I hear you. My wife and I had this discussion the other night. Why this case? I know she was pregnant, but there are other cases, many cases, around the US (and world) that are never mentioned. How does the media pick and choose?Mr_Ed said:Not "snapping" at you, but I just don't care. I can't believe the media has spent so much time covering this stupid case. Is it sad? Yes. Death and murder always are. But "murder" is by no means unique as news stories go and I would rather hear other news from around the world.
REDWOOD CITY, California (CNN) -- The judge in the Scott Peterson double murder trial held a hearing Tuesday over possible juror misconduct.
The controversy stems from a report that one juror may have conducted research on his own in the case, a charge that could result in the juror's dismissal.
There have been lots of others that fit her description that haven't gotten this coverage either. It is a media thing, but why this one? Dunno.chanoc said:Let's see:
She was white, middle to upper-class, drove an urban landy, and was from California. Yeah, so what?
Would this be news if it was a Latina women in the barrio who rode the bus and was on welfare?
Could care less about this trial.
MacDawg said:I find this all pretty surprising. I thought most everyone would agree that he was guilty.
Just what kind of evidence (short of a confession) would it take to convince you in this case? What evidence is lacking?
I'll admit, I haven't followed the case very close, but I believe that there is some physical evidence too.
Just wondering what it would take to convince all of you.
I thought this one was getting more coverage because it was the first time that a murder charge had been made on behalf of an unborn child? Incidentally, it's getting no coverage in the UK. I have a friend who is writing a book about it (and has been at the trial every day for the past 6 months or so) who is convinced of Peterson's innocence.MacDawg said:There have been lots of others that fit her description that haven't gotten this coverage either. It is a media thing, but why this one? Dunno.
Fayette man's conviction in slaying of wife upheld
By BILL RANKIN
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 11/08/04
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the murder conviction of Jim Watson, whose wife's skeletal remains were found two years after her disappearance from the couple's Fayette County home.
The state Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the trial judge properly allowed about 30 hearsay statements against Watson at trial. Those statements, made by three family friends and a deputy, concerned threats made by Watson against his wife, Beverley, episodes of physical and mental abuse and previous difficulties between the couple, the ruling said.
Watson was charged after her remains were found in March 1999 in a wooded area near Fairburn, about 20 miles from the Watson home.
Prosecutors discounted Watson's contention that, after an argument, his wife walked out of the house in the bitter cold in the early-morning hours of Jan. 18, 1997, leaving behind her car.
"We are very gratified," Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said. "Hopefully people will see there is no question . . . that jurors made the right decision."
Watson, a former undercover Riverdale narcotics officer and Fayetteville locksmith, is serving a life sentence.
I for one, do care, and I have mildly followed the case because of my closeness to the case I mentioned above Watson case . My questioning of the media is why some cases are given such national exposure and others never see the light of day. I'm not claiming racism or things like that (and I don't think your comments were directed at me), because there are plenty of all sizes and shapes (colors and races) that aren't made a media circus.IndyGopher said:I am completely sickened by each and every one of you who said "who cares" And for the person who implied that there was some socio-economic or nationalistic (I know you really meant racist, but you DO know that "latino" isn't a race, right?) reason why people are making a big deal out of this.. you make me doubly sick. You not only don't care that a woman and a child were murdered, you don't care because she wasn't the proper color, with the proper background to make it important.. EXACTLY what you are accusing the media of, by the way.
Did he kill them? I don't know. However, he did admit to sleeping with another woman while his wife was pregnant, all the while claiming how much he wanted this baby, and loved his wife.. if you want an "I don't care" answer, I'll give you one. I don't care if he did it or not, he deserves a good old-fashioned stoning just for that.