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Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Scott Peterson Case - analysis

Psyche's Knot documents the Scott Peterson Case day by day and peels away the lies like the skin off a rotting onion.

How many times have those of us following the Peterson case posed the question; “Now why would Scott lie about that?”

Why do people lie?

  • To gain something.

  • To create a better image for those they want to impress.

  • To protect themselves.

  • To avoid punishment.

Basically that's about it. The reason for just about any lie can be attributed to one or more of those reason.

So my question is: Why would someone lie when the truth makes them look better?

On January 11, 2003 there were two places where an innocent Scott Peterson could have been without an ounce of suspicion or aspersion cast upon him.

  • At the volunteer center with other family and friends of Laci, awaiting word on the reported body in Berkeley Bay.

  • At Berkeley Marina, watching the search.

On that morning of the 11th, Peterson was indeed at the Berkeley Marina.

While there at 10:48 am he tells his own mother he is in west Fresno.

At 12:56 pm he tells Sharon Rocha he is in Bakersfield, working.

At 1:01 pm he tells his father the same, Bakersfield, working.

What makes Scott Peterson husband of a missing pregnant wife look better, as they search the marina for the announced body and family and friends await word of their find? Working in Bakersfield or at the marina watching the search?

Working in Bakersfield makes him sound callous, unconcerned, disinterested. Bad Scott.

Watching the search from the marina makes him sound concerned, defiant of any suspicions cast on him and unafraid to be there at the site where she may be pulled from the water at any time. Good Scott.


Peterson Case - Why Would an "Innocent" Lie? [Psyche's Knot]

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