Friday, February 03, 2006

For Laci...

I am 3/4 of the way through Sharon Rocha's new book "For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss and Justice". What an incredible book.

I know a lot of people were sick to death of the Laci & Scott Peterson coverage that started when Laci was missing and didn't end until Scott's death penalty sentence. What gets lost in all that is the fact that Laci was a real person. A daughter, sister, grand daughter and friend. If it was any of us that lost a loved one, we would be overjoyed to get that level of media coverage.

What I have realized reading this mother's account of a daughter's life and death, is the reason the coverage becomes so aggravating is because it's monotonous and never really tells you anything. This book is the inside story. The facts revealed are haunting and fascinating. It is full of SO many things we never heard in the MSM coverage.

Here are some teasers:
1) Amber Fry wasn't Scott's only affair
2) Scott hired a "Dog Psychic" to talk to Laci's dog
3) When selecting photos of Laci to give to the media he first pulled out a college "mooning" pic, then one of Laci in a bikini -laughing that "it would sure get some attention".
4) Along with tide charts on Scott's computer, police found bookmarked sites about how to beat a lie detector test.
5) Scott had $300 worth of fake degrees ordered online that came after Laci was gone.

It is really hard to read at times and Sharon's emotion is so raw.
There is also a book out called: Presumed Guilty: What the Jury Never Knew About Laci Peterson's Murder and Why Scott Peterson Should Not Be on Death Row. I read pretty much the whole thing in Barnes and Noble the other day and it had no new revelations. The author (former member of Peterson's defense team) even ends the book by saying that he can't say for sure that Scott is innocent, but nor can he say for sure that he's guilty. I was left wondering why the ink was wasted on the book (which seemed to be written on a 3rd grade reading level).

Once again, this has been an unpaid, unsolicited personal recommendation

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