A new trial for Scott Peterson
In his opening statement at the riveting trial, Geragos seemed to promise jurors that he would exonerate Scott Peterson with eyewitness testimony from people who said they saw Laci Peterson in her La Loma neighborhood or a nearby park after her husband left to fish in the bay, making it impossible for him to have murdered her. Those purported witnesses many of whom appeared in Modesto Bee reports, and who are expected in a seven hour series premiering Tuesday on A Network were not put on the witness stand.
Peterson’s team had argued that Judge Al Delucchi should not have allowed evidence that a tracking dog indicated picking up Laci’s scent at the Berkeley Marina four days after her husband launched his boat, supposedly with her body inside. But that was small potatoes, the new document contends, compared with dog scent evidence that the judge tossed out before the trial, indicating that Laci’s body had traveled between home and her husband’s warehouse where the boat was parked and then down Highway 132 toward the Bay Area.