6 years ago today, a jury convicted Scott Peterson of the 1st degree murder of Laci Peterson, and the 2nd degree murder of Conner Peterson. That combination of verdicts alone tells us this was not a logic-based decision. How could Scott plan and prepare to murder Laci, when he knew very well she was pregnant with his child, whom they already decided to name Conner, without also intending to kill Conner? But that aside, these anniversaries are painful reminders that overturning a wrongful conviction is a very long process -- and, regrettably, the deck is stacked even more against the convicted than against the defendant. I receive comments quite regularly pointing out Scott's continued presence on death row as evidence that the convictions were correct. However, I remind all of you naysayers, not a single brief in a single appeal has yet been filed. This is a very time consuming process.
Speaking of comments to this blog, I received one a few days ago that is not fit to be published because of the filthy language and name calling. I guess this person isn't aware that I've been called such and such so many times by so many people that these insults are like water off a duck's back. I do, however, want to respond to one accusation in the posted comment, that I am making a mockery of baby Conner's death. Conner's death was mocked by the shoddy investigation into Laci's disappearance and by the wrongful conviction of his father. I present these pictures to inform the public what the Conner Recovery site is really like because that information was not presented at trial. Not only was the truth about this site not presented, but blatant falsehoods were presented in truth's stead. That is another mockery of Conner's death.
I will resume posting the pictures of this last field trip tomorrow, but today it's appropriate to mourn the dastardly deed that was committed in that Redwood City courtroom 6 years ago.