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The case of Scott Peterson who is convicted of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson and their 8 mouths old unborn son is one of the most controversial case during the last few years. In other people’s sights, this is a perfect marriage. While Peterson’s affair with Amber Frey could leads to his strong desire of being single again, which could be considered as his motive of murdering his wife. Even though Scott Peterson insists his innocence and the lack of direct evidence make it hard to connect him as the murder, the circumstances surrounding Laci Peterson’s death and the disposal of her body can be linked to only her husband. The evidences that point to Scott Peterson’s guilt will be presented as following. The first direct evidence is a piece of Laci Peterson’s hair that consistent with her DNA was found in a pliers in Scott Peterson’s boat. This direct evidence that leads to the fact that Scott is involved and might be partly responsible for his wife’s death. Meanwhile, there do have two witnesses proved that Scott was seen fishing at the place which is 19 miles way from his house at the night of Christmas Eve. Few months later, Laci Peterson’s death was discovered at the same spot. The police also found the cement residue in Scott Peterson’s boat which could be used to weigh Laci’s body down in water for months. Additionally, the police found out that Scott was looking at the tidal chart online just a day before Laci’s disappearance. Blood stain were also discovered in Peterson’s car, house and boat, while has already being erased by luminal. Scott Peterson changed his appearance drastically, and expressed the interest of selling his wife’s car and the house they used to share with while the media and the public is still searching for his wife. In terms of Scott Peterson’s this reaction, we can draw a hypothesis that Peterson might has already knew that his wife would not return home. Scott Peterson was arrested in the parking lot of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, where he said he was meeting his father and brother for a game of golf. At the time of his arrest, Peterson was in possession of approximately $15,000 in cash and his brother’s ID. Scott Peterson lived in a place which is only 30 miles away to the border, and Peterson did keep the map of Mexico in his own place. The above evidence shows that Peterson could have planned for a flee. Scott Peterson is probably plan for a feed at the moment he was caught. Peterson’s affair with Amber Frey is also an indication of his bad characteristic and direct to the motive of his murder. From the testimony of Amber Frey, few days before Laci’s disappearance is revealed, Scott had mentioned the loss of his wife to Amber as one of his lies. While afterwards his “prediction” came true. At the same day when Scott told Amber about the lie, he purchased the boat as well. As all the coincidence starts bonding together, they lead to Scott Peterson accomplished his intentional murder after few days’ preparation. I believe that Scott Peterson is guilty for both conviction of murder his wife and their unborn child even if he maintained his innocence. I would like to offer him the death penalty as the punishment of his murder because I think Scott killed his wife and their unborn son intentionally. Due to the several evidence that has been discovered.Scott Peterson’s affair may triggers his strong desire of ending his marriage and was afraid of the upcoming responsibility that he has to take for his wife and his son. It is clarified that Scott Peterson purchased a boat and referred to the tidal charts before the crime was committed. These two actions could prove that Scott Peterson had intentionally planned for his murder. Another circumstantial evidence that leads to Scott’s conviction is that, as he was witnessed at the fishing spot which is 19 miles away from his form at the night of Christmas Eve (The same night as Laci disappeared). It does not make sense for a married man travel 19 miles away from home at the Christmas Eve except if he want to hide something away from people’s sight. Besides, Scott Peterson lied about his hair, as he claimed his hair colour changed due to chlorine from a swimming pool when in fact the police have located the hair dresser that did the dye job. Scott Peterson also lied to his mistress about the fact that he has already married. At the time he was arrested, Scott Peterson said that he went for golf, while there were only non-golf facilities be found in his car. I think his suspicious testimony demonstrate his bad characteristic. Therefore even he kept insisting on his innocence and refused pleading guilty. It cannot prove that he is innocent. The reason of I think Scott Peterson should also be convicted of the prosecution of murdering their son is because that is a 8 months child. By knowing the fact that their child would come to this world less than in two months, his murder makes him more guilty because Scott Peterson had clearly realized that their child would die as well after he murder Laci Peterson. This is definitely an action of murdering two persons even if that child has not born yet, because if he knew the consequences of his murder, he must did it intentionally, and I think an intentional, prepared kill is the first degree murder and should be given the death penalty.…...

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