03:00 PM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 09/23/2012 09:05AM
Joking with others, shooting hoops and scoring baskets – to look at Scott Peterson, one would hardly imagine he's incarcerated on San Quentin's Death Row.
And yet, that is how journalist Nancy Mullane found the former fertilizer salesman when she visited the California state penitentiary where Peterson is confined to a solitary 7-by-9-ft. cell for the Christmas Eve 2002 killings of his wife Laci and their unborn son, and then dumping their remains into San Francisco Bay.
"He didn’t look depressed. He looked like someone you'd see on the street playing basketball. He had his shirt off and his boxer shorts up," says Mullane, who was given an unprecedented level of media access to the prison for her book about the rehabilitation of condemned killers, Life After Murder: Five Men In Search of Redemption. "He wasn't ripped, but he looked healthy."
Originally posted 10/13/2008 10:50AM
Nearly six years after her and her unborn child's murder stunned the nation, Laci Peterson was remembered Saturday night at a benefit in her Modesto, Calif., hometown that raised money for the Laci and Connor Search and Rescue Fund.
"I couldn't help but say yes," the event's host, CNN's Larry King, told Modesto's CBS13 about his participation.
The evening, titled "Laughing for Laci," featured comedians and was billed as a tribute to Laci's sense of humor, said her mother, Sharon Rocha, who organized the event.
"I loved the idea of doing that," Rocha told NBC11. "I thought, 'That's great.' It's uplifting, it's light and Laci loved to laugh."
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