Scott Peterson's Sister Speaks Out After He's Resentenced to Life in Jail

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Scott Peterson's sister, Anne Fowl, believes "justice has been served" by having him taken off demise row and resentenced to life in jail for the 2002 murders of pregnant spouse Laci Peterson and their unborn son Conner.

Scott, who has maintained his innocence, had initially been sentenced to die by deadly injection in 2005. In 2020, the California Supreme Courtroom reversed his demise sentence as a consequence of issues with jury choice. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, a decide resentenced Scott, 49, to life imprisonment with out the potential for parole for killing Laci and 15 years to life in jail for the homicide of their unborn child.

"Whereas I don’t agree with the demise penalty, justice has been served and simply punishment is in place and may stand," Fowl, 56, mentioned on a public Zoom name with powerhouse lawyer Gloria Allred on Thursday, Dec. 9. "Scott ought to stay in jail for the remainder of his life and there’s no excuse for homicide. I stand by my feedback, each previous and current. I hope that sometime, all who’re connected to this heartbreaking and horrific historical past can discover some peace."

Anne was positioned for adoption as an toddler in 1965 and reconnected together with her beginning mom, additionally Scott's, within the '90s. She received to know her brother and Laci within the years earlier than her homicide. After his spouse was reported lacking, Anne let him keep at her home for some time as police looked for Laci, in line with her 2005 e book Blood Brother: 33 Causes My Brother Scott Peterson Is Responsible.

"Life is treasured and Laci's life was taken away and her unborn son was by no means even given the prospect to expertise the world," Fowl mentioned on the decision. "I want I might've seen what sort of mom Laci would have been. I consider that Scott is responsible of Laci and Conner's homicide and that our justice system precisely convicted him. The mountain of proof, Scott's conduct, his weird lies, level to Scott because the perpetrator of those heinous murders."

She continued, "The conduct that I witnessed from Scott after Laci disappeared was not that of a grieving husband or a father-to-be. It was that of a roving bachelor. A person not searching for caring about his lacking pregnant spouse, however a person who was extra involved in our enticing babysitter and portraying himself as a single man. Seeing Scott within the courtroom yesterday mirrored what I had seen 17 years in the past. Scott nonetheless seems to be vacant and impassive, even with the masks on and it was exhausting to see the remainder of his face, I nonetheless noticed that."

Whereas Scott attended the listening to, he was not allowed to talk, his lawyer, Pat Harris informed reporters outdoors the Redwood Metropolis, Calif., courthouse, Reuters reported.

"One of many issues that basically upsets him is this idea that he didn’t wish to have a toddler," he mentioned, in line with the information wire. "And he needed to speak somewhat bit about that."

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