I just watched a 6-part documentary series on Prime entitled "The Murder of Laci Peterson". There are a lot of "new" (or, more accurately, recently disclosed) pieces of information that strongly suggest the jury did not have all the facts. Including but not limited to:
-two eye witnesses (husband and wife) who claims to have seen Laci walking thr dog the morning that she should've already been dead. These witnesses go on to state that the police never followed up with them after they reported this - a confrontational stranger who yelled at Laci whilst she walked the barking family dog (stating: make that dog shut up!) Also reported by a witness - the claim that Laci didn't know about his boat, but another witness stating she was at the marina the day before her disappearance who goes on to state she used her bathroom - the fact that a body of her weight, with an anchor, cannot be thrown out of a 14 ft boat without capsizing or at least damaging the boat, as the prosecution asserted (this was simulated several times) - the foreman of the jury was threatened by other jurors who were bent on convicting. It was acknowledged that the foreman, who was a doctor, was highly analytical as would be expected, and initially trusted by the jurors to be the most thorough (hence his appointment to foreman), but when he started leaning toward innocence, he was practically lynched by the rest of the mob and asked the judge to be excused from the jury for fear of his safety, which he was - a very believable alternate scenario emerged when it was revealed that the marina was not secured / gated overnight as was originally postulated, which meant that anyone, even someone without a boat, could have dumped her body - Conner was potentially handled outside of Laci's body as he was found with twine around his neck, wrapped around enough times that would make it unlikely this occurred randomly in the water - 1987-1992 SEVEN (!!!) pregnant women disappeared from the Modesto area, with one just 6 months preceding Laci. Like Laci, she was found in the marina and was disarticulated in EXACTLY the same way as Laci was. Her baby also appeared to be handled outside of the woman's body and had the same twine-style wrapping around its neck - a heavily pregnant woman reports an incident, right before Laci's disappearance, of being stalked and menaced by 2 men who entered her store and appeared to be trying to corner and kidnap her. She called the police immediately and they left before they arrived. She's convinced they were planning on taking her and is haunted by the confrontation to this day.
I was riveted by this case back when it was unfolding and was convinced he was guilty then. Now I'm not so sure. His conviction/presumption of guilt was primarily based on his having a side piece. A cheater he was, but it's obviously a stretch to presume that he can also be a murder based almost solely on this. When you break down the evidence, it's clear that at the very least, there are a lot of questions and credible alternate scenarios. I apologize if there's a pre-existing thread about this, I haven't checked to see if there is.