Every so often an email catches you, surprises you, and briefly interrupts your concentration. Scott Peterson’s appellate website succeeded in doing that just now… 6 years later… though he’s just down the road here in Marin county, I don’t think of him often. I do think of friends who covered the trial, of episodes and moments that we shared in reporting from Redwood City and Modesto, but I don’t often think of what is evidently the continuing quest to prove his innocence.
Over 6 years a lot of water has gone under the bridge and through San Francisco Bay where Laci was found for a crime the jury believed Scott had committed. A lot of money continues to be spent on Peterson’s legal appeal and more will be on California’s tortured path toward legal execution.
His execution will not bring back either Laci or Connor. It may provide some comfort to Laci’s family, perhaps even a twinge of revenge, just as the lethal cocktail will be a burning stab in to the heart of Scott’s parents and his family.
The email did catch my attention. So did the website. And much more.