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Modesto, California / Peterson Case / Memorial Service / Sherman, Allred Interviews #728035

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 04, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Modesto, California: Rusty Dornin) The memorial service in Modesto, California, for Laci Peterson and her unborn child, on what would have been her birthday, featured; scenes shown from the service. [Modesto police Chaplain Don CROOKER†, brother Brent ROCHA†, friends Lori ELLSWORTH†, Rene TOMLINSON†, cousin T.J. VASQUEZ†- eulogize Laci.] The postponement of the bail hearing for Scott Peterson, who is accused of murdering Laci, and tomorrow’s court appearance noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with criminal defense attorney Mickey Sherman† and victims’ rights attorney Gloria Allred† about their expectations for Peterson’s hearing tomorrow and his high-profile attorney Mark Geragos††’s strategy. [In New York, SHERMAN – says Geragos will probably make a pitch to keep search warrant & arrest warrant affidavits sealed; states Geragos may be able to deal with the media exposure; says Peterson cannot get a fair trial in Modesto; comments on the biggest obstacles for Peterson.] [In Los Angeles, ALLRED – says Geragos has to wage a battle of public opinion as well as in a court of law; states Geragos needs a theory that somebody else did it and evidence to support it; says Geragos will probably make a motion for a change of venue.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Dornin, Rusty

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