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  • Crystal

    Crystal Angier, NC

    I am super freakin psyched about these episodes. One of the first cases that gripped me and lured me into True Crime baby!

    I am super freakin psyched about these episodes. One of the first cases that gripped me and lured me into True Crime baby!

  • Jenn Moslek

    Jenn Moslek Pinellas Park, Florida

    OK, so I was obsessed with this case & followed it from when Laci & Baby Connor went missing through his conviction. It was Shawn Sibley who introduced Scott to Amber. He met her at a work conference, hit on her & she decided to tell him about her friend, Amber Fry. Neither of them knew he was married but when Sibley eventually found out that he was possibly married, she confronted Scott who in turn begged her to give him the chance to talk to Amber. Although she agreed to do so, she basically gave him a time line to do so OR she would go to Amber herself. He was backed into a corner & that's when he came up with the "I was married & lost my wife." Story. If ever there was a perfect description of a Sociopath, it would be Scott Peterson. My heart breaks for the Rocha family. Not only was Laci taken from them but they were robbed of getting to watch her become a mom & watching their grandson/nephew grow into the teenager he would be today...Such a horrible & senseless tragedy! Great job as always Nick & Captain! Cheers to you both 💙

    OK, so I was obsessed with this case & followed it from when Laci & Baby Connor went missing through his conviction. It was Shawn Sibley who introduced Scott to Amber. He met her at a work conference, hit on her & she decided to tell him about her friend, Amber Fry. Neither of them knew he was married but when Sibley eventually found out that he was possibly married, she confronted Scott who in turn begged her to give him the chance to talk to Amber. Although she agreed to do so, she basically gave him a time line to do so OR she would go to Amber herself. He was backed into a corner & that's when he came up with the "I was married & lost my wife." Story. If ever there was a perfect description of a Sociopath, it would be Scott Peterson.
    My heart breaks for the Rocha family. Not only was Laci taken from them but they were robbed of getting to watch her become a mom & watching their grandson/nephew grow into the teenager he would be today...Such a horrible & senseless tragedy!

    Great job as always Nick & Captain! Cheers to you both 💙

  • Caroline

    Caroline Philadelphia, PA

    Captain--I could not agree more about the Gone Girl connection! In fact, I have been saying this for years. The secret affair where the mistress speaks out at a press conference later, the smug attitude, the good-looking "guy next door," the smiling photos, the conduct at the vigil, etc. It all read just like Scott Peterson!

    Captain--I could not agree more about the Gone Girl connection! In fact, I have been saying this for years. The secret affair where the mistress speaks out at a press conference later, the smug attitude, the good-looking "guy next door," the smiling photos, the conduct at the vigil, etc. It all read just like Scott Peterson!

  • Larry

    Larry California

    The guy is a piece of shit and an idiot. But based on the evidence, it doesn't prove he killed her. All circumstancetional evidence. The evidence does indicate he didn't have enough time to murder and dispose the body though.

    The guy is a piece of shit and an idiot. But based on the evidence, it doesn't prove he killed her. All circumstancetional evidence. The evidence does indicate he didn't have enough time to murder and dispose the body though.

  • Jeff

    Jeff Georgia

    You got anything to support your allegations of his "Cosby-esque" intentions for his sleeping pills? Sleeping pills are not at all rare. Il you're just throwing out baseless allegations, you're a POS lol.

    You got anything to support your allegations of his "Cosby-esque" intentions for his sleeping pills? Sleeping pills are not at all rare. Il you're just throwing out baseless allegations, you're a POS lol.

  • Janelle Burkett

    Janelle Burkett Kokomo, IN

    Where can I watch the Scott Peterson Trial?

    Where can I watch the Scott Peterson Trial?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    @ Jeff, No, I have nothing other than my opinion to offer up that Scott Peterson is not above drugging and raping a woman. He killed his wife and baby.... okay so maybe I have more than just my opinion. Cheers mate! Nic

    @ Jeff,
    No, I have nothing other than my opinion to offer up that Scott Peterson is not above drugging and raping a woman. He killed his wife and baby.... okay so maybe I have more than just my opinion.
    Cheers mate!
    Nic

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    True Crime Garage

    Sorry Janelle - I'm hoping someone else can help with this. I watched pieces and parts back in 2003. I found most of those pieces and parts on YouTube but did not watch the "whole" thing. Good hunting to you! Nic

    Sorry Janelle - I'm hoping someone else can help with this. I watched pieces and parts back in 2003. I found most of those pieces and parts on YouTube but did not watch the "whole" thing.
    Good hunting to you!
    Nic

  • Jeseabell

    Jeseabell Pleasant Hill, CA

    I was listening at work so it is possible I missed this but there was evidence they Conner was actually born and not on Christmas Eve. I dunno how they would determine the date but he did have duct tape attached to his ear when his body washed ashore that would not of been able to be attached the way it was just from ocean trash. It was clear that the tape was purposefully put there and was likely covering his mouth. If it is True that Conner was born and not on Christmas eve where would Scott of been able to hide Conner or Lacey when everyones eyes were on him?

    I was listening at work so it is possible I missed this but there was evidence they Conner was actually born and not on Christmas Eve. I dunno how they would determine the date but he did have duct tape attached to his ear when his body washed ashore that would not of been able to be attached the way it was just from ocean trash. It was clear that the tape was purposefully put there and was likely covering his mouth.
    If it is True that Conner was born and not on Christmas eve where would Scott of been able to hide Conner or Lacey when everyones eyes were on him?

  • Abbie

    Abbie Milwaukee

    In re: cadaver dogs, I just learned from season 1 of Someone Knows Something, cadaver dogs can detect human remains even under water, even long after the remains ended up in the water. They're really pretty amazing.

    In re: cadaver dogs, I just learned from season 1 of Someone Knows Something, cadaver dogs can detect human remains even under water, even long after the remains ended up in the water. They're really pretty amazing.

  • Kelly

    Kelly Los Angeles, CA

    Yeah Scott is a total douche. But total reasonable doubt IMO. Mainly I question if the boat could hold the weight of all it had to carry if he actually dumped her and used anchors. In addition I would think someone would notice him throwing a body into the Bay. I do think a neighbor did say they specifically saw Laci that morning walking the dog. Also, who can say if the neighbor who returned the dog to the backyard was right about the time? Also there was something tied around the neck of the baby from what I recall that indicated the baby may have lived outside of Laci. Yes Scott is a creeper but I still don’t think the evidence was enough to convict.

    Yeah Scott is a total douche. But total reasonable doubt IMO. Mainly I question if the boat could hold the weight of all it had to carry if he actually dumped her and used anchors. In addition I would think someone would notice him throwing a body into the Bay. I do think a neighbor did say they specifically saw Laci that morning walking the dog. Also, who can say if the neighbor who returned the dog to the backyard was right about the time? Also there was something tied around the neck of the baby from what I recall that indicated the baby may have lived outside of Laci. Yes Scott is a creeper but I still don’t think the evidence was enough to convict.

  • Jeff

    Jeff Georgia

    Still quite a leap to make Nic! One might argue that in different context, that would be no big deal. But coming from a true crime podcast host? That's the type of allegations that you would admonish police officers and district attorneys for making. But we agree he is guilty of the murders. I would like a warning on future episodes anytime Captain goes off on long rants lol. He made me want to defend Scott and that is a terrible thought. I lost count of how many times he said "but that doesn't prove anything". But with each point he made, I could've followed it up with the same comment. From the anchor to the poor ability to back up the trailer, doesn't prove he's guilty. I mean he absolutely did it and it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt. It was an odd feeling to agree with you guys but end up wanting to argue against my beliefs with the Captain. I've never liked this tho and dread built up when I saw it was this week's topic. Cases where prosecutors and the overwhelming public opinion use how someone acted as evidence of guilt gets under my skin. Scott selling her vehicle is an appalling thought to most and is evidence he murdered her. I'm not the sentimental type. I don't know the circumstances under which he sold it. I could see myself selling my wife's car. That's money I could put towards a private investigation. Or towards my legal defense fund if i felt that's where it was headed. My wife shows back up tomorrow and i will happily go buy her a new car. And I hate hearing how unemotional someone is. It's not fair to judge someone on how you perceive them to act in the aftermath of a tragedy. Those same people turn around and yell about cops who did the same thing in wrongful conviction cases. I'm sure from my comments you would think I'm not a fan but I commute 3 hours a day so I am refreshing my app every Tuesday and Wednesday waiting for the drop. Keep cranking out a couple hours a week. I wish more shows would follow suit.

    Still quite a leap to make Nic! One might argue that in different context, that would be no big deal. But coming from a true crime podcast host? That's the type of allegations that you would admonish police officers and district attorneys for making. But we agree he is guilty of the murders. I would like a warning on future episodes anytime Captain goes off on long rants lol. He made me want to defend Scott and that is a terrible thought. I lost count of how many times he said "but that doesn't prove anything". But with each point he made, I could've followed it up with the same comment. From the anchor to the poor ability to back up the trailer, doesn't prove he's guilty. I mean he absolutely did it and it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt. It was an odd feeling to agree with you guys but end up wanting to argue against my beliefs with the Captain. I've never liked this tho and dread built up when I saw it was this week's topic. Cases where prosecutors and the overwhelming public opinion use how someone acted as evidence of guilt gets under my skin. Scott selling her vehicle is an appalling thought to most and is evidence he murdered her. I'm not the sentimental type. I don't know the circumstances under which he sold it. I could see myself selling my wife's car. That's money I could put towards a private investigation. Or towards my legal defense fund if i felt that's where it was headed. My wife shows back up tomorrow and i will happily go buy her a new car. And I hate hearing how unemotional someone is. It's not fair to judge someone on how you perceive them to act in the aftermath of a tragedy. Those same people turn around and yell about cops who did the same thing in wrongful conviction cases. I'm sure from my comments you would think I'm not a fan but I commute 3 hours a day so I am refreshing my app every Tuesday and Wednesday waiting for the drop. Keep cranking out a couple hours a week. I wish more shows would follow suit.

  • Stacey

    Stacey Mahone Bay, NS Canada

    OMG ....... "playing a game of flicky, flicky" DYING LAUGHING!!!!! LOL. I love you Captain! Hilarious!!

    OMG ....... "playing a game of flicky, flicky" DYING LAUGHING!!!!! LOL. I love you Captain! Hilarious!!

  • Ali

    Ali Atlanta

    I’m thinking (after these last two cases featured) it’s good to stay far away from anyone with the name Peterson. I’m new to TCG but have you done an episode on Drew Peterson? Add him to the list.

    I’m thinking (after these last two cases featured) it’s good to stay far away from anyone with the name Peterson. I’m new to TCG but have you done an episode on Drew Peterson? Add him to the list.

  • Becky

    Becky Columbus, OH

    Like the Captain, I continue to wonder about the possibility of the other homemade concrete anchors. Do you know if there were any search efforts in the waters off the marina? I realize that an extensive search along a vast ocean floor is neither practical nor cost-effective, but given the two locations where Laci and Connor's bodies washed up, along with the likely distance Scott's boat could have traveled, perhaps some parameters could have been laid out? Also, what do we know about the rope and tape found around Laci's body? I can't seem to find any forensic analysis of the materials, or if Scott was known to have purchased such items (admittedly, not trying super-hard because I'm doing this during work hours...). If you have enough material to do an "Off the Record" deep dive, this might be a good one to cover.

    Like the Captain, I continue to wonder about the possibility of the other homemade concrete anchors. Do you know if there were any search efforts in the waters off the marina? I realize that an extensive search along a vast ocean floor is neither practical nor cost-effective, but given the two locations where Laci and Connor's bodies washed up, along with the likely distance Scott's boat could have traveled, perhaps some parameters could have been laid out? Also, what do we know about the rope and tape found around Laci's body? I can't seem to find any forensic analysis of the materials, or if Scott was known to have purchased such items (admittedly, not trying super-hard because I'm doing this during work hours...). If you have enough material to do an "Off the Record" deep dive, this might be a good one to cover.

  • Siahra

    Siahra Cali

    Look like Jeff hasn't gotten a clue. When Scott was attempting to run. Sleeping pills were among his long list of items, including Viagra. Scott put something in her sleepy time tea, put her to sleep, smothered her. Put her in a tarp in the early a.m. as was seen by a neighbor.

    Look like Jeff hasn't gotten a clue. When Scott was attempting to run. Sleeping pills were among his long list of items, including Viagra. Scott put something in her sleepy time tea, put her to sleep, smothered her. Put her in a tarp in the early a.m. as was seen by a neighbor.

  • Landom

    Landom Parts Unknown

    It was really great hearing the Captain so worked up and full of passion, please continue to do so. And this POS definitely feels like one the worst. Keep up the great work gents. Cheers.

    It was really great hearing the Captain so worked up and full of passion, please continue to do so. And this POS definitely feels like one the worst. Keep up the great work gents.

    Cheers.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Regarding the “tape” on Conner... this was argued well during the trial. The defense claimed the baby was birthed, then taped up and killed. The prosecution said the item in question was not tape but simply kelp or debris from the water. Some have said it was on the mouth or throat however the argument and autopsy seems to me to indicate this item whatever it was, was found on the ear of what I will always say was the unborn child. Regardless of my opinion... 12 jury members must have believed it either was not tape and/or the baby was never born or they would not have convicted S. Peterson... I think they likely would know better than us... Cheers to all for posting. This is some real interesting thoughts and opinions. Keep them coming. Next week we are going back to the west coast for a lesser known case. Please join us back in the GARAGE! Cheers to all! Nic

    Regarding the “tape” on Conner... this was argued well during the trial. The defense claimed the baby was birthed, then taped up and killed. The prosecution said the item in question was not tape but simply kelp or debris from the water. Some have said it was on the mouth or throat however the argument and autopsy seems to me to indicate this item whatever it was, was found on the ear of what I will always say was the unborn child. Regardless of my opinion... 12 jury members must have believed it either was not tape and/or the baby was never born or they would not have convicted S. Peterson... I think they likely would know better than us...
    Cheers to all for posting. This is some real interesting thoughts and opinions. Keep them coming. Next week we are going back to the west coast for a lesser known case. Please join us back in the GARAGE! Cheers to all!
    Nic

  • Claire

    Claire Ireland

    It's so horrible that he wouldn't just break up with his wife, Scott was a truly a sick individual. I don't think I can ever understand why he opted to murder his unborn son even if he didn't want kids. Clearly he wasn't crazy, because he had the wherewithal to plan so much... but seems like on the surface he didn't have the brains to see how he came across to everyone, a monster in a man suit. You made a very good point about his family and how hurt they must be too by the whole thing, so terrible for everyone involved. And his mistress was so brave recording their conversations! I can imagine her blood ran cold when she saw him on TV when his wife went missing. Well done guys! can't wait for the next one.

    It's so horrible that he wouldn't just break up with his wife, Scott was a truly a sick individual. I don't think I can ever understand why he opted to murder his unborn son even if he didn't want kids. Clearly he wasn't crazy, because he had the wherewithal to plan so much... but seems like on the surface he didn't have the brains to see how he came across to everyone, a monster in a man suit. You made a very good point about his family and how hurt they must be too by the whole thing, so terrible for everyone involved. And his mistress was so brave recording their conversations! I can imagine her blood ran cold when she saw him on TV when his wife went missing.

    Well done guys! can't wait for the next one.

  • Sir Rodeheaver

    Sir Rodeheaver

    Okay Cap, you're cut off... The author of Gone Girl must've ran with this idea (Peterson murder)? I was like questioning myself, "Did I see the same Gone Girl?" Then you're like, 'well the first half is similar.' Hahahaha. Hilarious. Thanks for reeling him in, Nick.

    Okay Cap, you're cut off... The author of Gone Girl must've ran with this idea (Peterson murder)? I was like questioning myself, "Did I see the same Gone Girl?" Then you're like, 'well the first half is similar.'

    Hahahaha. Hilarious. Thanks for reeling him in, Nick.

  • Reb

    Reb DC

    I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this episode. At the end of the day, he was at a body of water the day of the murder - 35 miles from home - and her body washed up there. Unless there is a frame-up job of spectacular proportions, which no one has ever legitimately said, everything really falls into place well for his guilt, despite just a little bit of hard physical evidence. Nic: One thing I am curious about, however. In the Off the Record episode a few weeks back, you said that someone you respected had posited a theory of his innocence that gave you pause. However, I didn't hear you reference it, and I was expecting some other legitimate explanation besides a couple buglers and satanic panic. (And, come on. If someone kills someone in a home invasion, they don't take the body. And, they certainly don't hold on to the body for days, find out where the chief suspect says at the time, and then travel with the body and dispose of it... I digress) So what was this theory that gave you pause?

    I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this episode. At the end of the day, he was at a body of water the day of the murder - 35 miles from home - and her body washed up there. Unless there is a frame-up job of spectacular proportions, which no one has ever legitimately said, everything really falls into place well for his guilt, despite just a little bit of hard physical evidence.
    Nic: One thing I am curious about, however. In the Off the Record episode a few weeks back, you said that someone you respected had posited a theory of his innocence that gave you pause. However, I didn't hear you reference it, and I was expecting some other legitimate explanation besides a couple buglers and satanic panic. (And, come on. If someone kills someone in a home invasion, they don't take the body. And, they certainly don't hold on to the body for days, find out where the chief suspect says at the time, and then travel with the body and dispose of it... I digress) So what was this theory that gave you pause?

  • Lisa

    Lisa Ohio

    This may be way out there. I don't know specifics of Scott and Laci's height differences but couldn't it be possible that people that saw her walking her dog actually saw him wearing her coat and a wig? It could've easily been tossed over boat too. I've heard of other cases where the suspect does similar but it might be a stretch here.

    This may be way out there. I don't know specifics of Scott and Laci's height differences but couldn't it be possible that people that saw her walking her dog actually saw him wearing her coat and a wig? It could've easily been tossed over boat too. I've heard of other cases where the suspect does similar but it might be a stretch here.

  • Jen

    Jen Berwyn Pa

    It is driving me crazy trying to figure out why they found the babies body first? How was the baby separated from lacy?

    It is driving me crazy trying to figure out why they found the babies body first? How was the baby separated from lacy?

  • Justin

    Justin Parts Unknown

    “Suicide by Boner” was the name of my band in high school. Thanks Captain!

    “Suicide by Boner” was the name of my band in high school. Thanks Captain!

  • Louise H

    Louise H Michigan

    Great episode guys. I think it's so funny when Nic doesn't laugh at the Captain's jokes. Does he ever? Scott Peterson is the ultimate douche-canoe. Who orders new porn channels a couple of days after his pregant wife disappears? Despicable. Anyhow, could you guys do the murder of Janet Chandler from Holland, MI. Keep up the great work.

    Great episode guys. I think it's so funny when Nic doesn't laugh at the Captain's jokes. Does he ever? Scott Peterson is the ultimate douche-canoe. Who orders new porn channels a couple of days after his pregant wife disappears? Despicable. Anyhow, could you guys do the murder of Janet Chandler from Holland, MI. Keep up the great work.

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    True Crime Garage

    @ Reb - There was no theory that gave me pause... it was the source. The person I was talking to (talking about on OTR) is a friend of my who always thinks everyone is guilty but for some reason does not think SP is. SO that really made me try to look for something, some indicator of innocence - however in my research I never found it. Frankly, I'm still not sure why my friend would think Scott didn't do it. Cheers, nIC

    @ Reb - There was no theory that gave me pause... it was the source. The person I was talking to (talking about on OTR) is a friend of my who always thinks everyone is guilty but for some reason does not think SP is. SO that really made me try to look for something, some indicator of innocence - however in my research I never found it. Frankly, I'm still not sure why my friend would think Scott didn't do it.
    Cheers, nIC

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    True Crime Garage

    @Louise - we will put Janet's case on our list. Cheers, Nic

    @Louise - we will put Janet's case on our list.
    Cheers,
    Nic

  • Justine

    Justine Melbourne AU

    Love the Captain's Scott Peterson rant at the end. Always making me laugh fellas. I listen to many true crime podcasts, and some are great, but none make me laugh, and none make me feel like I'm part of the conversation like you two do. Big ❤️ for Nic and the Captain.

    Love the Captain's Scott Peterson rant at the end. Always making me laugh fellas.
    I listen to many true crime podcasts, and some are great, but none make me laugh, and none make me feel like I'm part of the conversation like you two do.
    Big ❤️ for Nic and the Captain.

  • Mellow

    Mellow Seattle

    Don’t mean to be a dick or be laughing at instead of with but man it always cracks me up when the captain says something is “zzzactly this or zzzactly that”. I don’t know how u keep from laughing Nic.

    Don’t mean to be a dick or be laughing at instead of with but man it always cracks me up when the captain says something is “zzzactly this or zzzactly that”. I don’t know how u keep from laughing Nic.

  • Mg

    Mg Coastal Region

    Not an ounce of physical evidence, outside the hair on the pliers, but he did it, There is nothing wrong with convicting for circumstantial reasons, it helps us put the good murderers away. And make no mistake, if he had kept his lizard in the cage, he would have walked.

    Not an ounce of physical evidence, outside the hair on the pliers, but he did it, There is nothing wrong with convicting for circumstantial reasons, it helps us put the good murderers away. And make no mistake, if he had kept his lizard in the cage, he would have walked.

  • Kristen

    Kristen Ontario, Canada

    Even Gillian Flynn says she sees the parallels between her novels and the Peterson case fyi. For all you naysayers. "author Gillian Flynn said in a 2012 interview with Entertainment Weekly that, though she didn’t base the novel on any true-crime tale, she did see a parallel between her story and the Laci and Scott Peterson case." And whomever did the casting for the movie must have been thinking of it for sure.

    Even Gillian Flynn says she sees the parallels between her novels and the Peterson case fyi. For all you naysayers.
    "author Gillian Flynn said in a 2012 interview with Entertainment Weekly that, though she didn’t base the novel on any true-crime tale, she did see a parallel between her story and the Laci and Scott Peterson case."
    And whomever did the casting for the movie must have been thinking of it for sure.

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