Friends, Family Speak Up for Scott Peterson
More friends of Scott Peterson took the stand Tuesday, calling him generous and caring and asking the jury to spare him from the death penalty.
Eric Sherar, a friend of Peterson's, spoke on what was the sixth day of testimony in the penalty phase of his double-murder case. Sherar spoke of Scott's generosity, saying Peterson gave him "lots of clothing, probably three or four sweatshirts. He gave my wife this pink ball cap that she liked," the Associated Press reports.
Sherar also said Scott and his wife Laci were "an average couple."
"I don't ever remember any real bad arguments," he said.
Peterson, 32, was convicted Nov. 12 for the 2002 murders of his wife Laci and the 8-month-old fetus she was carrying.
In emotional testimony Monday, Peterson's family and friends pleaded with jurors to spare his life. They testified that Peterson sang to senior citizens on weekends, distributed food and clothes to the poor in Tijuana and that he was a good friend and loving man.
"I don't believe he's guilty," said his uncle, John Latham. "I would not like to see him die. It would tear our family apart."
During the penalty phase of the trial, jurors must recommend whether the former fertilizer salesman should be put to death or receive life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jurors are expected to begin deliberating on Thursday.
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