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Sunday, April 2, 2006

Skakel New Trial Motion

In addition to a cert. petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, Michael Skakel's energetic lawyers have an interesting new trial motion pending, with allegations of juror misconduct, undisclosed evidence, and alterantive suspects.  Whatever else one might say about the case, it does seem a bit unfair that if they had arrested, prosecuted and convicted the guy at the time, he would have received a juvenile sentence of a couple of years.  Because of the decades of delay in prosecuting the case, now, he's doing 20 to life.  [Jack Chin] 

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Peterson Offers $250,000 Reward for "Real Killer"

Peterson_poster Like OJ, Scott Peterson--through his family--is now offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to arrest of the "real killer" of Laci Peterson.

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