In my view, there is zero chance that someone planted the bodies in the bay to frame Peterson. If you're framing Scott, it would be pretty incompetent to weigh down the body, since you can't frame him unless the body is found. Nah... whoever put Laci in the bay, intended for her to disappear forever.
I've watched enough true crime shows to have learned that when a killer goes to great lengths to hide a body or make identification difficult, it's usually someone close to the victim... someone who knows they will be a suspect if the victim is found/identified. Stranger, scorned lover, drug addict, homeless person, cult member, serial killer... none of these would tote Laci 90 miles from where she was abducted and hide her body. But who would? Someone close to Laci who wanted to make her vanish.
That leaves Scott or a friend or relative as the killer. Presumably, her relatives have alibis for their whereabouts during the crucial morning hours, since whoever did kill her would be out of the area for what? 4 hours minimum? while dumping the body.
Try starting from the assumption that he is innocent, and see how different your interpretation is.
I have asked myself whether there is any chance Scott Peterson could be innocent and this is the thing (but not the only thing) that hangs me up...
Initially, he couldn't decide whether he went golfing or fishing on Dec. 24. An innocent man would know where he'd been. An innocent man wouldn't have hesitated when asked what he was fishing for, or what type of bait he was using. Why on earth would he give conflicting accounts of his whereabouts unless he just didn't have his story straight yet? An innocent person wouldn't trip over his alibi like that.
And of course since IMO a frame-up is out of the question, an innocent man wouldn't be fishing in the same place his wife's body will eventually turn up, unless he was responsible for it.
Edited by jerry, Aug 16, 2004 @ 2:49 AM.