Scott Peterson’s Family Claims They Have New Evidence That Proves His Innocence
Janey Peterson said that police failed to question 14 witnesses, including a mailman whom she claims has key evidence that would contradict the police timeline.
SACRAMENTO, CA — Sixteen years after Scott Peterson was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife Laci Peterson, his sister-in-law claims that the family has evidence that could prove his innocence.
“My brother-in-law is called a sociopath, a narcissist, a monster, but we have the evidence to show that Scott Peterson is innocent,” Peterson’s sister-in-law Janey Peterson told the Dr. Phil show on Monday.
She said that police failed to question 14 witnesses, including a mailman whom she claims has key evidence that would contradict the police timeline.
Laci Peterson was eight months pregnant when she disappeared on Christmas Eve in 2002. Her body — and the body of her unborn son Connor — were found four months later.
Peterson was convicted of the double murder and is now on Death Row at San Quentin prison.
“There’s no time for Scott to commit this crime. Scott has been wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and son,” Janey told Dr. Phil.
Janey said Scott lied to Amber Frey and committed adultery – but insists that this has nothing to do with the murder.
According to Janey, the prosecution claimed that Peterson killed his wife between the hours of approximately 8:30 P.M. on December 23 and 10 A.M. on December 24. But Janey says evidence at the scene pointed to the fact that Laci was alive on December 24.
She said that Laci’s pajamas were in a clothes hamper, her diamond earrings were missing, and her watch was missing.
Janey claims that 14 witnesses reported seeing Laci and Mackenzie, her dog, walking around on December 24. “Lacey was alive on the morning of December 24. It’s undisputed,” Janey said.
She added: “The mailman signed an affidavit that said if Mackenzie was inside or out in the yard, he would bark at the mailman. And on December 24, the mailman came by and Mackenzie was not on the property,” Janey said.
Former CBS13 reporter Gloria Gomez told Dr. Phil that when she interviewed Scott Peterson, his bizarre behavior stood out to her. “He was very particular about me taking off my shoes when I first approached the house, so that was odd,” Gomez said.
But Janey said that Gomez’s reporting helped convict Peterson in the court of public opinion.
But Gomez stated that she believes that the “jury got it right” – adding that the body had been discovered where Peterson went fishing.
The Peterson family continues to push for a new trial.
For more on this case, watch Investigation Discovery's Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery on ID GO now!
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