Almost 20 years after Scott Peterson’s conviction for killing his pregnant spouse, his sister-in-law claims she has uncovered evidence to exonerate him for the slaying.
Janey Peterson mentioned she believes authorities disregarded leads within the homicide of Peterson’s spouse, Laci, together with a housebreaking throughout the road from the couple’s house in Modesto, California, information station CBS13 reported.
“There isn’t any collection of circumstances that matches the evidence the place he may presumably have achieved it,” she instructed the information outlet.
Janey mentioned that through the years, she’s created a “warfare room” of evidence to show her brother-in-law’s innocence within the case.
“The justice system has failed right here, and quite a lot of features have failed,” she mentioned.
“And it began with the Modesto Police Division. And it began with the truth that they didn’t observe up on evidence that confirmed Laci was alive the morning of December 24.”
Janey mentioned officers additionally didn’t look into whether or not her killing was linked to the housebreaking that occurred throughout from their house.
She mentioned it’s doable that Laci witnessed the break-in, approached the suspects and was kidnapped by them.
“There was an nameless tip that got here in that named 5 folks being concerned within the housebreaking, however solely two of these folks have been arrested and questioned,” Janey mentioned.
She added, “A Lt. Aponte who labored at Norco Jail in California known as the Modesto police in January and mentioned they’d an inmate at their jail who was overheard discussing precisely that, that Laci had confronted the burglars on the Medina house.”
Police, nevertheless, have mentioned the break-in occurred two days earlier than Laci was murdered, whereas prosecutors claimed Janey’s timeline doesn’t make sense, CBS13 reported.
Laci disappeared on Christmas Eve 2002 whereas eight months pregnant with their unborn son, Connor.
Prosecutors have claimed that her husband murdered them of their house, then dumped them from his fishing boat into San Francisco Bay.
The bombshell claims from his sister-in-law come as Scott returned to court docket this week to overturn his homicide convictions and dying sentence.