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Tuesday, June 29, 2004
A Legal Mystery

From the Scott Peterson trial:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) Scott Peterson talked to a friend nine years ago about how he would dispose of a body if he killed someone, saying he would weight the body down and dump it in the ocean so the fish would eat it, a detective testified Tuesday.

''He said he would tie a bag around the neck with duct tape,'' weight the body down and toss it into the ocean and ''fish activity would eat away the neck and hands and the body would float up, no fingers, no teeth,'' making it impossible to identify, Detective Allen Brocchini said.

Brocchini did not elaborate on how he learned of the 1995 conversation.
Wait...a detective can "testify" that someone said something 9 years ago...without saying how he comes to know that? I Am Not A Lawyer, and presumably Peterson's defense team is made up of people who are, but this doesn't even sound like it rises to the level of hearsay.

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