A former 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 pink hair at trial — is underneath fireplace from the convicted killer’s attorneys, who’re demanding a retrial on the grounds of alleged juror misconduct.
They declare Good, who later co-authored a ebook in regards to the case — and now has brunette locks with blond highlights — was biased in opposition to 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.
Harris stated in that letter, Good stated she was upset that “others bought wealthy” after the trial. It’s not clear who the “others” have been.
When Good was then requested about her alleged profiteering, she defiantly shot again, “I didn’t get wealthy!” earlier than Decide 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 decide’s chambers.
Good was among the many 12 jurors who discovered Peterson responsible of killing his pregnant spouse, Laci.
Good, Guinasso and 7 different jurors went on to co-author the ebook, “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 in opposition to her then-boyfriend and a girl he’d been concerned with.
On Friday, Harris had requested Good how she responded to the query that requested, “Have you ever ever been a sufferer of against the law?”
Good had responded “No” to that query — and testified Friday that she did not consider herself a victim.
On Monday, Good maintained she didn’t lie on the jury questionnaire when she didn’t embrace her personal domestic-violence incidents.
“Once I stuffed out that questionnaire, actually 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.”