Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Scott Peterson

The sentencing of Scott Peterson has come down from the jury. They voted to give him death. Three spokespersons from the jury were interviewed shortly thereafter. The interviews were riveting. It was obvious that the long trial, and two deliberations took a lot our of the jurors. The three spokespersons were very verbal and their answers showed how seriously they had taken the trial and its aftermath. The decisions did not come lightly. I'm sure that Scott Peterson will find a new lawyer and will appeal. Then it will all begin again. I feel sorry for both of the families and especially feel for the jurors who will now try to pick up their lives. Not until today did they know each other's real names; they used nicknames throughout the trial and deliberations. You could see exhaustion on their faces. I hope they will be able to deal with the aftermath and suffer no consequences. But somehow I have my doubts. It will take a great deal of strength on the part of each one of them. Meanwhile Laci Peterson and the unborn Conner Peterson are dead. May they rest in peace.


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