Scott Peterson is going to either cop a plea or feel the needle, because he sure as hell did it - he wouldn't want me as a juror. His "alibi" puts him very close to where the bodies were found (date and time-stamped, too, within an hour or so of the time she disappeared), and I know of no woman who would just get into a stranger's car without either their purse or their house keys. To leave your pregnant wife to go "fishing" on Christmas Eve (which is cold and blustery, even in California, but especially in the Bay Area). California law says that if the fetus would have survived outside the womb (and at seven and a half months, almost any hospital in the country could handle that situation without any hassle) then causing its death is murder. We have a double homicide, plus special circumstances. It's gonna be a death-penalty case. And now it seems as though he might have had something to do with a murder case from his college days, where a young co-ed just disappeared. It would be nice to close that one out, but we may never know, unless Scott decides to confess, or enough evidence pops up (which may happen, now that the police have got him in custody) to add that crime to the growing list of indictments... It doesn't matter, he's going down.
The Iraqi Finance Minister may be able to help recover up to $24 billion of assets salted away by the Ba'ath Party leadership, which will certainly make things a lot easier on the Iraqi people, and that may actually gain him life in an Iraqi jail, rather than just a few days of torture, followed by a public stoning in the square.
We'll see. Good Morning!