Scott Peterson was back in court this week to appeal his murder convictions and death sentence. His sister-in-law now says she has evidence that exonerates him.
Janey Peterson says Modesto police ignored a handful of tips and leads in this case, including a burglary across the street from Scott and Laci’s home.
“There is no series of circumstances that fits the evidence where he could possibly have done it,” she said over Zoom.
“This board behind me is events of the day he allegedly murdered his wife,” Janey Peterson said on Zoom.
Over the past few years, Janey has become an amateur creating all sorts of clues ‘she says’ that point to Scott’s innocence.
“The justice system has failed here, and a lot of aspects have failed,” she said. “And it started with the Modesto Police Department. And it started with the fact that they didn’t follow up on evidence that showed Laci was alive the morning of December 24.”
She says neighbors who saw Laci the morning she vanished and a burglary across the street from the Petersons’ Modesto home.
“There was an anonymous tip that came in that named five people being involved in the burglary, but only two of those people were arrested and questioned,” Janey Peterson said.
She added, “A Lt. Aponte who worked at Norco Prison in California called the Modesto police in January and said they had an inmate at their prison who was overheard discussing exactly that, that Laci had confronted the burglars at the Medina home.”
Authorities dispute Janey Peterson’s timeline, stating the break-in occurred two days before Laci was murdered. CBS reported