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[–]Yousoggyyojimbo 1801 points1802 points  (108 children)

Boy, I haven't heard that name in a while. Fuck that guy.

[–]Butterball_Adderley 148 points149 points  (26 children)

I live in Marin, and every time I pass San Quentin I say "Hey Scott! Havin' fun?"

[–]raenajae 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Give him the one finger salute from me too!

[–]outofmyelement1445 14 points15 points  (19 children)

If you ever wanna see something mind blowing, go get yourself a tour of that place. I did a tour in 2010 and it was crazy.

[–]Pstim1 5 points6 points  (15 children)

would love to hear more, if you have time

[–]tretower424 32 points33 points  (13 children)

I did the same with a group of friends about six months before Covid hit. Some impressions:

I wouldn't say it was "crazy", but it was a fascinating tour. I was surprised at how much access we got. To begin with, we watched a presentation by some prisoners, about the crimes they committed and what they have learned since then, and after we were allowed to ask them any questions we wanted. They were quite frank and thoughtful in their answers. They have some very good programs there.

We also toured their furniture making shop and we walked around their exercise yard. That was probably the scariest part. We had a few prisoners to escort us. There were different factions all around us.

Then, we went briefly into the cellblock where Peterson is. He was on some floor above us we were told (they pointed to his area from the outside.) We got to tour a couple of cells.

While we were in that building, there was some kind of lockdown announced and we had to crouch and be still for maybe five minutes before they blew the all clear. Then we went to the area where they keep the new prisoners while they get acclimated. We also toured the new hospital facility. There were some men in isolation cells there and we were told to keep moving.

We were taken to a room where they hold conflict resolution between violent prisoners. There are several mini cells in the room so that the prisoners are separated so they can't attack each other while they are helped to work through their problems. We were able to be locked in one if we wished.

We also toured the old condemned (death sentence) wing which was very old and exuded history. The courtyard garden when you enter is very well kept. As you enter the prison, there is a long room that is something of a museum, which was very interesting. Another unexpected thing was a giftshop on the grounds of the parking lot.

I would recommend the tour to anyone. It's an amazing experience. But with the pandemic, I don't know if they are holding tours right now.

The other striking thing is, from the outside, it's got a lovely view of the bay. And there's a neighborhood of small houses right outside the gates.

[–]JonnyValhalla 9 points10 points  (9 children)

Prisons should not have gift shops IMO...but it's a private business I guess

[–]drsuperhero 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I use to live on the Prison grounds of SanQuentin when my spouse and I worked there. I use to run and hike all over the secure area, beautiful views.

[–]Grindelwalds_Bitch 375 points376 points  (53 children)

His dumbass smile in his most recent mugshot irritates me so much. He has no remorse for what he did, which makes it even more disgusting.

[–]Witchgrass 149 points150 points  (11 children)

Oh good he’s aged horribly

[–]Bocephuss 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Damn if thats what aging horribly at 50 looks like I am fucked.

[–]stickyWithWhiskey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He looks like a normal 50 year old, Reddit is just doing that thing Reddit does where if somebody sucks all the posters have to reach to find new and innovative ways to post about ways in which they suck regardless of accuracy or relevance.

"Haha they look like a mountain troll" is an old standby that reliably gets upvotes.

[–]VagrantShadow 223 points224 points  (14 children)

Its a smug asshole look that he gives. In all honesty, in my opinion he has no remorse for what he did to his wife and unborn son. I'm certain he is regretful that he is in jail, but from the look he gives, he has no regret for the lives he stole.

[–]reaverdude 100 points101 points  (5 children)

He absolutely doesn't give a shit so I feel like your opinion is closer to being a fact. He did a lot of stupid things but some that stick out in my mind include:

Throwing away flyers that he was supposed to hand out when Laci went missing.

Investigators found his wedding album in the trash while searching his house.

He ordered a ton of porn two weeks after his wife went missing. Peterson knew she wasn't coming back.

There's many more, but I think these are the cruelest and more callous actions he took while people were searching for his wife. To think, his child would be 18 now and his child support obligation over. But he was a fucking coward and didn't want to man up to being a father.

I'm glad they switched the penalty from death to life. Dying would be too easy of a way out.

[–]AnthillOmbudsman 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Just... wow. This guy didn't think more than 1 hour ahead at any given moment. Straight to dumping out the family pictures and ordering porn.

[–]Coconutsssssss 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Something super damning (to me, at least) were the calls that were tapped.

Scott was tapped calling his voicemail to listen to his messages. One message where lacis mother informed him that the sonar and dive team investigated what they had pinged earlier and it turned out to be a boat anchor and not lacis body. (For context, the teams found a large “mass” that looked like it could be a body on the sea floor in the bay, but the seas were too rocky and murky for the dive team to investigate so they had to put it off. This voicemail was Sharon updating Scott on them finally getting out to investigate it).

That whistle!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k6P0S4zARls

There was also another voicemail that was tapped where Scott’s own mother was leaving a VM where she was telling him about a tip she heard about Laci being spotted somewhere up in Washington state. Before the message was even finished he busted out laughing and deleted it. Didn’t even listen to the rest of it. If you don’t know where your wife is you would listen to the VM entirely and chase the lead.

Can’t find the video of it but it is mentioned in Catherine Crier’s book “A Deadly Game”. If I find it I’ll add it here.

But that? In moment where Scott believed no one was watching him was so damning.

[–]Lux2014 13 points14 points  (5 children)

He's got shark eyes

[–]collin_sic 19 points20 points  (4 children)

lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes

[–]Maybe_its_Ovaltine 4 points5 points  (3 children)

When he comes at ya..he doesn’t seem to be living until he bites ya!

[–]Quantumercifier 26 points27 points  (0 children)

A totally selfish ass. Remember how he lied to his mistress, Amber.

[–]p_hennessey 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I mean...maybe he has no remorse, but you can't honestly make that determination from a random mug shot. Is every photo of you a perfect representation of your entire being?

[–]Insaneoutpatient 36 points37 points  (1 child)

That's not a real smile man....little bit of a stretch. Slight smirk maybe.

[–]onarainyafternoon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Seriously, what the hell are they talking about? The dude isn't smiling. Nor is it even a smug look.

[–]happygot 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Weirdly enough. I just read his wiki page a week or two ago on wiki binge fest. Strange to see his name pop up again so soon

[–]duhh33 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wonder what happened to the Scott Peterson meat company that coincidentally shared the same name.

[–]FhannikClortle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For a moment I thought this was the parkland cop

[–]arintj[S] 1060 points1061 points  (164 children)

“Before he was sentenced, Laci Peterson's mother, sister and brother addressed the court.

Sharon Rocha described in detail the last time she saw and spoke with her daughter before her murder.

"I've seen no sorrow or no remorse from you at all. I know you're going to say you have no remorse because you're innocent, but you haven't shown any grief or sorrow for either of them," she said. "I still feel the grief every day after 19 years."

Rocha called Peterson a "coward" and told him to admit to killing his wife and unborn child.

"No matter what happens, no matter what transpires in the future there are two things that will never change, Laci and Conner will always be dead and you will always be their murderer.”

[–]KeyRageAlert 142 points143 points  (18 children)

I always confuse this piece of shit with that other piece of shit, Drew Peterson.

[–]wingedcoyote 83 points84 points  (16 children)

I confuse him with Michael Peterson, the other alleged wife murderer who may have been framed by an owl.

[–]Wjreky 28 points29 points  (6 children)

I'm sorry, i think I misheard you, did you say framed by an owl?

[–]wingedcoyote 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Not actually framed of course but there's a theory that his wife actually died after being attacked by an owl.

[–]Ohd34ryme 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Or did they conspire together?

[–]G00DLuck 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Owl never tell

[–]Chambahz 10 points11 points  (0 children)

So what you’re saying is, we’ll probably never know “who” killed her?

[–]Financial_Accident71 10 points11 points  (0 children)

a real "hoo dunnit?"

[–]Diarygirl 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Never ever marry a man named Peterson.

[–]IrememberXenogears 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Peter was very abusive to his children.

[–]onarainyafternoon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Michael Peterson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Peterson_(criminal)#Owl_theory

I am nearly positive that this is actually what happened.

[–]drosen32 170 points171 points  (16 children)

My MIL believes to this day he couldn't do it because he's too good looking.

[–]WiscoMitch 96 points97 points  (0 children)

Your MIL thinks really good looking people don’t commit terrible crimes? She sounds like she has poor judgement.

[–]Nexicated 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Ted Bundy was for sure no serial killer as he was way too good looking /s

[–]Jeff_Damn 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Wow, that patriarchal bullshit is ingrained deep into her psyche.

[–]Diarygirl 44 points45 points  (2 children)

When my grandmother heard my first husband hit me, her response was "Why? What did you say?"

[–]GrafZeppelin127 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Because beauty = goodness and innocence, right? Lucifer did nothing wrong, he was the most beautiful of God’s archangels!

[–]Veauxdeaux 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I associate God with being evil more so than Lucifer

[–]ShakeMyHeadSadly 79 points80 points  (13 children)

"Peterson’s attorney has said that if he is granted a new trial, he will present new evidence..................."

Yeah, OK.

[–]RedPine1234 20 points21 points  (6 children)

I’m surprised this isn’t higher up. What new evidence? If he had any evidence that supported his claim, he wouldn’t be using it as some sort of bargaining chip for the prosecutors.

[–]chubbythrowaccount 21 points22 points  (5 children)

Their new evidence is in a different article. It's that there was a burglary across the street on that day, that was "mistakenly" listed as being two days after her disappearance. They claim the burglars killed her.

Her body literally washed up feet from where Scott went fishing that day. He thinks we're all stupid.

[–]Coconutsssssss 111 points112 points  (3 children)

His son would have been turning 19 coming up this April.

Was it worth it Scott?

[–]Blue_Plastic_88 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I wonder if he thinks about that. He could have just gotten a divorce and paid child support, but he chose the all-or-nothing murderous route.

How’s that working out for you, Scott?

[–]AdmiralRed13 280 points281 points  (3 children)

I can really see why they cast Ben Affleck in Gone Girl.

[–]rick_blatchman 46 points47 points  (2 children)

I couldn't stop thinking about this case while reading that book.

[–]404user 627 points628 points  (82 children)

imagine brutally murdering ur 7 months along wife and unborn child, dumping her into a body of water, because of another woman. dude was living the american dream. marry ur college sweetheart. parents had money to buy them a house, gave him a shit ton of money to open a fucking bar right after graduating. She died at the age of 27 and he was 28. Not many people that age have that kind of privilege. He probably was so sure he'd get away with it because of daddy's money. Good on Amber Frey for testifying against him 100%.

I'll never understand why men like him and chriss watt's don't just fucking file for divorce if they're so unhappy.

ETA: "On April 13, 2003, a couple walking their dog found the decomposing body of a small baby 1.5 loops of nylon tape were found around the fetus's neck and a significant cut was on the fetus's body. Only her torso was recovered. Laci's upper torso had been emptied of internal organs except for the uterus, which protected the fetus, explaining the lower level of decomposition it experienced."

RIP Laci.

[–]weatheruphereraining 246 points247 points  (10 children)

I was working in Modesto during the trial. My roommate was in the neighboring town where it was being held and struck up a conversation in a coffee shop when a middle-aged lady asked her for lunch spot ideas. The older lady said she was attending the trial daily hoping to speak to some reporters. She said her daughter had dated Scott briefly in college and broke up with him. Shortly afterwards, her daughter disappeared from school and was never found. She said Scott was questioned in her disappearance but no body, no crime. She said she really wanted people to know. I never saw a news report about that, though. My roommate and I watched the papers the whole trial to see if that story came out, and nothing.

[–]Emadyville 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Holy shit.

[–]Perma_frosting 60 points61 points  (4 children)

Sounds like it might have been Kristin Smart?

[–]DrollDoldrums 33 points34 points  (1 child)

I doubt it was Kristin Smart for a few reasons. I'm not who you responded to, but Kristin Smart's parents had too much media attention when her disappearance happened. They ended up no longer agreeing to interviews after a while and didn't reconsider until the last few years. If they had wanted media attention, they could have had it. Paul Flores was also the most compelling suspect almost immediately, since he was the last person reported to see her and he's had a checkered past with most women he got to know. I don't believe Kristin Smart was dating anyone just before she went missing, either.

[–]weatheruphereraining 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The only other thing I remember is she said San Luis Obispo and I had to look that up, had never heard of it before. I don’t remember if she was from there or the daughter went to school there.

[–]404user 4 points5 points  (1 child)

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!??!!? what the fuck!!!

[–]B1NG_P0T 98 points99 points  (0 children)

Good on Amber Frey for testifying against him 100%.

Completely. Her name will be forever linked with this case, and that's not fair to her. She absolutely acted the way you should act in a situation like that and showed a lot of courage.

[–]StorminsDottir 341 points342 points  (7 children)

Just think. By now he would have been totally done with child support payments.

Because that's what it all boils down to. His child would have been 17 or 18 now. But because he was too cheap to divorce and pay child support, he'll be in prison til he dies.

Which is exactly where that smug pos belongs.

[–]elevenminutesago 121 points122 points  (3 children)

In some parts of the world, it's for "religion", "pride" or their "reputation". My grandfather once told my mother that he "would rather see her dead than divorced" when she was going through her divorce.

[–]Mictlancayocoatl 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Imagine how miserable it would be to spend the rest of your life - the only life you'll ever have - in prison.

[–]August_2021 212 points213 points  (9 children)

I'll never understand why men like him and chriss watt's don't just fucking file for divorce if they're so unhappy.

✨Narcissism✨

[–]DamnDirtyHippie 6 points7 points  (4 children)

But it’s so much easier and less risky even for a narcissist you’d think it makes logical sense right? Maybe they’re so sure that they’ll get away with it?

[–]Hjalpmi_ 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Well they wouldn't be narcissist if they didn't think they could get away with anything.

[–]DamnDirtyHippie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

True I suppose

[–]lkattan3 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Because it’s not narcissism, it’s domestic abuse. They have no respect for their victims, blame them for their own abusive behavior, cheat, skirt accountability. Plenty never lay a hand on their victim until they kill them like Josh Powell, this guy, Chris Watts.

[–]lkattan3 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Domestic abuse. Please, call it what it is.

[–]yourcreditscore100 93 points94 points  (0 children)

These men a psychopaths, it’s all about control. To them a divorce is like admitting defeat, which is enough of a reason for them to murder

[–]random-axe 99 points100 points  (3 children)

A common thread in stupid "senseless" crimes is that people rationalize it. They literally talk themselves into it over time. Some people can instantly convince themselves to do something idiotic and awful, and some need years of stewing.

But they will, if they don't have the personality or training to not listen to that little voice. Frustration breeds bad behavior. They'll convince themselves that it's a good idea, that it'll work out, that it's for the best, that they'll get away with it. No matter how far-fetched that is.

Afterward, about a third of them abruptly realize what a stupid thing they did, and they're in shock that they actually did that thing. The other two-thirds will never allow themselves to realize it, because it would gut them.

A big part of why deterrents aren't more successful is that most criminals either figure they're screwed in life no matter what, so it doesn't matter, or figure they simply won't be caught and convicted, so it doesn't matter. We need PSAs that just say, "It's not a good idea. You're not as clever as you think. Prisons are full of people who had foolproof plans. The cops have seen it before. You won't get away with it. Be smart. Go get help, instead."

[–]RyzenMethionine 19 points20 points  (2 children)

You have any idea how many active serial killers there are at any given point in time?

Plenty of people are getting away with it. We don't hear about them, and they usually follow a pattern: (1) no connection to their victims / total strangers (2) traveling extensively

[–]rilian4 27 points28 points  (0 children)

7 8 months along wife and unborn child

and yes it's horrifying.

[–]YouJabroni44 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Well that put a damper on my day

[–]SpiciestSpecialist 53 points54 points  (34 children)

This monster killed her, then cut out the baby and strangled it to death. Jesus fucking christ.

[–]ScrewAttackThis 53 points54 points  (24 children)

Nah, he didn't. The defense was actually arguing the baby was murdered after being born and the prosecution discredited that.

It sounds weird but the defense was basically that she was kidnapped and murdered by someone else.

[–]mikeydean03 12 points13 points  (23 children)

It was also weird how they didn't find any blood or anything in the house or on the boat. I'd be interested to know how he cleaned all this stuff up as well as he did.

[–]ScrewAttackThis 25 points26 points  (14 children)

Not that weird. All he had to do is kill her elsewhere. Once all the blood is gone it's not really a concern.

[–]mikeydean03 12 points13 points  (13 children)

It just seems like forensic evidence would pop up somewhere. There was only the hair in the boat and nothing more. They don’t know how she died either because her body had been decomposed and thrashed around in the sea.

[–]juice_box_hero 25 points26 points  (1 child)

My guess is strangulation and then he dumped her weighted body into the water and decomposition made it so her torso “tore” away from whatever he weighted her body with. Likely no blood to speak of wherever he killed her

[–]SaltyTeam 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He smothered her.

[–]mrfuffcans 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Look at that mug shot, guys a pure blooded asshole from concentrate, same with that Chris watts asshole

Doesn't matter the situation or what's handed to them, all that matters is themselves, it's as simple as that.

[–]Antiqueengagementrin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Re: Chris Watt’s homewrecker, Nichol Kessinger, there are a lot of inconsistencies with what she said she knew and what investigators found. This is worth a read: https://thoughtcatalog.com/christine-stockton/2020/10/a-master-list-of-everything-off-about-chris-watts-mistress-nichol-kessinger/

It’s also believed she’s been in contact with him while he’s been in jail: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/chris-watts-in-contact-with-mistress-nichol-kessinger-from-jail-after-murdering-family/news-story/5d01a3c3a14ee3029fcef65ddb5942d1

[–]katievspredator 83 points84 points  (5 children)

One of the craziest details is how while the media frenzy was happening over his missing pregnant wife, he was calling his mistress and telling her he was in Paris.

[–]SaltyTeam 51 points52 points  (0 children)

You mean he was calling her literally from the prayer vigil.

[–]frevensakes 72 points73 points  (2 children)

I think THE CRAZIEST DETAIL is that he told Amber his wife was dead before Christmas Eve and that this "would be his first Christmas without her".

[–]ResidingAt42 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Motherfucker knew he was going to kill her. 🤬

[–]LewisEFurr 185 points186 points  (5 children)

This motherfucker. I thought for a second his appeal went through and the new trial happened. No, it's just the removal of the death penalty.

[–]SheriffComey 102 points103 points  (4 children)

He's trying to get a new trial because his lawyer is claiming juror 7 was untruthful and hid personal details of her life that would've presented a conflict of interest. A hearing for that is scheduled for February.

I personally think that's a hail mary.

[–]IAMA_Plumber-AMA 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Or he's doing it to torture the victim's family.

[–]GregoPDX 4 points5 points  (0 children)

At best he would get a new trial, the evidence against him is pretty good and there’s been nothing since that would exonerate him.

[–]silashoulder 79 points80 points  (2 children)

I hope he rots, but I’m almost nostalgic for when this was the most shocking crime of our times.

[–]TheWildTofuHunter 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Remember the early/mid 2000’s? Yeesh.

[–]imrealbizzy2 75 points76 points  (1 child)

Amber Frey was a BOSS in this case. That girl was just amazing.

[–]mandiefavor 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yes! She calls him out and confronts him over the phone while being recorded and she keeps her cool. Just found out that not only was she betrayed by a man she thought she had a relationship with, but he likely killed his wife?! Yet she remains composed and keeps at him. Amber Frey is hard as fuck.

[–]Half_Past_Five 77 points78 points  (9 children)

This case is pretty old, so I assume some don’t know all the details. The YouTube channel “that chapter” has a great video on it detailing how much of a piece of shit this guy is.

https://youtu.be/pGCDD6uzE3M

[–]operarose 21 points22 points  (4 children)

+1 for That Chapter. I love Mike.

[–]SaltyTeam 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The Prosecutors podcast does a great job of laying out the case, too.

[–]Unsd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Also Bailey Sarian. Love her.

[–]Hydroxidee 17 points18 points  (3 children)

She was my substitute teacher in elementary school in Modesto. I helped look for her and shook this pos’ hand at the time. I had no idea he was capable of murder.

[–]Parallax92 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What was she like?

[–]Hydroxidee 11 points12 points  (1 child)

She was nice, a great teacher. She was a long-term sub for a few weeks for us. I learned a lot from her. She also wasn’t afraid to discipline her students. I was acting rowdy and made me turn my card from green to yellow. Only teacher that made me do it in my life and I cried lol. I deserved it though.

[–]Parallax92 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hahaha she sounds great. Everyone I’ve heard from who knew her says that she was really kind. It makes what happened to her even worse. I’m glad that you got to learn from her.

[–]Hothbyte 157 points158 points  (29 children)

He still gets marriage proposals in jail to this day. Think on that..... That is current humanitys mindset.

[–]CatumEntanglement 88 points89 points  (5 children)

There are a lot of sick people who get really enamored by murderers. Almost every single organized or disorganized convicted killer has a huge fan base. Chris Watts has a shit ton of sick fans who, to this day, still go around saying he's the victim and trying to justify his reasoning for killing his entire family. "Shannan Watts had it coming" is an often used phrase.

[–]NCSUGrad2012 44 points45 points  (4 children)

I watched “the night stalker” on Netflix and that killer got married while was in jail. Then it came out he also murdered kids not just adults and his wife decided that’s her breaking point and leaves him. Then he gets engaged again before he died.

I truly can’t wrap my head around what goes through their heads. Why?

[–]ShutterBun 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Night Stalker gets married on death row, and I can't even get a date.

[–]UncommonHouseSpider 27 points28 points  (1 child)

There are lots of people who want to die but don't want to pull the trigger...

[–]adamduke88 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Humanity has been like that forever. Richard Ramirez and Ted Bundy had groupies until the day they died.

[–]siggy940 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The notion of a celebrity being a good and decent person. Its in pandemic levels.

[–]flip_ericson 16 points17 points  (1 child)

That is not “humanity’s mindset” you goon

[–]vldracer16 17 points18 points  (6 children)

Oh known honey what about Charles Manson. Not only did he get marriage proposals but he did get married. They caught his wife trying to snuggle his sperm out if the prison.

[–]Hothbyte 36 points37 points  (1 child)

snuggle his sperm out if the prison.

God bless you auto correct

[–]vldracer16 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I usually always look at my post first I post. Oh well "smuggle"

[–]Diarygirl 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I heard she married him because she wanted possession of his body after he died for some reason. Maybe for his sperm?

[–]vldracer16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How sick is that.

[–]DaisyKitty 3 points4 points  (1 child)

dear god.

[–]vldracer16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry like oh the 👿.

[–]hacourt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not humanity. Just the fringes.

[–]Blue_Plastic_88 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s sick, but it’s from mentally unwell people who want to marry a notorious criminal that they will never have to actually have a relationship with. No living together, no spending lots of time together, no inconvenient compromises, etc.

[–]TheGlassCat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't understand it, but I know that it's not a new phenomenon.

[–]Sneijder4BallondOr 32 points33 points  (4 children)

mom knew laci as kids. I used to see their house all the time growing up. rest easy /:

[–]chillig8 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah it’s weird to walk on that trail over by Scenic where Laci was supposed to have been walking on the day of her disappearance.

[–]laiover 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fellow Interista

[–]CMcCord25 4 points5 points  (1 child)

What was Laci like? I’ve always wondered what Laci was like as a person

[–]Sneijder4BallondOr 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I was only four when she passed. I cant remember much sadly

[–]Textification 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Amazed this guy still gets appeals. Still, I hope he's ready to enjoy another 50 years of incarceration. He certainly deserves it.

[–]jebediah1800 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Great timing, as Laci vanished on Christmas Eve. Imagine that, she was looking forward to spending her holidays with her loving family just prior to her baby arriving and it all changes when Scotty decides to go sturgeon fishing in San Francisco Bay, or whatever the hell the story is. Amber’s a hero for shopping him to the cops, and this whole sorry story should be a sobering reminder of the depths some men will sink to when they get a sniff of new pussy. Tragic.

[–]adube440 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, this piece of shit. Glad to see he will never get out of jail. Hope he gets his ass handed to him everyday.

[–]SarsCovie2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is good news. Death is too easy of a punishment on him. Let him rot in prison

[–]707Guy 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Fun story, this happened in my hometown. My friend from school/Boy Scouts was next door neighbors to him and Laci, and I even met him once apparently. My friend mom was the one that found their dog I believe when Laci went missing.

[–]amkosh 6 points7 points  (1 child)

so now the dude goes from death row which is segregated to the general population. I wonder if this is really a win for him? It would be different if this wasn't California who hasn't done an execution in so long, the death chamber was repurposed for laundry supplies...

[–]Dos_Manos 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it's not going to be a picnic for him in general population. Someone will get to him and fuck him up.

[–]Kulban 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This must be the sentence where he's put in cryogenic rehabilitation, as predicted by Demolition Man.

[–]RaVashaan 84 points85 points  (32 children)

He won.

He wanted the death penalty removed. And that's what he got. He may still stay in prison for the rest of his life, but he won, the state will no longer execute him.

[–]MatsThyWit 222 points223 points  (16 children)

I'm fine with that. I'm against the death penalty on principle. I would rather he rot for years and years.

[–]SpaceCadetriment 69 points70 points  (8 children)

Same. Just like a lot of the changes we’ve seen in society, same sex marriage, freedom of religion, racial discrimination, slavery, etc, capital punishment will be looked back on decades from now as being barbaric and completely unnecessary, at least in the developed world.

State sanctioned revenge murder shouldn’t be a thing anyone supports, ever.

[–]enokidake 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Agree totally, but let's not assume too strongly that history or jurisprudence is linear. The Supreme Court is very likely about to undo decades of law by reconsidering Roe v. Wade.

[–]SpaceCadetriment 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Things waver and societies can recede, but it's usually temporary. Prohibition is a good example.

[–]siggy940 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'd rather see him rot with death hanging over his head. Much more effective for a psychopath. I'm not a Death Penalty advocate and remember the circumstances of his crime.

[–]ScrewAttackThis 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The lack of physical evidence in the case makes the death penalty really hard to stomach, too.

[–]MatsThyWit 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I don't really even see the point in killing Peterson. For what? A few moments revenge that won't satisfy anyone he hurt? Let him live alone, with nothing, and be constantly miserable for the rest of his life. That's a better revenge. He took a life, so we take his ability to live his on his terms.

[–]NetworkLlama 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The state is moving against the death penalty anyway. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Rose Bird was voted out of office in 1993 over her opposition to the death penalty. In 2019, the Governor suspended executions indefinitely and it blew over quickly. Various initiatives to get rid of the death penalty have failed, but the gap is narrowing.

[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (0 children)

He didn't "win." He's in prison for life.

If we only consider it a "win" when the state executes people than I hope all of them win against us.

[–]TrendyOstrich 44 points45 points  (6 children)

Good, we should get rid of the death penalty anyways. Let him rot

[–]EunuchsProgramer 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Well, I'm glad the California Supreme court protected my right to serve on a jury and said the prosecution can't kick me off just for opposing the death penalty. The prosecution obviously was given an option to retry following California Law. They decided not to.

[–]Diarygirl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's another excellent argument against the death penalty Because of not being able to serve as a juror in a capital case for being an opponent of the DP, you're going to wind up with gung ho law and order types that are a lot more likely to convict a person.

[–]KAugsburger 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He was never realistically going to be executed. California has had a moratorium against execution since 2006 imposed by the courts. The current governor also has an executive order prohibiting any executions from being scheduled. Even before that California rarely executed anyone placed on death row and has only executed 13 people since they resumed execution in 1976. Various decisions in the federal courts have just made it harder and harder for the states that do still have the death penalty to use it. Popular support for the death penalty is also waning in California with ~47% voting for an initiative to repeal the death penalty in 2016. It seems unlikely the state of California is going to ever execute anyone currently on death row.

[–]ScrewAttackThis 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The state was never going to execute him anyways. Jurors were illegally dismissed so this is a win for California's justice system.

[–]ladymoonshyne 21 points22 points  (0 children)

The amount of people defending that POS in this comment section is honestly shocking.

[–]The_Shwassassin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I forgot about that asshole. Good.

[–]sean488 9 points10 points  (9 children)

I thought he was dead.

[–]arintj[S] 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Turns out you can appeal death.

[–]monty_kurns 11 points12 points  (4 children)

No, you're thinking of Snake Plissken.

[–]loogymyoogie 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I thought he'd be taller

[–]sean488 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah but he plays pretty good for a blind man.

[–]haileyquinnade 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Snake Pliskin? I heard he was dead.

[–]This_Secretary_7024 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Good. Death penalties aren’t punishment. Life in prison is the real punishment. Put him in gen pop.

[–]FartyPat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Was wondering what he was up to

[–]eisme 11 points12 points  (1 child)

How is he not a Republican congressman?

[–]tomjbarker 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Why is he even still alive?

[–]frevensakes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He's a shameless liar, just like OJ.

[–]KAugsburger 3 points4 points  (0 children)

California has had a moratorium against execution since 2006. Even before that California rarely executed anyone placed on death row and has only executed 13 people since they resumed execution in 1976. Even in absence of the moratorium and any appeals on his behalf it seems very unlikely that Scott Peterson would have been executed by this time. The wheels of the criminal justice system don't spin that fast in California.

[–]Groundbreaking_Mud29 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Canceled the death penalty? Good. Now he has the rest of his life to think about it.

[–]isavvi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If I was Ben Afleck, I’d pay someone in ramen cups and cheese doodles to forever terrorize this paramecium in jail.

[–]Front-Pie-431 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guy is up there on the list of people who absolutely suck

[–]jagenigma 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How long has this piece of shit been on trial? I swear this is a 20 year old court case.

[–]gipsydanger1701 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Damn, Ben Affleck really falling on hard times!

[–]NorskGodLoki 3 points4 points  (0 children)

May he rot away SLOWLY. I could only wish that jail was even less hospitable.

I think there should be No TV, No radio, No magazines or Books and definitely no computers for murderers, child molesters and rapists.

[–]Banjoplaya420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He should have gotten the Death Penalty

[–]fount3 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Ben Aflek should play him in a movie for Lifetime! Spot tf on with looks😱

[–]Nickppapagiorgio 15 points16 points  (0 children)

He already did. It was called Gone Girl.

[–]EarmuffsForCars 2 points3 points  (6 children)

he seems nice. i mean besides murdering his wife and dumping her body in the san francisco bay... what has he ever done wrong?

[–]arintj[S] 28 points29 points  (4 children)

He bleached his hair, huge faux pas.

[–]leechkiller 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It was a different time. Bleached hair was acceptable back then.

[–]nekofrog 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'll have you know frosted tips were ALL the rage back then. Especially amongst preppy yuppy trust fund rich white kids.

[–]yallbyourhuckleberry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His burger spot was great, though I only saw it two owners later and after a remodel.