Because of very serious juror misconduct, the whole trial now has to be thrown out. However, at the same time the three key pieces of 'evidence' have all turned out to be wrong. Most seriously, it now turns out that Conner, and hence Laci, were both alive on or after January 5th, 10 days after Scott was supposed to have killed them. A retrial is impossible.
Now it's up to the California 'system' to come to terms with this and release Scott.
What happened to the 'mountain of evidence'? Why was none of it presented at trial? (2 minutes to read)
Updated 19 July 2008.
The prosecutor's case?
What actual evidence was presented against the defendant? (2 minutes to read)
Updated November 26, 2010
The bodies and the bay are proof of innocence, not guilt
Why the location of the bodies actually proves that Scott is innocent, not guilty, apart from all other factors. (2 minutes to read)
Fetal and other abductions
Do fetal abductions occur? A list of known cases. (3 minutes to read)
An Example of a Fetal abduction
The terrible experience of one woman who was abducted for her fetus
Kidnappings of babies after birth
Some example cases
The prosecution postulated a case based on a some remarkable occurrences.
What are the odds that all of them were true? (Several minutes to read)
Updated August 6, 2007
The prosecution postulated a case based on a remarkable number of assumptions.
Almost all of them were unproven or inherently wrong. (Several minutes to read)
Updated 19 July 2008
How to explain the jury verdict, a verdict not based on evidence.
Why was Peterson almost universally considered to be guilty despite the evidence?
According to The Barna Group, "Americans Are Most Likely to Base Truth on Feelings".
Could this explain it? (External link)
Was Scott a 'sociopath'? Many have claimed he must be, but no such diagnosis has been made by any competent professional.
Victim's family wanted death penalty
That's what Peterson got — with world of publicity
Some related links:
The Voice of Sanity - a blog with more analysis of the case.
Califonia v. Peterson - a blog discussing the case.
Peterson Family Blog - posts by Scott and other family members and friends.
Peterson Family Web Site - The family's comments and analysis of the case.
PWC Consulting - mainly covers the Peterson case.
Scott is Innocent - main resource for trial record and exhibits.
The Innocence Project - nothing on Scott Peterson but covers many other exonerations