Caleb Adams Commentary
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Judge Gives Scott Peterson the Death Sentance
As reported here last December, Scott Peterson was sentanced to the death penalty for the murder of his wife and his unborn child. The jury recommended the death penalty because of the 1st degree and 2nd degree murder charges, and yesterday the judge confirmed the death penalty at the sentancing.
The news story came from AP sources in Redwood City, CA saying Scott Peterson was sentenced to death Wednesday March 16th, 2005 for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, more than two years ago. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi called the slayings of Laci and her baby boy Conner (fetus) "cruel, uncaring, heartless and callous."
Judge Delucchi said in a statement - The court is satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant, Scott Lee Peterson, is guilty of first-degree murder and second degree.
Several un-resolved irony's are still quite visible in this case... Scott Peterson will be sent to death row at San Quentin State Prison outside San Francisco, the famous prison that overlooks the same bay where Laci Peterson's (Scott's wife) was discarded after Scott murdered her two years earlier right around Christmas time.
It's also quite ironic that the 2nd degree murder charge was upheld for the murder of the Peterson's unborn child, Conner Peterson.
Killing unborn children is still considered legal in most states in the USA - if it is done by a licensed professional doctor (MD).