEF: #3 Injuries to Watch DEF (SF): DE Dee Ford (D) S Jaquiski Tartt (D) DT Jullian Taylor (D) Injuries to Watch OFF (LAR): None Key WCB matchups: None Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): Robert Woods (27%) Tyler Higbee (21%) Cooper Kupp (15%) Gerald Everett (15%) Todd Gurley (10%) Brandin Cooks (10%) Josh Reynolds (9%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Todd Gurley (96%, 14, 7) Malcolm Brown (4%, 0, 0) QB/WTE Breakdown After a pair of encouraging performances for the Rams offense, things went back to their 2019 normals with a rough performance in a road loss to the Cowboys. It appears that perhaps the two-game upswing was more about the opponent’s defense, or lack thereof, than any real improvements. Jared Goff (downgrade) salvaged an otherwise poor outing by racking up the yards in garbage time, and his late passing TD just barely put him above his week 14 point total. This week, he’ll go against one of the best defenses in the league. The Niners have the second ranked pass DVOA and have allowed the 8th fewest FPPG to QBs on the season. They were without some of their top defensive players last week, but look poised to get their starters back this week, so that is no longer a potential upgrade. Consider Goff a low-end QB2 for championship week; he’s not someone we would recommend in any format that starts 1 quarterback. With LA’s offense in disarray most of the year, it’s been hard to get a consistent valuation on their pass catching options. Robert Woods (downgrade) leads the way with a 27% target share over the past 6 weeks, but he put up a dud 4-17 line last week after four straight big performances. Still, his 9 targets gave him the potential for much more, and are a sign he’ll continue to be the top WR in this offense. Cooper Kupp (downgrade) was mediocre once again, going only 6-41, but grabbed a TD for the third game in a row to salvage his output. Brandin Cooks (downgrade) saw an encouraging eight targets, but it led to just a 4-46 line, and he appears to be third or fourth in line for targets at this point. The Niners are elite against the pass, ranking 2nd by DVOA and giving up the 5th fewest FPPG to WRs, meaning we need to downgrade all three options. Consider Woods a volume-based WR2, Kupp a solid but suddenly low-ceiling WR3, and Cooks a risky WR3/4. If the Niners have all their defensive starters back in the secondary it would be a further downgrade to their outlooks. Owners should get Woods, and possibly Kupp as well, in their lineups, while keeping Cooks on the bench. Tyler Higbee has taken the league and the fantasy world by storm the past three weeks, going over 100 receiving yards in every game. The matchup isn’t easy - San Francisco yields the 3rd fewest FPPG to TEs - but Higbee is too hot to bench at this point. Continue riding him as a TE1 for the fantasy finals. Update: Even with Gerald Everett returning, Higbee is still in the TE1 mix, but his ceiling should be lowered slightly. Everett isn’t on the fantasy radar in standard leagues, but his presence does add risk to Higbee’s outlook. RB Breakdown Although it wasn’t a pretty performance in terms of yardage, Todd Gurley (downgrade) was able to give owners their money's worth by punching in a pair of TDs, one on the ground and one through the air. The Rams offensive line has struggled throughout most of the year, and that combined with Gurley seemingly losing some of his explosiveness has been more than enough to minimize his ability to rack up high rushing totals. He hasn’t been as involved in the passing game this year either. On tap this week is a matchup with the 12th best rush defense by DVOA, and a group that allows the fewest FPPG to RBs on the year. It’s hard to recommend benching Gurley considering his TD potential and his recent uptick in snap share (96% last week), but the matchup is concerning. Consider Gurley more of a mid-range RB2 this week; he’ll need to snag at least one TD to account for a likely mediocre yardage output. There’s no need to roster Malcolm Brown as a handcuff unless your league goes into Week 17.
Opp (LAR) Pass DVOA: #11 Opp (LAR) Run DVOA: #6 Opp (LAR) Weighted DEF: #10 Injuries to Watch DEF (LAR): CB Troy Hill (Q) Injuries to Watch OFF (SF): G Mike Person (Q) Key WCB matchups: Emmanuel Sanders vs. Jalen Ramsey (ESPN) Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): George Kittle (32%) Deebo Samuel (19%) Emmanuel Sanders (14%) Kendrick Bourne (12%) Tevin Coleman (7%) Raheem Mostert (6%) Matt Breida (4%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Raheem Mostert (53%, 15, 2) Tevin Coleman (30%, 4, 1) Matt Breida (19%, 6, 2) QB/WTE Breakdown The Niners take a two-game losing streak into their divisional matchup against the Rams, and Jimmy Garoppolo is coming off a disappointing performance against the Falcons last week. He’s ridden some massive ups and downs this season, but despite it all ranks in the top-15 for fantasy QBs in most formats. The matchup this week will be somewhat challenging - the Rams have given up the 12th fewest FPPG to QBs - so this doesn’t look like a “boom” week on paper. Jimmy G could be pulled into a shootout if the Rams offense kicks into gear, but this looks like a game the Niners win with strong defense and a dominant run game (as they have most of the year). Garoppolo is a risky streamer in fantasy championships, and should be considered more of a mid-range QB2 this week. Unfortunately for owners relying on him in their semi-final matchups last week, Deebo Samuel came crashing down to earth with only one catch on three targets. It was a disappointing end to a five game streak of 12+ points scored (.5 PPR), and showed the risk of starting any SF wideout in a must win fantasy matchup. Emmanuel Sanders (downgrade) fared even worse, turning his one catch into just nine scoreless yards. Making things even worse, Sanders appears most likely to see Jalen Ramsey in shadow coverage this week, which means owners should strongly consider fading him across the board. That coverage would potentially open things up for Samuel, but it’s impossible to know exactly how that could shake out. The Rams overall have given up the 15th fewest FPPG to WRs, but the main reason they shut down the Cowboys receivers was that they were getting gashed so heavily on the ground the passing game wasn’t even needed. The Niners have a similarly strong ground game, so don’t be surprised to see them look to exploit that rather than try to win in an air-raid shootout. Samuel is a risky but upside WR3, while Sanders (assuming he gets Ramsey in coverage) is a WR3/4 that should likely be avoided in championship lineups. George Kittle is the real #1 option in this offense, and the only option that should be guaranteed a spot in lineups. He’s an elite TE1, and is both game-script and matchup-proof at this point. Keep him plugged in. RB Breakdown Another week, another solid performance from Raheem Mostert. He wasn’t as productive as the previous two weeks, but he out-touched Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman a combined 15-10. This backfield is extremely hard to predict on a weekly basis, but it does appear as though Mostert is the 1A while Breida and Coleman operate as dual 1B options. The Rams don’t pose an overly intimidating matchup - 6th ranked run DVOA while allowing the 15th most FPPG to RBs. Given the uncertainty, it’s best to approach Mostert as an upside RB2, albeit one with a riskier touch floor than we’d like on championship week, with Breida and Coleman slotting in as TD-dependent RB3/4s. Only Mostert is worth real lineup consideration this week outside of extremely deep leagues. Score Prediction: 49ers 24, Rams 13
Opp (NE) Pass DVOA: #1 Opp (NE) Run DVOA: #7 Opp (NE) Weighted DEF: #1 Injuries to Watch DEF (NE): CB Jonathan Jones (D) LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (Q) LB Jamie Collins (Q) CB Jason McCourty (Q) DL Danny Shelton (Q) Injuries to Watch OFF (BUF): OL Ty Nsekhe (Q) Key WCB matchups: John Brown vs. Stephon Gillmore (ESPN) Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): John Brown (27%) Cole Beasley (21%) Devin Singletary (13%) Isaiah McKenzie (13%) Dawson Knox (11%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Devin Singletary (71%, 23, 3) Frank Gore (29%, 10, 0) QB/WTE Breakdown The Bills continue to win with a dominant defense rather than a gun-slinging offense, but Josh Allen (downgrade) ranks as a QB1 on the season due in large part to his rushing ability. The Patriots are one of the toughest matchups for any fantasy position - they cede the fewest FPPG to QBs on the year - so this likely isn’t the week to call Allen’s number. If Buffalo is to pull the upset, it will likely be in a low-scoring defensive battle rather than a shootout, which the low projected point total reflects. Consider Allen a mid-range QB2; his rushing gives him somewhat of a floor, but he has little chance of hitting his ceiling against this extremely elite defense. The Bills offense, due to its lack of high scoring games, has only a few productive options. John Brown (downgrade) is currently in the high-end WR2 range on the season, and was solid last week even in a tough matchup. Cole Beasley (not recommended) has been more of a deep-league asset, but his occasional TDs have put him on the map as a reasonable WR4 streamer in the right matchups. Unfortunately for both these players, this week’s game will feature an opposing defense near the best in the league at limiting WRs. The Pats have the best pass defense by DVOA, and allow the fewest FPPG to the position. Brown is slated to face stud CB Stephon Gillmore in coverage as well, which is a significant individual downgrade. Brown is somewhat tough to bench based on his productivity, but owners with alternative options should highly consider looking elsewhere. Although Beasley won’t have to deal with Gillmore, he still is not a recommended start against NE. Consider Brown a boom-bust WR3 with a low floor this week, and Beasley a risky TD-dependent WR4. Dawson Knox is not on the fantasy radar at this point. RB Breakdown While not yet an elite fantasy asset, Devin Singletary (downgrade) is beginning to emerge as one of the more impressive young RBs in the league. He’s gone over 75 yards rushing in 5 of his last 7 games played, and pops out on tape as a guy that can make defenders miss while showing elite burst in short spaces. He had an unfortunate fumble in last week’s win against the Steelers, but considering that was his first of the year and the Bills seem committed to feeding him, expect another heavy workload again this week. The matchup, unfortunately, is not a favorable one. The Patriots have the 7th ranked rush DVOA and have given up the second fewest FPPG to RBs. Singletary doesn’t catch a lot of passes, and has to compete with Frank Gore for short yardage and goal-line opportunities, so he doesn’t have enough going his way to counteract the tough matchup. He is capable of breaking a few big plays at any time, but it’s best to consider Singletary a lower-end RB2 this week based on the matchup. Leave Gore on the wire in every possible format.
Opp (BUF) Pass DVOA: #3 Opp (BUF) Run DVOA: #19 Opp (BUF) Weighted DEF: #4 Injuries to Watch DEF (BUF): DT Corey Liuget (Q) Injuries to Watch OFF (NE): WR Julian Edelman (Q) Key WCB matchups: No clear shadow matchups projected (ESPN) Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): Julian Edelman (25%) James White (16%) Jakobi Meyers (12%) Mohamed Sanu (11%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Sony Michel (42%, 20, 4) James White (38%, 6, 4) Rex Burkhead (31%, 8, 2) QB/WTE Breakdown It might be time to officially panic about the state of this Patriots offense, despite a predictable drubbing of the Bengals last week. Tom Brady (downgrade) is lacking the weapons necessary to elevate his game, and the offensive line hasn’t been as dominant at giving him time to throw as in previous years. The Bills are a tough matchup through the air - they allow the 2nd fewest FPPG to QBs - so Brady should likely be ignored in championship lineups unless owners are digging deep in 2QB leagues. Consider him a mid to low-end QB2 whose floor is lower than others in this range due to his lack of rushing output. Leave him on your bench or on waivers altogether. The Patriots passing game is hard to read heading into Week 16, as Julian Edelman (downgrade) has been limited at practice, after looking unproductive last week perhaps due to injury. There are a plethora of receiving options behind Edelman, but none have any real standalone value as long as Edelman is able to gut it out this weekend. N’Keal Harry caught a TD last week, but hasn’t gone over 20 receiving yards in his five active games. He would get a boost, as would Mohamed Sanu, if Edelman were to sit, but neither have very appealing outlooks. The matchup with Buffalo is difficult as well - they cede the fourth fewest FPPG to WRs. Keep close tabs on Edelman’s status, and only consider benching if you have solid alternatives or if he has a reported setback. He’s somewhat of a risky WR2 heading into the week. Sanu and Harry aren’t more than hail-mary WR4s, and even if Edelman were out would be just boom-bust WR3 streamers. We do like Harry’s red zone abilities, however. Consider avoiding this situation entirely, and monitor Edelman’s status if you own him. There is no fantasy relevant TE to monitor for the Pats at this time (miss you Gronk). RB Breakdown It has been a disappointing year for those invested in Sony Michel, as the second-year back hasn’t been a consistent fantasy producer through most of the season. Michel is both game-script and TD-dependent, suffering from inefficiency and a lack of touches in a multitude of games. This week will be an interesting test; the Bills have a below-average rush DVOA but give up the 12th fewest FPPG to RBs. Additionally, it’s hard to predict the game flow for this game as the two teams appear well matched and the last game between them was a 16-10 slugfest with NE getting the win. James White continues to be heavily involved in the passing game, and has racked up at least 9 points in all but two healthy games (.5 PPR). Rex Burkhead even got in on the action last week, although that may have been due more to the blowout nature of the game. For championship week, owners should view Michel as a risk-reward RB2/3 with an upgrade in standard leagues. Consider White a high-floor RB2 in PPR leagues, and more of a solid flex in standard, while leaving Burkhead safely on the wire. Score Prediction: Patriots 17, Bills 13
Opp (TB) Pass DVOA: #15 Opp (TB) Run DVOA: #1 Opp (TB) Weighted DEF: #8 Injuries to Watch DEF (TB): DL Beau Allen (D) Injuries to Watch OFF (HOU): TE Darren Fells (Q) WR Will Fuller (Q) WR DeAndre Hopkins (extremely likely to play) RB Carlos Hyde (Q, likely to play) Key WCB matchups: None Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): DeAndre Hopkins (30%) Will Fuller (24%) Keke Coutee (14%) Duke Johnson (12%) Kenny Stills (11%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Carlos Hyde (67%, 26, 0) Duke Johnson (33%, 4, 3) QB/WTE Breakdown The Texans got a needed bounce-back win against the Titans last week after losing to Denver the previous week, and put themselves in great position for the playoffs in doing so. Deshaun Watson (upgrade) was solid, but not dominant, and proved his floor is still higher than most at the position. The Bucs are an excellent matchup for him to carry his fantasy owners this week - they have given up the 7th most FPPG to QBs. Continue to ride Watson as an elite QB1 this week; we expect he’ll be on a lot of championship rosters when the dust settles on monday night. Despite some difficult matchups the past few weeks, DeAndre Hopkins (upgrade) has come through for owners over the past month, and should be a fixture in lineups yet again this week. He missed practice for an illness on wednesday, but is in very little danger of missing the game. Tampa Bay is one of the more vulnerable teams for WRs to play, so continue to treat Hopkins as an elite WR1. The bigger question is what to do, if anything, with the Texans auxiliary options. Will Fuller (upgrade) got back into action last week, and was able to log a limited practice session on Wednesday. It appears he should be given the green light to play about the same number of snaps (59 of 63 total) as last week, meaning he becomes an intriguing option. The Bucs have given up the most FPPG to WRs, and Fuller is capable of the kind of game that could carry owners to the championship. Monitor injury reports closely, but if Fuller is cleared he should likely be in lineups as an upside WR3. Kenny Stills (streamer) was actually more productive in the games Fuller played than the games he missed over the past two months of the season, but even so he makes for an unreliable option this week. The matchup gives him some upside, but the target share will be hard to trust. Consider him a boom-bust WR3/4. Keke Coutee is off the fantasy radar, and Darren Fells and Jordin Akins are dart throw TE2s that you are just hoping catch a TD. If Fells were to sit (currently questionable), it would make Akins a slightly more attractive option, but he still would not be on the standard league radar. Hopefully you have a more trustworthy option. RB Breakdown In the massive Week 15 showdown, Carlos Hyde (downgrade) came through in a big way for the Texans. He racked up 104 rushing yards and a TD, although he didn’t record a catch, per usual. Duke Johnson (downgrade) handled much of the pass-down work, but recorded a season-low 23 total yards, and got only four touches. The Bucs have arguably the league's best run defense, ranking first in DVOA and allowing the 3rd fewest FPPG to RBs. That makes it extremely risky to trust Hyde, even coming off a big week, and should all but eliminate Johnson from consideration in any lineup outside of an extremely deep PPR league. Consider Hyde a TD-dependent RB2/3, with a downgrade in PPR, and view Duke as a hail-mary RB4 in PPR leagues. Owners will hope a shootout leads to a few goal-line opportunities for Hyde to cash in on. Hyde missed practice on Wednesday, but it was “non-injury related” so owners merely need to keep an eye on the situation.
Opp (HOU) Pass DVOA: #26 Opp (HOU) Run DVOA: #15 Opp (HOU) Weighted DEF: #27 Injuries to Watch DEF (HOU): S Jahleel Addae (Q) OLB Jacob Martin (Q) ILB Benardrick McKinney (Q) Injuries to Watch OFF (TB): WR Mike Evans (OUT-IR) WR Chris Godwin (D) TE Tanner Hudson (Q) C Ryan Jensen (Q) T Donovan Smith (Q) QB Jameis Winston (P) Key WCB matchups: None Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): Chris Godwin (19%) Mike Evans (17%) Cameron Brate (13%) O.J. Howard (12%) Breshad Perriman (10%) Ronald Jones (9%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Ronald Jones (45%, 12, 3) Peyton Barber (28%, 12, 2) Dare Ogunbowale (28%, 2, 1) QB/WTE Breakdown The Buccaneers roller coaster season continued, peaking again last week in a blowout road win against the slumping Detroit Lions. Jameis Winston (upgrade) lit the world on fire, throwing for 458-yards and four touchdowns. In rare form, Winston played a very clean game, only throwing one pass to the other team; in typical Winston fashion, it occured within the first three minutes of play on the opening drive. It’s a tradition at this point. On tap is another slumping defense, HOU has been burned through the air of late, ranking near the bottom in Pass DVOA and Weighted DVOA - ceding 21.8 FPPG to QBs and 23.2 to RBs - plug Winston into lineups as a feast-or-famine QB1. Like he demonstrated last week, he has the potential to be a league winner. Congratulations are in order if you managed to snag and play Breshard Perriman (upgrade volume). Chances are you made the finals, especially if Winston was stacked as well. Chris Godwin (likely out) has yet to practice this week, and it’s looking extremely unlikely that he’ll suit up (UPDATE-Godwin is OUT). With fellow wideout Scotty Miller also placed on IR, the only realistic fantasy options are Perriman and Justin Watson. Perriman should slide immediately into lineups as a volume-based WR2, while Watson is a much riskier endeavour, consider him a boom-or-bust WR4. It remains to be seen if it’ll be a wideout that picks up the targets vacated by Godwin, or perhaps a running back or tight end. Bruce Arians mentioned this week that the running backs will be utilized more in the passing game due to the injuries at receiver. O.J. Howard (upgrade volume) saw 8 targets last week, parlaying them into a 4-46-0 receiving line. He’s been disappointing all season, but may be ready to make some noise. Consider him on the TE1/2 borderline - HOU surrenders 8.5 FPPG to the position. Cameron Brate is no more than a desperation TE2. RB Breakdown The Buccaneers rolled up 495 total yards last week, yet only 49 were produced on the ground. Ronald Jones (upgrade IF volume) continues to be the lead back of a three-headed RBBC. He’s the preferred play, and is hopefully used more in the passing game sans Godwin/Evans, but don’t count on it. He’s hard to trust as anything more than a low-floor flex play for fantasy championships. However, the matchup is appealing - HOU has hemorrhaged rushing yards to opponents, giving up 132.7 per game over the last three, also ceding 20.3 FPPG to RBs. Peyton Barber and Dare Ogunbowale shouldn’t see lineups, the volume hasn’t been there consistently. Score Prediction: Texans 27, Buccaneers 24
Opp (DEN) Pass DVOA: #14 Opp (DEN) Run DVOA: #17 Opp (DEN) Weighted DEF: #12 Injuries to Watch DEF (DEN): DE Adam Gotsis (Q) Injuries to Watch OFF (DET): WR Marvin Jones Jr. (OUT-IR) RB Bo Scarbrough (Q) RT Rick Wagner (Q) Key WCB matchups: Kenny Golladay vs. Chris Harris Jr. (ESPN) Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): Danny Amendola (20%) Marvin Jones (19%) Kenny Golladay (17%) T.J. Hockenson (15%) J.D. McKissic (10%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Ty Johnson (45%, 6, 5) Wes Hills (36%, 12, 2) J.D. McKissic (19%, 3, 3) QB/WTE Breakdown The Lions head to Week 16 in full meltdown. Owner Martha Ford announced Tuesday that both coach Matt Partricia and general manager Bob Quinn will retain their jobs for the 2020 season, giving them three years to build the program together (ESPN). It’s a curious move, considering that Patricia is 9-20-1 in his tenure. Plus, the Lions haven’t looked competitive in the second half of either season. In fairness, the injury bug hit quite hard this year, but it’s safe to assume that both coach and GM are on the hot seat. David Blough doesn’t appear to be anything special, and can be avoided in all but the deepest of formats - DEN cedes just 15.7 FPPG to QBs and 21 to WRs. It was Danny Amendola (PPR), not Kenny Golladay, drawing the Lion’s share of the targets in a smash spot against the Bucs. Amendola looks to be the clear beneficiary of the Marvin Jones Jr. (out-IR) injury. The 3 game sample size of Blough to Golladay has produced 4-158-1, 6-58-1, and 3-44-0 receiving lines. It’s not too far off from the variable production we’ve seen from Golladay all year, and he’s due a breakout week. However, against an upward trending Denver defense, while shadowed by stud CB Chris Harris Jr. probably isn’t the place to expect it. Strangely enough, Kenny G’s best game with Blough came in the toughest matchup they’ve faced (vs. CHI), so maybe they find the connection again this week. Chris Harris (PFF’s No. 42 CB) has been lit up in back-to-back weeks by DeAndre Hopkins and Tyreek Hill, so the matchup is exploitable. Consider Golladay a back-end WR2. Golladay’s expected shadow date may open a few more looks for Amendola, he’s a WR3 in PPR formats. It’s a much tougher draw this week for the entire passing game, so keep expectations tempered. The auxiliary passing options can be faded. RB Breakdown The Detroit backfield is one of the bigger headaches in fantasy football. It was Wes Hills, fresh off the practice squad without an NFL carry, leading the Lion’s backfield last week in the absence of Bo Scarbrough, who’s questionable for Week 16. The possible return of Kerryon Johnson further muddies the waters, and considering The Broncos allow just 3.9 yards per carry to RBs (sportingnews), the entire backfield should likely be faded. Especially Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic. If Scarbrough is active, and Johnson is not, Scarbrough can be considered a volume based back-end RB2 - DEN cedes 15.6 FPPG to RBs - if it’s the reverse, consider Kerryon a name value only, he’ll likely to be limited in some capacity in his first game back. If both are inactive, fade the situation.
Opp (DET) Pass DVOA: #29 Opp (DET) Run DVOA: #14 Opp (DET) Weighted DEF: #29 Injuries to Watch DEF (DET): LB Devon Kennard (Q) DT A’Shawn Robinson (Q) LB Christian Jones (Q) DE Damon Harrison (P) Injuries to Watch OFF (DEN): RT Ja’Wuan James (OUT) RG Ron Leary (Q) LG Dalton Risner (Q) TE Noah Fant (P) Key WCB matchups: Courtland Sutton vs. Darius Slay (ESPN) Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): Courtland Sutton (24%) Noah Fant (16%) Tim Patrick (14%) DaeSean Hamilton (11%) Phillip Lindsay (8%) Royce Freeman (8%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Royce Freeman (54%, 9, 4) Phillip Lindsay (39%, 7, 2) Devontae Booker (8%, 2, 0) QB/WTE Breakdown For fantasy managers starting Denver players, Sunday’s game against Kansas City was an unmitigated disaster. Leading the offense to only a field goal, Drew Lock (upgrade) threw for 208 yards and no scores, with an interception. It was the rookie’s first poor outing, and he’ll look to bounce back against an extremely vulnerable Lion’s secondary - DET hemoragges 21.4 FPPG to QBs and 26.6 to WRs - Lock can be considered in 2QB formats, and the entire passing game gets an upgrade. Courtland Sutton (upgrade) cobbled together a 4-79-0 receiving line in the blowout road loss, and now looks to do battle with Darius Slay (PFF’s No. 80 CB). Slay has been exploited along with the rest of the defense of late, and Sutton has shown the ability to win his shadow matchups. Consider him a fringe WR1 in the smash spot. Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton’s low target share in an inconsistent passing game, render both WR4 dart throws, even in the great matchup. Noah Fant has flashed game-breaking ability, but has also demonstrated an extremely low-floor. This puts him just outside the TE1 ranks this week, but he possesses perhaps the greatest ceiling outside of the elite TE1 tier. The matchup is average, DET cedes 7.7 FPPG to the position. RB Breakdown The Denver run game along with the rest of the offense sputtered last week. It was disappointing, especially considering the matchup against the Chiefs exploitable run defense. Royce Freeman lead the backfield in touches and snaps, but neither he nor Phillip Lindsay were able to do much with their limited touches. While Detroit’s Run DVOA is better than their Pass DVOA, game-script should work in the Broncos favor. Lindsay remains the preferred play, look for him to bounce back as an RB2 - DET cedes 22.8 FPPG to RBs - Freeman is riskier, consider him a touchdown dependent flex. Score Prediction: Broncos 24, Lions 16
Opp (LAC) Pass DVOA: #19 Opp (LAC) Run DVOA: #23 Opp (LAC) Weighted DEF: #15 Injuries to Watch DEF (LAC): LB Uchenna Nwosu (P) Injuries to Watch OFF (OAK): RB Josh Jacobs (OUT) T Trent Brown (Q) G Richie Incognito (Q) WR Hunter Renfrow (Q) Key WCB matchups: None, Hayward didn’t shadow Williams in Week 10 (ESPN) Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): Darren Waller (22%) Hunter Renfrow (17%) Tyrell Williams (13%) Jalen Richard (10%) DeAndre Washington (9%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Josh Jacobs (57%, 26, 3) Jalen Richard (29%, 3, 3) DeAndre Washington (15%, 8, 3) QB/WTE Breakdown Trash rained down from the stands onto the field after a stunning late game collapse by the Raiders. The Jaguars walked away with a victory, while Jon Gruden and his team were left with an apology from the NFL for a blown call late in the game. Derek Carr had given himself up well before the sideline, and should have been ruled in-bounds, keeping the clock moving - yet the officials ruled him out, giving the Jaguars an additional 40 seconds for their game-winning drive. It was a bitter end to Oakland’s bumpy 25 tenure in the Bay. On tap is an AFC West rival fresh off a disappointing outing of their own. Carr is fringe 2QB format worthy, and shouldn’t be considered in most settings. The Chargers cede just 14.1 FPPG to QB’s, and just 16.5 to WRs. Outside of Darren Waller, options in the passing game for Oakland’s offense have been largely non-existent. Hunter Renfrow appears ready to make his return, but the matchup renders him a low-floor PPR play. Tyrell Williams has largely bottomed-out over the last five games, clearing 50 yards receiving just once. He’s a floor option WR3 against a defense that surrenders just 197.4 passing yards per game, good for 4th best in the league. Waller is an every week TE1, get him active. RB Breakdown It’s been announced that Josh Jacobs (OUT) will sit for Week 16 in hopes of playing Week 17. That thrusts DeAndre Washington (upgrade volume) immediately into the RB2 conversation. The matchup is average, the Chargers give up the 17th most yards rushing per game at 110 - also ceding 20 FPPG to RBs - Washington needs to be in most lineups, and is a good bet to find paydirt. Jalen Richard should mix in as well, but he’s no more than a desperation flex play. Neutral game-script seems likely, meaning it’s unlikely that Washington is phased out in favor of the pass-catching Richard.
Opp (OAK) Pass DVOA: #31 Opp (OAK) Run DVOA: #26 Opp (OAK) Weighted DEF: #31 Injuries to Watch DEF (OAK): LB Marquel Lee (Q) Injuries to Watch OFF (LAC): T Russell Okung (Q) Key WCB matchups: None Relevant Target Share %’s (Last 6 Weeks): Keenan Allen (25%) Austin Ekeler (17%) Mike Williams (16%) Hunter Henry (14%) Melvin Gordon (12%) RB Snap %/Touches/Targets Week 15: Austin Ekeler (48%, 12, 7) Melvin Gordon (40%, 12, 7) Justin Jackson (21%, 7, 2) QB/WTE Breakdown The disappointing season continued for the Chargers, who are essentially playing all of their home games on the road. The Vikings thoroughly embarrassed veteran signal caller Phillip Rivers (upgrade), turning him over 4 times. The Chargers as a team gave the ball away an eye-popping 7 times. On tap is an extremely vulnerable Oakland team, coming off a heart-breaking defeat. Rivers is extremely untrustworthy for 1QB formats, but the exploitable matchup keeps him in the discussion for 2QB leagues - OAK hemorrhages 22.1 FPPG to QBs and 25.3 to WRs. Both Keenan Allen (upgrade) and Mike Williams (upgrade) put together solid fantasy outings in their dismantling at home. Williams pushed his touchdown streak to two games, while Allen was a yard short of breaking the century mark, something he’s done just twice this season. It’s a smash spot for the Chargers passing game, yet in Week 10 when these two teams met, it wasn’t taken advantage of. Look for that to change this week. Williams has thrived on the deep ball the last six weeks, possessing an ADoT of 23.1 yards. That’s good for the No. 1 spot for wideouts with over 10 catches in that span. Considering that OAK surrenders explosive pass plays (20+ yards) on a league worst 14% of plays (sharpfootballstats), the matchup should be considered a home run for Williams. Hunter Henry (upgrade) found his floor last week against the Vikings, busting with a 2-29-0 receiving line. Look for him to bounce back as well - OAK gives up 9.6 FPPG to TEs, second worst in the NFL. RB Breakdown Both Melvin Gordon (upgrade standard) and Austin Ekeler (upgrade PPR) found their floor against the Vikings. Gordon had perhaps his worst day as a pro, fumbling twice, and only producing 7-28-0 on the ground, and 5-36-0 receiving. Last time these two teams faced off, Gordon produced an RB1 day. Game-script should keep both backs involved, and Gordon is a good bet to find pay dirt. Consider both RB2’s in their preferred formats. Score Prediction: Chargers 27, Raiders 17
2019.04.16 07:37 tiny_doughnutAFLW: 2020 Expansion, Signings and Trades Master Post (Updated - Final 48hrs)
I’ve been keeping these as up to date as possible, especially with picking the difference between 1yr and 2yr announcements. If I start lagging just tag me in the post/announcement, or let me know if you see anything elsewhere on socials and I’ll update ASAP. Only 48hrs left, will be very keen to see how this all plays out!
Out (expansion): Ashlee Atkins (West Coast), Melissa Caulfield (West Coast), Kellie Gibson (West Coast), Brianna Green (West Coast), Courtney Guard (West Coast), Dana Hooker (West Coast), Alicia Janz (West Coast), Parris Laurie (West Coast) Out (trade): Delisted:
Head Coach: Paul Hood In: Out (expansion): Out (trade): Delisted: Erin Hoare (quasi-retired)
The Petersons will tell you that Karen Servas' timeline is wrong because it's based on the time printed on a sales receipt, and that the cash register's clock was wrong. They neglect to mention that Karen's timeline is also supported by A) A timestamped transaction she'd made at the bank, and B) A timestamped phone call she placed using her cell phone.
Within a day of Laci's disappearance, Jackie told Scott to 'Deny, deny, deny." She also warned him that his sister Susan wanted a direct "yes" or "no" from him, and implied that he should lie to her, if necessary.
Jackie and Lee repeatedly told the media they didn't know if Scott took a polygraph. In truth, Lee told him that first night to not take a polygraph under any circumstances.
Jackie and Lee repeatedly told the media they didn't know what the police meant when they said Scott was being cooperative, but only "to a point." They knew exactly what the police meant. They're the ones who instructed him to behave that way.
Not long after Laci's disappearance, Scott spent a night hitting on Anne Bird's young babysitter. He was mixing her cocktails called "flirtinis." (As seen on Sex and the City.) At some point Jackie called, and the babysitter answered. Jackie said she wished Scott could "meet a nice girl like her." The babysitter was freaked out by the entire ordeal and left. Jackie later told Anne that if she was ever asked about it, Anne should lie and say it never happened. Source: Anne's book, Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty.
"95% of married men have affairs." --Lee Peterson, to Barbara Walters, on national television.
Janie says "Scott wasn't trying to evade the police when making that run for the border. He thought he was being followed by the media." At one point in this pursuit, Scott jumped out of his car and yelled, "Why don't you just arrest me already?" The media can do that?
The Petersons refused to let the Rochas retrieve Laci's personal items/mementos from the house, telling them that the police had already taken everything. Not true. In fact, the Petersons frequently stayed at the house while in Modesto. They would promise to let the Rochas in "next weekend," then dodge their calls. The Petersons (reportedly) sold "exclusive" photos and whatnot to the highest media-bidder. Later, the Petersons will sue the Rochas for the mortgage and property taxes they paid while staying at the house and denying the Rochas access. The total was about $35,000.
Laci had some expensive Tiffany lamps. The Rochas wanted them, because they reminded them of Laci. The Petersons said nope, cuz we're gonna find her, and when we do, we want her to come home to those lamps. Scott had already sold her car and was trying to sell the house, fully-furnished. Detail in this comment.
After months of being denied entry by the Petersons, Sharon Rocha gathered Laci's friends and broke into the house to retrieve Laci's personal items, e.g. her wedding dress and her diary. (The Petersons had changed the locks.) Before doing so, Sharon called the alarm company to warn them she was about to break in. The girl who took the call informed her that the Petersons had left a note on the account saying no Rochas allowed. She said she'd have to call the police. Sharon said she understood, then moved ahead with the plan. When the police arrived, one of Geragos' attorneys, uber-idiot Matt Dalton, was jumping up and down in the front yard, screaming, demanding that the police arrest Sharon Rocha. This incident led the locally-owned alarm company to terminate their contract with the Petersons. The Petersons lied to the media, telling them Sharon had disturbed what was still an active crime scene, per orders of the Modesto police. Not true--the police had finished processing the house months earlier. The Petersons also told the media that the Rochas broke in for the purpose of planting evidence to frame Scott.
The Petersons are lying when they pretend they didn't know that Sharon wanted to retrieve Laci's personal items. Here's Sharon's attorney Adam Stewart on Larry King Live:"Two nights ago, on Greta Van Susteren, Jackie Peterson said, quote, 'Sharon, you can go into the home whenever you want to go into the home. This is the first time we've heard you wanted to go into the home.' And that is a factual misrepresentation. She's known about this for two and a half months. We've wrote them directly, asking Jackie and Lee Peterson to sit down with Sharon Rocha and Ron Grantski and resolve this matter outside of media coverage or any kind of attention whatsoever, and we were categorically ignored." Lee Peterson appeared on that episode, too. Here's what Lee had to say: "I mean, this was a burglary. My -- that home and its contents are my son's possessions." That's right, according to Lee, Laci's diary and wedding dress belong to Scott. Does Lee Peterson sound like someone who is more than happy to let Sharon enter the house whenever she wants?
Scott never registered that boat. The family will tell you that he gave his name to the seller and assumed the seller would register the boat on his behalf. It's a lie--nobody who's ever purchased a motor vehicle from a private seller believes that, certainly not Scott, who has "bought and sold boats his whole life." He didn't register that boat because he didn't want the boat coming up in the database when the police searched his name.
The Petersons didn't pay Geragos directly. Instead, they "loaned" Scott the money, then secured that loan by placing a lien on the house. This way, when the house was sold, the Rochas would get nothing. In effect, it was an attempt to force Laci's family to pay for Scott's defense.
The Petersons didn't pay all of Scott's legal bills. Since Scott "ran out of money" just as the trial was getting started, the state picked up the tab. Taxpayers ended up shelling out $230,000 of Geragos' fee.
The Petersons couldn't stop telling the media how perfect Scott & Laci's marriage was. Anne Bird's book tells a very different tale. Jackie sounded exasperated as she lamented that Scott & Laci were squabbling yet again. Jackie was not a Laci fan, even making fun of the way Laci dressed. "She looked like Mickey Mouse!" Source: Anne Bird's book.
The Petersons claim the media invented the story about Scott looking happy at the candlelight vigil. They say there was just one photo of him smiling, while he was talking to child, and that the media ran with it. There are multiple photos of Scott smiling & looking happy. Did the media also invent his happy and carefree "I'm in Paris, it's amazing, the crowd is huge!" phone call to Amber Frey?
The Petersons will tell you that Scott wasn't going on the run with all that survival equipment, cash, multiple cell phones, his siblings' credit cards, and fake identification in his car. They explain that Jackie accidentally withdrew $10,000 from Scott's account. She was worried the bank would put a hold on it, so she opted to gave him the cash, because he had bills to pay. That's not how cash deposits work (see the UCC), but it doesn't even matter, because it's ridiculous to believe that Jackie "accidentally withdrew the money from the wrong account." It's ridiculous to believe she thought Scott could pay $10,000 worth of bills using cash. Jackie changed her story about how/why she gave Scott that cash several times.
The Petersons claim the police ignored tips from people who claimed to see Laci walking her dog. No they didn't. The police investigated and determined those tips were mistaken or unreliable. Example: Vivian Mitchell said she saw Laci walking on the morning of the 24th. She remembered it well, because she was standing in front of the TV at the time, checking out the football games that had started at 9 am. Problem is: there were no football games that day. Vivian must have seen someone else on a different day. Vivian Mitchell would die before the trial. She was 80 years old. The Petersons suggested a conspiracy, calling her death "very convenient" for the police.
Another purported witness: Homer Maldonado. He had Laci wearing the wrong clothes, and he secretly claimed to see her walking two other times, too--times that we know, for a fact, that Laci wasn't walking. The defense asked him to keep those other two sightings a secret. Homer also refused to talk to the police or prosecution.
When the Petersons talk about the "three-term city councilman and attorney" witness who the police are allegedly ignoring, as they do here, they are talking about mistaken-witness Vivian Mitchell's husband Bill. It's not at all clear to me what being an attorney or city councilman has to do with any anything, but more importantly, he doesn't even claim he saw Laci walking that day. He says he didn't see her. He's the opposite of a witness. As a matter of fact, he says he's never seen Laci anywhere doing anything in his entire life.
When Laci's body was recovered, she was wearing tan-colored pants, not black pants as was listed on the "missing" posters. None of the people who reported seeing Laci walking while wearing black pants that morning is correct. They either saw Laci on a different day, or they saw a different woman.
When the Petersons focus on the 7 or so alleged sightings that they say place Laci on a perfectly-timed circular walking path, they are fudging the times. They're not telling you it's a path Laci never walked. They're not telling you that Laci had stopped walking weeks earlier, after a doctor ordered her to stop walking. They're not telling you that there's a large hill at the entrance to the park, one that many doubt a very pregnant could navigate. They're not telling you that Laci told her friend she was "exhausted" after walking just one block 10 days earlier. They're not telling you that Laci walked with her cell phone, which was found in her car. They don't tell you that they are quietly ignoring the 70+ other nearby sightings that don't fall where they want them to fall. There were over 8,000 tips in this case.
The Petersons accuse Ron Grantski of being a hypocrite for saying Scott's fishing trip was suspicious, when Ron himself went fishing that day. Never happened. On Larry King, Ron Grantski defended Scott, saying he didn't think Scott's fishing trip was suspicious at all. Ron added that he personally goes fishing alone all the time, and indicated that it troubled him that people found Scott's solo fishing trip suspicious.
They're not telling you that Ron Grantski, Laci's live-in stepfather since the 1970's, is their favorite alternate suspect. People closely associated with the Peterson family (SPA team) have theories on how each member of her family could be "the real killer"--her father Dennis, her brother Brent, her sister Amy. Mom Sharon is the only Rocha who escapes a direct accusation. More info.
Even though the police told them not to, the Petersons set up their own private tip line, 1-866-LACINFO. They claimed they were passing all tips along to the police. The Modesto police did a test--they called in tips that implicated Scott. Poof! They vanished! The Petersons never passed those tips to the police. More info.
In his Victim Impact Statement, Brent recalled a conversation where Scott confided in him that he was worried about money, because the business wasn't going as well as he'd hoped. Lee Peterson yelled out "You're a liar!" and exited the courtroom before the judge had a chance to throw him out. Jackie interrupted Brent, too.
The Petersons say the police are lying about the date of the Medina burglary, just to frame Scott. They will tell you that the burglary couldn't have happened on the 26th because reporter Ted Rowlands was standing outside. The burglary began at 4:00 am. Ted arrived at 5:00 am. The burglars say they saw the media trucks arriving. Both burglars passed polygraph examinations, and their stories both check out.
The Petersons are lying when they say it could have been the burglars, if only the burglary happened on the 24th. No, it couldn't have been. The Medinas didn't leave for vacation until 10:30 am, and that time is backed by A) a phone call they made upon leaving, and B) a city inspector who'd done an inspection at the Medina residence that morning. That's 12 minutes after Karen Servas found the dog McKenzie wearing only a leash & placed her in the backyard. When Laci "went missing," the Medinas were still at home.
The Petersons say Scott didn't lie to Brocchini about the warehouse not having power. They say the office has power, but the warehouse doesn't, and the police are twisting his words. In truth, Scott told Brocchini that the office didn't have power. Brocchini's report states that he was standing in the office, reading an incoming FAX with his flashlight, because Scott told him the power was out. PG&E later affirmed that there were no power outages. Scott lied.
Yeah, Martha Stewart mentioned meringue on the 24th. Once, at 9:49 am, 20 minutes after Scott claimed he'd left the house. The previous day's show had a whole segment about meringue. The Petersons' main argument about the meringue is: "How could Scott know that? It was Laci's favorite show, not his. Therefore, Laci had to be alive when that show aired." Pretty much all of their arguments take that form. "Why would Scott do XX?" Gee, I don't know, to get away with murder, maybe? These arguments are doubly absurd because they rely on Scott being an reasoned & reliable guy. Why would Scott have an affair at all? Why would he keep making lovey-dovey calls to his mistress, after his wife went missing? Why would he pretend he was jogging on cobblestones in Europe? Why would he tell Diane Sawyer he informed police about Amber on Dec 24, knowing full-well that the police and soon the whole world would immediately know he'd lied? Scott Peterson isn't exactly the poster child for good decision making.
The Petersons will tell you that the police never had any other suspects. In truth, they investigated and cleared hundreds of people, including Amber, Laci's family, the Medina burglars, Kim McGregor & friends, hordes of mysterious van people, and every sex offendeviolent offender in the area. Oh, and Lee Peterson. He was a suspect for a short time. They cleared him too. Scott was the only one who was not fully cooperative.
The Petersons pretend the 2-day fishing license isn't damning because Scott had purchased 2-day fishing licenses years earlier. That's not the issue. The issue is that A) Scott told Amy Rocha he'd be golfing that day, B) there's a videotape of Scott saying he had no plans to go fishing that day, but he made a last-minute "morning decision" to go fishing because it was too cold to golf, C) But his 2-day fishing license was purchased on Dec 20, and the dates were filled out (23rd/24th) before he left the store. It was a planned fishing trip, not a last-minute decision. More info.
The Petersons disowned Scott's half-siblings Anne and Don (Jackie's kids) for saying they believed Scott was guilty. At least one of the Peterson boys believes Scott is guilty, but he keeps his head down.
Chris Pixley, pro-Scott TV-talking-head, (reportedly) spent a week with the Petersons, at their request, and at their expense. He failed to disclose this to the news networks he was speaking on each night.
Richard Cole, pro-Scott newspaper reporter turned documentary talking head, (reportedly) attended the trial on a family pass, and planned to collaborate with the Petersons on a book once the trial was completed.
Matt Dalton, attorney and satanic cult abduction theory enthusiast, was fired by Geragos before the trial even got underway. Probably because that theory is ridiculous, and it made Geragos a laughing stock once it was revealed that the so-called "satanic graffiti" at the Albany Blub was really an art installation. Dalton's evidence for satanic cult involvement: He saw some kids playing Dungeons & Dragons.
The Petersons love citing Dr. March's testimony as evidence that Laci was alive for 1 week following her abduction. In this testimony, Dr. March determines Laci's conception date using the date she told her friends she was pregnant. In his professional opinion, he explained, pregnant women can't keep their mouths shut and always tell their friends ASAP. No, I am not kidding. That's what it's based on.
The Petersons will tell you that there was a rash of pregnant-woman abductions in Modesto, indicating that someone was stealing pregnant women. Those abductions were not in Modesto, they were from the SF Bay area, which includes 7 million people. Go search Google for pregnant woman missing + any major city. Pregnant women go missing all the time. And in nearly every instance, it's the not-so-proud papa that's responsible.
The Petersons pretend the Modesto police covered up the fact that one of Scott's work-neighbors reported seeing Laci at Scott's warehouse on the 23rd. That information was provided to the defense in A) an officer's report, and in B) Brocchini's written notes, and in C) Brocchini's tape-recorded audio notes. They call it exculpatory information, alleging that it proves Laci knew about the boat, and that it explains how Laci's hair got lodged in a pair of pliers found on the boat. No it doesn't. The warehouse and the office are two separate rooms. The window between them was covered. If anything, Scott telling Laci to go find a bathroom next door indicates that Scott did not want Laci to enter his warehouse, where his secret boat was stored. Not that it matters. More info.
The Petersons claim Laci's uncle Harvey is lying when he says Scott told him he was golfing that day. They don't tell you that neighbor Amy Krigbaum testified that Scott told her he'd been golfing all day. So did her partner, Tara Venable. Did they both mishear what Scott had said? Or are all three of them lying? Ron's call to 911 says Scott told them he'd been golfing all day. The Petersons' claim that Scott told X people that he was fishing is disingenuous. There is a clear point in time when Scott changed his story. Before that time, Scott told everyone he spoke to that he'd been golfing, or he didn't mention his whereabouts at all.
Scott's call to Laci's VM didn't say he'd been fishing, like the Petersons pretend, it said he was "leaving Berkeley." On his 1.5 hour drive back from fishing, Scott phoned and spoke to both his father (twice) and to his friend Greg Reed. Both are avid fishermen. He didn't tell either of them that he'd been fishing, or that he even owned a boat.
The Petersons claim the police never investigated the van that was seen parked near the Peterson home. Yes they did. That van was neighbor Amy Krigbaum's work vehicle. It's in her trial testimony. It was parked there all day on the 24th. There was another van in the area, too, and it belonged to landscapers.
The Petersons will tell you that the several fake diplomas Scott received in the mail were a gag-gift from Laci, who liked to tease him about how long it took him to graduate from college. Those diplomas were purchased using Scott's credit card, and they were shipped to Scott, not Laci. One was a degree in divinity, and Scott' girlfriend just happens to be uncommonly religious. Total cost for this "gag" gift: $268.00. Laci had confided in her family & friends that money was tight. Scott didn't purchase a piece of baby furniture they need because money was tight.
The Petersons are lying when they say several Berkeley Marina employees "got a good laugh" when they witnessed Scott screw up while launching his (body-free) boat. The Petersons are lying when they say the reason Scott traveled to the marina so many times was to look for those witnesses. They'll tell you Scott even hired a private investigator to track them down. Great! So where are these witnesses? They're Berkeley Marina employees, right? There's a work schedule, right? They cashed paychecks, right? How hard can finding them possibly be? Go get their names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, mother's maiden name, and shoe sizes from the Berkeley Marina.
The Petersons are lying when they say it's impossible to throw a 150-lb object off that fishing boat without capsizing it. I don't even need to cite the expert fisherman who testified as to how it's done, because I've done it. You throw it off the back, not off the side. Swimmers jump on and off boats that size all the time. And with that boat, Scott didn't need to "throw" anything, anyway. All he had to do was lift the body onto a bench, then scoot it overboard.
They Petersons are lying when they pretend a great travesty of justice occurred when the judge didn't allow the videotape of Geragos' home-brewed boat-tipping experiment into evidence. That's not even close to being how evidence works. Nobody thinks that tape was admissible. Not even Geragos. It was a media stunt.
The Peterson Family lies when they say that the defense wasn't aware of mail carrier Russell Graybill. Cliff Gardner, Scott's appellate attorney even says, "The problem, of course, is that the jury never heard from Russell Graybill." (TMOLP, Episode 6, ~44 mins.) The hell they didn't. Russell Graybill testified. Guess how the police found out about Russell Graybill in the first place? From Scott, in a December 30 phone call to Grogan. There is an effing tape recording.
The Peterson family lies when they cite statements obtained by their private investigator Scott Bernstein. That PI lied and threatened witnesses to elicit responses that would help Scott Peterson, and they know it. For his actions in this case, Bernstein was charged with 11 counts, including impersonating an officer, fraudulently using a badge, and simulating an official inquiry. After pleading guilty to a felony to avoid jail time, he was fined, lost his California PI license, lost his NY PI license, became ineligible to obtain an license in other states, and was placed on probation for 3 years. F-E-L-O-N-Y. More info.
The Petersons would like you to believe that Scott couldn't get a fair trial in Modesto. Geragos had an expert/professor testify to exactly that at the change of venue hearing. Judge bought it, moved the trial. After a year-long investigation, the professor's university found that the prof "seriously deviated from the professional standards and accepted practices of the relevant research community." A committee recommended that he be suspended for a semester without pay, demoted to associate professor from full professor at California State University, Stanislaus, and placed on probation for three years. More info.
The Petersons are lying when they say Scott wasn't trying to hide anything from the police when he bizarrely scattered the contents of his truck across his home and workplace. On Dec 24, Brocchini observed a boat cover in Scott's truck. On Dec 26, the police executed a search warrant and found that boat cover in Scott's shed, underneath a leaf blower. The Petersons maintain that because the boat cover was in plain view, Scott wasn't trying to hide anything. They neglect to mention that the boat cover was so soaked with gasoline that police hung it across the fence to dry it out. There's a photo of this in evidence. They neglect to mention that hours earlier Scott had asked police whether they planned to bring in cadaver-sniffing dogs. Laci's been gone just over 30 hours, the world is out looking for her--alive, and this guy's at home soaking things in gasoline & worrying about cadaver dogs.
The Petersons are lying when they say Diane Jackson called the police on Dec 26 to report she'd witnessed someone carrying a safe out of the Medina house on the 24th. In truth, Diane told police she saw three men standing near a white van. The end. She said nothing about a burglary and nothing about a safe. Later, she changed her story, saying the van was beige, not white. More info.
The Petersons are lying when they say Scott saw Amber only 4 times. Scott visited Amber 6 times, and they were multi-day visits. Scott & Amber's first date was on Nov 20. Their last visit was on Dec 16. Scott saw Amber on 9 of those 26 days. That's 36% of days. The man has a pregnant wife at home and he spends a third of his time with his girlfriend. He works, he sleeps, when does he see Laci? Only prolific & shameless liars like the Petersons could characterize this as "only 4 times." More info.
The Petersons are lying when they pretend they never asked for media attention. They're the ones who got the media involved in the first place, when Janie's step-mother began using her PR firm to issue press releases.
The Petersons are lying when they claim Scott always had cuts on his hands because he worked on farms. To hear them tell it, you'd think Scott spent his days refurbishing tractors and stackin' bales. Scott's employee testified that the only farm-based manual labor required was connecting a hose to a pump. Oh, and unhooking it.
If a Peterson says something was "never explained," there's an excellent chance that Peterson is lying. Example: they allege that Amber's 14 calls to Scott on Dec 26 were "never explained." Yes they were. Amber testified that she was trying to get Scott on the phone to thank him for the present he'd sent her. Example: they it was "never explained" why the bodies washed up on the day they did. Yes it was. There was a storm, things move, and time exists. In almost every case, whatever they claim wasn't explained, was. They just don't like the explanations.
The Petersons are lying when they liken Modesto PD to the gestapo. Jackie Peterson once lamented, "I feel like I'm living in the Soviet Union, or Nazi Germany." Really, Jackie? Scott walked free for four months after Laci disappeared, Jackie. He consistently lied to the police, the media, his friends, and his family, Jackie. He kept switching cars to evade police GPS devices, and drove aggressively to evade surveillance, Jackie. Do you know what happened to people who did even a tiny fraction of those things in Nazi Germany, or in the Soviet Union, Jackie?
The Petersons are lying when they (quite bizarrely) maintain that Scott didn't lie to Amber about his European travels. Scott was standing in Modesto, USA, at a vigil for his missing wife, and was on the phone with his mistress spinning a yarn about how he was in Paris, France, ringing in the new year with pals Francois and Pasqual. Not a lie, according to the Petersons. Why not? "Because he's actually been to all those places!" This one silly and barely worth including. I mention it only because it gives insight into how these folks think. Scott can do no wrong.
The Petersons are lying when they claim that Amber, not Scott, was the "aggressor" in their relationship. The entirety of the facts they cite to support their bold claim: Amber called Scott three times on Nov 19th, to finalize the details of their first date. That's it. What they dishonestly ignore: This began when Scott spent a night at a trade conference trying to get Shawn into bed. Their conversation was so raunchy that their two dinner companions ditched them. Shawn was engaged, Scott knew & didn't care. Scott lied about being wealthy, claimed to own multiple homes, and claimed to own Tradecorp. Scott referred to himself as HB, short for "horny bastard." Shawn declined Scott's advances, but talked to him until 3:30 am while he begged her to set him up with one of her friends. She suggested Amber. Scott called Amber first, around Nov 12. They played phone tag, chatted, and set a date for Nov 20. Amber's calls on Dec 19 were trying to get a hold of the guy, because he screens his calls and has at least 4 different phones. And then some "Oh, want to meet here? OK, lemme call them, then call you back." Scott rented a hotel room for that date, got Amber up the room before the date even started, and whipped out champagne and strawberries. On their very first date, Scott was talking about their long-term future together. The next time Scott saw Amber, he showed up unexpectedly with bags of groceries. He was bringing her kid toys. The Petersons' claim that Amber was the aggressor is so beyond absurd that I'm not sure a word exists to do describe it.
The Petersons are lying when they say Scott used the "missing" concrete from his warehouse to fix a hole beside his driveway. They tested that concrete. It was a different chemical composition than the concrete at the warehouse. The relevant science here is called "petrography." The prosecution called petrographer & concrete expert O'Neill to explain his test results to the jury. The Petersons will tell you that the defense called their own concrete expert (Gebler) who successfully refuted O'Neill's testimony. No he didn't. Gebler collected two samples, two years later, from a different spot, claimed he could identify concrete composition by eyeballing it, and based his opinion on the presence of a single component. The guy wasn't even a petrographer. When the prosecution pointed this out, Gebler conceded he wasn't a petrographer, and added "But I teach petrographers." So what? Mathematicians teach nuclear physicists. It doesn't magically transform them into experts on the atomic bomb. More info.
The Petersons are lying when they claim people criticize Scott when he cries, but also criticize Scott when he doesn't cry. "No matter what Scott does, people find it suspicious!" No one calls crying suspicious--they call fake-crying suspicious. Crying is an indication of grief. Fake-crying is an indication of dishonesty & manipulation. Real crying is often accompanied by a loss of composure. Real crying usually involves the crier wiping away his tears, not leaving them on his face like a movie prop. Of course not everyone loses composure. But Scott fake-cried on December 6 to manipulate Shawn Sibley into believing he'd lost his wife. Scott fake-cried on December 9 to manipulate Amber into believing he'd lost his wife. He has a history.
The Petersons are lying when they say the Rochas believed Scott "until the police deceived them," as they do here. I don't even know how to respond to an assertion that stupid. Nearly every word out of Scott's mouth is a lie. Scott deceived the Rochas. Scott deceived the police. Scott deceived his family. Scott attempted to deceive the entire English-speaking world. Scott is a liar. It's clear the apple does not fall far from the tree.
The Petersons are lying when they say others are claiming that Laci loved her car. I have never heard anyone say that Laci loved her car. at that time. Maybe when she first got it, but Laci's friends and family all said she presently hated that car because it was a POS. The Petersons are pretending that the only reason Scott was criticized for selling Laci's car so quickly was that she loved it. They then refute that alleged claim, instead of addressing the actual issue, which is that Scott began liquidating Laci's belongings before she'd been gone a month. It's a straw man argument.
The Petersons are lying when they say Scott never tried to sell the house. They claim, "He did not try to sell the house...one of the ladies who ran our volunteer center in Modesto is in the real estate business... Scott was talking to her as a side remark and said "What do you think I could get for it." ... He did not go to a realtor." That woman is Terri Western. She testified that Scott said "I need to talk to you about selling the house." That was January 14, just three weeks after Laci disappeared. On Jan 22, Scott calls another realtor, Brian Argain. There is a tape recording of that conversation, and it was played in court. Scott asked Brian if he could sell the house fully furnished. Scott: "keep it quiet obviously... I'd like to put it on the market right now..." The only reason the house wasn't listed is that Brian's boss didn't want any part of it.
The Petersons are lying when they say the police found it suspicious that Scott had a parking receipt, but also found it suspicious that Scott didn't have a gas station receipt. This is another of their "Scott just can't win!" claims, and it's not true. The police didn't think it was suspicious that Scott had a parking receipt. From the trial testimony: GERAGOS: Okay. Now, at some point somebody had thought it was suspicious, one of the officers who had responded on the 24th, that Scott had a receipt from the boat launch area; isn't that correct? That he produced that right away? GROGAN: I, I don't know that anyone thought it was suspicious. Officer Evers was the one who asked Scott for a parking receipt. Scott went to his truck, retrieved the receipt from the ashtray, and handed it to Evers. None of Evers' testimony says he found anything about the parking receipt suspicious. The police also didn't think it suspicious that Scott didn't have a gas station receipt. They asked, Scott said he'd print out his Paypal statement and get them a copy, and the police said OK. Scott later gave them the transaction information (in the form of a handwritten note, not a printout as promised) and the police were able to verify the transaction.
The Petersons are lying when they say Scott wasn't planning to go on the run. Lee Peterson says, "It's another smear on him that he was going to run into Mexico. And how ridiculous." Oh? Here is an incomplete list of the items found in Scott's car when he was arrested: $15,000, cash, his brother’s ID, his mother's Chevron card, foreign currency, Anne Bird's credit card, 4 cell phones, a tent, a water purification system, a camp stove, a camp grill, cooking utensils, a rope, filet knife, compass, 2 folding knives, tent chair, compass, dried and canned food, climbing equipment, double-edged dagger, duct tape, folding saw, backpack, binoculars, swimming mask and snorkel, camp axe, fire starters, 9 pairs of shoes, rubberized boots, hiking boots, 2 pairs casual shoes, flip flops, all styles of clothing, 10 pairs of socks, a shovel, a fishing pole, a map to Amber's business, several Thomas guidebooks, Viagra, sleeping pills, sleeping bag, waterproofing spray, leather gloves.
The Petersons are lying when they explain all the bug-out equipment in Scott's car by saying the previous owner left it there. The previous owner mistakenly left a single knife in the car. One knife. That's it. His name is Michael Griffin, and he testified. The other 4+ knives, axe, dagger, tape, rope, tent, stoves, map to Amber's workplace, etc., all belonged to Scott.
The Petersons are lying when they say Scott was working with Marc Klaas, father of Polly Klaas, and man behind the KlaasKids Foundation for kidnapped children. Klaas told reporter Ted Rowlands: "There is no ambiguity in this. I have never in my life spoken to Scott Peterson. Where he comes off thinking he can make a statement like that in the public forum and get away with it, I don't know...It's not the first time. Obviously, this guy is stacking lie upon lie upon lie. He's indicting himself. It's like watching a train wreck."
The Petersons are lying when they say computer records prove Laci was alive at 8:45 am on Dec 24. They name a few websites searched in this browsing session and argue that it only could have been Laci at the controls. That's an incredibly stupid argument in the first place, but more importantly: The Petersons neglect to mention that the user logged in to Scott's personal email account. They just leave that out, like it never happened. More info.
The Petersons are lying when they say "There is no room in the warehouse for Scott to pull his truck in and close the warehouse door so he can carry out criminal activity. If Scott had murdered Laci, he would have been transferring her body from his truck to the boat in broad day light at his office complex." 1) It's not an "office complex," it's a metal shed-like warehouse. 2) There are few neighbors. 3) It was Christmas Eve. 4) The body was wrapped in a tarp. 5) The reason Scott wrapped his umbrellas in a similar tarp was to have an excuse if someone did notice him carrying a large tarp-wrapped object. 6) Scott could have easily transferred a tarp-wrapped body on Christmas Eve at his windowless deserted pole shed without being noticed. 7) He didn't need to transfer the body at the warehouse anyway, he could have done it anywhere. 8) He didn't need to transfer the body in broad daylight anyway, he could have done it earlier. 9) Not that it matters, but as for not being able to pull his truck inside: everything's on pallets and Scott has forklift. Things move. 10) Did you know that the reason Scott got a PO Box was because of a theft problem, the warehouses being so isolated that thieves were stealing the mail? 11) Did you know that whoever rammed Scott's warehouse with a vehicle was never caught, because the warehouses are so isolated? XX) "Office complex," give me a break. Next they'll be calling the Medina house a skyscraper.
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Yong Gail Yudain Synopsis In voiceover, Irish-American mobster Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) explains that he doesn't want to be the product of his environment, he wants his environment to be a product of him. Grainy historical film depicts violent riots in Boston during earlier generations. Costello, proudly Irish, unapologetically racist, explains that what annoys him about African Americans is their refusal to realize that they won't be given anything. Costello's belief is you have to do whatever possible to take what you want. Costello is in a small convenience store and collects protection money from the shop owner, who is visibly unnerved by Costello. Costello warns him to have more money next time. Costello asks the shop owner's young teenage daughter behind the counter if she's got her period yet. His attitude is nonchalant and all the more threatening for it. The daughter is both affronted and compelled by the powerful Costello and answers his rhetorical question. The shop owner doesn't show any emotion. A small boy, a young Colin Sullivan (Conor Donovan), is at the counter and witnesses Costello's interaction with the shop owner. Costello notices him and asks him if he's the son of a man Costello knows. He tells the store owner to give the boy two full bags of groceries and then presses some coins into the boy's hand. He tells the boy to remember he can get more money from Costello when he gets older. As Sullivan grows, Costello grooms him and steers him into a job as a police officer, where he can keep Costello informed. Sullivan completes the Police Academy and is immediately transferred to the State Police force. He is accepted into the Special Investigations Unit led by Ellerby (Alec Baldwin) which focuses on organized crime. The primary target of the unit is Costello. Sullivan (Matt Damon) is warmly welcomed onto the State Police force by Captain Queenan (Sheen) and Staff Sergeant Dignam (Wahlberg). Billy Costigan (DiCaprio), whose extended family has considerable ties to organized crime, also attends the police academy. Before he graduates, he is summoned to a meeting with Queenan and Dignam who intimidate, bully, and verbally harass him. They pressure him to disqualify himself as an officer because he's too smart to be a cop and because of his family's ties to crime. When Costigan stands up to their hazing, they change tactics: they offer him a job as a police officer on one condition: that he quit the academy, serve serious time in jail on a trumped-up assault charge, and infiltrate Costello's organization. Only Queenan and Dignam will know that Costigan is working undercover. They promise him a bonus when he completes the assignment. When Costigan gets out of prison, he contacts his cousin and tries to finance a drug deal. Costigan and his cousin meet Mr. French (Ray Winstone) at a local bar, where Costigan orders a cranberry juice. The guy on the bar stool next to him asks Costigan if he is having his period. Costigan smashes a beer mug over the man's head and is halted in his assault by Mr. French. Mr. French warns Costigan that he is not allowed to beat up certain men, and he's lucky the guy at the bar is not one of them. Eating at the counter of a store like that in which Sullivan originally met Costello, Costigan confronts two Italian mobsters from Providence extorting protection money from the store owner. He beats the two men up badly, breaking his hand when he hits one of them. Costello learns of Costigan's actions and summons him to a meeting. He offers to protect Costigan from the Mafia, who, he promises, will return with reinforcements to kill Costigan. He invites Costigan into a back room where he instructs Mr. French, a senior member of Costello's crew, to check Costigan for weapons or a wire. Mr. French breaks Costigan's cast open and Costello beats Costigan's broken hand with a shoe, trying to get him to confess being a cop. Costigan withstands their beating and is accepted as a legitimate crook by Costello. Both Sullivan and Costigan gain credibility within their respective organizations. Sullivan visits a crime scene where the two Mafia men from Providence are found. Sullivan contacts Costello, who directs him to influence the investigators away from Costello. Sullivan begins dating psychiatrist Madolyn Madden (Vera Farmiga). Costigan also sees her but as a client, required under the terms of his probation. He also develops an attraction to her. During a deal to sell stolen missile guidance microchips to Chinese government agents, Sullivan warns Costello of the police operation and everyone avoids police detection by boarding boats waiting at the back of the warehouse. It becomes evident to both Sullivan and Costigan that there is a mole in each other's organization, though not their identities. Costigan talks to Dignam and threatens to leave but Dignam tells him to come up with evidence so they can find the mole. Extremely agitated, Costigan relents. He has coffee with Madden who is moving in to live with Sullivan. Costello tells Sullivan to find the "rat" among his crew. Sullivan asks for his crew members' social security numbers and other ID so he can track them down. Costigan searches for the informant and learns from a member of Costello's crew that Costello is an FBI informant, explaining why federal prosecutors repeatedly fail to indict and arrest Costello. Costigan visits Queenan at home late at night and tells him that Costello is an FBI informant. Mr. French collects everyone's social security numbers and other ID. Costigan corrects Fitzgibbons's (David O'Hara) misspelling of 'citizens' on the envelope containing their information and then leaves. He visits Madden at her apartment, where she is finishing moving out. She tells him she is moving in with Sullivan. They talk and then have sex. Ellerby puts Sullivan in charge of the investigation to find the mole in the Special Investigations Unit, citing his "immaculate record." Costigan follows Costello to a porn theater, where he sees Costello meet with and give a dark figure--unknown to him, Sullivan--the envelope containing Costello's crew members' personal information. Costigan chases Sullivan out the emergency exit of the theater and through Chinatown but neither man learns the other's identity. Sullivan tells Costello to trail Queenan to a meeting with Costigan. Costigan gets away before Costello's men throw Queenan off the roof, landing at Costigan's feet. As Costello's crew leaves, Costigan joins them, pretending he's just arrived to join them in the assassination. Delahunt (Mark Rolston) is mortally wounded. Back at their bar, Delahunt fingers Costigan as the mole but dies before he can tell anyone else. A news report reveals that Delahunt, a crew member, was an undercover cop. Dignam is forced to step down from the police force as a result. Using Queenan's phone, Sullivan reaches Costigan, and fails to persuade him to quit his work as a mole. Sullivan learns from Queenan's diary that Costello was an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He worries that his identity as a mole for Costello may be revealed. With Costigan's help, Costello is traced by the police to a cocaine pick-up, where a gunfight erupts between his crew and police, during which most of Costello's crew is killed. Sullivan confronts the wounded Costello, who admits he is an occasional FBI informant. Sullivan shoots him multiple times. Sullivan is applauded the next day for having killed Costello by everyone on the force. In good faith, Costigan comes to see him, seeking to get his civilian identity restored and to collect his back pay. He tells Sullivan he intends to resume his civilian life. Sullivan leaves to look up Costigan's employee record when Costigan notices the envelope from Costello on Sullivan's desk. Costigan finally realizes Sullivan is Costello's mole. Returning to his desk, Sullivan realizes that Costigan has figured out his true identity, so he erases Costigan's employee records from the police computer system. Madolyn tells Sullivan she's pregnant, but doesn't reveal who the father is. A few days later she receives a package in the mail from Costigan addressed to Sullivan. She opens it to find it contains a CD of Costello's recorded conversations with Sullivan. Sullivan walks in as she is listening and tries unsuccessfully to assuage her suspicions. He contacts Costigan, who reveals that Costello recorded every conversation he had with Sullivan. Costello left the recordings with his attorney, who has given them to Costigan. Costigan says he wants his civilian identity back or he will implicate Sullivan. They agree to meet on the roof of the building where Queenan died. When they meet, Costigan catches Sullivan off-guard and handcuffs him. As Costigan had secretly arranged, Officer Brown (Anderson) appears on the roof as well. Shocked to see Sullivan in handcuffs and held at gunpoint by Costigan, Brown draws his gun on Costigan. Costigan explains his actions by revealing that Sullivan is the mole. Costigan asks Brown why Dignam did not accompany him, but Brown doesn't answer. Costigan leads Sullivan to the elevator and Brown takes the stairs to follow them. When the elevator reaches the ground floor and the doors open, Officer Barrigan (Dale) shoots Costigan in the head. When Brown arrives, Barrigan kills him too. Barrigan reveals to Sullivan that Costello had more than one mole in the police and that Costello was going to give both of them up to the FBI. When Barrigan momentarily turns, Sullivan shoots him in the head. At police headquarters, Sullivan concocts a story to protect himself, identifying Barrigan as the mole and recommends Costigan for the Medal of Merit. At Costigan's funeral, Sullivan and Madolyn stand by the grave. Sullivan attempts to talk to her, but she ignores him. As Sullivan enters his apartment, he is met by Dignam, who shoots and kills him. Thisautomatedmessageisdeliveredthroughabotdevelopedbyu/MrMo1.GitHub_repo
Recent roster transactions from around the NHL & AHL
Tuesday, January 2nd -- Transactions
Activated forward Zach Parise from long term IR
Assigned forward Zack Mitchell to Iowa (AHL)
Loaned goaltender Calvin Pickard to Toronto (AHL)
Recalled forward Frederik Gauthier from Toronto (AHL)
Monday, January 1st -- Transactions
Recalled forward Zac Dalpe from Cleveland (AHL)
Recalled forward Maxim Mamin from Springfield (AHL)
Placed forward Zack Mitchell on waivers
Assigned forward Anthony Beauvillier to Bridgeport (AHL)
Assigned forward Steve Bernier to Bridgeport (AHL)
Recalled forward Dominik Simon from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Assigned goaltender Casey DeSmith to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Assigned defenseman Andrey Pedan to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Assigned forward Garrett Wilson to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Sunday, December 31st -- Transactions
Recalled forward Andrew Mangiapane from Stockton (AHL)
Placed forward Michael Frolik on IR
Assigned defenseman Eric Gryba to Bakersfield (AHL)
Reassigned forward Frederick Gaudreau to Milwaukee (AHL)
Reassigned forward Nick Paul to Belleville (AHL)
Saturday, December 30th -- Transactions
Reassigned defenseman Andy Welinski to San Diego (AHL)
Acquired defenseman Dalton Prout from NJD (NHL) in exchange for goaltender Eddie Lack
Recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from Milwaukee (AHL)
Placed forward Filip Forsberg on IR
Acquired goaltender Eddie Lack from CGY (NHL) in exchange for defenseman Dalton Prout
Loaned defenseman Mark Alt to Lehigh Valley (AHL)
Recalled forward Daniel Sprong from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Reassigned forward Dominik Simon to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Recalled goaltender Louis Domingue from Syracuse (AHL)
Recalled forward Michael Chaput from Utica (AHL)
Recalled forward Jack Roslovic from Manitoba (AHL)
Placed forward Brandon Tanev on IR
Friday, December 29th -- Transactions
Recalled center Lucas Wallmark from Charlotte (AHL)
Assigned defenseman Gabriel Carlsson to Cleveland (AHL)
Recalled left winger Zach Parise from Iowa (AHL)
Assigned defenseman Dalton Prout to Binghamton (AHL)
Recalled goaltender Calvin Pickard from Toronto (AHL)
Thursday, December 28th -- Transactions
Recalled forward Mario Kempe from Tucson (AHL)
Recalled defenseman Andrei Mironov from San Antonio (AHL)
Signed forward Cameron Hebig to a three-year, entry-level contract
Assigned forward Zach Parise to Iowa (AHL) on a conditioning assignment
Recalled defenseman Sebastian Aho from Bridgeport (AHL)
Recalled forward Vinni Lettieri from Hartford (AHL)
Recalled defenseman Frank Corrado from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Recalled goalie Casey DeSmith from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Recalled defenseman Andrey Pedan from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Recalled forward Garrett Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Placed defensemen Kris Letang on IR
Placed defensemen Chad Ruhwedelon IR
Placed forward Bryan Rust on IR
Signed forward Joachim Blichfeld to a standard, entry-level contract
Signed forward Jayden Halbgewachs to a standard, entry-level contract
Assigned forward Nathan Walker to Hershey (AHL)
Wednesday, December 27th -- Transactions
Recalled forward David Kampf from Rockford (AHL)
Recalled goaltender Jeff Glass from Rockford (AHL)
Recalled defenseman Brett Lernout from Laval (AHL)
Recalled defenseman Ben Harpur from Belleville (AHL)
GM Doug Armstrong signed a four-year contract extension
Current Injury reports from around the NHL - Updated Daily
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Yesterday's Injury Report Additions
Date of Injury
Mon Jan 1 2018
Antipin sat out the last game due to an illness and it is undetermined if he will play Thursday against the Wild.
Mon Jan 1 2018
Andrighetto is expected to be available against the Jets on Tuesday despite a leg injury.
Mon Jan 1 2018
Hamhuis is expected to play against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday despite an eye injury.
Mon Jan 1 2018
Niskanen has an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will play against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.
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2016.06.23 03:48 rRedstars[Match Thread] Portland Thorns FC vs Chicago Red Stars
Portland Thorns FC v Chicago Red Stars
Providence Park June 22, 2016 9:00 PM CT
Head To Head
2016 NWSL Season
Chicago Red Stars
Portland Thorns FC
2015 NWSL Season
Portland Thorns FC
Chicago Red Stars
2015 NWSL Season
Chicago Red Stars
Portland Thorns FC
2014 NWSL Season
Chicago Red Stars
Chicago Red Stars
Portland Thorns FC
Chicago Red Stars
INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS
Portland Thorns FC OUT: Kendall Johnson (Disabled List - not medically cleared), Meg Morris (left hip fracture), Kat Williamson (right knee meniscectomy) DOUBTFUL: None QUESTIONABLE: None PROBABLE: None
Chicago Red Stars OUT: None DOUBTFUL: None QUESTIONABLE: None PROBABLE: None
Managers Mark Parsons Rory Dames
Match Updates (Credit to the Chicago Red Stars and Portland Thorns Twitter pages)
0': We're underway from Providence Park 6': GOAL! Sinclair pounces on a Julie Johnston mistake and finishes from close range. 1-0 9': Portland corner from the left is flicked on and tapped just over by Henry. Moments after that Portland chance, Alyssa Mautz releases Sofia Huerta 1-on-1 and she hits it off the left post. 16': Danielle Colaprico's free-kick hit over first-time by Alyssa Mautz, but she was offside anyway. 22': Defensive mistouch by a Portland defender & Amanda DaCosta fires just wide from close range. 25': GOAL! Corner from the right headed by Henry and flicked on into the net by Nadim. 2-0 29': Sofia Huerta with a right-footed curler from the edge of the box that misses narrowly wide right. 36': Portland's Heath with a corner from the right that is nodded just over the bar by Sonnett. HT: Portland Thorns FC 2-0 Chicago Red Stars 45': We're back! 60': Portland's Sinclair does well to take the ball down in the box and blasts just high and wide of the frame. 62': Chicago Red Stars Substitution: Taylor Comeau replaces Amanda Da Costa 69': Portland Thorns FC Substitution: Dagny Brynjarsdottir replaces Amandine Henry 71': Chicago Red Stars Substitution: Jen Hoy replaces Alyssa Mautz 79': Portland Thorns Substitution: Mallory Weber replaces Nadia Nadim 80': Danielle Colaprico with a shot from outside the box that whistles just wide right.
81': Chicago Red Stars Substitution: Katie Naughton replaces Casey Short 85': Portland Thorns FC Substitution: Hayley Raso replaces Christine Sinclair 90+': Miscommunication in the Portland backline & Christen Press nearly capitalizes, but her effort blocked by Betos.
Portland Thorns FC OUT: Kendall Johnson (Disabled List - not medically cleared), Kat Williamson (right knee meniscectomy) DOUBTFUL: None QUESTIONABLE: None PROBABLE: None
Chicago Red Stars OUT: None DOUBTFUL: None QUESTIONABLE: None PROBABLE: None (YAY!)
Managers Mark Parsons Rory Dames
0': And the battle for first place begins. Here we go! 2': Alyssa Naeher parries a tricky cross from Tobin Heath over the bar for a corner. 8': Another corner for the Thorns after some early pressure on the Red Stars backline, but not too dangerous yet. 15': SAVE! Alyssa Naeher just barely gets a fingertip on it to push aside a shot from Sinc! 22': The Red Stars send a hopeful cross into the box but too close to Franch to cause any real trouble. 24': GOAL!!! Sinc puts pressure on Naeher and deflects the ball into the net! I can't even Red Stars. 31': Mayhem in front of the net! There were bicycle kicks and deflections galore, but somehow Franch got her hands on it. 36': What a ball from Tobin Heath! Dagny got her head on the pretty cross, but just barely sent it over the bar. Intense! 38': Tobin Heath finds Lindsey Horan on the break, but she's whistled for offside. Close. 39': Sofia Huerta sends in a pretty good cross looking for Jen Hoy, but Adrianna Franch gets to it first to deny the Red Stars another chance. 43': Casey Short gets her head on a nice corner kick from DiBernardo, but it goes just wide. 45': The whistle blows for halftime. This game has been crazy!
HT: Chicago Red Stars 0 - 1 Portland Thorns FC
Chicago Red Stars Substitution. Alyssa Mautz replaces Jen Hoy 45': And we're back for the second half. 52': Allie Long tries a cheeky back heel on a free kick in the box, but Naeher pounces on it easily. 56': Christen weaves her way through the defense and passes back to Mautz, but her shot is off target. 59': Portland Thorns FC Substitution: Meg Morris replaces Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 61': GOAL!!! Christen Press blasts a rocket of a shot that deflects off Franch and bounces into the net after some insane backspin! 68': Chicago Red Stars Substitution: Taylor Comeau replaces Amanda DaCosta 73': Yellow Card for Sofia Huerta after getting in the way of a free kick. 74': Ridiculous yellow card given to Alyssa Mautz 75': Heath sends in the free kick, but Nadim doesn't trouble Alyssa Naeher 77': New wrinkle for the Red Stars. Christen Press takes the free kick, but she fires it high over the bar. 82': Arin Gilliland gets the yellow card for a foul on Tobin Heath. 83': Chicago Red Stars Substitution: Cara Walls replaces Sofia Huerta 87': Nadia Nadim draws the yellow card after colliding with Julie Johnston. 89': Portland Thorns FC Substitution: Hayley Raso replaces Nadia Nadim
FT: Chicago Red Stars 1 - 1 Portland Thorns FC
Maybe a fair result for a closely contested game. Thanks for joining us!
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