Friday, November 12, 2004


Scott Peterson has finally been found guilty. I have to admit this story, as disturbing as it is, has always bothered me due to the overwhelming hypercoverage by the media. As horrible as this murder was, it was not a national story.

Now to the verdict. 1st degree murder for killing his wife. I'm good with that, but how does Connor's murder only get a 2nd degree murder charge? If Scott premeditates his pregnant wife's murder, he therefore knows beforehand that he is also killing his unborn son at the same time. By default, if you plan to murder a pregnant mother, then you concurrently plan the baby's murder. No? Maybe there is some legalistic reason for this....