The sister-in-law of Scott Peterson, notoriously convicted of killing his wife as well as their unborn baby in California, hopes that new evidence will prove his innocence.
Janey Peterson, 53, is married to Scott’s older brother and it has known the 48-year-old charged killer since he was 13. Captured, she went public to condition that they has evidence that they thinks will exonerate Scott. Now she’s getting a little more specific.
“There’s evidence which was completely overlooked that shows Laci was alive after he left during the day,” Janey told the NBC’s TODAY show Wednesday.
She noted that back during Peterson’s 2004 trial, a neighbor testified seeing the couple’s Golden Retriever in their gated yard at 10:15 a.m. at the time Laci disappeared. Janey told the TODAY reveal that once the postman came by at 10:30 a.m., he missed your dog. The mailman’s observation never was heard in the court and Janey feels it’s evidence which proves Laci went just to walk your dog after Scott left the home.
Laci disappeared on Christmas Eve 2002 and through Scott’s trial, prosecutors contended that Scott murdered his wife in their home the night time before or early that morning. He was was charged of first-degree murder on her dying, in addition to second-degree murder of the unborn boy, Conner. Investigators stated that Scott, who’d gone on an angling trip the morning of Laci’s dying, dumped human remains from his boat into Bay Area Bay, where they surfaced several weeks later.
Janey believes that there might be an association between Laci’s dying along with a burglary that happened next door in the Peterson home. She thinks her sister-in-law caught several robbers mid-crime and they then kidnapped and wiped out her. She’s expressed frustration that just two five people associated with that burglary were interviewed regarding the the case.
The killer thief theory was utilized in Scott’s trial by his defense and it was rejected throughout an appeal.
Janey told the TODAY reveal that she thinks the robbers wiped out Laci and presented Peterson by getting rid of her body where Peterson was fishing on that day, 90 miles from their house.
“For those who have an chance to find a way with murder, you are going to get it done,” Janey stated.
Peterson’s defense team intends to make use of the argument that Scott was presented. Scott has returned in the court now looking to get a brand new trial because of alleged juror misconduct.
Within the last 2 decades, Janey continues to be fighting to obvious her brother-in-law’s name and has produced a “war room” in her own the place to find prove his innocence. She furthermore acquired legislation degree to ensure that she will participate his defense if Scott wins a brand new trial.
This past year, the California Top Court overturned the 2005 dying sentence for Scott Peterson. A brand new trial continues to be purchased for that penalty phase from the situation, along with a review is going ahead to find out if your new trial is warranted.
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