Scott Peterson's parents arrive for holiday
12/25/2003 8:50 AM
11/19/2007 2:35 PM
Scott Peterson's parents waved to people in cars slowing in front of their son's Modesto home as the Petersons arrived in a steady drizzle Wednesday afternoon.
Lee and Jackie Peterson make periodic trips from San Diego County to see their son in the Stanislaus County Jail, and stay in his home on Covena Avenue.
Lee Peterson said he and his wife hoped to visit their son today.
The 31-year-old former fertilizer salesman is accused in the slayings of his pregnant wife and their unborn son on Christmas Eve 2002 or the night before.
"The kid should not be in jail," Lee Peterson said Wednesday, predicting eventual victory in court.
The double-murder trial is scheduled to start Jan. 26. "It's been a year," a somber but cordial Lee Peterson continued.
"You can't imagine how hard it is on the family."
The family of Scott Peterson's wife, Laci, co-sponsored a blood drive Sunday through Tuesday in lieu of any other public event commemorating the one-year anniversary of her death.
Delta Blood Bank reported taking in 350 pints of blood in the special drive, conducted at Beyer High School in Modesto.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.