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Scott Peterson juror Richelle Good breaks down over misconduct allegations

A juror at Scott Peterson’s 2004 trial broke down in court docket Monday whereas being grilled over whether or not she profited off the notorious slay case and purposely lied on a questionnaire to get on the panel.

Richelle Good — dubbed “Strawberry Shortcake” for her flaming purple hair at trial — is underneath hearth from the convicted killer’s legal professionals, who’re demanding a retrial on the grounds of alleged juror misconduct.

They declare Good, who later co-authored a e-book in regards to the case — and now has brunette locks with blond highlights — was biased towards Peterson and lied to get on the jury.

On her second day on the stand in a San Mateo, Calif., courtroom, Good was overcome with emotion when Peterson’s lawyer Pat Harris requested her a couple of letter she wrote the convict whereas he was on demise row.

Richelle Nice, adjusts her hair as she and other members of the jury speak with the media in the San Mateo County Courthouse following their appearance in court.
Richelle Good broke down in court docket Monday whereas being grilled over whether or not she profited off the notorious 2004 Scott Peterson case.
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Harris stated that in that letter, Good stated she was upset that “others acquired wealthy” after the trial. It’s not clear who the “others” had been.

When Good was then requested about her alleged profiteering, she defiantly shot again, “I didn’t get wealthy!” earlier than Choose Anne-Christine Massullo stopped the road of questioning. 

Good then began to cry on the stand whereas Harris, Massullo and prosecutors met privately within the choose’s chambers.

Richelle Nice, known as Juror 7 in the original Scott Peterson trial, leaves the courthouse with her attorney Geoffrey Carr after testifying in an evidentiary hearing.
Good, who has since shed the strawberry locks, co-authored a e-book in regards to the Peterson case.
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Nice's book cover for the Peterson case.
Good stated the e-book didn’t deliver her wealth.

Good was among the many 12 jurors who discovered Peterson responsible of killing his pregnant spouse, Laci.

Good and 6 different jurors went on to co-author the e-book, “We, the Jury: Deciding the Scott Peterson Case,” which was launched in 2007.

She has admitted she didn’t disclose on the Peterson jury questionnaire that she obtained a restraining order in 2001 towards her then-boyfriend and a lady he’d been concerned with.

Scott Peterson listens to Stanislaus County Deputy District attorney Dave Harris speak during a hearing at the San Mateo County Superior Court.
Scott Peterson was discovered responsible of killing his pregnant spouse, Laci.
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On Friday, Harris had requested Good how she responded to the query that requested, “Have you ever ever been a sufferer of a criminal offense?”

Good had responded “No” to that query — and testified Friday that she didn’t contemplate herself a sufferer.

On Monday, Good maintained she didn’t lie on the jury questionnaire when she didn’t embrace her personal domestic-violence incidents.

Members of the Scott Peterson jury sit together as they read a statement during a news conference.
Prosecutors say Good was biased towards Peterson and lied to get on the jury.
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“After I crammed out that questionnaire, truthfully and actually, nothing of this ever crossed my thoughts,” Good stated. “I’ll say it once more — I didn’t write it on the questionnaire as a result of it by no means crossed my thoughts. I didn’t do it deliberately.”

Harris additionally requested her a couple of TV interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz during which she stated, “The balls on that man,” in response to Peterson strolling into the courtroom.

Good responded to Harris, “I don’t keep in mind.”

Jurors Richelle Nice (L) and Michael Belmessieri speak to the media about how they feel about Scott Peterson outside the courthouse after the formal sentencing of Peterson March 16, 2005 in Redwood City, California.  Peterson was convicted of two counts of murder and has been sentenced to the death penalty in the deaths of his wife and their unborn child.
Through the jury choice, Good didn’t disclose that she obtained a restraining order in 2001 towards her then-boyfriend and a lady he’d been concerned with.

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Throughout cross-examination by prosecutor David Harris, Good stated she didn’t take part in writing the e-book however was solely interviewed by two writers.

“I’ve by no means learn it,” she claimed.

When requested if she had any bias towards Peterson when she was chosen as a juror in his case, Good replied, “Nope.”

The prosecutor requested, “Did you determine the case primarily based on simply the proof that was within the courtroom and never some preconceived notion that you just introduced with you?”

Good replied, “Completely.”

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