The prosecution's struggling case against Scott Peterson has spawned a parlor game at the Redwood City courthouse -- how else could the Modesto fertilizer salesman have killed his wife?Cole then lists some of the favorites and gives the reason they fail, too:
Prosecutors -- apparently -- contend Peterson killed his wife Laci on the night of Dec. 23, 2002.
He allegedly carried her body to his truck and drove the truck to his warehouse the next morning. He then loaded her into his 14-foot fishing boat, took her to San Francisco Bay and dumped her body near Brooks Island.
But inconsistencies abound in that version. They include the lack of forensic evidence anywhere, and Scott' repeated television and computer use on Dec. 24 when he is supposedly disposing of her body.
That has even the prosecution's strongest supporters skeptical of the official version.
So attorneys, reporters and trial watchers have tried to come up with theories that explain what the prosecution can't.
- Dirty and Skeeter theory
- Ice cream theory (Dean Johnson came up with the original idea)
- Murder wasn't premeditated
Here's a novel idea: Scott didn't do it.