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The Murder of Laci Peterson 

TV-14 | | Documentary, Crime | TV Series (2017)
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Nearing the 15th anniversary of Laci Peterson's disappearance, A&E Networks takes a fresh look at the case. A definitive factual account by those who lived and breathed it every day.
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Series cast summary:
Gloria Gomez ...  Herself - Bay Area Reporter KOVR TV / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Ted Rowlands ...  Himself - Bay Area Reporter KTVU TV / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Nancy Grace ...  Herself - TV Host / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Chris Pixley ...  Himself - Attorney / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Susan Peterson Caudillo ...  Herself - Scott's Sister 6 episodes, 2017
Jon Buehler ...  Himself - Retired Detective, Modesto PD 6 episodes, 2017
Janey Peterson ...  Herself - Scott's Sister-in-Law 6 episodes, 2017
Gary Ermoian ...  Himself - Private Investigator 5 episodes, 2017
Richard Cole ...  Himself - Journalist, Redwood City Daily News / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Garth Stapley ...  Himself - Journalist, Modesto Bee 5 episodes, 2017
Lee Peterson ...  Himself - Scott's Dad 5 episodes, 2017
Amber Frey ...  Herself - State's Witness 4 episodes, 2017
Michael Cardoza Michael Cardoza ...  Himself - Attorney / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Ed Caudillo ...  Himself - Scott's Brother-in-Law 4 episodes, 2017
Pat Harris ...  Himself - Defense Attorney 4 episodes, 2017
Ken Auletta ...  Himself - Staff Writer, The New Yorker 4 episodes, 2017
Matthew Dalton ...  Himself - Investigating Defense Attorney 4 episodes, 2017
Doug Maner ...  Himself - Former Prosecutor, Stanislaus County DA 4 episodes, 2017
Mike Chiavetta ...  Himself - Modesto Resident / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Maureen Orth ...  Herself - Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair 4 episodes, 2017
Josh Ford ...  Reenactment Actor 4 episodes, 2017
Kally Khourshid ...  Reenactment Actor 4 episodes, 2017
Mike Belmessieri ...  Himself - Juror No. 4 3 episodes, 2017
Mark Geragos ...  Himself - Defense Attorney / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Paula Canny ...  Herself - Attorney / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Ed Steele ...  Himself - Fmr. Sergeant, Modesto PD 3 episodes, 2017
Marlene Newell ...  Herself - Trial Spectator / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Peter Shaplen ...  Himself - Media Pool Coordinator 3 episodes, 2017
Sharon Rocha ...  Herself - Laci's Mother 4 episodes, 2017
Richelle Nice ...  Herself - Alternate Juror 3 episodes, 2017
Ben Goglia ...  Reenactment Actor 3 episodes, 2017
Jaime Soto Jaime Soto ...  Reenactment Actor 3 episodes, 2017
Karen Ellefsen Karen Ellefsen ...  Reenactment Actor 3 episodes, 2017
Nicolas McFerron Nicolas McFerron ...  Reenactment Actor 3 episodes, 2017
Melba Martinez Melba Martinez ...  Reenactment Actor / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Laura Young Laura Young ...  Reenactment Actor 3 episodes, 2017
Baldemar Vela Baldemar Vela ...  Reenactment Actor 3 episodes, 2017
Scott Parker Scott Parker ...  Reenactment Actor 3 episodes, 2017
Jorge Martinez Jorge Martinez ...  Reenactment Actor 3 episodes, 2017
Ben Hameen Ben Hameen ...  Reenactment Actor 3 episodes, 2017
Chuck Smith ...  Himself - Attorney / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Sam Pierstorff Sam Pierstorff ...  Himself - Former Poet Laurete of Modesto / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Carmen Sabatino ...  Himself - Former Mayor of Modesto 2 episodes, 2017
Karen Servas ...  Herself - Neighbor 2 episodes, 2017
John Cote John Cote ...  Himself - Journalist, Modesto Bee 2 episodes, 2017
Frank Aguilar ...  Himself - Witness 2 episodes, 2017
Homer Maldonado ...  Himself - Witness 2 episodes, 2017
Barbara Weaver ...  Herself - Chat Room Commentator / ... 2 episodes, 2017
John Guinasdo ...  Himself - Juror No. 8 2 episodes, 2017
Juli Zanartu ...  Herself - Juror No. 9 2 episodes, 2017
Gregory Beratlis ...  Himself - Juror No. 1 3 episodes, 2017
Diane Jackson Diane Jackson ...  Herself - Witness 2 episodes, 2017
Rabie Azizi Rabie Azizi ...  Reenactment Actor 2 episodes, 2017
Ken Thrift ...  Reenactment Actor 2 episodes, 2017
Carl Jensen Carl Jensen ...  Himself - Private Investigator 2 episodes, 2017
Kay Ewing Donato Kay Ewing Donato ...  Reenactment Actor 2 episodes, 2017
Joe Senteneri Joe Senteneri ...  Reenactment Actor 2 episodes, 2017
Michael Severson Michael Severson ...  Reenactment Actor 2 episodes, 2017
Scott Peterson ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2017
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Nearing the 15th anniversary of Laci Peterson's disappearance, A&E Networks takes a fresh look at the case. A definitive factual account by those who lived and breathed it every day.

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15 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El asesinato de Laci Peterson See more »

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BQE Films, Left/Right See more »
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very good attempt to offer the bigger picture
2 July 2019 | by ricewithaspoonSee all my reviews

Shows both sides, really liked it - but left me terribly overwhelmed and defeated... i am in my early thirties and i feel paralysed by this s*** quite frankly. tired, of society and people. wtf is happening to common sense and broadening your horizon?

so many absurd factors playing into what should be a fair, objective, neutral legal process, in which facts are layed out - for the prosecuted & victim somehow ultimately.

  • the media
i am again disappointed by humanity. look at what things morph into. the media: sensationalistic jodeling about their personal emotions (there is even a mini bio on nancy grace's destiny thrown into..) when they should be reporting news as in facts. otherwise go write a blog and call it 'nancy's thoughts on'. ( to me, it was disgraceful to watch her getting so much attention for craving attention. i could not yet understand what qualifies her to comment on pending investigations, trials etc... she was never a judge as far as i know? you can watch her ego literally exploding when somebody laughs at her sarcastic sum ups & provoking interpretations.) gomez lady is no better. if these 2 ladies were an instrumental, pivotal voice in "news"-reporting ( i don't know how much air time they have on US-tv? ) i see no light at the end of the tunnel. but i guess... yes, what is a life compared to the ratings of news-shows?

  • single individuals, so narrow-mindedly making it about themselves... it's astonishing
why did amber inject herself so prominently into this? how do a few dates with him qualify her as a character witness? if this is a really legit step/ action in a legal process, i am truly afraid. people who met me 4 times could decide over my life? apropos being afraid - i did not understand why she stated so many times that she was scared. of what? talking to him on the phone? i suspect more it's the adrenalin of being part of sthg exciting.. tapped phones & cheating, a disappearance & possible murder! you only see this on primetime tv! she got a massive kick out of being involved in this.. everyone would, of course , it's the adrenaline. but she really milked it. this is & will be the highlight of her life. and she will tell herself years from now 'she did the right thing' - 'for the family' ... she will say 'she just had to come forward and tell "the truth" '... distorting the obvious insertion and dramatization of her role. does that only make me sad? (hasn't anyone read the spectacle by Dubord?) the 'pretty lady' on tv arguing for his guilt mentioning possible strangulation instead of asking for facts and posing genuine questions? didn't/ don't viewers think this is somewhat breaching the line? who is she to imply that? & gomez lady about how her connections and how the people just like to talk to her. and she is so this and that.. nancy, her face and loud voice roaming free over the whole screen when she should put more energy into double checking facts. truly disturbing.

  • the jury
the handling of the jury was like sthg out of a soap opera. the judge not declaring a mistrial.. - i never understood people saying they trust the jury, they just want a trial.. a jury is made of humans. humans have egos. many of them bigger than they should be. if a bully is preferred over questioning attorneys or doctors on a jury then...i rest my case.. there is nothing else to say..

so yes. i am left speechless and under the impression that the law and justice-system is nothing but a platform for marketing campaigns and a stage for judge-wannabe's.

excited to see the next docu about this case in 10 yrs ... maybe we can see some parallels to the michael peterson case...

( i personally wouldn't take his 'unemotional' demeanor as a sign for it. he wasn't spectacularly emotional when he was charged, nor when he was convicted -- i wish more people would be interested, care for and dive into psychology - there is a 2 part essay about this sort of behaviour (scott peterson is also mentioned as an example) it talks about being/acting so 'aloof'/robotic... in "unusual" situations... look it up. also.. who wouldn't turn into a shell-shocked stone in his place - if he is innocent. this is the ultimate trauma, leaving you with no orientation at all. there is no up and down. there is only wobbly nothingness. you don't trust anything you perceive. this again brings me to the masses in front of their tvs. surely most of the viewers experienced trauma in one way or another? how can everyone be so judgemental and not ashamed at all? )


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