Research the People v. Scott Peterson case from California and discuss the following: What evidence was used to obtain murder convictions?
Research the People v. Scott Peterson case from California and discuss the following: What evidence was used to obtain murder convictions? If the bodies of Laci Peterson and the fetus had not washed up from the bay, would the prosecution still have been able to charge Peterson? Would the court have let the case go to trial? Would the jury have been able to convict on the evidence without the proof of any dead body? You must use concepts and terminology from the textbook in your response. Here’s a hint for a good place to start since we did not have class: Chapter 3 – Corpus Delicti.
Your typed written response should be double spaced in a 12-point font (Times New Roman or Arial) and attached as a word document. There is a one-page minimum length for this written response. Your written response should be clear and concise and contain proper grammar and punctuation. Your work must also contain MLA formatted in-text citations and include a separate Works Cited page. Note: The Works Cited portion will not suffice as content to reach the one page minimum length for this assignment. This Written Response is worth 40 possible points and will be graded according to the Written Responses Rubric available within the Content section of this course.